Don't read too much into this. Remeber when Mr. Gainey was asked what his best move as GM was? His answer - Hiring Carbo.
We all know what happened next.
Exactly that s why they call it the kiss of death,
but I m just merely reporting what they re saying on Twitter for those who wants to know.
But Imo, they ll never have a wow press nconference, I m not expecting anything new or any scoop or whatever I mean it s Gauthier and Martin here, can t expect any of that from them. They tend to do their things very silently.
#canadiens Pierre Gauthier: "this is my decision. Not Geoff Molson or jacques Martin."
Good to know whose that coming from, and apparently Martin really wasnt happy about this, I agree with the poster that said maybe it s a kick in the a** to the coaching staff.
can anyone educate me as to how/why an assistant coach would be the one standing in the way of an organization "thinking outside the box"???
how do you makes significant "philosophical changes" by removing an assistant coach, one you don't intend to replace?
did Pearns somehow limit effectivness of the other coaches? and if the HC was adamant about wanting to keep him, doesn't that indicate that he was happy with how he coached/what he brought to the team? how will the other two assistants have any ability to change things if the HC still wants things done a certain way?
Was Pearns secretly a Jedi master who manipulated things from his modest 2nd-assistant role?
seriously, PG, if you are going to feed us pure B.S, at least come up with something more original.
didn't PG's smug pre-season comments revolve around how our team would be improved in part by the continuity we had... having a roster with so many of the same players in place since '09... i think he even fed us some stat about how that ranked us compared to the rest of the league...
and then 8 games into a horrible start, he all of a sudden decides that we need some big philosophical change?
If I'm the owner of a company, and my lead manager flip flops this badly in the matter of a few weeks, waisting a perfect, scheduled opportunity (offseason) to evaluate things and make necessary changes, only to then make desperation changes in reaction to the increasingly obvious reality that he failed in properly addressing the organizational needs at the proper time.
Molson's need to perk up... I just hope they don't see this decision as PG acting decisively, because even if mistakes get made and good managers aren't afraid to react swiftly and decisively, targeting the assistant coach, while the HC argues against it, is pure cosmetics...