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10-29-2011, 01:46 PM
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If you heard MAG's interview on TSN-Habs the other night. He said that Pearn was let go because JM was only taking advice from Pearn & dis-missing other ideas.

Did the Randy's bring this attention to the brass?

Is there a mystery man upstairs taking notes? Is BIG Brother watching? Someone is eyeballing that's for sure, but who?
Didn't see that interview, but if that's true, then something's rotten in Denmark! When management fires the one guy you take advice from in preference for the 2 remaining guys, that reeks of some sort of figurehead coaching situation in MTL. Is Martin there to do interviews and distract the media and public from the others? Is Molson (or PG) - in lieu of another viable coaching option - controlling this team from up top?

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10-29-2011, 02:49 PM
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I have noticed a bit of change in philosophy on the ice. Relentless fore check being the most obvious. I don't know if it was the result of change in strategy or the results of a more desperate team, but this team doesn't look like the passive JM teams of the past.

We have out shot/out chanced every team except Pittsburgh and could easily only have 1 loss in 10 games.

We've seem to strike back physically a bit more the last two games as well. If this team can continue this play they may still win the division.

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10-29-2011, 02:54 PM
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Not sure if that's true or not but just for the sake of throwing a name....Larry Carrière.

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Foolishness there is no mystery voice in the shadows pulling the strings. If there's any change at all which I don't see other then the players working harder, it's because jm realizes his job is on the line and he is trying to switch things up to get any kind of a result

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10-29-2011, 03:26 PM
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it's fine to speculate but nobody knows the direction that Molson is taking, nor do we know his level of aggressiveness and involvement he has in hockey operations .

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10-29-2011, 03:57 PM
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We're winning as opposed to losing. Had the Habs lost against Boston (and it was a 1 goal game, so it could have easily gone either way) this place would be flooded with sarcastic posts about how Perry Pearn's firing 'really changed things'. There really isn't that much difference between how the team played the last two games and (on average) the first 8.

Fortunately, I believe that level of play will only lead to more wins, so keep it up!
+1. Cohesion was up, but only after taking a lead, which is usually the prefered situation for this team (smart patient hockey while waiting for the opposition's mistakes). Gauthier's speech might have served as a well placed arse kick at an opportune time, but that's pretty much it.

I'm still intrigued about those comments made by Gauthier during the PC though, he's so hard to read. Maybe we'll only understand in hindsight.

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He's the marketing guy. His first campaign is awful ("Rise together" with the face mashups), but I give him props for bringing the organ player back on saturdays.
I disagree — I think it's a great campaign, but the presentation/execution of it at the Bell Centre sucks.

Plus he's the COO, so not strictly marketing.

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Not sure if that's true or not but just for the sake of throwing a name....Larry Carrière.
mmmmm.... We forgot about him.

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These rumors remind me of Nikolai Gogol's The Inspector General, a person no one has seen but the mere mention of his name strikes fear in the hearts of the corrupt and lazy.

By the way, Gogol also wrote a play called The Nose and I can't help thinking about it every time the Habs play the Bruins. In it, a former officer named Kovalev falls asleep in a barber's chair and when he awakes he discovers that his nose is missing. His nose takes on an identity of its own and travels about the country, creating mischief. At the end the mischievous nose is returned to Kovalev, who realizes it's all ben a bad dream. The play was made into an opera by the composer Dmitry Shostakovich and I was fortunate to be able to see it at the Mariinsky Theatre on one of my visits to St. Petersburg.

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These rumors remind me of Nikolai Gogol's The Inspector General, a person no one has seen but the mere mention of his name strikes fear in the hearts of the corrupt and lazy.

By the way, Gogol also wrote a play called The Nose and I can't help thinking about it every time the Habs play the Bruins. In it, a former officer named Kovalev falls asleep in a barber's chair and when he awakes he discovers that his nose is missing. His nose takes on an identity of its own and travels about the country, creating mischief. At the end the mischievous nose is returned to Kovalev, who realizes it's all ben a bad dream. The play was made into an opera by the composer Dmitry Shostakovich and I was fortunate to be able to see it at the Mariinsky Theatre on one of my visits to St. Petersburg.
That's one of the strangest posts I've ever read on these boards

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CLEARLY behind the bench, the Habs have indeed a new voice. Fun to see and hear Randy Ladouceur work the bench and his D's. Incredibly refreshing.

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It's called 'having your job on the line' and doing a few extra things to prepare your players.

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If you watch the TSN casts, the Randy's have taken over Pearns mid period updates. Seriously these guys seem like they have a lot to add to the team. They seem to have a different aspect and a little passion, where Pearn on those mid period talks was like a robot, like JM.

Thought the Franco's who watch RDS would like to know this insight.

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10-30-2011, 07:57 AM
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If you watch the TSN casts, the Randy's have taken over Pearns mid period updates. Seriously these guys seem like they have a lot to add to the team. They seem to have a different aspect and a little passion, where Pearn on those mid period talks was like a robot, like JM.

Thought the Franco's who watch RDS would like to know this insight.
I noticed in the TV coverage they were hunched over the players in communication fairly often. One shot, talking to AK even. Looks good. Yes also two on the forecheck and it looks like they keep pressing for goals while ahead instead of going into the "defense mode." Encouraging changes. Go Habs Go !!!

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These rumors remind me of Nikolai Gogol's The Inspector General, a person no one has seen but the mere mention of his name strikes fear in the hearts of the corrupt and lazy.

By the way, Gogol also wrote a play called The Nose and I can't help thinking about it every time the Habs play the Bruins. In it, a former officer named Kovalev falls asleep in a barber's chair and when he awakes he discovers that his nose is missing. His nose takes on an identity of its own and travels about the country, creating mischief. At the end the mischievous nose is returned to Kovalev, who realizes it's all ben a bad dream. The play was made into an opera by the composer Dmitry Shostakovich and I was fortunate to be able to see it at the Mariinsky Theatre on one of my visits to St. Petersburg.
Superb post. And maybe tomorrow JM will wake up and find himself to be a giant insect, trapped in his miserable room, with only his sister to help him.

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10-30-2011, 08:45 AM
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Superb post. And maybe tomorrow JM will wake up and find himself to be a giant insect, trapped in his miserable room, with only his sister to help him.
I don't recall Gregor taking notes. However, in Rainman the autistic Raymond did.

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If you heard MAG's interview on TSN-Habs the other night. He said that Pearn was let go because JM was only taking advice from Pearn & dis-missing other ideas.

Did the Randy's bring this attention to the brass?

Is there a mystery man upstairs taking notes? Is BIG Brother watching? Someone is eyeballing that's for sure, but who?
This makes the most sense to me, and was maybe the reason that Kirk Muller left to go coach in the minors as opposed to staying in the NHL. Some would say it was because he wanted to gain head coaching experience, but what if he was frustrated with Martin and his coaching style and lack of willingness to listen to any new ideas? This was probably a known issue to Gauthier and Molson and when Muller left the team. The losing streak forced management to finally do something and force Martin to listen .

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Didn't see that interview, but if that's true, then something's rotten in Denmark! When management fires the one guy you take advice from in preference for the 2 remaining guys, that reeks of some sort of figurehead coaching situation in MTL. Is Martin there to do interviews and distract the media and public from the others? Is Molson (or PG) - in lieu of another viable coaching option - controlling this team from up top?
The way I see it, the Pearn firing is as much a vote of confidence to the other assistant coaches, and JM as a head coach as it is a warning towards Martin.
It's like saying Martin he keeps the team, and will do so unless a really long losing streak were to happen, but he has to change his ways a little.


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You all make sense in you posts. Martin looks like the bilingual media talking puppet right now. We need to take Randy Carlyle from Anaheim to unit together the Randy tri-force

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