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12-22-2011, 03:39 PM
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WAIT WAIT WAIT, now the GM has to be bilingual too?

The 57 Spanish speaking Habs fan will be upset...

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12-22-2011, 03:43 PM
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Me as GM
Then I'll make a poll on hfboards to find my coach

I should have a team full of fighters by the end of the first month.

Edit: It's not fair to the OP if I don't actually contribute. What's the general skill difference between Gatineau and the Remparts usually?

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WAIT WAIT WAIT, now the GM has to be bilingual too?

been the case for at least the last 25 years

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Patrice Brisebois (head coach)
Mario Roberge (ass. coach)

Patrick Traverse (GM)
Crème de la crème

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12-22-2011, 03:47 PM
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Lots of good probable candidates in both list

GM
Mcguire -damphousse

Coach

Roy, crawford,heatley, therrien, vignault

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[insert best available GM here]

[insert best available coach here]
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So, by the way you are protesting...

It's fine to have a bilingual coach as long as YOU have you have your English-only GM ?

OK iT's a deal !

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Randy Cunneyworth
Lindy Ruff
Mike Babcock
Claude Julien
Alain Vigneault
Joel Quenneville


scratch those, the first is showing nothing good, the others wont leave their GOOD team/org to get into this mess.

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12-22-2011, 03:50 PM
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I'm just praying Guy Boucher gets fired from Tampa so we can sign him. System coach for system players. Probably our best bet to prevent us from falling into the abyss.
Agree. The Habs (and really, all teams) need a GM and coach who can analyze the game at a macro level. Former players are problematic for that because they have spent years being specifically trained not to do that. I'm not convinced Damphousse or Roy, for example, have the ability to recognize the sort of methodical in-detail analysis the job requires enough to hire someone to do it for them and then listen to them. They might, but I have no particular reason to believe they do.

Nill and Boucher would be the best scenario, I think, but Detroit will be loathe to let Nill go, Yzerman is not stupid enough to fire Boucher, and the media would go ballistic about the unilingual GM (even though some have said they'd be lenient for a grade-A candidate, I don't trust that for a second.)

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Randy Cunneyworth
Lindy Ruff
Mike Babcock
Claude Julien
Alain Vigneault
Joel Quenneville


scratch those, the first is showing nothing good, the others wont leave their GOOD team/org to get into this mess.
NO cup win = Fired Vignault

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Me as GM
Then I'll make a poll on hfboards to find my coach

I should have a team full of fighters by the end of the first month.

Edit: It's not fair to the OP if I don't actually contribute. What's the general skill difference between Gatineau and the Remparts usually?
Good one.

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12-22-2011, 04:00 PM
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GM: Pierre Gauthier (He can't stop injuries and Gainey signed most of the people we want gone.) Trevor Timmins (If he had veto power on draft choices... we'd probably land the next Mogilny in the 2012 draft )
Coach: Demers (do it) Ruff (if Buffalo is dumb enough to fire him)
Towel *****: Pierre McGuire

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12-22-2011, 04:01 PM
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You want to give McGuire that much power in the dressing room?

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12-22-2011, 04:02 PM
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General manager: Jarmo Kekalainen
http://blues.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=34319

He's the real genius behind the Sens' decade of domination and the guy who drafted the young core at St-Louis. One of the best scouts They foolishly chose Doug Armstrong over him and he's went to become GM of a team in Finland. Sam Pollock's success was first and foremost due to his ability to evaluate talent in a hockey player, Kekalainen is as good as any in the business right now.

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12-22-2011, 04:04 PM
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why would someone want Pierre McGuire as a gm?
If your name wasn't ClasslessGuy but rather CluelessGuy, I'd be asking you why you don't want him as GM

He'd be awful dude. Sorry people need to learn how to distinguish wash-up now sports analyst who talks a lot of **** versus legitimate GM material. The notion that any team (regardless who) should hire Pierre McGuire is a big ****ing joke. He's as much an armchair GM as anyone on this forum backed by a bit more knowledge. I'd rather Whitesnake be our GM for ****s sake (And for the record I mean that as a compliment to WS not an insult)

Pierre McGuire isn't a complete idiot but he's definitely not a legitimate candidate for any GM job and if he ever gets one I'm almost certain he will fail.

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12-22-2011, 04:05 PM
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You want to give McGuire that much power in the dressing room?
Well I didn't think he'd take the Zamboni guy position

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My favorite candidates are already in the list, but just for the sake of adding names, here a a few long shots :

Coach
André Tourigny
Gerard Gallant
Daniel Lacroix
Sylvain Lefebvre
Scott Mellanby
Mario Pouliot
Yannick Jean
Donald Audette
Éric Desjardins
Joe Juneau
Joël Bouchard
Dany Dubé

GM
Larry Carrière
André Savard
Pierre Dorion
Martin Madden
Éric Lacroix
Gilles Lupien
Guy Lapointe
Kevin Lowe
Marc Bergevin
Lucien Deblois
André Boudrias
Robert Sauvé
Pierre Mondou
Joël Bouchard
Philippe Boucher

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If your name wasn't ClasslessGuy but rather CluelessGuy, I'd be asking you why you don't want him as GM

He'd be awful dude. Sorry people need to learn how to distinguish wash-up now sports analyst who talks a lot of **** versus legitimate GM material. The notion that any team (regardless who) should hire Pierre McGuire is a big ****ing joke. He's as much an armchair GM as anyone on this forum backed by a bit more knowledge. I'd rather Whitesnake be our GM for ****s sake (And for the record I mean that as a compliment to WS not an insult)

Pierre McGuire isn't a complete idiot but he's definitely not a legitimate candidate for any GM job and if he ever gets one I'm almost certain he will fail.
He was a finalist for a few gm positions most recently the Lightning job. Saying hes not a legitimate candidate is retarded.

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12-22-2011, 04:09 PM
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He was a finalist for a few gm positions most recently the Lightning job. Saying hes not a legitimate candidate is retarded.
They also brought Barry Melrose in to coach before, that didn't work too well.

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General manager: Jarmo Kekalainen
http://blues.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=34319

He's the real genius behind the Sens' decade of domination and the guy who drafted the young core at St-Louis. One of the best scouts They foolishly chose Doug Armstrong over him and he's went to become GM of a team in Finland. Sam Pollock's success was first and foremost due to his ability to evaluate talent in a hockey player, Kekalainen is as good as any in the business right now.
Something outside the box, I love hearing about guys like these.

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12-22-2011, 04:09 PM
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I see some folks haven't read the Habs board announcement...

Nill? + Timmins
Roy + Cunney

Not too sure about Nill. His amateur scouting is excellent, but I don't know about his pro scouting. I remember reading that he would be interested in a GM job as much as he likes being in Detroit.

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12-22-2011, 04:10 PM
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He was a finalist for a few gm positions most recently the Lightning job. Saying hes not a legitimate candidate is retarded.
Watch what happens if he ever becomes a GM is all I'm saying. The guy is way over-hyped. Notice in all the times recently he did apply for a GM position whether or not he got the interview he didn't get the job. I can apply for some pretty pimp jobs too dude. The fact that he got the opportunity to do an interview is legit not denying it, but I don't believe he can be a legitimate GM in the NHL I think he's a all talk.

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My favorite candidates are already in the list, but just for the sake of adding names, here a a few long shots :

Coach
André Tourigny
Gerard Gallant
Daniel Lacroix
Sylvain Lefebvre
Scott Mellanby
Mario Pouliot
Yannick Jean
Donald Audette
Éric Desjardins
Joe Juneau
Joël Bouchard
Dany Dubé

GM
Larry Carrière
André Savard
Pierre Dorion
Martin Madden
Éric Lacroix
Gilles Lupien
Guy Lapointe
Kevin Lowe
Marc Bergevin
Lucien Deblois
André Boudrias
Robert Sauvé
Pierre Mondou
Joël Bouchard
Philippe Boucher
I would add Celine Dion and Roch Voisine to this list.

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12-22-2011, 04:17 PM
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GM and Head Coach: Me.

Why me? I fit the criteria, I speak english and french, thus I am the best man for the job.

In all seriousness though, french matters more for head coach than GM and even then, choose whatever is best for the team. If the guy is english-japanese then sure, I don't care. As long as they speak english as thats language of NHL. The rest is bonus but not necessary.

There's a few interesting options depending on how the team wants to move forward. In terms of rebuild, Mcguire, although I'm not a huge fan, would be best suited in that environment than a contender one.

I always liked Damphousse so I'm hoping he can come in the organization in a secondary role. Guys like Roy have their good and bad traits, but if Roy is willing to move up the ladder and not be given a free pass, I'd surely be interested. If roy would be head coach it's next year or close to never. If he wants to be a GM, then no doubt he can earn his keep in secondary roles.

I am a big believer in having guys with experience in the organization who have won something to be part of the team. I like that gainey is an advisor and I wish we employed more technically sound guys like Lemaire as an advisor as well.

The GM position requires someone with vision, contrary to popular belief, Gainey had vision. I actually saw the team improving under his guidance(except for the final UFA period). Gauthier I see very little, if any. So in a sense, going back to mcguire, you know this guy has vision on how he wants a team built, he's a little overboard though and not sure how I feel about him.

Eventually, I hope Timmins is the guy. A professional at what he does and he has good vision and good eye for talent. Multiple degrees related to this business as well.

Nill interests me as well but I hate when GMs try to replicate another team's model. As if we have lidstrom or yzerman or any HOF player in line up. We don't, so if it's Nill, please have your own identity because copying an existing model is garbage. You take the positives and have your own identity based on the core you have here. So, I'm weary of guys who were assistants on teams with great success and all that, but I'm willing to give guy a try as well.

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12-22-2011, 04:23 PM
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Something outside the box, I love hearing about guys like these.
He's was with the Blues when they had David Fisher on their NO DRAFT list too!

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