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01-15-2006, 02:05 PM
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Great article on Coaching change (French)

http://www.cyberpresse.ca/article/20...UES02/60115015

Francois Gagnon basically blames the players for the firing.

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avoir assuré sur tous les tons qu’ils étaient peinés pour Claude Julien, qu’ils devraient avoir honte d’être responsables de son congédiement et de celui de son adjoint Rick Green, les joueurs du Canadien ont prouvé, samedi soir, en sacrant une volée aux Sharks de San José qu’ils étaient des bourreaux sanguinaires.

Pourquoi?

Parce que samedi soir, les joueurs du Canadien ont donné à Bob Gainey et Guy Carbonneau tout ce que Claude Julien réclamait depuis le début de la saison et qu’il n’obtenait plus depuis trop longtemps au point où il a perdu son job de coach du Canadien de Montréal.

Claude Julien ne demandait pas la lune. Diable, son plan de match était tout simple, assez pour que je le comprenne. C’est vous dire.

Claude Julien demandait des présences courtes sur la patinoire, des passes courtes, de l’appui des attaquants en territoire défensif, du nerf le long des rampes et du jeu soutenu. Rien de plus, mais rien de moins.

Et c’est exactement ce que les petits gars ont donné à leurs coachs samedi soir.

Non mais vous les avez vu jouer les petits gars du Canadien?

Incapables de marquer des buts, perméables en défensive, mollassons devant leur filet, celui de l’adversaire et le long des bandes, incapables de faire quoi que ce soit de beau et de bon sur la patinoire, les joueurs du Canadien, tous les joueurs du Canadien, avaient des allures de Glorieux samedi. Et pas n’importe lesquels : ceux de la fin des années 50 et du début des années 70.

Aie! Ils n’avaient pas encore marqué six buts au cours d’une partie cette saison en ils en ont enfilé six au cours de la seule deuxième période. Six buts, dont deux marqués en désavantages numériques et quatre en attaques massives, sur les 14 tirs obtenus en 20 petites minutes de jeu.

Si Bob Gainey et Guy Carbonneau avaient pu tenir ne serait-ce que 15 minutes d’entraînement avant ce premier match afin de dicter un nouveau style de jeu on pourrait prétendre que l’effet Gainey-Carbonneau a porté fruit.

Mais le premier entraînement c’est à 15 h dimanche qu’il s’est déroulé. Alors pour les grandes stratégies, pour les grands systèmes de jeu, il faudra attendre.
Non! La victoire de samedi, les joueurs du Canadien l’ont remportée en jouant exactement comme Claude Julien leur demandait de jouer.
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to have ensured on all the tone that they were pained for Claude Julien, that they should have shame to be responsible for his dismissal and that of his assistant Rick Green, the players of the Canadian proved, Saturday evening, by crowning a flight in Sharks de San which they were sanguinary torturers. Why? Because Saturday evening, the players of the Canadian gave Bob Gainey and Guy Carbonneau all that Claude Julien claimed since the beginning of the season and which it did not obtain any more since too a long time at the point where it lost his job of coach of the Canadian of Montreal. Claude Julien did not ask for the moon. Devil, its plan of match was very simple, enough so that I include/understand it. It is you to say. Claude Julien asked for short presences on the skating rink, of the short master keys, the support of the attackers in defensive territory, the nerve along the slopes and the constant play. Nothing moreover, but nothing less. And it is exactly what the small urchin gave to their coaches Saturday evening. Not but saw them to you playing the small urchin of the Canadian? Incompetents to mark goals, permeable in defensive, softies in front of their net, that of the adversary and along the bands, incompetents to do anything of beautiful and good on the skating rink, the players of the Canadian, all the players of the Canadian, had paces of Glorious Saturday. And not any: those of the end of the Fifties and the beginning of the Seventies. IEA! They had not marked yet six goals during a part this season in they threaded six during the only second period of them. Six goals, including two marked in numerical disadvantages and four in massive attacks, on the 14 shootings obtained in 20 small minutes of play. If Bob Gainey and Guy Carbonneau had been able to hold this would not be that 15 minutes of front transmission this first match in order to dictate a new style of play one could claim that the Gainey-Carbonneau effect bore fruit. But the first drive it is to 3 p.m. Sunday that it was held. Then for the great strategies, for the great systems of play, it will be necessary to wait. Not! The victory of Saturday, the players of the Canadian gained it while playing exactly as Claude Julien asked them to play.

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well said by francois gagnon and he does make a point that they didn't have a practice yet so they were using Julien strategies.

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The players always have to take resposibility when a coach gets fired...I think, to a man, they know this...I am sure though, they sometimes questionned CJ's strategy and constant line shuffling...anyhow, hopefully they will continue to show up for their GM and Carbo, their coach of the future...

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well said by francois gagnon and he does make a point that they didn't have a practice yet so they were using Julien strategies.

I saw clips on TSN of Gainey holding practice before yesterdays game. He was skating around with a stick and no gloves. At least it looked just like a practice to me, although they could have been all on the ice randomly in full equipment.

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I saw clips on TSN of Gainey holding practice before yesterdays game. He was skating around with a stick and no gloves. At least it looked just like a practice to me, although they could have been all on the ice randomly in full equipment.
Saw that too.

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Wow , what a gutsy article by Francois Gagnon
Brilliant , I'm sure nobody else in the world thought the players might be to blame . And for Francois to go out on a ledge like this and risk his career to state the painfully obvious is just so damned commendable...Journalist of the year !

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