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03-20-2012, 11:55 AM
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I find it hard to believe that there are people out there that still think bringing Patrick Roy in as coach can't be anything but a home run.
Exactly....oh he doesn't have experience? How many rookie coaches have we brought up only to see succeed on other teams? If there is a coach I will stand by even through bad times (can't get worse than this year) it's Patrick Roy.

I still spit at the TV screen when I see Mario Trembley's *#$##$# face on RDS so you know who my loyalty is with. Roy will be excellent for Carey Price, if there is ever a coach he will listen to it's him. Not to mention we get a little passion behind the bench, Alf Martin and soon to be gone replacement have shown me nothing. It would be nice to see our coach toss a stick or something on the ice when there is a brutal call against us. Some emotion which Roy will bring behind the bench for sure. And he will satisfy all the french media with some classic interviews. It's all plus with Roy, just bring in Radulov & Grigs with him. (crossing fingers)

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Stupid move to do so before you can the entire managerial staff.

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I find it hard to believe that there are people out there that still think bringing Patrick Roy in as coach can't be anything but a home run.
I find it hard to believe there are people out there that think making someone an nhl head coach who has never even had a sniff at it before is going to be an instant home run.

Gainey and Carbo had great playing careers too and they really did a hell of a good job in managment for Montreal.

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Will he mentor Carey on how to be a good husband and father?
Ya, being a good husband and father wins you rings....sheesh. Go look at some of the best in any sport and you will see a ton of them were not family men. Brodeur also says hello.

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I find it hard to believe there are people out there that think making someone an nhl head coach who has never even had a sniff at it before is going to be an instant home run.

Gainey and Carbo had great playing careers too and they really did a hell of a good job in managment for Montreal.
Don't forget Mario Tremblay.

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Are people serious? This is the same thing that's been going around for the past week.

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I hope not.

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I find it hard to believe there are people out there that think making someone an nhl head coach who has never even had a sniff at it before is going to be an instant home run.

Gainey and Carbo had great playing careers too and they really did a hell of a good job in managment for Montreal.
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Exactly....oh he doesn't have experience? How many rookie coaches have we brought up only to see succeed on other teams? If there is a coach I will stand by even through bad times (can't get worse than this year) it's Patrick Roy.

I still spit at the TV screen when I see Mario Trembley's *#$##$# face on RDS so you know who my loyalty is with. Roy will be excellent for Carey Price, if there is ever a coach he will listen to it's him. Not to mention we get a little passion behind the bench, Alf Martin and soon to be gone replacement have shown me nothing. It would be nice to see our coach toss a stick or something on the ice when there is a brutal call against us. Some emotion which Roy will bring behind the bench for sure. And he will satisfy all the french media with some classic interviews. It's all plus with Roy, just bring in Radulov & Grigs with him. (crossing fingers)

Was there a mistake in my post somewhere?. I just woke up and I'm still all squinty-eyed. I'm saying that people who think that bringing patrick roy on board to be an automatically genius move to be just shy of riding the short bus.

I'm not saying it's a bad idea, but it can go wrong. Easily.

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Ya, being a good husband and father wins you rings....sheesh. Go look at some of the best in any sport and you will see a ton of them were not family men. Brodeur also says hello.
I should hope for Carey's own sake he has a good life off the ice, and doesn't become a jackass like Roy or Brodeur... There is more to life than hockey.

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Was there a mistake in my post somewhere?. I just woke up and I'm still all squinty-eyed. I'm saying that people who think that bringing patrick roy on board to be an automatically genius move to be just shy of riding the short bus.

I'm not saying it's a bad idea, but it can go wrong. Easily.
Ack your wording through me off. Ninja Grammar.

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Roy might be a disaster, but he won't just settle for a mediocre club, and you can't really do much worse than we're doing now.

Interesting to see if and how this plays out.
You can definitely do worse...by messing with the young players emerging as some of our best. Our record this year sucks, but at least most of our best players are either entering their prime or still in it for a few years. You want to make sure you have a coach that can keep developing your young guys, not have them traded within 2 years.

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Oh Molson, Molson, Molson, Molson. Give up the role of President and go count your money and play with your toys instead of sabotaging the well-being of this great institution.

Gawd I hope this isn't true. I could live with Roy being coach (albeit kicking and screaming) but if he has anything to do with managing the team, this could be extremely ugly.

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03-20-2012, 12:24 PM
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Roy as a GM would have an advantage over PG is his true understanding of the fanbase. I am sure people would have more faith into him than PG

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None of this makes sense if said verbal deal is for Roy to be coach. If Gauthier remains GM of this team, Molson just castrated him. If Gauthier is being shown the door, then the new GM will be saddled with someone he didn't hire.

It is entirely possible that Molson has found his new GM and is working behind the scenes to set up next season. It is also possible that Roy is coming here to be GM/VP rather than coach. Personally, I hope it's the latter. I think Roy is more suited to be GM (if he's well surrounded) than coach at the NHL level.

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BTW,

He's nominated for coach of the year and GM of the year in the Q.

He was asked this morning about the rumours. His answer:

Kathleen Lavoie ‏ @kathleenlavoie
Patrick Roy sur le Canadien: "Je n'ai jamais eu d'appel de M. Molson et quand j'entends dire qu'ils ont des sources béton, je trouve (1/2)

Kathleen Lavoie ‏ @kathleenlavoie
Roy: "...que le monde journalistique, des fois, se couvre de ridicule." Dernière conv. avec les Molson lors du retrait de son chandail (2/2)


I never got a call from M. Molson and when I hear about solid sources from journalists, I think they look absurd.
I get the sense he's a better GM than coach. The quality players he seems to be able to bring in is impressive.

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To me this is good news, and where there is smoke there is usually a fire. These rumors are picking up a lot of steam right now too. I don't want to say done deal but I expect Roy in the org. this summer.

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03-20-2012, 01:33 PM
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The thought of Roy coming in as either head coach or GM next season does not leave me with a happy feeling. Nothing against St. Patrick personally, but I look at him and see shades of Houle and Tremblay. Yes - he has more experience than those two, but I'm not sure his work with the Remparts qualifies him to be given the reigns of the most difficult team to manage in professional sports.

At the same time Roy has always struck me as the pragmatic sort. Passionate and proud most certainly, but also a guy that knew his weaknesses and did his best to make up for him. In either role if he is surrounded by people who make up for his weaknesses and he listens to them then I think he could do a fine job. But it all hinges on his team and those around him. If I were Molson I would be very careful to make sure that Patrick approves of those he'll be working with, but perhaps that he is not too comfortable with them.

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How about let the new GM interview his coaching candidates. Unless Roy is going to be Gm or PG is staying. YUCK

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How about let the new GM interview his coaching candidates. Unless Roy is going to be Gm or PG is staying. YUCK
I really think he's going to be our next GM.

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Stupid move to do so before you can the entire managerial staff.
The whole bottle


BTW Just food for thought, Roy's GM+HC stats

307-138-32

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None of this makes sense if said verbal deal is for Roy to be coach. If Gauthier remains GM of this team, Molson just castrated him. If Gauthier is being shown the door, then the new GM will be saddled with someone he didn't hire.

It is entirely possible that Molson has found his new GM and is working behind the scenes to set up next season. It is also possible that Roy is coming here to be GM/VP rather than coach. Personally, I hope it's the latter. I think Roy is more suited to be GM (if he's well surrounded) than coach at the NHL level.
He better be assistant GM or assistant coach. He has no NHL experience and is a hothead. That story of him marching into Hartley's office and clearing all the TV's off the shelf with his goalie stick sticks in my mind. I've never seen him as particularly intelligent either. I have a hard time believing he's the next Sam Pollock.

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PG has been a bigger disaster than JM or even poor ol Cunneyworth imo.

I think Roy will come in as GM if there is any him coming in at all. He'll hire his own guy. I'm sure he is too volatile to be a pro coach at this point, but having him a step away is maybe seen to be more manageable. & there is no doubting that, at least with QC, he has shown a great eye for talent.

Let's face it this season has been a disaster on every front for the CH. The PR good-spin they'll get off this will help them tremendously in the off season. Plus of course in typical Hab$ fashion it'll set them up for a nice summer run on vintage #33 jerseys.

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A Price - Roy duo will be great for us. Can cut some serious minutes off of Price's heavy schedule.

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This thread is begging for a poll as it seems opinions are fairly split. I for one believe it to be a reasonable assumption. We have a young team, he has had success with Quebec and hockey is hockey no matter what level it's played. Instill a good system and work with it. I say go for it, make him GM/Coach and let it play out for a few years and see the results. We have hit rock bottom, only way to go is up.

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