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03-30-2012, 05:12 PM
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I don't know if it was reported, but talking to Michel Villeneuve on the radio yesterday, Michel Bergeron said he would like to have a talk with Geoff Molson and Serge Savard over either job...

That's insane, and I haven't heard of anyone who thought this was a good idea. Didn't he almost have a heart attack doing that reality TV hockey show?

That would also mean that he would try to land a job in Quebec too....
He'd have a better chance if he got down on his knees and prayed to God.

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With all due respect to all Hab fans...

All of this insane speculation is in futility.

Its not our decision... its Molson's (obviously).

Me? I'll just wait for the announcement, and comment afterwards.

Hopefully the Rangers sink the Habs tonight... by a single goal... with lots of points by all our core players

Say 6 - 5 Rangers

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03-30-2012, 05:13 PM
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Whoever the Nashville GM is should be taken into account, same with SJ. Successful clubs every year.

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03-30-2012, 05:31 PM
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I don't know if it was reported, but talking to Michel Villeneuve on the radio yesterday, Michel Bergeron said he would like to have a talk with Geoff Molson and Serge Savard over either job...

That's insane, and I haven't heard of anyone who thought this was a good idea. Didn't he almost have a heart attack doing that reality TV hockey show?

That would also mean that he would try to land a job in Quebec too....
His last coaching job was in 1989-90, 22 years ago. He's also 66 years old, and has a history of at least one heart attack. I remember in the mid to late 90s there was talk of hiring him as bench coach then and it didn't happen because people were worried he'd die behind the bench. People think Roy is temperamental? Bergeron is worse! I mean if Bergeron is being considered then might as well consider Jacques Demers as well. He's only a year older.

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03-30-2012, 05:41 PM
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I don't think Bergerin is serious but it has happened Dick Vermeil was out of football for almost 20 yrs and led the Rams to a superbowl.Dick had a nervous breakdown and became a broadcaster then made the comeback at over 60yrs old the defense coach of the steelesrs is almost 72 yrs old.There are better choices but its a free country so if he wants an interview why not.

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03-30-2012, 05:53 PM
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Whoever the Nashville GM is should be taken into account, same with SJ. Successful clubs every year.
I doubt you'll be able to lure David Poile out of Nashville - he was GM of Washington for 15 years before he left that job to join the Predators when they became an NHL club. An assistant might be possible.

If San Jose misses the playoffs Doug Wilson could become available and I think he's what the Habs need. 3 times post-lockout he's managed to trade 3 or so decent assets for a top-end guy (4 if you decide to count Heatley). That's terrific asset management that would compliment Timmins' drafting really well.

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03-30-2012, 06:02 PM
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I really am hoping for either Bergevin or Nill as GM and Roy as Head Coach.

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Damphousse and Roy will be the GM and Coach this can be the only choices and appropriately the Managing team the Canadiens will decide upon.

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03-30-2012, 07:20 PM
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I'm warming up to Julien Brisebrois. I'm still worried about him having ties to the Gainey/Gauthier era, and I don't know how much stock you can put into an AHL teams performance considering most of the players come in through the draft, but he's definitely had success in his tenure as Hamilton GM, and Norfolk GM.

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Heard this on the radio before going to my hockey game earlier today. I'm going by heart and might be paraphrasing so bear with me. Here's the jist of it:

Mitch Melnyk: ''If you were named GM of the Montreal Canadiens, would you still continue to make daily appearances on radio shows like this?''
Pierre McGuire: ''Yep!''
Melnyk: ''Really? You'd find time for that?''
McGuire: ''Of course I would. In french and english. I believe the first thing the Montreal Canadiens' management team should do is become closer to it's fans. As a GM, you have to be accountable for your every moves and should be willing to go on record and answer questions and explain your transactions''


How refreshing would it be to have a GM this accessible and close to the fanbase?

Please Mr. Molson, hire this guy.

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03-30-2012, 07:21 PM
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Damphousse and Roy will be the GM and Coach this can be the only choices and appropriately the Managing team the Canadiens will decide upon.
Whats with the hard on for Damphousse? He has proven nothing yet as a GM or assistant, or scout, or evaluator of talent. Its just a lets throw him in there and hope it works out. Can we get atleast somebody thats been an assistant gm?!?

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03-30-2012, 07:27 PM
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Heard this on the radio before going to my hockey game earlier today. I'm going by heart and might be paraphrasing so bear with me. Here's the jist of it:

Mitch Melnyk: ''If you were named GM of the Montreal Canadiens, would you still continue to make daily appearances on radio shows like this?''
Pierre McGuire: ''Yep!''
Melnyk: ''Really? You'd find time for that?''
McGuire: ''Of course I would. In french and english. I believe the first thing the Montreal Canadiens' management team should do is become closer to it's fans. As a GM, you have to be accountable for your every moves and should be willing to go on record and answer questions and explain your transactions''


How refreshing would it be to have a GM this accessible and close to the fanbase?

Please Mr. Molson, hire this guy.
My reaction



While we need someone who was more accessible than Gauthier, we dont need someone doing radio every day who will be a bigger blowhard than Burke.

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03-30-2012, 07:32 PM
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Vincent Damphousse confirme son intérêt pour le poste de DG du #CH.

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People need to stop giving these RDS talkheads any credibility in their ability to gauge GM talent. They're only goal is to pimp their friends, the fact that Damphousse is on RDS makes their vote useless.

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I'm ALL for having people way more available than what Gainey and Gauthier were. But daily appearances? Sorry, makes no sense. Somehow, I believe though that a talk with Molson might have the effect that he'll change his opinion on this.

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03-30-2012, 09:44 PM
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Vincent Damphousse? Hiring someone with no front office experience...seems like a damn good way to turn around a franchise. Christ almighty, this better be a load of BS.

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RDS pushing HARD for Damphousse. I really hope that doesn't happen...

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Why the hell does Damphousse's name even come up as a possibility? What are his credentials? Where is the experience? Sometimes I listen to the media and they throw out a name like this and I wonder what has happened to this world.

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03-30-2012, 10:01 PM
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Why the hell does Damphousse's name even come up as a possibility? What are his credentials? Where is the experience? Sometimes I listen to the media and they throw out a name like this and I wonder what has happened to this world.
He was part of the NHLPA and has administrative experience. Obviously, he also has hockey experience and knowledge.
But yes, essentially, he's never managed a team. I really think Molson will bring in someone that is currently holding a position on another team or has experience.
It feels like he really wants to go after the best man available. I have a hard time believing Damphousse is that man.

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03-30-2012, 10:03 PM
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He was part of the NHLPA and has administrative experience. Obviously, he also has hockey experience and knowledge.
But yes, essentially, he's never managed a team. I really think Molson will bring in someone that is currently holding a position on another team or has experience.
It feels like he really wants to go after the best man available. I have a hard time believing Damphousse is that man.
Well that's my point. His credentials as a GM in the NHL, or any league for that matter, is none. I'll never debate his hockey mind or experience, but as a GM I think he's better off spending time as an assistant to learn the ropes and gain that experience.

Best candidates are Bergevin and Nill, in my opinion.

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03-30-2012, 10:05 PM
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Well that's my point. His credentials as a GM in the NHL, or any league for that matter, is none. I'll never debate his hockey mind or experience, but as a GM I think he's better off spending time as an assistant to learn the ropes and gain that experience.

Best candidates are Bergevin and Nill, in my opinion.
Agreed. Those two guys is really what I'm hoping for.
Not sure about Roy as the coach though, rather get Robinson in here.

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Is it wrong for me for hoping a guy like timmins gets a promotion to assistant GM for a fresh voice more with day to day operations who has tremendous scouting ability?

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Heard this on the radio before going to my hockey game earlier today. I'm going by heart and might be paraphrasing so bear with me. Here's the jist of it:

Mitch Melnyk: ''If you were named GM of the Montreal Canadiens, would you still continue to make daily appearances on radio shows like this?''
Pierre McGuire: ''Yep!''
Melnyk: ''Really? You'd find time for that?''
McGuire: ''Of course I would. In french and english. I believe the first thing the Montreal Canadiens' management team should do is become closer to it's fans. As a GM, you have to be accountable for your every moves and should be willing to go on record and answer questions and explain your transactions''


How refreshing would it be to have a GM this accessible and close to the fanbase?

Please Mr. Molson, hire this guy.
Sounds like Brian Burke before going into hiding in recent weeks.

No thanks. I want my GM to do his job and build the team rather than constantly be putting his foot in his mouth on radio shows. Pierre McGuire's closer to a circus animal than he is a GM.

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03-30-2012, 10:12 PM
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Coach - Patrick Roy or Marc Crawford

GM - Pierre McGuire

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Is it wrong for me for hoping a guy like timmins gets a promotion to assistant GM for a fresh voice more with day to day operations who has tremendous scouting ability?
I wouldn't mind that, guess it'll be up to the GM. But what we really need to do is actually employ someone that is in charge of player development. I know Timmins has that title, but I'm not sure he actually does it, he seems to just be the head scout.

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