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04-10-2012, 05:18 PM
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Which is why there was managerial cleansing. Hopefully the replacements aren't as incompetent.

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04-10-2012, 05:22 PM
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The media seeks out this stuff mainly to make the Habs look good and as a helpful way to attract future free agents.

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04-10-2012, 05:23 PM
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Leafs fan here.

After I saw him sign with Boston in the offseason, I lost a lot of respect for this guy. (Just like I lost a bunch of respect for Talbot signing in Phili) I know it's a business but still, just my two cents.

In Toronto, we have had the same rumours of "locker room problems".
Well, think of any time you were in a losing environment. Job, or sports or even video games.

Crap flies pretty darn low. And, well, it's normal. It's not because the people don't like each other - it's just that losing's not good for the mood. These guys are humans. And hella competitive ones at that.

Pouliot is just bitter because Martin saw him as the slacker he is. And his stats while playing for the SC champs speak for themselves. He has the skill to put up 80 points!

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04-10-2012, 05:26 PM
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We can blast Cammy and Pouliot as much as we want for opening their big mouths but the point remains, there's a pattern forming. Wouldn't you rather know there was a problem rather than everyone shutting their mouths about it? Who's to say Gill isn't thinking the same thing but chooses to be discrete about it instead. When part of your leadership consists of guys like Gomez and Cammy I think lockeroom problems are to be expected.

It's definitely something needs to be addressed and it would probably have to be addressed by a coach. It doesn't seem like the players had much respect for JM. I'm thinking a coach like Roy would probably be good for the room because no matter what HE'S the boss. He's also a lightening rod of attention which would deflect some of the attention away from the players.

Anyway, at least we know it's an issue and it'll have to be dealt with by new management.

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04-10-2012, 05:28 PM
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Why do people keep talking after? We gave you a chance buddy, show some respect.

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04-10-2012, 05:30 PM
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Leafs fan here.

After I saw him sign with Boston in the offseason, I lost a lot of respect for this guy. (Just like I lost a bunch of respect for Talbot signing in Phili) I know it's a business but still, just my two cents.

In Toronto, we have had the same rumours of "locker room problems".
Losing causes locker room issues, winning covers it over...there is no secret there...Benny thinks he is better than he is and thought he should have been used differently...like every guy who ever gets traded or unsigned, I shoulda had more ice...sure...

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04-10-2012, 05:32 PM
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Isn't it funny that the hard working players like Cole, Gorges, Subban, Pacioretty, Price, love Montreal but the borderline mental case guys like Cammy and Pouliot whine away. Gill who we all knew as a leader never whined after being traded.
Cammy didn't whine about the city. All he did was speak out of frustration during a losing streak. In 29 other cities that's called leadership. Under Gauthier's habs it was a mutiny.

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04-10-2012, 05:32 PM
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Everyone bashes us. The team needed change and we got it.

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I'm sure winning on a regular basis and a stanley cup makes a good locker room environment...

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Cammy didn't whine about the city. All he did was speak out of frustration during a losing streak. In 29 other cities that's called leadership. Under Gauthier's habs it was a mutiny.
Agreed, except cammy didn't back it up this year. He said all the right things a leader would say then did nothing on the ice. Wasn't happy. I like cammy but he spoke and didn't deliver.

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04-10-2012, 05:41 PM
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Agreed, except cammy didn't back it up this year. He said all the right things a leader would say then did nothing on the ice. Wasn't happy. I like cammy but he spoke and didn't deliver.
he only played 2 periods after he spoke.

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This will change when Patrick Roy gets behind the bench.


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he only played 2 periods after he spoke.
True enough, but he was crap with the Flames also...he is scared of his own shadow...6M for some pretty pp goals just isn't good enough...

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04-10-2012, 05:59 PM
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Agreed, except cammy didn't back it up this year. He said all the right things a leader would say then did nothing on the ice. Wasn't happy. I like cammy but he spoke and didn't deliver.
He's great in the playoffs though.

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04-10-2012, 06:00 PM
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Seems to me like the team is a lot closer now than lately. Seeing the reaction when Staubitz scored that goal proves it.

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04-10-2012, 06:00 PM
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If he's happy with the "Bruns", than good for him. We don't want him here. It was a bit classless still, but like we say in bon français, "Qui mange d'la marde !"

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04-10-2012, 06:01 PM
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It wasn't necessary coming from him, especially considering that he's not a key player to any team. We still could've used him this year over all the fillers we had on the bottom two lines.

That being said, he's probably right about the chemistry on our team and that needs to change. Like it's been said though, winning probably helps a whole lot for a team's chemistry.

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04-10-2012, 06:06 PM
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That's the difference having a former legend like Neely behind the scenes, and the idiots running the circus here. Bring back some of the legendary players to help solidify the organization. Who do you want giving you advice, Patrick Roy or some putz who has never played the game or been in your shoes?
Hold on, Junior. The Habs had Bob Gainey and Guy Carbonneau, both of whom played major roles on Cup-winning teams, and it made little difference. How do you know Patrick Roy wouldn't alienate the players or simply turn them off?

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04-10-2012, 06:16 PM
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Besides, the man calling the shots in Boston is Chiarelli, "some putz" whose hockey peak was playing in England.

The Habs have never had problems giving ex-players jobs. Three of the last 5 GMs were former Habs; Savard, Houle and Gainey.

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when u lose u have issues i think its normal.Boston were 1 goal away from firing everyone in sight and now its the best room ever.
Well said!

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OMG, what a shock!!!!

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when u lose u have issues i think its normal.Boston were 1 goal away from firing everyone in sight and now its the best room ever.
Ha so true.........

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04-10-2012, 06:34 PM
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That's the difference having a former legend like Neely behind the scenes, and the idiots running the circus here. Bring back some of the legendary players to help solidify the organization. Who do you want giving you advice, Patrick Roy or some putz who has never played the game or been in your shoes?
Bob Gainey was 10X the player Cam Neely was.

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04-10-2012, 06:37 PM
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I dont think Pouliot really liked the attention and pressures of playing in Montreal. He's a nice spare part to have because of his skill level, but I dont really put much stock into what he's saying. It didn't end well for him here, so you expect some sour grapes.

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Bob Gainey was 10X the player Cam Neely was.
I don't think that's the debate here

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