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06-07-2012, 11:12 AM
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Doug Gilmour endorses MT.

http://sports.nationalpost.com/2012/...-doug-gilmour/

Gilmour's opinion trumps that of 97% of HF boards.

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06-07-2012, 11:16 AM
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Doug Gilmour endorses MT.

http://sports.nationalpost.com/2012/...-doug-gilmour/

Gilmour's opinion trumps that of 97% of HF boards.

So relax.
He's not going to crap on Michel...ask this question to every player he coached .They're not going to say what they really think.

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06-07-2012, 11:18 AM
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Honestly, if Carbo is an assistant, you might as well shoot me in the face now.

It would be like a Rona doing-it-wrong commercial for hiring a coaching staff.

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06-07-2012, 11:25 AM
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Honestly, if Carbo is an assistant, you might as well shoot me in the face now.

It would be like a Rona doing-it-wrong commercial for hiring a coaching staff.
Really? Our special teams were amazing when Carbo was assistant the least time. The problem with him is his piss poor communication methods and his constant line rotations, which isn't part of his job if he's an assistant.

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06-07-2012, 11:27 AM
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Really? Our special teams were amazing when Carbo was assistant the least time. The problem with him is his piss poor communication methods and his constant line rotations, which isn't part of his job if he's an assistant.
He also helped our centres get better on the faceoff circle.

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06-07-2012, 11:37 AM
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Carbo was our Kirk Muller when he was assistant coach. Hockey wise I don't think it would be bad but I kinda don't want to see him back behind the bench.

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06-07-2012, 11:54 AM
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Carbo was an awesome assistant. He just doesn't have the personality to be a head coach. It was like he thought being a head coach meant he could no longer be approachable.

We also have to realize that although they had a great regular season the one year, he had frustratingly inconsistent players on his team. There were only so many ways he could try and get the message across.

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06-07-2012, 11:59 AM
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Let's keep bringing back coaches that failed and couldn't communicate the first time around, it's sure to work again, right? Unbelievable.

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06-07-2012, 12:10 PM
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Honestly, if Carbo is an assistant, you might as well shoot me in the face now.

It would be like a Rona doing-it-wrong commercial for hiring a coaching staff.
Should I warn the rest of halifax before you go around wrecking ****?

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06-07-2012, 12:19 PM
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Let's keep bringing back coaches that failed and couldn't communicate the first time around, it's sure to work again, right? Unbelievable.
Insanity is repeating the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

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06-07-2012, 12:21 PM
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Should I warn the rest of halifax before you go around wrecking ****?
If we draft Murray, check out headlines for "Nuclear Explosion" in Halifax.

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06-07-2012, 12:27 PM
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If we draft Murray, check out headlines for "Nuclear Explosion" in Halifax.
My thoughts will be with the 30-40 or so people caught in the blast.

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06-07-2012, 12:32 PM
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Should I warn the rest of halifax before you go around wrecking ****?
It will be the worst explosion in Halifax since the big one during the First Great War.

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06-07-2012, 12:34 PM
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Was a little surprised Michel got the job at first but I can live with it. I bet he has learned a lot over the last 10 years and knows this team well from watching them every night, he already had a headstart over a lot of candidates.

Someone mentioned earlier that he could be a stop gap coach which is the way I see it as well. Someone to hold the fort while the team improves and a clear cut better candidate comes along, if he has great success all the better.

Shocked at the amount of whining though, well not really He will instill work ethic, likes toughness, and shows emotion. The exact qualities that many of us felt Jacques and Randy lacked. Now they hire a guy that fits the bill and he gets crapped on. If Dougie, Crosby, Talbot, and other big names liked him that's good enough for me. Sure guys like Bourque are going to hate him but screw them, I want players who work and care anyway.

As far as the language goes, there really weren't any quality English only coaches I would have wanted that were available and I bet if someone like Trotz or Ruff was Bergy would have the balls to hire them. Hiring a guy who speaks the language and is familiar with the media at least buys the team some time to get back on the right track without unnecessary distractions. I just hope they pick some good X, and O assistants that will bring some additional respect to the staff as they surely need it.

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06-07-2012, 12:40 PM
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This. Lou always said that he loves Mike Therrien.
Well, who cares about Lou's sexual preferences?

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06-07-2012, 12:46 PM
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He's not going to crap on Michel...ask this question to every player he coached .They're not going to say what they really think.
This type of cynicism is absolutely ridiculous. You don't believe a player is telling the truth when he has positive things to say during an interview? Why isn't it possible that some players enjoyed him as a coach while maybe others did not?

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06-07-2012, 12:49 PM
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Honestly, if Carbo is an assistant, you might as well shoot me in the face now.

It would be like a Rona doing-it-wrong commercial for hiring a coaching staff.
They did a pretty good job together.

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06-07-2012, 02:54 PM
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I just think that he's the wrong guy and was hired for the wrong reasons. To answer Whitesnake, I wanted them to hire Roy as GM and Hartley as coach - two francophones. I'm not upset that they hired a francophone and yes they should hire a coach that can speak French. When I hear Bertrand Raymond say that they need a Francophone (pur laine) and not an Anglophone that can speak a few words of French and I hear all of his buddies on Antichambre agree with him - then I know that they're hiring the wrong guy for the wrong reasons. Unfortunately, I can't ignore the media and the TV shows. I live in Montreal and my wife loves the Canadiens (she's a francophone) It will be interesting to see all of his buddies on TV have to criticize him but try to do it a nice way.

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06-07-2012, 03:05 PM
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I just think that he's the wrong guy and was hired for the wrong reasons. To answer Whitesnake, I wanted them to hire Roy as GM and Hartley as coach - two francophones. I'm not upset that they hired a francophone and yes they should hire a coach that can speak French. When I hear Bertrand Raymond say that they need a Francophone (pur laine) and not an Anglophone that can speak a few words of French and I hear all of his buddies on Antichambre agree with him - then I know that they're hiring the wrong guy for the wrong reasons. Unfortunately, I can't ignore the media and the TV shows. I live in Montreal and my wife loves the Canadiens (she's a francophone) It will be interesting to see all of his buddies on TV have to criticize him but try to do it a nice way.
You do realize that Bertrand Raymond does not call the shots, right? Neither do the guys on l'AC (well...except... Michel Therrien, I suppose )

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06-07-2012, 03:13 PM
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Well at the very least, MT has an infinitely better team to work with than his first go around.

I actually don't and (didn't at the mind) mind him at the helm. He fits all the requirements (experienced, billingual, decent reputation).

Would everyone be up in arms had he never coached here previously?

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06-07-2012, 03:25 PM
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Well at the very least, MT has an infinitely better team to work with than his first go around.

I actually don't and (didn't at the mind) mind him at the helm. He fits all the requirements (experienced, billingual, decent reputation).

Would everyone be up in arms had he never coached here previously?
Probably not.

I think it's more viewed in the sense of "been there, done that" and that it failed, so most people think it's doomed to fail again. Will it ? There's a chance.

It sounds like he employs a similar system to that of the Rangers and Pens. Both teams are relentless on the forecheck and seem to hit players all the time.

Habs only off-season signings will be bottom 6 guys with great work ethics.

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Not that I want to explore revisionist history, but it's really upsetting knowing we could've had Boucher or Muller as head coaches, but we slept on both. Now we have this team of retread clowns behind the bench. It's disappointing, because I know Boucher is probably going to get fired this year (3rd year coaches often get fired? Unless he takes them to the post season.), and we're going to be too busy with Therrien to snatch him up. Oh well, I guess I can live.

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You know what I find ironic about most of you guys. You all want experienced coaches but don't want any that have been fired before.

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06-07-2012, 03:40 PM
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Not that I want to explore revisionist history, but it's really upsetting knowing we could've had Boucher or Muller as head coaches, but we slept on both. Now we have this team of retread clowns behind the bench. It's disappointing, because I know Boucher is probably going to get fired this year (3rd year coaches often get fired? Unless he takes them to the post season.), and we're going to be too busy with Therrien to snatch him up. Oh well, I guess I can live.

Boucher was horrible last year. Not to mention his system is idiotic.

Secondly, the Habs offered Muller the head job in Hamilton and he refused because he wanted to be a head coach in the NHL. He had interviews with other clubs and was told he would need to prove himself in the minors first so he went back to the Habs but they had already filled the hamilton position. Only then did Muller pursue the AHL job for Nashville's farm team and then later in the season got hired by Carolina.

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I think Carbo makes a good assistant, the only problem I have is both Therrien and Carbo are terrible 5 on 5 coaches. We better have the best special teams in the league with those two.

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