Muller or Roy, although I have reservations toward the latter given his inexperience and tendency to lose his cool. That said, it would be nice to have some personality behind the bench; a guy the players know would both have their back and go to war with them. Martin almost seems to agree with the refs. I'm not saying we should have a coach screaming every night but show some emotion. Moreover we can focus on this team's strength; fast paced offense, in lieu of this trap style that just doesn't work for us in the season.
I understand the frustration but Martin's style has proven to be effective. I do truly feel, however, that the team really misses Kirk Muller. I just feel like he brought a sense of emotion to the team. There is a lack of "something" this year... Can't pinpoint it, but it's the truth. I think the lack of a guy who gets pissed behind the bench makes a big difference. I think we wait till game 18 before any decisions should be made. Martin has his faults but he's the best coach we've had in a long time.
Realistically - Habs need a complete rebuild starting with Gauthier - a new GM to take the organization in the right direction (the Habs have been going around in circles for years between mediocre and poor teams).
A close look at Gauthier's track record as a NHL GM will expose his inabilities to build a true competitor.
However - in order to try and save his own job Gauthier has no choice but to can Martin - if he can convince Geoff Molson that the Habs problems are rooted in coaching (which is only partially true) - he may be able to buy more time for himself....but (hopefully) the axe is being sharpened for the GM!
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The head coach of the Habs has to be able to address the French media , well, in french
With the owner now running the Habs team as 'President' I am not sure that being bilingual is the #1 priority it was under the presidency of Pierre Boivin - hopefully, winning will now be the main objective!
yah.......Pierre, Jacques and Perry just need to go away......they've worked together forever....they were in Ottawa....never won nothin.... as long as they are here.....they won't win nothin either. We need somethin new, somethin fresh.
Every coach we get......Therrien, Vigneault, Julien...go on to become pretty good coaches, we just always get rid of them before they prove it with us. Jacques has been around forever and won absolutely nothing.....there is a reason for that people.
My choices are as follows.
Left some great coaches out but they were anglophones sooo I didn't have a choice. Dale Hunter would be a good choice.
Sadly I don't know who we can bring in this season to replace Martins.....other then Jodoin.