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Jacques Martin FIRED!

View Poll Results: What do you think about the Martin firing?
Right timing (Good riddance) 30 11.76%
Finally (Should have happened sooner) 152 59.61%
Surprised (they didn't wait until later in the season) 48 18.82%
Should have kept him as coach. 25 9.80%
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12-17-2011, 09:16 AM
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will not believe until he's not behind the bench

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12-17-2011, 09:17 AM
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Sucks that we lost muller, he could have been a good replacement.

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12-17-2011, 09:17 AM
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Anyone else concerned about Cunneyworth being interim for the rest of the year?
Maybe it's to gauge the French medias response to an English coach? I mean why not go after a coach like Carlyle or Crawford?
Just hope they go for the best coach and not one bases on him being French.
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12-17-2011, 09:17 AM
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what??? I have to say I'm insanely surprised.

Cunneyworth? heu ok.. not sure about that. But, I can't imagine him being a worst fit than JM. So, it's good news.

I expect a few guys start playing worse (Gill, maybe Gorges. Moen). But others playing much better (Cammalleri, Subban for starters).

Can't wait for tonight's game. I wanted to watch a movie but no way. Let's watch the habs without JM.

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So...why do I get feeling Pierre is being pressured?

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Cunneyworth...are u ****ing kidding me???

nothing will change for montreal
Think the reason they haven't hired a full time coach is because Molson wants to see if the team will improve with the interim coach.If not Goat is next to be fired and then a new GM and the coach of his choice will be hired in the off season.

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12-17-2011, 09:18 AM
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randy cunneyworth is the interim coach for you guys atm, i have no idea who it is.

any inpute would be appreciated.

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12-17-2011, 09:18 AM
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We'll regret this. Frankly, PG is more responsible for where we are today than Martin (for better or for worse).

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Anyone else concerned about Cunneyworth being interim for the rest of the year?
Maybe it's to gauge the French medias response to an English coach? I mean why not go after a coach like Carlyle or Crawford?
Just hope they go for the best coach and not one bases on him being French.
nah don't think it's gonna be a problem.

He's the interim coach because the habs simply haven't found their new guy or are not sure Cunneyworth is going to be able to do the job.

And if the team has enough success, they'll keep Cunneyworth as coach. That's how I see it. Having success is more important than the coach being able to speak french.

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12-17-2011, 09:18 AM
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Yes.

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12-17-2011, 09:19 AM
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So...why do I get feeling Pierre is being pressured?
Or maybe he watched last AC.

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Next Gomez and Gauthier and we're in business...

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I hear that so often when a coach plays a defensive style. And it never turns out to be true. The idea being that if he allowed forwards to play aggressively they'd score more. Maybe true but they'd allow more goals too, and playing defense creates offense on the counterattack -- which the Habs are extremely good at.

I heard much the same about Julien until he won his Cup.
Julien was about 100x better than Martin. Julien never had a team this talented when he was in Montreal either, as far as I can remember.

Martin has one of the most talented teams in ages in his hands and while he's not getting horrible results, they aren't ideal.

The problem with Martin is that he hates young players (or it seems that way). Leblanc scores his first NHL goal? Sit him the rest of the game. A few of the defenseman make some mistakes (Weber, Emelin, Diaz) sit them (or make them play forward) and let Hal Gill continue to suck without a word.

Last game is the perfect example;
We're down 1-goal against Philly most of the game and he gives Mathieu Darche and Petteri Nokelainen 16-minutes each (I like both, but come on) while Leblanc, who scored and showed legit emotion, was benched.

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Tough to understand as a team point of view though. Everything is fine, we've got great stats despite the injuries, we've got a great vet coach and then boom...you're gone.

So who's wrong? Martin or Gauthier?

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Let me remind you that Cunneyworth was coaching the PP and we have the worst pp of the league...promising .

JM made his time with us, thanks for everything (and I mean it), but I dont think Cunneyworth is the best choice. I'd take back Michel Therrien to be honest.

And I dont think its all JM's fault. Gauthier and Martin werent on the same page thats for sure. JM has defensive system, and all that Gauthier does is bring offensive D-man. Gauthier is next to go.

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I bet Cunneyworth won't be allowed to speak to the media.

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randy cunneyworth is the interim coach for you guys atm, i have no idea who it is.
He was an Ottawa Senator and hates the Leafs because you always pounded the Sens in the playoffs.

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Bruins fan coming in peace.

This is great news. Jaques Martin was a strong coach and his commitment to discipline made the Habs a perennial pain in the butt to play against despite seldom having any particular amount of talent to work with.

Unless they choose really well, the Habs just got easier to beat!
i like that

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Think the reason they haven't hired a full time coach is because Molson wants to see if the team will improve with the interim coach.If not Goat is next to be fired and then a new GM and the coach of his choice will be hired in the off season.
Probably. I think PG's job is on the line here. Acquiring big contracts and while kaberle helped, the result hasn't changed much, still about .500 team.

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Yes but 3 years too late. He should have been fired the first year or never hired in the first place. He can thank Halak and Price for lasting this long, he was a worse coach then a rookie Carbo which is mind blogging considering he has coached over 1000 games.

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Big Mistake. He was not the reason for where the habs are. Like they say, you can't make chicken salad from chicken ****.

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I have a feeling we will see Gainey behind the bench for a while.

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12-17-2011, 09:21 AM
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Think the reason they haven't hired a full time coach is because Molson wants to see if the team will improve with the interim coach.If not Goat is next to be fired and then a new GM and the coach of his choice will be hired in the off season.
That's what I think. Why not have your new GM pick your new coach.
If memory serves correct, Montreal is still paying Carbo (or stopped this year) and Martin still has 2 years left on his contract.

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So Larry Carrière was hired at that position to be the translator....

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