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Cunneyworth named interim Head Coach/Carrière Assistant Coach

View Poll Results: What traits do you want for next coach?
Hire from within the organization 1 2.00%
Play offense and don't sit 20 40.00%
Must be bilingual 3 6.00%
Keep the defensive system 1 2.00%
Hire the best coach available 42 84.00%
Play in your face hockey w / forechecking 22 44.00%
Keep a fighter in the lineup and play him 5 10.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

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12-17-2011, 12:25 PM
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Hire the best guy available. He can exclusively speak Mandarin and I wouldn't care.

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Did he call you & tell you that personally?
No but we're still paying Carbonneau

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Wait until Phoenix moves to Quebec City, they fire Dave Tippett because he doesn't speak french, we hire him because we don't have to carry the weight of an entire province on our shoulders anymore.

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I hope they will hire a coach that do not speak french, so he will have more time to concentrate on the game than on press conference and media bashing.

realistically, the next coach will be Bob Hartley or Patrick Roy.

I can't believe we missed the opportunity to get Kirk Muller and Guy Boucher as head coach.

It's not the right time to hire a real coach replacement, so I guess they are going to for a temporary replacement until the end of the season.
Not really.

He would've taken the first flight out of Swizterland if it was the case, and realistically, that shouldn't happen.

Waiting till the end of the season might mean Roy, still, they seem to want to give RC his chance to show what he can do.

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'Per interim' is a nice way to test the reaction and hopefully get everyone used to an English-only speaking coach by the end of the year, especially if the team experiences some success.

As for Gauthier's belief that languages can be taught this easily, that makes him the biggest fraud that every existed. If Cunneyworth was the initial plan and his French was important, they would have gotten him started on it while in the AHL.

To me, French for the coach is mandatory and not just a 'bonus asset' and quite frankly, I thought it was for the organization as well. I am severly disappointed and it puts the final nail the the coffin as far as my support for it is concerned.

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12-17-2011, 12:33 PM
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The next coach should be hired by the next GM.

Interim coach until then.

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'Per interim' is a nice way to test the reaction and hopefully get everyone used to an English-only speaking coach by the end of the year, especially if the team experiences some success.

As for Gauthier's belief that languages can be taught this easily, that makes him the biggest fraud that every existed. If Cunneyworth was the initial plan and his French was important, they would have gotten him started on it while in the AHL.

To me, French for the coach is mandatory and not just a 'bonus asset' and quite frankly, I thought it was for the organization as well. I am severly disappointed and it puts the final nail the the coffin as far as my support for it is concerned.
Good riddance, go cheer for the Nordiques.

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Good riddance, go cheer for the Nordiques.
Will do! Oh are they back?

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Good riddance, go cheer for the Nordiques.
Quoted for truth. Can't wait for the Nordiques come back so the Habs don't have to be a political tool.

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'Per interim' is a nice way to test the reaction and hopefully get everyone used to an English-only speaking coach by the end of the year, especially if the team experiences some success.

As for Gauthier's belief that languages can be taught this easily, that makes him the biggest fraud that every existed. If Cunneyworth was the initial plan and his French was important, they would have gotten him started on it while in the AHL.

To me, French for the coach is mandatory and not just a 'bonus asset' and quite frankly, I thought it was for the organization as well. I am severly disappointed and it puts the final nail the the coffin as far as my support for it is concerned.
What if an English coach is a better coach?

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The next coach should be hired by the next GM.

Interim coach until then.
+1

Hopefully, whomever's put in place next year is there because they are the best people possible. Nill, McGuire or Brisebois for GM.

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What if an English coach is a better coach?
Hopefully you're not stupid enough to believe 'an english coach is a better coach'.

I'll just assume you simply misworded that.

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I still like the idea of Guy Carbonneau.
You learn things and improve over time.
Give him a second shot.
If you really want to give a second chance to a guy who has learned things and quite possibly improved over time, Mario Tremblay would be a far better choice than Carbo.
With his tenure as assistant coach to Jacques Lemaire in Minnesota, it would be quite interesting to see what Tremblay could do now as a head coach in the NHL be it with the Habs or another team. And he definately could bring fire to a team that has lacked emotion under JM.

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Do your due dilligence and interview all of the best candidates out there.

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Bunch of hypocrite on here. They'll be the first to whines if the habs were to hired a french unilingual coach

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Hopefully you're not stupid enough to believe 'an english coach is a better coach'.

I'll just assume you simply misworded that.
I'll just assume you have no reading comprehension. It's pretty clear that meant "what if the best coach avaiable is english".

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Bunch of hypocrite on here. They'll be the first to whines if the habs were to hired a french unilingual coach
Yeah, it would be very hypocritical of me to want the coach to be able to communicate with more than 3 players on the roster.

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He was worse than Martin..
Really? He ended up 1st in the conference with a much worse team

I'm not even pro-Carb but would be interesting to see what he could do with a much better team no less.

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Bunch of hypocrite on here. They'll be the first to whines if the habs were to hired a french unilingual coach
Well there's a reason to have an concern with that; most of the team doesn't speak French. But the head coach could speak only Finnish and I'd be fine if he's effective.

This team is a bilingual organization. I agree there should always be members of the coaching staff who speak French, I don't even speak French and I'd be pissed if they hired only Anglos.

But we shouldn't be restricting the head coach position because of language. Enough using this organization as a political tool.

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Good riddance, go cheer for the Nordiques.
^ Exactly what I would've said if I didn't know for a fact I'd be infracted

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Hopefully you're not stupid enough to believe 'an english coach is a better coach'.

I'll just assume you simply misworded that.
Hopefully you're not stupid enough to think language is as important or more important than the quality of the coach himself.

See? I can do that too

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I really can't wait for the Nordiques to return.

I don't think the Nords moving is the reason for the post-93 decline...but I do think it has played its part.

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Yeah, it would be very hypocritical of me to want the coach to be able to communicate with more than 3 players on the roster.

Ya, the argument totally doesn't work in reverse

The fact is by adding a bonus requirement you effectively contrain the options available to you in order to improve. It really is a simple concept. I understand where those concerned with the French language are coming from, but at some point something has to give.

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