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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%
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12-17-2011, 12:35 PM
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I get that and that's why I do think language is something that should be considered. This is a bilingual organization, and it should be. But we got to be pragmatic too.This organization should be above politics and when you hear fans say they will no longer be fans if the head coach only speaks English..well, good riddance.
Look I really don't want francophone people to feel disrespected or anything but ultimately the reasoning for wanting a bilingual coach doesn't hold water. In sports you go for the best player, coach, management available. If language is a concern you get a translator.

It boils down to an entitlement issue.

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What about Mr. Gerard Gallant from the Sea Dogs? I know he already coached Columbus... Would he be any good?

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I'm just glad they didn't make a knee jerk reaction and hired someone right away, giving Cunneyworth a chance is the right move. Who knows, maybe things will work out and he'll be in it for the long run.

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I remember an interview with Jonathan Roy that surprised me. He said that if a job was offered by the Habs Roy would have a hard time refusing it, but that he was seeing is father being a GM in the NHL more than a coach.

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If Cunneyworth was in charge of the PP, does this mean that Darche ends up on both PP units?

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The best available coach is French at this point, so language isn't an issue.

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The best available coach is French at this point, so language isn't an issue.
Jean Perron?

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I remember an interview with Jonathan Roy that surprised me. He said that if a job was offered by the Habs Roy would have a hard time refusing it, but that he was seeing is father being a GM in the NHL more than a coach.
I think even Roy himself knows that being both a GM and head coach in the NHL long term just isn't viable. You need multiple voices out there.

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Let's hope that he make at least an effort to learn french because it is the language of the majority of the fans. Let's face it, they should have chosen Guy Boucher when it was the time

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The best available coach is French at this point, so language isn't an issue.
And who might this be ?

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Let's hope that he make at least an effort to learn french because it is the language of the majority of the fans. Let's face it, they should have choose Guy Boucher when it was the time
But the majority of the team speaks English and it's the language he will be working in.

He needs to make an effort on his French, I agree it's a matter of respect as he's working in a majority Francophone city, but the main language he needs to focus on is winning.

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But the majority of the team speaks English and it's the language he will be working in.

He needs to make an effort on his French, I agree it's a matter of respect as he's working in a majority Francophone city, but the main language he needs to focus on is winning.
Bwahahaha ! No it isn't. Not even close anymore.

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Bwahahaha ! No it isn't. Not even close anymore.
If it's not a majority, it's a quite big plurality.

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And who might this be ?
Use your knowledge instead of asking others.

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Please don't be a coach with no pro experience (Roy etc)

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Tick tick tick tick ! Still waiting ? Because it's not even close to the truth.

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Bwahahaha ! No it isn't. Not even close anymore.
This team doesn't represent only the city of Montreal. It is the team of the entire province of Quebec.

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For every anglo coach, chances are there's a franco counterpart. When you know that this question will be a distraction with the team, if we don't start winning bad, it will be a problem. And while we have to give Cunneyworth is chance, I don't see him turning it around big time. Just having a new face should help....but we will see how much.

And just for the record, for whoever would like to ask me who is Cunneyworth franco counterpart....Benoit Groulx is.

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Please don't be a coach with no pro experience (Roy etc)
The thing is...
Last time we hired a coach with pro experience....
Well, he was just fired.

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The thing is...
Last time we hired a coach with pro experience....
Well, he was just fired.
Too bad he stopped learning how to coach in 2001 !

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The thing is...
Last time we hired a coach with pro experience....
Well, he was just fired.
They all get fired in the end.

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This team doesn't represent only the city of Montreal. It is the team of the entire province of Quebec.
But primarily it represents Montreal. It's not a superiority thing but it's just the reality of the situation - Montreal is where the money is, Montreal is where the organization is based. Most of the team has probably never been to anywhere in the province besides Montreal and possibly QC.

And okay, maybe not a majority, but Francophone Quebecois are definitely the plurality of Montreal.

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