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04-07-2012, 05:25 PM
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I'd seriously consider either Tippet for HC, or Maloney for GM...
Man, I can just imagine the amount of kaka that will hit the fan with those two announcements

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The idea of being a GM for Roy surely means that he wants the final say on any moves that are being made. Yes, chances are his GM will talk to him about what he thinks and all, in the end though, it's possible that GM use his veto to do whatever which is probaby what Roy don't want, hence being a GM as well where he'll have the final say. So that's why having some guys around might actually do some of the job he doesn't care that much which is the screening and all. Yet in the end, if it's just a question of final say...I don't see what is the problem.

As far as Robinson goes....I don't see the guy as a natural born head coach. An awesome and a MUST for defencemen but head coach? Don't see it.
I don't think a GM will veto over a head coach, especially not one that brings in results.
I think anybody that hires Roy will actually understand how Roy works. It will truly be a partnership between GM/Coach. I'm also sure that if Roy agrees to a coaching position, he understands he's not the GM.

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What's the point, we all know its going to be some idiot a la houle. This is the habs, we haven't had an elite gm since toe blake

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04-07-2012, 07:09 PM
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What's the point, we all know its going to be some idiot a la houle. This is the habs, we haven't had an elite gm since toe blake
Toe Blake was never a GM. I'd say you're right if you say "since Sam Pollock" though.

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What's the point, we all know its going to be some idiot a la houle. This is the habs, we haven't had an elite gm since toe blake
Sam Pollock says hi. Only the architect of the greatest dynasty of the modern era.

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Per Hot Stove. Brisson is no longer a candidate

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Per Hot Stove. Brisson is no longer a candidate
Ugh, that leaves Julien Brisebois as the only french-speaking candidate (that I know of) I like.

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I heard they also listed the top coaching candidates. Who was listed there? thanks.

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I do not have the patience to filter through tons of pages dedicated to this topic, however, can somebody legitimately post which potential GM candidates may have connections to Serge Savard?

I'm warming up to the idea of Roy as the potential HC, but you would need a strong GM behind him that could keep Roy in check. I do not want Julien Brisebois anywhere near this franchise. I would prefer Bergevin or even Loiselle. I am interested to see if the Habs may pusue a candidate already under contract (Tallon, Lamoriello, etc.)

So, now that Brisson is out, lets handicap the field........

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Ugh, that leaves Julien Brisebois as the only french-speaking candidate (that I know of) I like.
Sounds like you like him a lot too.

It's gonna be a long process unless someone wows them.

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Habs will not name a coach I.e Roy before they hire a GM. At that point it's the new GM who will decide who he wants as his coach.

In all likelihood, Roy will stay in Quebec and coach the Quebec Coyotes.

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Anyone besides me think Vigneault would look good back in Montreal?

Vancouver might not keep him around if they bow out early. He's the only ex coach I'd like to see back.

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Anyone besides me think Vigneault would look good back in Montreal?

Vancouver might not keep him around if they bow out early. He's the only ex coach I'd like to see back.
Claude Julien sends you a get well card from that concussion that jolted your memory.

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Claude Julien sends you a get well card from that concussion that jolted your memory.
Prefer Vigneault by a lot. Don't care for Julien myself.

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Sounds like you like him a lot too.

It's gonna be a long process unless someone wows them.
Yeah, hopefully they do take their time and wait to see if any GMs become available (though they won't speak French). I also expect other NHL teams to not make guys available until the playoffs are over for no other reason than to be an inconvenience.

Things didn't work out too well when the Habs had Gauthier step into the job straight into the job rather than conducting a search. Ditto parachuting Houle in from Habs the alumni association (though comparing the body of the work of the two makes Gauthier look pretty good).

I'm not expecting a new GM to be named until after the playoffs are finished.

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Anyone besides me think Vigneault would look good back in Montreal?

Vancouver might not keep him around if they bow out early. He's the only ex coach I'd like to see back.
I wouldn't mind Vigneault at all. Great coach, been to the finals and has a lot of experience in hotspot cities. Most importantly, her fills on the French factor.

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04-07-2012, 09:23 PM
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I heard they also listed the top coaching candidates. Who was listed there? thanks.
Friedman said some hockey people expect between 4-10 open coaching jobs.

#1 guy is Dave Tippett - (if Phoenix moves) though he only has one year left on his contract.

Mike Sullivan (NYR assistant), Craig Mactavish, Peter Horachek (Nashville assistant), Jim Playfair (Phoenix assistant), Dallas Easkins (Toronto Marlies), Todd Nelson (Oklahoma City).

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Sam Pollock says hi. Only the architect of the greatest dynasty of the modern era.
Pollock must be 80 y.o. at least now...

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Other than language factor, what was wrong with Randy Cunneyworth?

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Other than language factor, what was wrong with Randy Cunneyworth?
Tactics, player usage/bench management.

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Other than language factor, what was wrong with Randy Cunneyworth?
Everyone likes the guy, but the results were hardly steller. I'm of the belief we are a better team than we showed this year....

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Pollock must be 80 y.o. at least now...
He died a few years ago. Something that went completely by the wayside by most fans and media.

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04-07-2012, 10:36 PM
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Everyone likes the guy, but the results were hardly steller. I'm of the belief we are a better team than we showed this year....
Ahh just found out he was MTL's assistant coach prior to being named interim coach. Is his contract up as assistant?

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Anyone besides me think Vigneault would look good back in Montreal?

Vancouver might not keep him around if they bow out early. He's the only ex coach I'd like to see back.
i wouldn't mind him him back

he did his best with some pretty bad teams

http://www.dropyourgloves.com/Stat/P...n=2000&Team=14

1999-2000 team almost made the playoffs

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He was also pretty green coaching in the hot-bed of hockey. Personally, as I said he's the only former coach I'd welcome back.

I have a feeling Roy has the inside track, if not a spoken agreement. On him I have mixed feelings.

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