I think let's face it the Als have had success but they've always done things the same way, building their own team culture and I don't see them changing soon. Lalonde must have realised this that things were not easy to change.
Lalonde is a *********. I say this having interacted with him many times while I worked at the Bell Centre.
We did hear that it was a party in the office when they knew Lalonde was leaving the Habs. Can't believe a guy would be so full of himself to not see people hating him that much. You have to hope that the Habs won't take him back somehow.