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06-05-2012, 09:05 AM
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For those worrying about Therrien's handling of Price. I wouldn't worry about that. People must not forget what he did with Jose Theodore in 02 (Hart? Vezina?) and most recently MA Fleury (established as a top goaltender).

Where a legitimate question could be asked is: will he stifle offensively gifted forwards? How will MT deal with a guy like Eller per say?

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06-05-2012, 09:05 AM
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The only problem, Montreal was mad because they had a coach who couldn't speak french, well now they're stuck with one who can't speak english

If people want to lay blame to anyone, don't blame the gm, blame the stupid french media for forcing the subject.

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How about everyone who thinks this is a "bad selection", you take a step back and look at things logically.
a) Bergevin took his time in making a decision, so this decision is obviously a decision he is happy with
b) Most of you who are happy with Bergevin's hiring of GM should at least give his hirings a chance before you run them over with the negativity bus
c) its been 10 years since MT was here, he is not the same person. 10 years is a long time to learn and grow in ones profession, so how about you give him a chance before you dismiss him already.
d) When he was here the first time, he was not "THAT" bad, we have had worse coaches.


So, in summry, cut out all this negativity because MT was not your ideal "sexy pick". Most of you "Trust In Timmins", maybe you should try giving your new gm some "Trust".





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I am well aware MT's coaching has a shelf life and the odds are probably high that he probably won't be here 3 years from now.
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06-05-2012, 09:07 AM
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06-05-2012, 09:09 AM
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If people want to lay blame to anyone, don't blame the gm, blame the stupid french media for forcing the subject.
exactly Bergevins hands have been handcuffed the minute he accepted this position

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06-05-2012, 09:10 AM
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So some ppl don't want to give Therrien a chance, and don't want to buy that he has changed in the past 10 years, but were saying that Pierre McGuire had grown so much after his horrible time with the Whalers?

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Deffinetly the safest pick for Bergevin which makes sense for a new gm. We just have to trust MB and hope he made the right decision.

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06-05-2012, 09:12 AM
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If people want to lay blame to anyone, don't blame the gm, blame the stupid french media for forcing the subject.
If the GM gets influenced by the media, then he should absolutely get blamed and we should be very worried.



All in all, im disappointed. MT really doesn't strike me as a good candidate. But like under PG/Martin, I will give them a year before really judging them.
All I can do us hope MB has a good philosophy and that MT learned from his time off.

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**** all of you. Seriously, quitting on Bergevin already because he selected a coach you didn't like? You know what? I'm going to trust a dude who's had experience at almost all levels of the NHL over some guy on a forum who doesn't like francophone coaches. It's not like Bergevin made a rash choice. He told us when he was named GM that he would always take decisions with his group. That means if Therrien is our head coach, then the management as a whole thought he'd be the best.

And if you think he's so bad, stop saying it and start naming people who you think are better. Hell, name anglophones while you're at it. Where are all those supposedly awesome anglophone coaches that were just waiting to be hired?

And seriously, using mistakes from a decade ago to judge a man? WTF is wrong with you?

Jesus, give the man a chance and ****.

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The list of possibles was way too short, and I don't think it had much to do with language. Just not a great year to need a new HC who can't be labeled a re-tread.

Wanted Carbo...but...

Love the management moves - til now - but there weren't many fish in the coaching pond.

Hopefully, *next time* there will be.

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I hope that MT will ask for some enforcer and some toughness in his lineup.

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06-05-2012, 09:13 AM
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Next question is how Michel gonna build his coaching staff? Any new names rumoured?

Some Habs"fans" overreaction here is embarassing, cmon guys

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Well I did not want him nor was I happy when I found out he was re-hired. But I am a firm believer that people have the capability of changing so I will give him a chance.

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Not the guy I was expecting, nor hoping for, but I won't throw him under the bus just yet. Guy hasn't coached a game, let alone an entire season, with the current club. Why don't we give the guy a chance, see what he can do and what he can get out of the players before we judge the guy. Ten years changes not only a team, but the person coaching too.

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If people want to lay blame to anyone, don't blame the gm, blame the stupid french media for forcing the subject.
Exactly, although I don't mind the hiring, I believe the process would have been much more beneficial to our team in the long term if all candidates would have been considered no matter the language. Brent Sutter would be an example.

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06-05-2012, 09:14 AM
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**** all of you. Seriously, quitting on Bergevin already because he selected a coach you didn't like? You know what? I'm going to trust a dude who's had experience at almost all levels of the NHL over some guy on a forum who doesn't like francophone coaches. It's not like Bergevin made a rash choice. He told us when he was named GM that he would always take decisions with his group. That means if Therrien is our head coach, then the management as a whole thought he'd be the best.

And if you think he's so bad, stop saying it and start naming people who you think are better. Hell, name anglophones while you're at it. Where are all those supposedly awesome anglophone coaches that were just waiting to be hired?

And seriously, using mistakes from a decade ago to judge a man? WTF is wrong with you?

Jesus, give the man a chance and ****.

Is this article from a HALL OF FAME WRITER not showing up on your screen???
How about all the one's saying let's give MT or trust Bergevin ,you need to do as Jeremy Ronieck suggest and WAKE UP .You all think this is what Montreal needs right now????You think we need a guy who WONT HAVE THE RESPECT OF THE ROOM? you think we need a guy who will STRAIN relationships with players? ...YES great.



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The prevailing theory is Therrien lost the dressing room. In truth, he probably never had it. He never was a popular coach, not that popularity is a prerequisite for being a successful one. (c.f. Bowman, William Scott.) Therrien helped turn Pittsburgh from bunglers to a Stanley Cup threat in three years, which is to his everlasting credit. He could be remarkably heavy-handed -- you remember his rant a few years ago when he threw his defensemen under the bus and then backed up and drove the bus over them a few times? -- but he actually had backed off a little this season after the run to the finals.

Earlier this season. Therrien told Pittsburgh writers, "I know this team, these players. I don't feel the need to send messages. They know what I expect and what I want and what wins. When they're not doing it, they know. I don't need to say it [in the press] anymore."

Of course, hardheaded coaches are a lot more palatable when a team is winning. With the Penguins languishing in 10th place in the Eastern Conference, Therrien's imperiousness and strained relationships with many of his players -- probably Crosby, too, although he never gave any public indication of it -- were not going to work.

Shero has turned the team over on an interim basis to Dan Bylsma, a former NHL player in his first season as head coach of the Penguins' AHL team in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. If he can revive Pittsburgh, Bylsma will stay. If the Penguins continue to founder in their final 25 games and miss the playoffs, next summer look for Shero to consider Brent Peterson, a Nashville assistant, or Todd Richards, who coached in Wilkes-Barre but now is an assistant to Todd McLellan in San Jose.

Read more: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200...#ixzz1wuGQzIVv

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Will Martin Lapointe's appointment as assistant coach also be made official at the 2:30 p.m. presser?

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06-05-2012, 09:15 AM
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That's exactly what we said about Gomez coming into last season.
Well...the on the other bright side, even if we manage to do worse than last season, we'll end up with a future star considering how good the first round is looking for next season.

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06-05-2012, 09:17 AM
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People makes me sick here. As if the Bergevin had that many choices...Therrien has matured a lot from his old days here. Probably the only panelist that had a brain on l'antichambre. IMO I rather have therrien than Crawford or hartley.
So, he hired 'the best of what was left' , and for some reason this should be celebrated? You can't understand why people are frustrated?

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not my choice, but i will keep an open mind, fresh start, new season

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2 years is what you can expect from any coach these days... unless your name is Ruff, Trotz or Babcock.
Could you imagine if any of these 3 were available and interested in the Habs job but had no chance because of the language issue..

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06-05-2012, 09:20 AM
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Could you imagine if any of these 3 were available and interested in the Habs job but had no chance because of the language issue..
I'd like to believe it would be a bit different and that MB would make his own decision. However, that is not the current situation that was presented. He had his choice from a dozen of head coaches that were all around the same skill level with nothing making any one candidate stand out from the rest
I mean seriously how can the french media argue the hiring of Babcock? What are we playing Hockey or a spelling bee?

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Could you imagine if any of these 3 were available and interested in the Habs job but had no chance because of the language issue..
That's a bold statement. They would at least get a phone call and an interview.

They can still learn basic french.

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I'd rather have a monkey coaching the habs than Michel Therrien
shouldnt you be on the Kings board right now???

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For those worrying about Therrien's handling of Price. I wouldn't worry about that. People must not forget what he did with Jose Theodore in 02 (Hart? Vezina?) and most recently MA Fleury (established as a top goaltender).
Fleury established a reputation as a top goaltender, but he's an average-to-below-average starter.

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