I just hope we stop playing on our heels. Not sure if that was Julien's fault, but if it was, then I'm happy. On the flip side, this sends the 'ok guys, you stunk it up, yet someone else took the fall' message to the players, which I hate. Let's hope Bob has the same effect that Lou has in Jersey
I'm sad for Julien. I really believe he was one of the best coach we had for a long time. On the other hand, I'm *certain* he will be able to find a new coaching position somewhere else in the NHL, so it's not too bad for him. In fact, I would be willing to bet that he'll coach for another team as soon as this season.
If this is Gainey's answer because he can't make a deal then we're in a heap of trouble folks.
It better not be the lone solution.
You know how it goes, new team gets a boost for a week or two because everyone wants to impress the new coach. Of course, the next 8 games for this team are CRUCIAL, so if you were to make a change I guess now is the time so you get that ''boost'' against those tough teams.
Also, for those of you b*tching about Julien's system...2 selke award winners/defensive minded players are being added to the staff. Is there any doubt we'll still have a similar system?
Julien is a good coach and deserves another crack at a job sooner rather than later.
Ouch... when you look at the coaching alumni from the Habs... Julien does stands out. But he's the least incompetent of a mostly dull bunch. So it doesn't make him the best person for the job.
The Habs haven't had any success in finding the better coaches in the league.
Is the coaching job like it used to be with the players? That is, nobody wants to coach in MTL? Montreal is the Siberia of coaching jobs?
So here's a trivia question: Who was the last competent, i.e. real coach in MTL?
I think a big part of it is few french-speaking (or bilingual) coaches of note have been available these past 10 years. Like it or not, it's a pre-requesite these days with the 'points de presse' every day.
OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i just can't believe it! finally Carbo is back, what leadership now behind the bench! YEAH for Rick Green being fired too!
Originally Posted by fredez
I really think this is a desesperation move on Gainey's part because he couldn't get any fair deal in a trade.
Carbonneau has never been head coach of any team right? Is this Mario Tremblay part 2???
On the contrary, this is the start to some major changes i think, Carbo was the Assistant to Therrien a couple of years ago, back then if you guys didn't remember we were top5 in powerplay AND penalty kill, anew chapter is getting writen in the great book of the Montreal Canadiens
finally! im sorry, i liked julien as a person, and a man, but he did not have the system for this team. too many of our offensive players were on hi short leash, and he lost complete respect from his players. total defensive system was wrong for this team, we dont have the players for it. how else could you explain why we played our best hockey all year long when down a goal or two, and our worst while leading ? good luck julien, but wow...im happy. ive been complaining about julien all season, just waiting for this too happen...i mean come on...down by a goal, 1 minute to play...bonk on the ice! that sums it up imo.
According to Danny Dubé from CKAC and LCN, Carbonneau is going to be named head coach. It may not happen at the press conference today (12:30pm ET) but he thinks that's Gainey's plan...
I'm not sure I like this news. At least not if it's right away. I'm happy Carbo is back with the team, but I really want someone with head coaching experience. I'd say let Gainey coach for a while, until we find a suitable replacement.