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04-02-2007, 04:27 PM
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Except Lou didn't win the cup.

He fired Ftorek and replaced him with Robinson who won the cup.

When he took over himself, they beat a depleted Rangers team in round 1, then got their ***** handed to them by the Canes in Round 2.
Aha, thanks for the facts! I didn't know about Robinson, and my apologies if it's mentioned in the same article.

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If this was any other organization, I would expect Julien to be pursued as an immediate replacement for Craig MacTavish.

But this is the Edmonton Oilers, the organization that stands by a coach that has 1 win in 18 games because he was a solid checker in the NHL between the mid-80s and the mid-90s.

*Sigh*

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Then again New Jersey is a pretty solid team.

One of the best goaltenders (if not the best) in the league.

Good offense, solid defense. A lot more experience. If Mac T was their coach, they'd probably be about the same record-wise. Not sure if Julien really is a hockey genius.

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So, is Lou hockey's version of Pat Riley?
ha.. so true..

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Julien was hired on as coach of the Habs, was he not? If I recall correctly, Julien was coaching a farm team shared by the Oiler & the Habs and the Oiler's had to officially release his 'rights' so that he could coach the Habs. If this is correct, what were the circumstances of his release then?

Very strange indeed...

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04-02-2007, 06:21 PM
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I hope they go out early and Lou finally gets the boot. That will really be something.
he won't get the boot as he is a part owner of the team, he owns a small percentage and is loved by the owners

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Somebody always will. It's the NHL.
for a million bucks a year i'm sure most of us on here would :-)

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A terrible move why fire a coach when he is able to motivate a team to second in the eastern conference and has has yet to prove it in the playoffs.

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04-02-2007, 08:33 PM
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If this was any other organization, I would expect Julien to be pursued as an immediate replacement for Craig MacTavish.

But this is the Edmonton Oilers, the organization that stands by a coach that has 1 win in 18 games because he was a solid checker in the NHL between the mid-80s and the mid-90s.

*Sigh*
and what exactly has julien accomplished behind the bench that mact hasn't?

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What's so great about Julien anyway?

Elias, Broduer, Gomez, Rafalski, Gionta, Parise, Martin ... lets face it, that team would be pretty good with any coach.

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04-02-2007, 09:13 PM
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I found an article on the web describing Julien's Edmonton connection when Montreal signed him:

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/story/2003/...ien030117.html

"Because the Canadiens share the AHL Bulldogs with the Edmonton Oilers this season, Julien was actually under contract with the Oilers. As compensation, Montreal will send a fifth-round draft pick in 2003 to Edmonton. The pick will become a fourth-rounder if the Habs make the playoffs.

"(Oilers GM) Kevin Lowe called me this morning to congratulate me and wish me luck," Julien said. "I was really well treated by the Oilers. They gave me my first (pro) chance. Kevin Lowe is a classy guy." "

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I don't supose we could give Julien a job with our AHL franchise in Springfield next year if no other team makes a coaching change? He's be a solid pick up. Or even better, we could fire Craig Simpson and hire Julien to coach our powerplay immediately..

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