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03-09-2009, 04:27 PM
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Randy Tieman was on team 990 earlier today filling in for PJ (at around 1-1:15pm) and repeated at least 6 times Don Lever will never be the Canadiens head coach (when asked by a caller). He said the priority would be to get a french canadian coach.

Just thought I'd add that in here since I was just tuning in when he said it and well you know, carbo getting fired just hours later.

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Hartley was seen at the Buffalo game and at the Atlanta game, where he has a house. But in Buffalo????

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Id love to see Roy but i dont think he is ready for the NHL. He would be entertaining to watch.

So i will say probably Hartley.

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03-09-2009, 04:29 PM
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I find it tough for it to happen now. I would loved to see Tortorella come here and the Habs play an up-tempo style that fits the roster.

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I find it tough for it to happen now. I would loved to see Tortorella come here and the Habs play an up-tempo style that fits the roster.
Indeed. Torts would have been nice.

I bet Hartley will be hired eventually though unless coaching candidates change between now and summer.

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03-09-2009, 04:30 PM
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Why Roy ?!?!?

Why him ? What has he done to get the job ? other than coaching an Junior team (Remparts ) ?!

I think the best coach for the Habs would be Lever..

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03-09-2009, 04:31 PM
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Hartley was seen at the Buffalo game and at the Atlanta game, where he has a house. But in Buffalo????
Doesn't he work for RDS? He'd have plenty of reason for being at a Habs game.

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03-09-2009, 04:31 PM
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Roy has character. Roy communicates, maybe even a little too much. Roy can handle our goalie situation. I think he'd be great.

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03-09-2009, 04:34 PM
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I hope the replacement will be a rookie french Canadian, it's a tradition to put a rookie for coach in the habs.

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03-09-2009, 04:36 PM
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I like Hartley, but isn't he more of a defensive oriented coach as well? I could be TOTALLY wrong, I am going off some vague memory here.

The team needs a coach that A) works well with an up-tempo style suitable to the personnel in Montreal, and B) knows how to develop young players.

From what I remember of Hartley, he's defense first and notoriously fickle with young talent.

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03-09-2009, 04:38 PM
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I can't see Gainey and Roy fitting together.

Don Lever seems like the natural progression. Or Jarvis. Those are more Gainey's types, aren't they?

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Mark my words, it will be Patrick Roy!

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I can't see Gainey and Roy fitting together.

Don Lever seems like the natural progression. Or Jarvis. Those are more Gainey's types, aren't they?
Lever ? Jarvis ? No way....

It's gonna be Hartley or Roy.... Or Mario Tremblay !!!

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03-09-2009, 04:41 PM
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If it comes to Roy, well, the positive side is although he only coaches a junior team, he's coaching it to one of the best records in the Q. The Remparts are also one of the highest scoring teams in this league, they're good, I've seen them personally. And coming from a league like that he should be used to coaching offensive systems.

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I can't see Gainey and Roy fitting together.

Don Lever seems like the natural progression. Or Jarvis. Those are more Gainey's types, aren't they?
I think Gainey's stuck in a tough spot. He basically has a hire someone who at least fluently speaks French. The only way I see him able to bring in the best coach available, regardless of language, is he can find someone so well respected that people won't care. The only person out there with that kind of reputation is Pat Quinn and I doubt he's the right guy, although his renaissance with Hockey Canada makes me like him more.

I really hope Gainey has the testicular fortitude to hire the best coach for this team, period. He can always bring in a well respected French Canadian to be his assistant and deal with the French media, if that candidate doesn't speak the language.

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If it comes to Roy, well, the positive side is although he only coaches a junior team, he's coaching it to one of the best records in the Q. The Remparts are also one of the highest scoring teams in this league, they're good, I've seen them personally. And coming from a league like that he should be used to coaching offensive systems.
Junior isn't the NHL. A Hall of Famer strikes awe into 15-20 year olds and gets them going on all cylinders. As Gretzky has shown in Phoenix, that effect doesn't necessarily translate.

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03-09-2009, 04:44 PM
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If Gainey hires another rookie coach I'm done as a Hab fan.

Lever or Jarvis? Ugh.. Don't make me puke.

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If Gainey hires another rookie coach I'm done as a Hab fan.
Thats pretty pathetic.

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If Gainey hires another rookie coach I'm done as a Hab fan.
Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish?

...that's an absurd statement.

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03-09-2009, 04:45 PM
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Wow, still in shock. The next coach will be someone like Larry Robinson. Carbonneau made mistakes but he knew how to handle the pressure in Montreal. The next coach needs to be able to do this.

It won't be Roy or any other rookie coach. It won't be Demers. It wont' be Hartley who's never handled a media center like Montreal.

My money is on Larry Robinson.

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I'd like to see Pat Burns back with the habs !

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Roy has character. Roy communicates, maybe even a little too much. Roy can handle our goalie situation. I think he'd be great.
Patrick Roy lacks the self-control being a coach in Montreal requires. What would the over/under be before his first serious meltdown really?

He's also used to dealing with kids, not pros. The team would quit on him and his attitude before long.

That's without pointing out that he has zero pro coaching experience, which should disqualify him out of hand. For all the carping done about Carbonneau, at least he had been an assistant at the NHL level and had paid his dues.

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I'd like to see Pat Burns back with the habs !
In a perfect world, sure, but while I'd love to see him healthy enough to take it on, I don't think you can hire someone in the midst of a battle against cancer.

All the respect in the world to Burns, but that wouldn't be fair to anyone.

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Anybody that says Roy needs to give thier head a shake.

Unfortunately I see no qualified Frano-canidates other than Bob Hartley who I don't think is the right fit either.

Peter Laviolette has a french name... thats a start

Haven't seen anybody mention Muller's name either. Reports had him doing Carbo's job anyways.

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im not sure about hartley, there has to be a reason why he hasnt been hired since hes been fired by atlanta. That kinda scares me. Id really like don lever but i doubt that hes gonna get hired. Other than that, there are no coaches that excite me.

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