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03-09-2009, 06:18 PM
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oh plz god no... not another rookie coach
well, then you should be happy to hear about lever. since he is not a rookie.

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03-09-2009, 06:19 PM
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Dude, he had been an NHL assistant coach for 14 years before going with Hamilton.
But people here know that when you want to apply for a promotion at your job you can't unless you already have experience at the position you're applying for! They know better and never bother otherwise, because they realize they could never be successful at the new position! Never!


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So Lever will be fired in 2011...the cycle continues

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We know that and we don't care... Carbonneau had experience has assistant for years, Julien had numerous years in the lower levels, so was Therrien and Vigneault...

What we want is an experienced NHL head coach...
No, you don't care. And I don't care about what you don't care about.

Carbonneau was an assistant for one season, Julien had three years in the minors, Therrien four and Vigneault four years as an assistant.

That sure compares to someone who has been coaching pro players since 87-88.

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I'm hoping Lever hasn't been hired as head coach for next season. I would rather Bob keep his options open during the summer when he knows what coaches are available. Bob was in Hamilton recently. He must have planted the seeds with Lever.

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03-09-2009, 06:20 PM
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Gainey spent the week-end in Hamilton. He probably talked a lot with Lever who knows very well all the guys he coached in Hamilton.

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03-09-2009, 06:22 PM
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Yeah... All we know now is that Lever is an assistant. TSN/RDS are still reporting that Muller/Melanson/Jarvis remain with the club.

So let's not...


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Lever has experience with the youngsters, having coaching them, maybe it's the purpose of this, they want to give them a familiar face.

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So Lever will be fired in 2011...the cycle continues
Take a look at every team in pro sports! coaches dont last long anywhere unless your name is Bill Belichick or phil Jackson

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Roy 2011.

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No, you don't care. And I don't care about what you don't care about.

Carbonneau was an assistant for one season, Julien had three years in the minors, Therrien four and Vigneault four years as an assistant.

That sure compares to someone who has been coaching pro players since 87-88.
Wow, that's mature

I wouldn't care if it was an exception... it's been like that for years, this time, we NEED a coach with experience as (I'll spell it for you) H-E-A-D C-O-A-C-H in the NHL

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i hope next year's coach has EXPERIENCE

how about whats-his-name-used-to-coach-Colorado-and-vancouver...?

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i hope next year's coach has EXPERIENCE

how about whats-his-name-used-to-coach-Colorado-and-vancouver...?
Crawford ? He coached the Nords too before the move to Colorado. And his mom is from Chicoutimi

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I guess this is a sound decision.

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No, you don't care. And I don't care about what you don't care about.

Carbonneau was an assistant for one season, Julien had three years in the minors, Therrien four and Vigneault four years as an assistant.

That sure compares to someone who has been coaching pro players since 87-88.
He also won the title and knows much our youngsters that are up or coming up.

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Lever to Montreal makes sense. he knows all the youngsters and knows how to get what he wants out of them. Chipchura will blossom with Lever behind the bench.

Bob is doing the right thing, if carbo has to go then bring in the AHL coach that has coached half the team already to help. Now bob has the input he needs to get the job done.

Again I wish Carbo could have made it work but he lost the room and there is no point in letting this drag on. The team is much better than it has been. The top players are way better than they have been. Bob will make them accountable.

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Crawford ? He coached the Nords too before the move to Colorado. And his mom is from Chicoutimi
ya Crawford thats it...

either way....EXPERIENCE...

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Lever to Montreal makes sense. he knows all the youngsters and knows how to get what he wants out of them. Chipchura will blossom with Lever behind the bench.

Bob is doing the right thing, if carbo has to go then bring in the AHL coach that has coached half the team already to help. Now bob has the input he needs to get the job done.

Again I wish Carbo could have made it work but he lost the room and there is no point in letting this drag on. The team is much better than it has been. The top players are way better than they have been. Bob will make them accountable.
Unbelievable, the Habs coach has been fired and someone talks about freakin Chipchura.

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03-09-2009, 06:34 PM
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The heir apparent?

For those who don't know... Lever coached the Bulldogs to the Calder Cup in 07' and is a longtime assistant in the NHL for Buffalo and St.Louis (I think?). He was on board for Buffalo during their finals run in 98/99. Definately not inexperienced. I would support this decison.

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03-09-2009, 06:36 PM
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Scotty Bowman was a rookie coach at some point, I'm in no way shape or form comparing Lever to Bowman but you never know. He could be another Vigneault, Julien, Therrien, Carbo or he could be a Bruce Boudreau.

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03-09-2009, 06:37 PM
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Interesting move... Bob must be listening to Tony on 990! lol
Now let's bring Robinson to coach our D corp...

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03-09-2009, 06:40 PM
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Except insofar as Jarvis has the seniority to be "associate coach" and would then have been bypassed as the new head coach... it could be that he'll want to move on and pursue his ultimate goal of becoming a head coach by taking a job in a different organization.
Maybe Doug Jarvis does not want to be a head coach in the NHL. Certainly the impression that I have.

A number of long time assistants fit this description - Jacques Laperriere for one.

As for another assistant coach, there is a serious need for a former NHL d-man to work with the Canadiens d-men.

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Hopefully this means Jarvis is out...

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03-09-2009, 06:47 PM
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I feel this was a good decision for Gainey, lets see how the players respond, this decision was probably made after the first two games of the road trip, I think the players and Carbo found out during the intermission last night, thats how come they responded with a great 2nd and 3rd period. This is a cruel reality of the NHL, if players quit on a coach, they really quit, Gainey sending Kovalev home and him coming back refreshed was because he was told by Gainey that a change would come. The players have no one to blame from here forward, we will now see what they are made of.

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