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04-15-2009, 05:47 PM
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What would you think of Craig Mactavish as a coach?
IMO would be great. He is good with younger players, used to a team with tight purse strings....

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What would you think of Craig Mactavish as a coach?
IMO would be great. He is good with younger players, used to a team with tight purse strings....
Dude are you ****ing kidding me?

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What would you think of Craig Mactavish as a coach?
IMO would be great. He is good with younger players, used to a team with tight purse strings....
What do you think about proper subject lines?
Like "Craig Mactavish for coach?".

Then I could have skipped this.

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Since when do the Habs have tight purse strings? Not lately they haven't

And A BIG FAT NO to Craig ******

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Its a well known fact that Craig Mactavish has a command of the French language and speaks with no accent at all!

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I don't exactly think MacTavish is enough to satisfy the cravings of the Montreal faithful.
He coached the Oilers for about 9 years, and made one miracle run to the Stanley Cup, but never was able to come through.

I think there's better options out there.

Jacques Lemaire anyone?

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I don't exactly think MacTavish is enough to satisfy the cravings of the Montreal faithful.
He coached the Oilers for about 9 years, and made one miracle run to the Stanley Cup, but never was able to come through.

I think there's better options out there.

Jacques Lemaire anyone?
Lemaire A) said he wouldn't coach in Montreal and would be ANOTHER case of us hiring a defense first coach for a team built around offense.

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really?????????




no thanks...

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Lemaire A) said he wouldn't coach in Montreal and would be ANOTHER case of us hiring a defense first coach for a team built around offense.
Lemaire didn't say he wouldn't coach in Montreal, he said he wouldn't comment on it or any other job out there because he is still under contract with the Wild.

However on that note I would not want Lemaire because his style isn't successful in the new NHL and with Lemaire comes Mario Tremblay and who wants to see that again.

I think Montreal has to look outside the organization and MacT would be a great choice, talk to any GM or Coach and they'll tell you that he is one of the best coaches out there and one thing crippled MacT is that Lowe and Tambellini weren't able to get the horses he needed to help the Hemsky's and Horcoff's.

The year they made their run they had the likes of Pronger, Smyth, Spacek, Peca and a Jason Smith in his prime all things he was lacking in the past years since that run.

The players may have eventually stopped playing for MacT, but it wasn't because of a failed system or his players not buying into it. it had more to do with a lack of experience and maturity to do it on a continuous basis.

MacT is a winner.

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Dude are you ****ing kidding me?
This.

Don Lever should be the next coach.

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Heard Peter Laviolette speaks french...might be a good option!

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Lemaire didn't say he wouldn't coach in Montreal, he said he wouldn't comment on it or any other job out there because he is still under contract with the Wild.
http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_r...oach-canadiens

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Well that's great cause I really don't wanna see him coach the Habs.I fall asleep after the hockey game not during!!! Good luck Jacques!

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I think Bob Gainey is still the best man for the job.

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as long as it isn't Bob Hartley.

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as long as it isn't Bob Hartley.
Why not,I like that option and he is one of the only ones that can speak both languages,it sucks but you gotta keep that into consideration.

I think Lever would be a perfect assistant

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Jacques Lemaire and Craig Mactavish can go pound sand !!! they couldn`t coach a DOG FIGHT !!! I say bring on Pat Quinn.....And don`t tell me he can`t communicate with the kids after his time with the juniors !!!

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Why not,I like that option and he is one of the only ones that can speak both languages,it sucks but you gotta keep that into consideration.

I think Lever would be a perfect assistant
a personal dislike. seems like he loses control of the room way too much.

I'd take a serious look at Brent Sutter... Bob Mac said he might not return this summer... nevermind the french issue (even as a separatist, I don't give a s***).

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The pickings are pretty slim. Hartley has won the cup before, so u can't say he's a loser. However, his style tends to lose the room. It happened in Colorado and also in Atlanta and he had talent in both squads. Also, he's been known to operate goon squads and ordered dirty hits. We all remember Lindy Ruff's freakout over his coaching.

McTavish....no thanks. 9 years and nothing to show for it.

Lemaire.....The trap ruined hockey and has been legislated for the most part out of the game. His day is done. And he doesn't want to be asked what color underwear he's wearing...can't blame him.

Laviolette is proven winner. The french thing can easily be taken care of with a crash course. Does he want to even consider the job?

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as long as it isn't Bob Hartley.
I would take MacT over him any day. I like the idea of Gainey staying on but doubt it will happen.

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What do you think about proper subject lines?
Like "Craig Mactavish for coach?".

Then I could have skipped this.
...

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Why do people have a fetish with bringing in coaches that have never accomplished anything elsewhere??? It's getting to be ridiculous.

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I don't know a lot about MacT, but I read the Oilers board once, and they were mad at MacT because he was playing his 4th line in the last 5 minutes in the 3rd when they were trailing. Doesn't that look familiar?

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I don't know a lot about MacT, but I read the Oilers board once, and they were mad at MacT because he was playing his 4th line in the last 5 minutes in the 3rd when they were trailing. Doesn't that look familiar?
Absolutely. MacT is basically Carbo with more experience. I've been following the Oilers pretty closely this season, and I've found their tendencies to be very similar.

Take this quote from Black Dog Hates Skunks:

From there we can look at the misuse of players. Early in the year MacT made my Spidey sense tingle when he said that Pouliot had to find himself a role on the team. Contrast that with what Jonathan Toews said recently about Quenneville, as quoted in a thread at LT’s, and how the new Hawks’ coach made sure to define for each player what their role on the club was to be and what was to be expected of them. The same has been said about Ted Nolan. He tells each player what expectations there are for each and what they have to do. I would guess that if you talked to guys playing for Andy Murray or Ken Hitchcock you would get the same response. The idea that a guy has to find his role or might get moved helter skelter around the lineup is ridiculous to me.

He might as well be talking about Carbo. Guy and MacT both tend towards punishment and reward, and making players find their own way, rather than putting players in positions where they can succeed.

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