"We had a good season in my first year, and I'm sure they didn't spend every night in their apartment sleeping at nine o'clock at night," he said.
"At the end of the day, they're adults," he said at another point. "They're allowed to go to war, the drinking age is 18 … there's not much you can do. You can watch them, you can have curfews, and we did."
Spoken in all honesty like a former player would.
Lefleur said it best when he said, if they had digital cameras and facebook in my era, everyone would of been traded out of the city and we would not have looked so good for things we did off the ice.
I like Carbonneau more and more since he got fired, too bad it didnt work out
Carbo's coaching had some gigantic holes in important spots (match-ups, icetime bench management) but they shouldn't preclude him from becoming a fantastic commentator. He does undestand the game very well.
I wonder if we'll see that perspective brought up in the Canadiens media. After all, it's not something that shouts "CRISIS!" or "PRICE AND THE PRESSURE - CAN HE HANDLE IT?" (read between the words... he won't be able to...)
The point of view presented by Carbonneau is exactly the one I have held for a while...
By the way, it's the same I hold for SKost. He's young and very talented and, if he himself can get by the demotion and learn from it, he could be nurtured & guided to become an important contributor to our team.
I loved the Carbonneau signing and hated the way he was shown the door. I thought he did an awesome job with this team and even though he made a few mistakes, he was a great coach. The only thing i did not like is that he let his players be bullied. The other teams were taking advantage of it and his phylosophy on it is to make the other team pay on the power plays given to them after being abused...
Well there is just so much abuse someone can take and it hurts a lot less when you give a hit then when you take one. In hockey, you should not always turn the other cheek and that was what he was preaching. It started with Lucic and went to hell after that. I would have liked if, as a team, he asked the players to defend each other more and even be the instigators.