I still can't figure out how anybody can have any sympathy for the head coach behind the man. Gainey has been extremly patient with him. He's made bonehead mistakes for 3 years and seemingly never learned anything out of it.
And don't come with the 2007-2008 argument. 2007-2008 happened for a single reason: Kovalev.
It's funny though because when he was fired 50% of the board was defending him saying he shouldn't have been. Now 90% have the same opinion that he sucked as a coach what like a year or two later? At least the poster above can admit he likes the guy. Honestly though I was one of the people who agreed with the firing.
He never gave guys any time to build chemistry, was constantly shifting the lines around etc. I hated him as a coach to be honest. He needs to be more patient.
It's maybe because he was one of my favorite player but am I the only one who still feel bad about Carbonneau getting fired ...
Yes he have bad communication skills but I still find that Gainey was fast to fire him...
In retrospect, was it a good thing?
I know that what done is done but I liked is style of play better than Martin and i'm steel thinking about Carbo and wondering how life would be with him... ( ex-girlfriend/boy-friend syndrom)
What do you think?
Carbo was awful!!!! He lost control of his team and could not get them to perform and anytime that happens in the NHL....its a very very bad thing.
He was also terrible when it came to publicly humiliating his players by saying things in the media instead of talking to the players personally and behind closed doors.
He was also bad at never giving players a chance to gel together. He changed his lineup 20 times a game, playing everybody with everybody. You have to set the lines and give at least 5 games for players to get comfortable playing with each other, not change the lines every shift.....that doesn't work at any level of hockey.
He was a terrible coach and he deserved to be fired!!!!
I don't feel bad for him at all.....if he wanted to keep coaching, he should have came up with some better methods and been a better team coach.
I think Guy's a prime example of someone who was handed the reigns far too soon. If anything, Muller has learned from that and isn't to quick to jump ship.
I think Guy will find a coaching job again, but he's going to have to work his way up. If he wants to be a head coach now, it's going to have to be in the minors or lower. If he's prepared to accept an assistant coaching position, he should find work again even at the NHL level.