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06-01-2011, 09:45 PM
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Top three coaches: all former Habs

Dunno if this has been discussed already or is being discussed elsewhere Mods please merge if so...

Wondering when I noticed, the last three playoff teams standing this year all have former Habs or Dogs as coaches. What gives? Do coaches improve when they leave our organization? Or is this just a coincidence?

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Dunno if this has been discussed already or is being discussed elsewhere Mods please merge if so...

Wondering when I noticed, the last three playoff teams standing this year all have former Habs or Dogs as coaches. What gives? Do coaches improve when they leave our organization? Or is this just a coincidence?
Sort of like our players, when they leave they get better

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Sort of like our players, when they leave they get better
Q: How do Habs get to the Stanley Cup final?

A: They get traded.

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We give players and coaches great experience. Handling media/pressure/crazy fans along with rivalries and a team that tries to be a contender. The good coaches feed off that and learn from it (same goes for some players too, but most cases it's a different situation).

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I sort of rank Quenville, Ruff and Babacock the top 3.

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Van's goalie coach Rollie Melanson also ex-hab who some thought was screwing up Price's style but Louongo seems to have done OK being a Vezina candidate this past season...

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Van's goalie coach Rollie Melanson also ex-hab who some thought was screwing up Price's style but Louongo seems to have done OK being a Vezina candidate this past season...
Hasn't Luongo been a veznia candidate for the past couple of seasons ?

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Dunno if this has been discussed already or is being discussed elsewhere Mods please merge if so...

Wondering when I noticed, the last three playoff teams standing this year all have former Habs or Dogs as coaches. What gives? Do coaches improve when they leave our organization? Or is this just a coincidence?
Like players, coaches should improve over time!

Having said that....Julien and Vignault got fired (from Montreal) because they did not win enough.

They did not win enoiugh because their GMs did not give them nearly enough talent to compete with....they now coach for GMs that know how to build teams with stronger rosters!

When you have the horses (good players) you ought to win the race - but when you enter a race with quarter horses it's next to impossible to compete against a team of thoroughbreads!




What if this is....as good as it gets?

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Hasn't Luongo been a veznia candidate for the past couple of seasons ?

Not since 2007 & 2004

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They were all rookies here weren't they? So of course they got better. Rookies make mistakes at every position, including coaching.

This is why I wasn't upset too see Boucher go. Let him get a few years experience and then welcome him back with open arms when he's ready for primetime!

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Van's goalie coach Rollie Melanson also ex-hab who some thought was screwing up Price's style but Louongo seems to have done OK being a Vezina candidate this past season...
Price clearly suffered from his departure.

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Price clearly suffered from his departure.
Price in an interview recently actually talked up Melanson saying he was a great goalie coach.

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The coaching game is an up and down business. Julien and Vigneault were both arguably an overtime goal away from getting fired this year. it's a razor thin line coaches walk on.

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Hey guys I just noticed something, the two coaches left in the Stanley Cup final game are former Habs coaches, weird huh. I dunno, just an observation, not sure if it's been discussed already.

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Van's goalie coach Rollie Melanson also ex-hab who some thought was screwing up Price's style but Louongo seems to have done OK being a Vezina candidate this past season...
To be fair, sometime it's a matter of fit and Rollie was not a good fit for Price.

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Coincidence more then anything IMO. As mentioned, a lot of Boston fans were calling for Julien's head, especially after going down 2-0 to us in the first round.

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They were all rookies here weren't they? So of course they got better. Rookies make mistakes at every position, including coaching.

This is why I wasn't upset too see Boucher go. Let him get a few years experience and then welcome him back with open arms when he's ready for primetime!
Humm, Boucher manage pretty well in his "rookie" season...

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Dunno if this has been discussed already or is being discussed elsewhere Mods please merge if so...

Wondering when I noticed, the last three playoff teams standing this year all have former Habs or Dogs as coaches. What gives? Do coaches improve when they leave our organization? Or is this just a coincidence?
They all have more firepower at their disposal

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Hey guys I just noticed something, the two coaches left in the Stanley Cup final game are former Habs coaches, weird huh. I dunno, just an observation, not sure if it's been discussed already.
Better than that, both of them are former Hull Olympiques coaches. Vive Charles Henry!

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