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    Who should the next habs coach be?

    Gianey will likely finish the season but I doubt he'll stay behind the bench

    next year.

    Who should they get?

    Someone from the habs past? Roy,Savard,Demers?

    Promote within? Lever,Muller,Melancon?

    Former coach on the sidelines? Tortorella,Melrose,Hartley,crawford?

    Top jr or ahl coach with no nhl experience?
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    Quote Originally Posted by master_bates
    Someone from the habs past? Roy,Savard,Demers?

    Promote within? Lever,Muller,Melancon?

    Former coach on the sidelines? Tortorella,Melrose,Hartley,crawford
    Are you kidding?

    Cross out Roy & Demers' names. Also cross out Muller & Melancon. Many claim they're a big part of the current problem with the team's woes. Muller has no experience & Melancon is a goaltending coach & many say he's not even a good one.

    Tortorella & Melrose? For one, Tortorella is coaching the NY Rangers & doing a pretty good job & likely will be back next year. Melrose?? He's a joke!

    You might as well throw in Scotty Bowman's name, for the matter...or Michel Bergeron's.

    Your suggestions remind me of the Quebec Nordiques of 1972-73 when they named Maurice Richard as their head coach. He had no idea what he was doing & hated it, quitting after a couple of games. Later, Jacques Plante wound up behind the bench. Many ex-Nordiques still claim today that this might have been the worse decision in franchise history!
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    Guy Guy Guy!

    Lafleur, then after a win, ahh heck even after a loss for that matter, he can show Price and the "boys" how partying is really done in Montreal! ....... hey it worked for Guy, no?




    Quote Originally Posted by master_bates
    Gianey will likely finish the season but I doubt he'll stay behind the bench

    next year.

    Who should they get?

    Someone from the habs past? Roy,Savard,Demers?

    Promote within? Lever,Muller,Melancon?

    Former coach on the sidelines? Tortorella,Melrose,Hartley,crawford?

    Top jr or ahl coach with no nhl experience?

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    Wasnt absolutely serious about the names, just throwing out random names

    and looking for feedback from the merbites.
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    GUY CARBONNEAU !!!!!

    Why? Number one, the Habs will be paying him next season anyway. So he won't cost them anything more than they're already paying him. Two, half of the players on the current roster will be gone to free agency & trades. It will be a new atmosphere & the bad apples (like Koivu) gone for good. Three, he's a very good coach & should have won the Jack Adams last season. They won't find a better coach. He's also french-canadian, speaks english fluently & he's adored by the local population & respected by the media.

    If this means Gainey has to go, so be it. However, all it would take from Gainey would be a public announcement that he screwed up when he fired Carbo & everything would be forgotten.

    I honestly cannot contemplate anyone else being better than Carbo. Don Lever? Come on, be serious! There's no one else. Carbo's the man. No ifs, no buts about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
    If this means Gainey has to go, so be it. However, all it would take from Gainey would be a public announcement that he screwed up when he fired Carbo & everything would be forgotten.
    Thats not a gonna happen

    Maybe if Gainey steps down first, someone else takes his place and rehires

    Carbo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by master_bates
    Maybe if Gainey steps down first, someone else takes his place and rehires Carbo.
    Finally!! A constructive comment that makes a lot of sense!! Fire Gainey, bring back Carbo!

    Carbo! Carbo! Carbo!

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    I can understand people wanting to see Carbo back, but lets face it, the coach is not the one on the ice.

    Montreal needs a tough handed SOB that will rule with tyranny and fear, much like Scottie did in those famous years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porter
    Montreal needs a tough handed SOB that will rule with tyranny and fear, much like Scottie did in those famous years!
    Three names come to mind: Keenan, Hitchcock, Tortorella.

    How about Michel Bergeron? He wouldn't blink if he'd be offered the job.

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    I think Bergy is too emotional!! You need a cold hard ass!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porter
    I think Bergy is too emotional!! You need a cold hard ass!!
    How about Udai Hussein? He did wonders with the Iraqi soccer team. Oh yeah, right. He's dead, i forgot. The Habs could have had some use for this prick/psycho. Keenan? Or how about Brian Sutter? I think he was a very good coach who could help quite a few teams right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
    Three names come to mind: Keenan, Hitchcock, Tortorella.

    How about Michel Bergeron? He wouldn't blink if he'd be offered the job.
    Pierre Boivin said 2 days ago the new coach need to speak french. Bergeron nbe serious Bowman is to old And we should start by the beginning we need a new gm and let him pick is coach

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    GM is fine! We need a coach that can speak Hockey, if they want to, they can get Nadya to be the PR spokeswoman, I am sure her oral skills are up to par....

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    CARBO! CARBO! CARBO!

    Boy i had a great time the other night at the game (against the Leafs) shouting that word over and over and over!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff jones
    Do the canadians need a coach you bet, but they had one in Carbonneau and panic set in and they fired him. The truth off the matter is they need a whole lot more then a coach. Last year they played way over there head and came crashing back to earth getting bounced in the first round.

    To see people actually buy into montreal being a legit cup contender at the start of the year was almost laughable, who the hell do they have, lets get real. Compare there lineup to a team like detroit and it is not very pretty. This team needs a complete overhaul, they are a long long way from being a true cup contender.
    I rarely quote more than a few lines from a post, but i had to quote the whole thing since i couldn't have said it any better & i agree with you totally. The powerplay last year saved Montreal & when they tinkered with it by not signing Mark Streit, they were asking for trouble, even though i was the first one at the time who thought the Isles had over paid for him ($4 million +) and that the Habs did a good thing by not signing him. Streit now appears to have been a bargain for the Isles & he's played like an all-star all season long on a very bad team.

    Another thing with last year's team is that the Habs won something like 8 games in a row against the Bruins. If the Bruins would have won just half of those games, the Habs would have been in pretty much the same spot they're in now.

    Last year prior to the start of the season, i didn't expect much from the Habs. I figured they were worse on paper than the previous year. But they surprised the hell out of me & stood atop the standings. Well, they surprised themselves! Take away those Boston games & the high degree of success on the pp, and they might have been even worse than the team they have today.

    Carbonneau is a very good coach. Last year, he overachieved with the players he had. But on top of having a great pp & quite a bit of luck (scoring tying & winning goals very late in games on a near-regular basis), he also had a rookie goalie in Carey Price who often stood on his head. But the bottom line is that Carbonneau is a very good coach who never should have been fired in the first place. Heck, even the likes of Toe Blake & Scotty Bowman would have struggled to get such a team going!

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