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The talk in the room after practice was about satisfaction with recent performances, record notwithstanding, a milestone for Hal Gill, who will play his 1000th NHL game Thursday night in Pittsburgh.
AUDIO of Jacques Martin.
ENOUGH with the talk of firing JM.
He brought the team to the ECF when they were supposed to be a bubble team in 09-10. They had injuries. They had AHLer’s. They had an unstable goaltending situation. Then they wiped out the STANLEY CUP CHAMPS and the President’s Trophy Winners. We lost to Philly from exhaustion and a lack of talent.
In 10-11, we improved in the standings, then basically were the second-best team in the playoffs. We lost to the eventual cup champs and came closer to beating them than any other team. Lost by an OT goal. 3 of them.
Slow start this year. See where it ends up.
Do u remember who was behind the bench with him that season man…. Kirk Muller, enough said. Why did Muller leave… It was reported by le press, there is a Coaching “dissagreement” in philosophy is what they called it at the time.
And as for injuries, y do u think we ALWAYS have so many? Cause we are small whimps for the most part. Im a DIE hard habs fan, just makes me sick that a lot of these issues could and would be solved with a new GM and coach. I almost hope we lose the next 5 games, then fire the works of them, and see if the new guys, if picked right, come back and lead this team to the playoffs.
Milwaukee is doing so well, the AHL is considering handing them the Calder Cup at the end of October. Of course, assistant coaches are the absolute key to success and Ian Herbers probably deserves all the credit but lest you overlook the obvious, don’t forget the importance of the mascot. Rumour has it that there’s a new person inside Youpi. There’s where the actual problem might lie.
Ya Milwaukee is doing great…No one said they were the key to success, but they play a much larger role then they appear to from an outside perspective. A lot of people felt Muller was a large part of the success the team saw, there’s a reason he got offered jobs. He was a player’s coach, Martin doesn’t care about the individual parts and I think we’ll see that take its toll further on in the season, that’s my opinion at least.
Who ran practise the last couple seasons….MULLER, and at least he is still young enoiugh to skate during practise and demonstrate a few things. Did u see our old timers on the ice in practise….? If my mind serves me correctly, there was a video clip of one of them falling down on the ice while they were just standing by the boards in practise. Its a total joke man. Im not saying that the ASS. coach is everything, but like EHABS9 said, he has a lot bigger role on the team than people think. So far as i was concerned, everyone on the team respected and liked Muller, why would u just let him walk is beyhond me.
So everyone wants JM fired but no one has proposed his replacement. Who is available……???
Addition: My choice would be Dale Hunter but it would take a lot for him to leave his London Knights club.
Do i make you randy??
1st Line Moen-White-Pacioretty
I was going to say Bob Gainey but your’s is better…
Scott Gomez will become a players coach and magically make us win a cup and then a few more and then every hater will be like i knew he’d be great XD aha
Possibly Bob Hartley
No point changing the coach if you are going to keep the same old management. If you want to kill a snake you have to cut off it’s head.
If I had my choice of realistic options, it would be Michel Therrien
Barry Trotz when available….he could make Gomez a superstar and that’s not easy!
Was called a “players coach” aka exactly what this team needs
Cant’ be John Stevens, he doesn’t speak french. What about PJ Stock. He speaks some french and has some great ideas on what to do with the team on Antichambre. Assistant coaches Michel “Bergy” Bergeron and Tony Mariano.
Well, in my defence neither do most of the suggestions so far. And hes from new brunswick near the quebec border, so i assume he knows a few words! But the clincher is PLAYERS COACH! That works for me!
‘Everyone’ does not want him fired. He’s fine. The season is young.
The fans, we know all!
Dale F***ing Hunter.
When did you start following the team? Yesterday?
Dale Freaking Hunter?
Why not Terry O’Reilly while we’re at it? Hey I wonder what Stan Jonathan’s doing these days. Maybe he’s available. Hey I know let’s see if Pat Boutette is interested.
Dale Hunter would be a good pick. He used to be an arch enemy but he has paid his dues in London, has been very successful and would probably get some players to add some toughness to the team. Either him or Patrick Roy would be nice picks.
I have two questions answer which ever you please
1 DO you think Campoli is actually going to comeback from his injury and play or will he become that guy who signed with us but never really gets to play because of the injury??
2 What are the latest trade rumors i haven’t heard much
Hypothetically speaking, if the Habs missed the post-season and the Leafs made them, I dunno what I would do with myself.
What would you do?
It’s P.K. Tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime
U & me both …
That would be worse than getting kicked in the Nads & getting my pecker cut off with a rusty knife!
“Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing”
I’d post 100 comments a day like I always do.
I would have no idea to be honest boycott the playoffs and take a lengthy vacation where hockey doesn’t matter southern states XD
The Leafs are actually looking as though they might make the playoffs. The big question for them is goaltending, but so far Reimer is doing fine. He has better numbers than Price. However, most of their scoring is coming from the Kessel line. Kessel has always been a streaky scorer, so if he stops, their offence will sputter. I don’t know how I’ll stand it if they beat us on Saturday, let alone the playoffs.
Phil Kessel is God?
Leafs > Habs?
At least so far. Looks like Burkie might know what he’s doing afterall. Kessel, Lupul, Phaneuf, Steckel all looked great tonight.
Leafs are getting all their wins done with early.
All things being equal IMO the following teams have the best lineup to earn a playoff spot: Pittsburgh, Philly, Washington, Boston, Buffalo, Tampa Bay and Rangers. That leaves one more spot. I can’t image that one being for the HABS w. Markov out and an inept offense.
— HABS INSIDE/OUT R.I.P. –
I just watched the leafs and you can put them in that category right now.
Tampa might be coming off that list and the rangers haven’t looked good either minus last night.
No experienced guys on D with Marc Staal being out on IR with his post-concussion issues so they’re hurting there.
– I shall always remember Captain Koivu. Habs and Hockey.
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But the Rangers have Gaborik and Richards?!?!!? At least they win the Free Agency battles.
Is Kessel God?
Leafs > Habs
At least so far, I’m afraid so
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