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  1. Some, but not all. It takes a mixture of both, IMHO. Right now, I'm very concerned about seeing guys like Kovalev and company unable to motivate themselves for division rivals. Brings back memories of two years ago.
  2. No one is asking them to be robots. Carbo "motivated" them after the second period against Columbus, then again after the game against the Leafs. Is it normal for professionals to need added motivation when playing arch rivals like Toronto and Boston?, especially after the coach "motivated" them the game before?
  3. I appear not to be the only one to think that way. Pros are pros... or should be.
  4. Guy doesn't have to "remind" them of anything! He "reminded" them after the second period of the game against Columbus. He "reminded" them after the Leafs' game. How often do they need to be "reminded"? He needs to put Begin, who's eating the boards wanting to play, in the line-up.
  5. "Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard!"
  6. Montreal Alouettes' player Matthieu Proulx: "What we need to remember is that at some point, when you're a professional and you get paid to play, you have to find it in yourself to prepare for a game and get pumped, get motivated."
  7. I don't know that I should ask as I fear the answer, but why is that?
  8. "The coach can't keep on having meetings to have to motivate his team every game, it makes no sense. If the team can't motivate themselves for two consecutive games, there's something wrong there!" ~ Michel Bergeron, former Quebec Nordiques' head coach. When asked if he would have pulled Price, Michel Bergeron said: "Perhaps I would have, but I can see why Carbonneau kept him in there. He most likely spoke to Roland Melançon between periods and they made the decision to keep him there. He's most likely thinking that he doesn't want to pull his young players every time they make mistakes, he doesn't want to be a Mike Keenan."
  9. Carbo: "I'm still looking for answers and we'll be looking for answers tomorrow as to why we came out flat tonight." "Of course I thought about pulling Price, but like other players on this team, he needs to learn to battle through tougher situations." When asked about Komo who didn't play after his fight: "No news yet about him. That's how we played last year. We stood up for each other and we're not doing it enough this year"
  10. I've replied through PM's... not to be too personal.
  11. Why is it that with Carbonneau, there always seems to be a but? He was runner-up for the Jack Adams, but... He got his team to finish first in the Eastern conference last year, but... He has a 9-2-2 record this year, getting 20 out of a possible 26 points, but... His message went through to his team, but... I give him full credit!
  12. I'm telling you Miltie, the Chicken Little syndrome is back! Run!
  13. Nope. Big Bird as the assistant coach in charge of the defense. Nothing more for me thank you.
  14. No thanks. I can make my own blogs if I wish to read something knowledgeable.
  15. Who's Robert L and what does he know that we don't?
  16. I don't remember if it was during the game, at the intermission or on the post game show on RDS l'antrechambre, but someone mentioned something that really got me thinking. He asked the following: "At this point of the season, should Carbonneau be coaching or motivating this team?" When I first heard that, I was thinking to myself that he should do both, right? But he went on to explain that we have a talented team who will certainly make the playoffs. By coaching he meant directing (diriger) and by motivating he meant pushing. If he's pushing them too much early on in the season, they may either get burnt out or simply not responding when it really matters. He could, on the other hand, simply coach them without the added pressure and whatever happens, happens. When the time comes, he can then add the motivation factor to his coaching and players will be somewhat rested and responding better at that time.
  17. Nothing I'd like more than adding Big Bird to our coaching staff.
  18. Carbo seems to be rotating them. I think it's a good idea. It rests Breezer and gives O'Byrne some experience. Let's not act as if it's Komisarek that we're sitting from time to time.
  19. The pressure is more manageable when you work with a coach who leaves you some leeway to express yourself! After playing for hard nosed coaches like Keenan, Bob Hartley and Joel Quenneville, Tanguay is happy to play under Guy Carbonneau. «With him, it's not as hard to prepare yourself mentally. If you do your job, he'll leave you alone, he says. His system is truly custom made for the players he has. We're a team that skates and that is good when in possession of the puck, and the freedom he gives us on offense is very much appreciated.» How interesting, especially after the negativity we've read about Carbonneau on this forum. Refreshing to get an inside opinion.
  20. Carbonneau warns the slackers Three days away from their next game, Friday in Columbus, the Canadiens hit the ice at the Bell Centre. For the occasion, head coach Guy Carbonneau made only one change to his lines. Guillaume Latendresse was skating on the third line with Robert Lang and Sergei Kostitsyn. It was Chris Higgins who was taking his spot with Saku Koivu and Alex Tanguay. "I have no problems with that, assures Latendresse. It worked well during the last game. I will try my best to push hard so that all three of us skate together." Just prior to the start of Tuesday's practice, Guy Carbonneau took the time to talk to his players. And the message couldn't be clearer. "The testing period is over, announced Carbo to the reporters. The bad news for some is that we have 23 healthy players, ready to play in every game." Amongst the players who will have to give more, we can look towards Sergei Kostitsyn, who doesn't have a point in his last 7 games in spite of an average of 15 minutes of ice time. "There are some who think that they're working but in reality, it's the others who are doing it for them. During the course of a game, it's normal to see a drop in production, but we're not blind, we know the ones who are at fault." That was most likely along the lines of the message sent in between the second and third period of the last game. If players aren't motivated by that, I don't know what will.
  21. He might have given them that opportunity after the first period and we know what happened in the second. Carbonneau stated that he gave his players a very clear speech. I'd like to know what it was.
  22. Possible. I'm thinking more along the lines that they have a healthy line-up and no one is guaranteed to play on Friday. And since Carbo has shown in the past that he's not afraid to sit his best players if they don't perform, they took him seriously.
  23. I'm just reporting what he said... But it's definitely interesting that he would have said that. I'd like to know what the message was as it sure whipped them at the right place!
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