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Guy Carbonneau

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Position: Head coach

Born in Sept-Îles on March 18, 1960, Guy Carbonneau became the 28th Head Coach in Montreal Canadiens history on May 5, 2006. He had made a second home coming with the Canadiens’ organization on January 14, 2006, as Associate Coach to Bob Gainey.

Starting in 2002-03, Carbonneau was Assistant General Manager with the Dallas Stars, the team he ended his playing career with in July 2000.

In August 2000, he made his first comeback with the Canadiens as Supervisor of Prospect Development. In November 2000, he joined the Canadiens’ coaching staff.

Carbonneau had a stellar 19-year career as a centreman in the NHL, winning three Stanley Cups, two with the Canadiens (1986 and 1993) and his last one with the Stars (1999).

The Sept-Iles native played 13 seasons with the Canadiens, including five as the team’s captain (1989-1994). In Montreal, he won the Frank Selke Trophy on three different occasions (1988, 1989 and 1992) and played in 912 games, 10th highest total in team history.

Carbonneau scored 221 goals and 326 assists for a total of 547 points. He also played in 161 playoff games with the Canadiens, 5th highest among all Canadiens’ players, and collected 73 points, including 30 goals.

After one season with the St. Louis Blues (1994-95) and five with the Dallas Stars, he retired after playing in 1318 games in the NHL registering 663 points, including 260 goals.

Carbonneau was the Canadiens’ third round pick (44th overall) in 1979. In four seasons with the Chicoutimi Saguenéens, he collected 171 goals and 435 points in 273 games. He had his best season in 1979-80, with 72 goals and 182 points in 72 games, and a berth on the QMJHL 2nd All-Star Team. That same season, he added 24 points, including nine goals in 12 playoff games. Carbonneau renewed his ties with the Saguenéens in 1999 when he became president of the team.

In 2004-05, the QMJHL created a trophy in Guy Carbonneau’s name, which is awarded annually to the league’s best defensive forward.

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Here's to a great season & a Jack Adams winning performance by Carbo.

I think, slowly, last year he showed he can learn from his mistakes & will be a better coach this year because of it.

People give him a hard time because he's hard headed & makes decisions & sticks by them, but ultimately ALL of the great coaches fall into that category: Bowman, Keenan, Blake, Irvin, Sather - they all have one thing in common: they are hard headed. Being wishy washy may make you a "good" coach, but GREAT coaches stick by their guns & I believe Carbo is just finding his shooting range ;)

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Here's to a great season & a Jack Adams winning performance by Carbo.

I think, slowly, last year he showed he can learn from his mistakes & will be a better coach this year because of it.

People give him a hard time because he's hard headed & makes decisions & sticks by them, but ultimately ALL of the great coaches fall into that category: Bowman, Keenan, Blake, Irvin, Sather - they all have one thing in common: they are hard headed. Being wishy washy may make you a "good" coach, but GREAT coaches stick by their guns & I believe Carbo is just finding his shooting range ;)

If sticking by his guns and being hard-headed means moving players all over the place with impatience then I'd have to agree with you <_<

Carbs is progressing, no doubt about that... and I believe he has to continue to be less hard-headed and more flexible with what the players may want to input.

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Hard-headedness is only useful when not combined with wrong-headedness. Hard-headedness on its own just means you're too stubborn and proud to admit when you've made a mistake, which can be disastrous for the team. Carbo showed a lot of improvement last year, and I expect more of the same this season.

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Hard-headedness is only useful when not combined with wrong-headedness. Hard-headedness on its own just means you're too stubborn and proud to admit when you've made a mistake, which can be disastrous for the team. Carbo showed a lot of improvement last year, and I expect more of the same this season.

Your point is valid, Weep, but I think carbo has shown that he has the ability to admit when he's made mistakes & move on. I also expect big improvement this year.

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Your point is valid, Weep, but I think carbo has shown that he has the ability to admit when he's made mistakes & move on. I also expect big improvement this year.

I certainly hope so. I want better bench management from him this year, less quirky personnel decisions, and just maybe, him realizing that the coach with the most unused timeouts at the end of the year does NOT win an award. :P

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Scotty Bowman said on a Toronto radio stAtion (Fan 590) that he thinks Carbo will turn out to be really great behind teh bench dealing with the pressure in Montreal.

Seems Scotty has been reading some of my posts here !!! :D

I certainly hope so. I want better bench management from him this year, less quirky personnel decisions, and just maybe, him realizing that the coach with the most unused timeouts at the end of the year does NOT win an award. :P

Maybe he expects his players to use that thing on their shoulders for something other than a hat rack ?

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GUY GUY GUY GUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

loved his improvement last year he is really comming into his own behind the bench. he is fiery he hates to loose and has great knowledge of how championship hockey is suppose to be played

The 104-point, Eastern Conference-champion Canadiens played their final game last season on May 3, eliminated from the conference semis at home by the Philadelphia Flyers.

"I'm a competitive guy and I don't like to lose," head coach Guy Carbonneau said at the team's golf tournament this month, admitting that he endured that sour taste for many weeks.

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Found this quote by Carb's extremely funny on Koivu and Tanguay. :)

"They'll figure it out," Carbonneau added of putting Koivu and Tanguay, two established playmakers, on the same line. "At one point, when they're tired of passing to each other, somebody's going to decide to shoot.

Here's a link to the article:

http://www.faceoff.com/hockey/nhlnews/stor...topstories.atom

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Found this quote by Carb's extremely funny on Koivu and Tanguay. :)

"They'll figure it out," Carbonneau added of putting Koivu and Tanguay, two established playmakers, on the same line. "At one point, when they're tired of passing to each other, somebody's going to decide to shoot.

Here's a link to the article:

http://www.faceoff.com/hockey/nhlnews/stor...topstories.atom

That is the best line I've ever heard from Carbo, just goes to show how he's matured as a coach.

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"Guy Carbonneau will be behind the bench for the Montreal Canadiens for the foreseeable future.

General Manager Bob Gainey announced that Carbonneau has signed a contract extension with the club. Gainey made the announcement when he met the media this morning.

Gainey wouldn't disclose the duration or dollar figures of the deal.

Carbonneau was in the final year of a three year contract. In his two seasons behind the Canadiens' bench, the club has an 89-59-16 record.

Gainey also said that 19-year old forward Max Pacioretty would begin the season with Montreal's AHL affilate in Hamilton.

Pacioretty recorded 39 points (15 goals, 24 assists) in 37 games with the University of Michigan last season, and recently netted a goal and an assist in the Habs 2-1 preseason win against the Detroit Red Wings."

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