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THERRIEN FIRED. HABS HIRE CLAUDE JULIEN!


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Have to figure that with recent comments, Therrien had lost both Pacioretty and Price and thus likely the room. High likelihood MB spoke to both of these players before making move. In retrospect, he probably sought out feelings of his vets with that meeting last week (without directly asking them if they wanted coach gone).

Still need a trade to add another piece, but now at least there's hope that we can make a real run.

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1 minute ago, Habs-92-93 said:

Would rather not have Julien back.  But what were our choices fitting the French criteria? dam.  MB shouldn't have let this go on as long as it did, I afraid it may be too late.

Was hoping for Muller, and not another recycled coach. 

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2 minutes ago, BigTed3 said:

Have to figure that with recent comments, Therrien had lost both Pacioretty and Price and thus likely the room. High likelihood MB spoke to both of these players before making move. In retrospect, he probably sought out feelings of his vets with that meeting last week (without directly asking them if they wanted coach gone).

Still need a trade to add another piece, but now at least there's hope that we can make a real run.

Agreed on that. Well BT just as you predicted. A decision by Tues, Wed at the latest.

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2 minutes ago, Habs-92-93 said:

Would rather not have Julien back.  But what were our choices fitting the French criteria? dam.  MB shouldn't have let this go on as long as it did, I afraid it may be too late.

Yeah. This should have happened last season. (talking firing only) This is way too late. Still, I'd take a tree stump over Therrien.

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Julien is a recycled coach, but this is NOT the same as recycling Therrien. When we hired Therrien, it was a compromise on talent in order to get a French-speaking coach. Julien is a great systems coach, has been at top of possession metrics with his teams in many years, and has won a Cup. He was the best available coach, no matter what language comes into play. I have no issue hiring a French coach when he's also the top guy possible, and Julien was just that. Hopefully Muller stays, but I'd like CJ to bring in some new assistants to replace JJ and Lacroix, who were also dead weight.

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5 minutes ago, Woodenhhead said:

Yeah. This should have happened last season. (talking firing only) This is way too late. Still, I'd take a tree stump over Therrien.

I guess you'll have to get another avatar. :P

 

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3 minutes ago, BigTed3 said:

Julien is a recycled coach, but this is NOT the same as recycling Therrien. When we hired Therrien, it was a compromise on talent in order to get a French-speaking coach. Julien is a great systems coach, has been at top of possession metrics with his teams in many years, and has won a Cup. He was the best available coach, no matter what language comes into play. I have no issue hiring a French coach when he's also the top guy possible, and Julien was just that. Hopefully Muller stays, but I'd like CJ to bring in some new assistants to replace JJ and Lacroix, who were also dead weight.

Agreed, and WHAT A RELIEF! :5210:

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Just now, kinot-2 said:

Was hoping for Muller, and not another recycled coach. 

Exactly, we just keep cycling through these coaches with mediocre results.   I understand the need for a French speaking coach but I think we might need to look past this to get us to the next level.  I don't care if the coach can only speak Chinese, if it produces a Cup I'm all in.   

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