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  1. 1. Will you support/follow the team next season if Therrien is back?



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Renaud Lavoie has reported the Habs have no intention of firing Therrien in the off-season and that it looks like he will remain the head coach going into next year. If that is the case, will you as a fan be supporting the team next year in the same capacity you are right now or will you boycott the Habs to some degree?

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I'm barely watching games as it is.

There's also a bit of a fine line for me between support and follow. I'll always be a habs fan, and will always want the team doing good. But I don't want to follow the team and spend the energy getting excited if I know the outcome will be the same next year either.

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I voted yes, but there's a caveat - I'll probably support the team about as much as I do now, which is to say not as much as I used to.

For a few years there I missed maybe one or two games a season. Even if I had something else going on I could usually make an effort to get back in time for the third. This year, though, I'm lucky if I watch a game a week.

Now a fair bit of that is just life getting in the way, but even still I'll admit that there are some nights when I'm home but I'd just rather do something else. I'll sometimes watch a bit of a game and then turn it off. It's not that I like hockey any less - if it's a good game I'll still stick around - it's just that I don't have the same emotional attachment to the team itself that I did in years past. There's no playoff race to get excited about, for one, but it's also hard to get excited about the future in any capacity when you see the ownership and management repeating the same (easily correctable!) mistakes again and again. I still cheer for individual players, but that also gets frustrating when the players that I like the most also tend to be the ones who are on the receiving end of treatment that I view as unfair.

So if Therrien comes back next year (ugh) I figure it'll be pretty much this one all over again for me. If they're playing well and winning I'll probably watch more often, but if the games are boring and the results don't matter with respect to the playoffs then I'll probably just tune in whenever I've got nothing else to do.

And upon re-reading, boy oh boy was that a depressing post :wacko:. My apologies, and I hope everyone has a great day! :P

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I said no but with an asterisk. I will watch the games, but I have already pledged to not buy tickets, merchandise or any product made or owned by Molson until the problems within this organization are fixed. I will continue to do this and encourage others to do so as well.

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i felt like puking when i heard this.

i care about the team and the sport too much to not follow, but i really miss the days i was happy and excited about it.

there are 2 consolations.

1. maybe molson cans both of these guys

2. we get rid of DD and hopefully a couple other of his favourite toys in the offseason.

2 big fears

1. GM actually caters to this balloonhead , and we are looking at plek-dd-danault down the middle next year. eller traded for another young kid with 6 points in 145 games but has a "good 2 way game and some physicality"

2. price makes us win anyway and we make the playoffs, ensuring yet another year of this

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I voted NO, assuming that MB maintains the status quo in terms of roster. I guess I've already been boycotting them to some degree, in that, I don't really watch the games that much anymore. It's not just the losing, but the fact that the coach hasn't shown me any kind of planning or strategy that tells me that he is taking the team in the right direction. If he's still around, I think I will have even less cause for following this team next season. I think the best way to describe my feelings towards this team (mainly because of the coach) is apathy.

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Yes. I love the team and the players too much not to. I'm not expecting it to be very fun, though.

I'm with 93 on this one. I feel that I've backed myself into a corner by following and cheering for this team for so long, that I wouldn't feel right cheering for any other team, or calling it quits altogether.

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I supported the team throughout the Houle and Tremblay years. I may not like what i'm seeing but they'll always be my team.

There's enough part time fans out there to make a dent in Molson profits if they jump off the bandwagon. I'm just not one of them.

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I voted yes, but there's a caveat - I'll probably support the team about as much as I do now, which is to say not as much as I used to.

For a few years there I missed maybe one or two games a season. Even if I had something else going on I could usually make an effort to get back in time for the third. This year, though, I'm lucky if I watch a game a week.

Now a fair bit of that is just life getting in the way, but even still I'll admit that there are some nights when I'm home but I'd just rather do something else. I'll sometimes watch a bit of a game and then turn it off. It's not that I like hockey any less - if it's a good game I'll still stick around - it's just that I don't have the same emotional attachment to the team itself that I did in years past. There's no playoff race to get excited about, for one, but it's also hard to get excited about the future in any capacity when you see the ownership and management repeating the same (easily correctable!) mistakes again and again. I still cheer for individual players, but that also gets frustrating when the players that I like the most also tend to be the ones who are on the receiving end of treatment that I view as unfair.

So if Therrien comes back next year (ugh) I figure it'll be pretty much this one all over again for me. If they're playing well and winning I'll probably watch more often, but if the games are boring and the results don't matter with respect to the playoffs then I'll probably just tune in whenever I've got nothing else to do.

And upon re-reading, boy oh boy was that a depressing post :wacko:. My apologies, and I hope everyone has a great day! :P

This is exactly how it's been for me.

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HABS RULE FOREVER

The Montreal Canadiens hockey team runs through my veins. My brain is hard-wired to cheer for them. Tuning into the hockey game & seeing the Bleu Blanc & Rouge on the ice send chills throughout my body. The CH's at center ice make my blood pump twice as fast. I could never cheer for any other team.

RIGHT NOW?

I have little to no desire to watch this team. Therrien's system of coaching basically not knowing what's he's doing has left me bewildered as to why he still has a job. I thought MB would be a good GM & he has been , bringing in skilled players to wear the jersey we love. Since the coach won't play them he brings in less skilled grinders to please his friend. Everything has gone downhill since that incredible 9-0 start. Did I expect that? No, of course not. Did I expect it to continue? No but I didn't expect us to have fallen so far in that few games. The magic that is the Habs & the magical start to the season are distant memories at this point. They feel so far away & lost in time. I used to race home as fast as I could (time difference) to catch as much as I could of the games, especially this time of the season. Lately, I don't really care if I miss any or all of it. There's just so much more to do in life, like Netflix. lol

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I'm barely watching games as it is.

There's also a bit of a fine line for me between support and follow. I'll always be a habs fan, and will always want the team doing good. But I don't want to follow the team and spend the energy getting excited if I know the outcome will be the same next year either.

This.

Im not going to go cheer for another team or anything, but if Therrien returns next year I will have a hard time watching any games. The problem is that with a healthy roster and some ever-improving young players I think we'll start the year well - with or without therrien - but i just dont see how we can win the ultimate prize with him at the helm.

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Another year of Therrien? To me the very thought is inconceivable and insane.

However I have always worn the CH in my heart and I shall remain a Habs fan no matter what adversity comes along.

This has been the most disappointing season I ever experienced, but it shall not deter my support for the Montreal Canadiens.

I can only hope that professionalism wins over the favoritism, the contempt for the fans, the secrecy etc, which have dominated this season.

I hope that next year, we will finally secure our long overdue Stanley Cup!

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Yea, I ll cheer for the team, but MT really needs to go and I hope , only for the sake of replacing him, that the team starts off poorly so it forces MB ;s hand .

MT has run his course .

He is a stubborn coach

His system , despite what he says is terrible.

And he doesn't use his players wisely .

Mike Babcock has done more with nothing than MT has done

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I will still follow but I will not be as excited

Nothing will be fixed though.

Sure, you can blame Price's absense for some of our downfall but not all of it.

How about the horrible misuse of Galchenyuk? PK? etc..

Price being out makes us more vulnerable to goals going in on us. But what about putting the puck in the net?

We have been horrible at doing so and THAT is a reflection of the coach not the players

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I know we're only a small representative sample of the fan base, but people who post here are probably more dedicated fans than the average person who supports the team. So what does it tell Geoff Molson when probably 90% of the people here feel Therrien should be fired and 40% of people are going to cut back on their support of the team if he's retained. There is zero excuse for retaining any of Bergevin, Therrien, Lefebvre, Lacroix, or Daigneault at this time. There is also zero excuse for using the same discriminatory hiring practices that put these people in place to begin with. This regime should at the least teach us that

1. You can't hire a coach who discriminates against players before even meeting them.

2. You can't have coaches and management who value grinders over stars.

3. You can't have a GM who won't put the good of the team ahead of his friendships.

4. You can't just hire a French person to say you have a French person when it means you sacrifice competency on the job.

For me, not only do Therrien and company have to go, there also has to be some sign that Molson has learned the above lessons. If he goes out and hires someone like Hartley, Crawford, Roy, or Lefebvre as his next coach just to satisfy the language policy, it's not any better. It just sets us back another few years until that person is also fired. I have no problem if the team wants to hire Julien, Vigneault, or even Boucher to some degree (although he's far from my first choice). But there has to be evidence the hiring process is transparent, fair to all candidates no matter what language they speak, and yields hiring the best hockey candidate as the coach. If we can get a guy like Dineen or Oates or Robinson and they turn that person down to promote Daigneault or re-hire Carbo, that will be just as much of a farce as keeping Therrien.

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The only glimmer of hope in all of this is the most recent Bergevin soundbyte:

Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reported in the Journal de Montréal that he has acquired information that Michel Therrien is expected to return as head coach next season but that general manager Marc Bergevin will look at changes to the roster. “I’m not discussing that,” Bergevin said about the report when he met with the media Tuesday at the NHL general managers’ meetings in Boca Raton, Fla. “I’m not going to talk about my coach today.”

Then he added: “But don’t believe any reports you read, by the way.”

Now, this can be simply seen as a blanket "dont believe what you read" but at very least its not as bad as the January presser where he said Therrien will not be fired this season, no matter what.

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The only glimmer of hope in all of this is the most recent Bergevin soundbyte:

Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reported in the Journal de Montréal that he has acquired information that Michel Therrien is expected to return as head coach next season but that general manager Marc Bergevin will look at changes to the roster. “I’m not discussing that,” Bergevin said about the report when he met with the media Tuesday at the NHL general managers’ meetings in Boca Raton, Fla. “I’m not going to talk about my coach today.”

Then he added: “But don’t believe any reports you read, by the way.”

Now, this can be simply seen as a blanket "dont believe what you read" but at very least its not as bad as the January presser where he said Therrien will not be fired this season, no matter what.

Im holding on hope about your bolded quotes too my friend!

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