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Patrick Roy Vs. Michel Therrien


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  1. 1. Who is your head coach

    • Patrick Roy
      3
    • Michel Therrien
      2
    • Kirk Muller
      19


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Of those 3 its Muller in a heartbeat.

Of course the poll said if I am MB who do i pick. Frankly, after the Subban Fiasco, I no longer have even a glimmer of hope in MB. I think he's lost the plot.

One would assume that he wouldnt touch Roy with a 10 ft pole (what sane GM would?) but who knows any more with MB.

Im sure Roy would love to come here. Im not sure we, as fans, would love him.

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Giant NO to Patrick Roy.

Giant NO to Bob Hartley.

They are two coaches who are equally as weak as Therrien. I honestly don't know who's better or worse, but I would not fire Therrien to hire either one of those guys, simply because it just sets us back time-wise even further while that guy gets a chance to fail.

Of the three men listed, it's Muller by a landslide, not because he's a great coach but because he's miles ahead of the other two.

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people thought MT was stubborn... He has nothing on Roy.

I grew up watching Roy, I idolized him. let's be honest, he stepped down because he didn't get his way in Colorado.

He's a bit of a premadonna.

It's his way or the highway, in this case he took the highway.

I think with some experience under his belt he's more interesting to me as head coach of the habs. But even as a coach, he's high maintenance, and I say this with love.

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Love Patrick because you know what you get. Like Muller alot and hope he gets a shot here, but purely speculation as he has never been a head coach so I am the lone MT vote as I know hat he has done in his tenure, but while I agree with him staying this year I may have a different on at some point in the season. I would want Therrien to start this year.

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As much as I loved Roy as a goalie for the Habs but this is the 2 nd time he's quit on a team.

When MT's tenure is over , sooner the better, find some young guy who is more in tune with hockey today

Same here. Roy was a great goalie but I'll leave it at that. For him to coach here would be a disaster imo.

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Love Patrick because you know what you get. Like Muller alot and hope he gets a shot here, but purely speculation as he has never been a head coach so I am the lone MT vote as I know hat he has done in his tenure, but while I agree with him staying this year I may have a different on at some point in the season. I would want Therrien to start this year.

Hmmm pretty sure he was head coach of an awful Carolina team he did not have many tools to work with there thats for sure!

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Here's a piece by Travis Yost for TSN, with a link to the article at the bottom... but first, before you click on the link, a couple of excerpts:

- "[The coach's past work] is why front offices should pay just as much attention to key performance indicators and general underlying numbers as they do the wins and losses column"

- "[The coach], it should be pointed out, was not expected to craft a winner in just his first year on the job. The standings certainly made it seem as though he did. But beneath the unsustainable top-five shooting and save percentages was really an exercise in getting speed bagged on a nightly basis. The [team] relied frequently on goaltender bail-outs and lightning-quick counterattacks to win the goal battle. And for some time, it worked."

- "The problem is that in today’s NHL, those teams cannot sustain success. The talent margins are just too tight league-wide and teams that are frequently getting out-shot and playing sustained shifts in the defensive zone will generally lose long-term."

- "Nothing changed. The team frequently looked for explosive, Hail Mary-esque stretch passes out of the defensive zone. They played the puck off of the boards with an annoying frequency, with seemingly no target or strategy in mind. Offensively, they were often left to one-and-done attacks."

- "You can certainly try and apportion at least some of the team’s developmental and progression woes on their player development and front office groups. Maybe [the coach] wasn’t equipped with enough talented depth. Maybe [he] wasn’t given every possible asset he needed to try and move this team up and over the hill. But, at the end of the day, this was a roster that had plenty of individual scoring talent and the requisite level of goaltending competency you need to at least be competitive. The problem is, [the coach] never took them beyond that. In some cases, he kept his team below the cut-line."

If you haven't guessed by now, the article is about Patrick Roy and his decision to leave the Avalanche, as well as the surprise that he wasn't fired first. But if you go back and read those quotes (and I deliberately took Roy's name out), this word-for-word describes the abysmal job Michel Therrien has done in Montreal as well. It's eerily similar to what Roy has done in Colorado. A very good first year, much to a lot of critics' surprise, but with indications that the system had flaws, followed by a couple of years of being outshot and out-chanced and being bailed out by goaltending. It's clear to many that Roy should have been fired long ago, and the same can be said of Michel here. We need to get away from MT and we need to stay away from Patrick for the same reasons.

http://www.tsn.ca/roy-fortunate-to-choose-own-exit-strategy-1.547687

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Could Therrien do the honorable thing and follow Roy's lead... resignation?

Roy left because he wanted more power, not because he recognized he was doing a poor job. Therrien doesn't need more power, because his GM already does everything he wants anyways. Therrien doesn't want Semin, he's gone. He doesn't want Sekac or Diaz or Briere or PAP? Bye bye. He dislikes Subban... adios, even if you're a top 2 D man in the league. Therrien gets whatever he wants already, so why should he leave?

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Roy left because he wanted more power, not because he recognized he was doing a poor job. Therrien doesn't need more power, because his GM already does everything he wants anyways. Therrien doesn't want Semin, he's gone. He doesn't want Sekac or Diaz or Briere or PAP? Bye bye. He dislikes Subban... adios, even if you're a top 2 D man in the league. Therrien gets whatever he wants already, so why should he leave?

Sadly this but I'm not sold on the entire list of players.

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Roy left because he wanted more power, not because he recognized he was doing a poor job. Therrien doesn't need more power, because his GM already does everything he wants anyways. Therrien doesn't want Semin, he's gone. He doesn't want Sekac or Diaz or Briere or PAP? Bye bye. He dislikes Subban... adios, even if you're a top 2 D man in the league. Therrien gets whatever he wants already, so why should he leave?

Agreed.

To be honest, I expect Roy to be unemployed until Quebec is announced as getting a franchise. At that point he'll be named President/GM/Coach/Assistant and possibly back up goalie. :P

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Well the votes could easily have been real votes. I get that some people like Therrien, and they're entitled to. But currently, there's a confidence vote in Therrien of under 10%. That's pretty darn low. Doesn't say a lot for the fans' belief he can get the job done.

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It is kind of a no brainer to vote for Muller. He is well liked has some time behind the bench seems to like a style of play we would all like to see here. He has a great pedigree as a cup winner and former captain of the team, his proven special team results make him seem that much more appealing. Would he work out as a head coach in this town? hard to say it is a tough place to coach everyone and I do mean everyone will second guess every move he ever makes. I would still like to see him get a shot with our current lineup I think he could take them pretty far.

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