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Out With The Old, In With The Old

 


Here's the thing. Very few people reading this blog, if any, quite frankly, are in any position to judge what it takes to be a head coach in the NHL, a head coach in Montreal, and the type of coach required to lead the pack of players Marc Bergevin inherited when he was announced as the new General Manager of this team last month. That, of course, includes myself. But it also doesn't take a genius to figure out that what didn't work once before, likely won't work a decade later under eerily similar circumstances. I'm more than certain that Bergevin and their staff did their homework with the new (old) coach of the Montreal Canadiens, Michel Therrie...

Roy's Next Move

Though I write about the Canucks, I could not get enough of this story. Former Canadiens goaltender and NHL Hall of famer, Patrick Roy, has told reporters that if any proposals came up for a coaching job, he would listen to the offers.  Brian Raiger takes a look at a few teams where the great #33 could possibly go, and could make a positive impact.

Montreal Canadiens - This is going to be my number one choice for a few reasons. We all know that Jacques Martin was fired by the Habs, making Randy Cunneyworth the interim head coach. Let’s say we let Cunneyworth play out this season, and at the end of the year Pierre Gauthier calls up Patty Roy.  Roy has told reporters ...

Vancouver Canucks: Coaching Change Conundrum?

If you take a look at the boards on CDC, it doesn’t take long to find a thread or two (by two I mean 100) about the Canucks making a coaching change.  Log on and you’ll find every reason there is to can Alain Vigneault and find someone new. 

“He changes the lines too much."

“He isn’t willing to take risks with the line-up”

“He doesn’t start Schneider enough”

“He chews too much gum…..”

Whatever the reason may be, people seem to have a hate on for Alain Vigneault.  Now, I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I love every single decision Alain Vigneault has ev...