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    I recently had the opportunity to have a chat with an individual who was formerly employed by the Canadiens. This person held a fairly significant role. This person was also not fired and holds no grudge. I won't provide the name, so save the keystrokes.

    After an obvious conversation regarding PK. A question about what happened with Larry Robinson. This person divulged that the most frustrating moment for them was when Mike Babcock approached the Canadiens FIRST expressing interest in coaching the Habs. After intense internal debate, Bergevin of course chose to stick with his foxhole buddy Michel Therrien.



    What a colossal fúck up. Bergevin doesn't even know how to hit a home run when the ball is on a fúcking tee. Can you imagine if this team was even remotely managed adequately? The coaching staff could have been: Gallant/Babcock/Robinson HELL! Make Muller president!

    Nope. Therrien/JJ/Lefevbre joke city.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Habs4Life View Post
    I recently had the opportunity to have a chat with an individual who was formerly employed by the Canadiens. This person held a fairly significant role. This person was also not fired and holds no grudge. I won't provide the name, so save the keystrokes.

    After an obvious conversation regarding PK. A question about what happened with Larry Robinson. This person divulged that the most frustrating moment for them was when Mike Babcock approached the Canadiens FIRST expressing interest in coaching the Habs. After intense internal debate, Bergevin of course chose to stick with his foxhole buddy Michel Therrien.



    What a colossal fúck up. Bergevin doesn't even know how to hit a home run when the ball is on a fúcking tee. Can you imagine if this team was even remotely managed adequately? The coaching staff could have been: Gallant/Babcock/Robinson HELL! Make Muller president!

    Nope. Therrien/JJ/Lefevbre joke city.
    That is impossible. Nobody wants to come to the Habs....

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    who was it?
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    Does Babcock even speak french?
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    He went to McGill, he probably speak some basic French.

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    To be fair, exceptions to the French requirement would be made when attracting world class coaches. Guys like Babcock and Quenneville.

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    I am not sure if Molson would allow that risk again.

    I would like to think it is not the case but I have my doubts.

    Of course no promise babcock would have come here anyway. Would the habs have given him 10 years at big money that the leafs did to outbid the sabres?
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    Quote Originally Posted by worm View Post
    I am not sure if Molson would allow that risk again.

    I would like to think it is not the case but I have my doubts.

    Of course no promise babcock would have come here anyway. Would the habs have given him 10 years at big money that the leafs did to outbid the sabres?
    I fairly confident that he would be fine with it. There is a world of difference between hiring Cunneyworth and Babcock. Even the press wouldn't be able to say much against hiring someone who's viewed as one of the best in the business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandWazoo View Post
    He went to McGill, he probably speak some basic French.
    Didn’t Philippe Cantin even ask MB if the Habs has interest in Babcock? I thought that kicked off the hate affair


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    Yeah, no one important in the French media was against Babcock just because he was an Anglais
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCountofMonteCristo View Post
    Yeah, no one important in the French media was against Babcock just because he was an Anglais
    also, I'm pretty sure winning cures all

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    so he had to settle for the leafs.....

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    Don't be fooled, he probably offered his service to half the teams in the league and then went to the highest bidder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandWazoo View Post
    Don't be fooled, he probably offered his service to half the teams in the league and then went to the highest bidder.
    He probably had 3-5 serious teams in the running and chose his best " where can I look better " in 2-3 years .

    Leafs were dead last nowhere to go but up

    Buffalo has a dick of an owner and couldnt see him working there

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    Quote Originally Posted by GEEMAN View Post
    He probably had 3-5 serious teams in the running and chose his best " where can I look better " in 2-3 years .

    Leafs were dead last nowhere to go but up

    Buffalo has a dick of an owner and couldnt see him working there
    He took the money. Cant say I blame him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandWazoo View Post
    Don't be fooled, he probably offered his service to half the teams in the league and then went to the highest bidder.
    Ya. He probably started with Rangers, Habs, Leafs.
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    I like babcock but he is no "hoodie" or Phil Jackson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by worm View Post
    I like babcock but he is no "hoodie" or Phil Jackson.
    I agree

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrandWazoo View Post
    I agree
    Agreed but doubt any coach would of developed this team this quick.

    He turned Kadri ,Gardner into better players . Secondary guys like Brown , Hyman etc....

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    He's a good coach no doubt about it, but there is an hyperbole around him that makes him a bit overrated.

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