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Old 02-14-2017, 08:41 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Colour me mildly surprised.

But there's no doubt in my mind that Therrien is the Habs coach today if Julien is still coach of the Bruins today.

The one firing begat the other.

But the timing is the most surprising aspect to me. I thought Therrien would at least get a couple of weeks after the 5-day break to see if the ship was right-able. The team was finally healthy and would be rested. Julien would most likely still be cashing Boston's paycheque and available if things went further south.

But as my dear old Dad often said, 'You never know...'.

And the Groundhog Day aspect of history repeating itself with Julien Replacing Therrien Round 2 adds an extra dimension to this scenario.

I've bled bleu, blanc et rouge for over 50 years, so I'm biased. But I believe this team has a chance to sip from Lord Stanley's mug - for the first time in way-too-many years.
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Old 02-15-2017, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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I didn't like them trading Weber for Subban then and I don't know. The return was probably fair, but I think there's a lot that backs up that Subban is the better player now and going forward. Not to mention that Weber is signed until he's like 41? Thanks to Holmgren and Philly throwing that offer sheet at him and Nashville having to match.

Therrien is one of the worst head coaches in the league. He stunk his first tenure there, he stunk in Pittsburgh, he's worthless now.
I have to agree with this. Defense was never really the issue. The offense needed major upgrades. So they got Radulov. Great. Not enough. And then trading Subban, the number one puck carrier and center ice play maker on the team in exchange for a "more reliable" defenseman whose sole offensive strength is his slap shot was pretty pointless.
Therrien's dump and chase system is what has to go. It might work for the first few games of the season, but once teams adjust, it falls flat, as evidenced by last season, and now this season.
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:32 AM
 
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As Bergevin makes all the trades and the team hasnt accomplished much since his arrival i'm surprised theres no talk of getting rid of Marc Bergevin.
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Old 02-17-2017, 12:30 AM
 
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100% Therrien's fault if the Sens win the division. 3 games in hand right now and only 4 points out. Habs have 24 games left.
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:09 AM
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They've eked out 3 wins in a row to finish February. It'll be a dogfight the rest of the way. Ottawa has games in hand.

Heading into the fun part of the season.
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:36 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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As Bergevin makes all the trades and the team hasnt accomplished much since his arrival i'm surprised theres no talk of getting rid of Marc Bergevin.
A quick postseason exit should lead to the exit of Bergevin.
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:32 AM
 
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They've eked out 3 wins in a row to finish February. It'll be a dogfight the rest of the way. Ottawa has games in hand.

Heading into the fun part of the season.
They're winning again... But barely. OT wins and a lucky last-second goal vs Nashville... This isn't a team that will be able to win four out of 7 against any real contender.
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:32 AM
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They're winning again... But barely. OT wins and a lucky last-second goal vs Nashville... This isn't a team that will be able to win four out of 7 against any real contender.
We'll see.

They're looking more and more like the team that started 13-1-1. Price seems rejuvenated. I think he needed that 5-day break more than anyone. Jordie Benn has fit in nicely on the back end. Their 4th line is bigger and more abrasive. Gallagher seems to be re-finding his game.

If they can get the 2nd and 3rd lines to chip in a goal here and there, I think they'll make some noise this spring.

The Cup is WAY overdue to land north of the border.
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Old 03-06-2017, 12:49 PM
 
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I've said this for years. They'll go as far as Price takes them. If they can become a team that's 3 lines deep and all 6 d-men contribute, they can make a run.
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Old 03-07-2017, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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They've actually won five in a row if you count OT wins. Most of the wins have come against some pretty good teams: Nashville, Columbus, NYR... Even Toronto isn't so bad this year.
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