TSN - With new Anglo coach, Canadiens strike a nerve in Quebec

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  1. Kent Brockman

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  3. Hiltzy

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    "....failed in their responsibility to protect and promote the french language" What a crock of shit :lol:


    They are a hockey franchise.....not a fucking institute of higher learning....they have zero responsibility to anything other than trying to be the best hockey team in the league. Word is that Gautier will be out after this season as GM.
     
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    montreal canadiens, priority list:
    1) promote french
    2) win hockey

    every other single NHL franchise, priority list:
    1) win stanley cup
    2) disregard french
     
  5. ShortySi

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    so sad
     
  6. Hiltzy

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    ive always said that habs fans in montreal give habs fans a bad name lol
     
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    and everyone else says Habs fans give hockey a bad name :kekeke:
     
  8. User1628

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    being a habs fan gives yourself a bad name

    it says "I am an idiot and have no problem broadcasting this"
     
  9. Boots

    www.reality-check.ca

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    Wow... that's pretty lame
     
  10. Hiltzy

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    I agree....LMAC and Goodies comments were pretty lame.....thanks for stickin up for the habs bootsie
     
  11. Strathmore

    Freedom is being bold.

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    they should only play french teams. The only way they will ever have another dynasty - playing with themselves.
     
  12. Hiltzy

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    yeah it was me
     
  13. Strathmore

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    game set match bitches
     
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    living in the past hiltzy

    the present says you are missing the playoffs
     
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    not really as they haven't been relevant 93 sure the leafs are in the same boat
     
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    also they are paying Gomez 7mill a year WTF is that about
     
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    how many times in the last 3 years have the habs made it to at least the 3rd round of the playoffs? how many times in the last 3 years have the leafs even made the playoffs?

    There isn't a hockey fan alive that doesn't wonder what the fuck the habs were thinkin when they made that deal
     
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    again, living in the past hiltzy!! that was last year, when you had success

    this year, success eludes you BIG TIME


    GO LEAFS GO
     
  21. Strathmore

    Freedom is being bold.

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    stupid fans + paying stupid ticket money = stupid product

    the National Bettman League rules.
     
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    we shall see how the season sends my friend.....December has not been a great month in leafs land....been tumblin hard....only two points ahead of the habs ;)
     
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    Both in the basement there you go.
     
  24. Strathmore

    Freedom is being bold.

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    more like - two guys who fell into an open outhouse hole, and one guy yells - you have sht up to your lower lip, I only have it up to my chin!
     
  25. User1628

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    stupid gionta concussing our goalie
     
  26. Leroy

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    it actually seems worse since Reimer came back..
     
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    he hasn't looked comfortable since he's been back

    before, he was in position, and making minimal movements

    now he seems panicked, and makes panicky quick movements, instead of slow, confident moves
     
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    please....he was making a move the the front of the net....was nothing wrong with it.
     
  29. Leroy

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    yeah,he slipped on the ice, hit the goalie, I fully believe it was pure clumsyness considering his overall uselessness.
     
  30. tribeachpunk

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    Government wants French-speaking Canadiens coach

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    QUEBEC CITY (AP)—The Quebec government isn’t pleased about the hiring of a Montreal Canadiens coach who can’t speak French.

    The province’s culture minister says she expects the Habs to correct the situation.

    Christine St-Pierre isn’t quite calling for the firing of new coach Randy Cunneyworth, who was just hired over the weekend. But she says the Habs have given the impression his hiring is temporary, and she takes them at their word. The former NHL forward’s title is interim coach.

    The hiring has created a frenzy of media reaction, including calls for a boycott of products associated with the Canadiens. But judging from the reaction on social-networking sites, the response of regular Montreal fans may be slightly less critical.

    Identity debates like the current one occasionally place Quebec’s Liberal government in a quandary. The pro-Canada Charest government often faces pressure from its more nationalist opponents to take an aggressive stand in defending Quebec’s identity.

    Critics of the hiring say the Canadiens are more than just a hockey team and, for more than a century, have been an institution that represents French-Canadian pride.

    Canadiens owner Geoff Molson sent a letter to fans Monday to explain the hiring of Cunneyworth, who was elevated from his assistant coach job after Jacques Martin was fired Saturday with a 13-12-7 record.

    “The action was taken to remedy the situation without further delay,” Molson wrote. “Randy Cunneyworth is a qualified and experienced coach who has earned the respect of the players and everyone within the organisation.”

    Molson said language would be a factor when, at the end of the season, the team hires a permanent coach. He said finding a coach who can win is the main priority, but language ability will also count.

    “It is obvious that the ability for the head coach to express himself in both French and English will be a very important factor in the selection of the permanent head coach,” he said.

    One columnist Monday compared the Canadiens to Spanish soccer team Barcelona, which expects its players to learn the Catalan language and whose slogan is “More than a team.”

    Francophone hockey writers are also wondering where else Quebecers can get a start in the NHL if the Canadiens won’t give them one.

    They point out that most other Quebecers coaching in the NHL, including both of last year’s Stanley Cup finalists, got their start coaching the Habs.

    Another common refrain heard in Montreal is that fans would be willing to support the hiring of a coach who can’t speak French if it were someone like the accomplished Mike Babcock, or local hero Kirk Muller.

    The Habs have not had an only English-speaking coach since the 1970-71 season, when Al MacNeil coached them. They won a Stanley Cup that year but MacNeil had a poor relationship with some players and was demoted to the minors after the season.

    A Toronto native, the 50-year-old Cunneyworth played 16 seasons in the NHL with the Sabres, Penguins, Jets, Whalers, Blackhawks and Senators, scoring 414 points in the regular season.

    “I have the utmost respect for the language here and I am very aware of how important it is to try and learn the language,” he said after running his first practice. “Obviously I know a few words, and not all the good ones.”

    http://yhoo.it/vZ2c9B
     
  31. Strathmore

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    Perfect example why I never do business with Quebec or purchase goods from there for the last 20 some years.
     
  32. LMAC

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    Funny thing about Quebec, Living in Ottawa you find out some funny things, example, Quebec contractors are aloud to work in Ontario with no issues, Ont contractors are not aloud to work in Quebec because they are taking jobs from Quebec contractors.

    There is also a paid two week break from construction in Quebec in the summer hahah
     
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  33. Strathmore

    Freedom is being bold.

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    One of the few things Ontario PCs, Libs and NDPers all agree on, Quebec is the worst neighbour in trade.

    In many areas it easier to deal with the U.S. and even Mexico, than it is with Quebec.
     
  34. billybob

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    This whole situation is pathetic. I hope the Habs lose the rest of their games this season and get moved to Hamilton.

    Stupid fans
     
  35. Strathmore

    Freedom is being bold.

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    WHAT HAVE YOU GOT AGAINST HAMILTON? They cleaned up the sulfur stink, and you want to replace it with something worse?
     

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