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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Feb 24 @ 12:54 PM ET
Eklund: Rangers Interested in Julien. Did Montreal Panic? Pens Claim Flyer. [email protected]
HenryHockey
Season Ticket Holder
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Gwinn, MI
Joined: 01.26.2020

Feb 24 @ 12:59 PM ET
More fodder here.....stay tuned!
eagleputter
Montreal Canadiens
Location: HUBBARDS, NS
Joined: 06.25.2015

Feb 24 @ 1:41 PM ET
CJ is a great coach but I can't agree he was left go for no reason. MB thinks he built a winner last summer and he did make a huge improvement so when things started to go south he had to protect his a55 by getting rid of CJ. KM is also a great hockey mind but for whatever reason he could not get the PP to go. Surely can't blame that on poor personnel with names like petry, weber, trofolli, anderson , gallagher and suzuki in the mix.
After a booming start teams quickly figured the Habs out. The habs failed to change anything and their predictability in their offensive scheme was their downfall. I would also mention that they have tried the same thing on the power play for 3 years even though it rarely works.
Secondly the centers have been mediocre as a group; while suzuki has been a bright spot he hasn't been able to win enough draws to make him a force, Evans and Danualt are also great defensively BUT the teams issue in their last several games has been scoring goals. The centers need to do more.
i don't think it's any problem to see that price just isn't who he was. I'm not saying he can't be. They certainly aren't all his fault but if you bring his save percentage up to .915 I think the habs would have had 2-3 more wins.

Deplorable_Maximus
Montreal Canadiens
Location: Windsor, ON
Joined: 12.21.2020

Feb 24 @ 1:43 PM ET
Did Montreal panic? 😂 Everyone questioned why he was brought back after Boston dropped him like a hot tatter.
MLew65
Buffalo Sabres
Location: hamburg, NY
Joined: 01.23.2013

Feb 24 @ 1:56 PM ET
Bring him to Buffalo. When was the last time Buffalo had a good coach besides Ruff?
Tornado Mark
New York Islanders
Location: Huntington Station, NY
Joined: 01.11.2019

Feb 24 @ 2:07 PM ET
Hard to build a good team when you have 15M in dead money (KO and Skinner)
Byfuglien Ate Me
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: You Frigging Bisterd
Joined: 09.24.2010

Feb 24 @ 2:09 PM ET

Ronnie Rolston and his gardening gloves?
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Feb 24 @ 2:17 PM ET
Bring him to Buffalo. When was the last time Buffalo had a good coach besides Ruff?
- MLew65

Scotty Bowman? Ted Nolan?
Nh_kong
Joined: 09.21.2020

Feb 24 @ 2:39 PM ET
Freidman claimed by the Pens.
Huh.

No one saw THAT one coming.
Nasty_Duck
Boston Bruins
Location: ON
Joined: 06.20.2012

Feb 24 @ 2:51 PM ET
Bring him to Buffalo. When was the last time Buffalo had a good coach besides Ruff?
- MLew65


To be fair to the coaches... didn't they tank for McJesus in 2014?

And that same year they had 4 teenagers on the roster.

Coaches didn't have much to work with...
WaterBoy
Location: Don't worry I've seen everything, YT
Joined: 06.27.2006

Feb 24 @ 3:07 PM ET

Matt Casavant
@Mcaz
Amount of official playoff series won in their 2nd stint as Montreal Canadiens Head Coach:

Claude Julien 0

Michel Therrien 3
DirtyDan
Buffalo Sabres
Joined: 02.03.2021

Feb 24 @ 3:52 PM ET
To be fair to the coaches... didn't they tank for McJesus in 2014?

And that same year they had 4 teenagers on the roster.

Coaches didn't have much to work with...

- Nasty_Duck


Yes they wanted to lose that season. Watch the new-ish documentary about Ted Nolans time that year, not a very good loook for Buffalo.
wbon22
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Cherry Hill, NJ
Joined: 02.21.2008

Feb 24 @ 4:10 PM ET
Typical Fletcher tossing away an asset.
I would rather have an ornery reticent GM than one who has no respect for the assets in his system
xShoot4WarAmpsx
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Hamilton, ON
Joined: 06.25.2010

Feb 24 @ 4:20 PM ET
Typical Fletcher tossing away an asset.
I would rather have an ornery reticent GM than one who has no respect for the assets in his system

- wbon22


Friedman is a career tweener. At best he will be a bottom pair guy. It isnt like they lost a player with hige potential. Flyers need a #2 guy and neither Friedman nor Gustuffsson are the answers
Baxman1941
Joined: 02.24.2021

Feb 24 @ 4:36 PM ET
You don't think that the habs played their best hockey without Julian on the bench in the bubble. Had anything to do with it
habs88888
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 12.28.2018

Feb 24 @ 4:54 PM ET
You don't think that the habs played their best hockey without Julian on the bench in the bubble. Had anything to do with it
- Baxman1941


Can’t remember when Julien went out last years playoffs
gergeswillems
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Malkin wants to be The Man, ON
Joined: 02.01.2016

Feb 24 @ 5:05 PM ET
Can’t remember when Julien went out last years playoffs
- habs88888

Game 1 vs Philly wasn't it?
paulozz
Season Ticket Holder
Joined: 07.02.2012

Feb 24 @ 5:05 PM ET
Friedman fodder
habs88888
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 12.28.2018

Feb 24 @ 8:07 PM ET
Game 1 vs Philly wasn't it?
- gergeswillems


If that’s the case they had Claude when they beat Pens, it’s just not counted as a playoff series rather play in
Tedge77
New York Islanders
Joined: 02.17.2019

Feb 24 @ 8:22 PM ET
Was the phone plugged in?
Tedge77
New York Islanders
Joined: 02.17.2019

Feb 24 @ 8:23 PM ET
Bring him to Buffalo. When was the last time Buffalo had a good coach besides Ruff?
- MLew65

Scotty Bowman
watsonnostaw
Atlanta Thrashers
Location: i am extremely unobservant and my memory is in shambles
Joined: 06.26.2006

Feb 24 @ 9:48 PM ET
Bring him to Buffalo. When was the last time Buffalo had a good coach besides Ruff?
- MLew65

Marv Levy
SMS4016
Joined: 01.27.2011

Feb 24 @ 10:44 PM ET
Yes they wanted to lose that season. Watch the new-ish documentary about Ted Nolans time that year, not a very good loook for Buffalo.
- DirtyDan



Link?
twotoekenn
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: perkasie, PA
Joined: 12.16.2009

Feb 25 @ 5:45 AM ET
Marv Levy
- watsonnostaw


Post of the day.
Riverain96
Montreal Canadiens
Location: QC
Joined: 05.08.2010

Feb 25 @ 10:09 AM ET
Julien as a coach resembles Price as a goalie. Two guys who have accomplished alot, but are way over valued today because they were once the best at their craft.

Boston improved greatly when they moved on from Julien, and since he's been in Montreal the Canadiens have been abismal on many fronts. Being solid 5 on 5 is not enough when you have terrible PP, PK, you don't win games and the team goes into questionning attitude and if theyre even having fun playing 2-3 times a year.