TSN: McGuire: I'd be open to the President's position in Montreal

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  1. Andrei79

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    McGuire doesn't have the even keel you need to have this sort of position. He fluctuates, he's impulsive, he's anything but level headed.

    But his basic precepts are what this organisation needs. He was talking earlier on TSN 690 about how the organisation should sit down and make a commitment to better drafting and development.

    Well, he's right. Development is key, right from the moment you draft a player, whether it's making sure he takes the proper route (NCAA vs CHL) to getting him the proper coaching at the AHL level. The Habs fail big time there.

    But, he's not the guy to get it done, someone else is. Who that someone is, I don't know as hockey's a closed business. But, there has to be a commitment to make a big chance on a fundamental level and which has to include bringing in the right mix of ideas, personnalities and players to the fold.

    Right now, the whole team is the same top to bottom. A bunch of vanilla, gutless, talentless yes men.
     
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    I'm sure he would but that doesn't mean that's a good idea. There's a reason why he hasn't had a job since he coached the Whalers. He talks a big game on the radio but the man isn't qualified to handle a position like that. This his from his Wikipedia page:

    After McGuire was fired, captain Pat Verbeek called it the best thing that could have happened to the Whalers. He said that his teammates had no respect for McGuire and that McGuire was mocked by other teams. In 1995, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman ruled that McGuire would forfeit half of the remaining salary owed to him by the Whalers for providing confidential coaching evaluations that had been prepared while employed by Hartford to the Edmonton Oilers.

    It's pretty evident why he hasn't gotten another NHL job.
     
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    Got some competition from McCagg lol. Not much mind you
     
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    You got it. He's been meddling in absolute ridiculous things like logo usage (like, don't you have a marketing team for that???). I mean, come on Geoff. I don't think the prez of Loblaw's meddles in that field. Don't think he has the time of day, nor the interest.

    That's just one stupid, tiny example of how this organisation sometimes operate. Imagine the rest.
     
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    Wow...that is powerful stuff. It gets you fired ANYWHERE. Guy has no street smarts, no judgment.

    As a business owner, I would NOT hire this guy at a key secretive position.
     
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    Go on. :)
     
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    dinodebino?

    As in deandebean??

    What happened there ??
     
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    Believing one can happen is smart, and rational.

    Being one will happen is unrealistic.

    There's a difference.
     
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    dinodebino Registered User

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    Hahahaha! You finally caught on! Long story. When we changed platforms, my account got jammed up. I decided it was time for a change. :) But that's the real me on the photo. So there!
     
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    Moar! Details please!
    Dean? You Deanthebean?
     
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    Job is not hard anyway. Just have to say yes at everything MB asks. Getting paid millions to be a yes man i could live with this.
     
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    T'as du Guy A. Lepage en toi :D un ti peu de Richard Martineau aussi.

    Was wondering where you went.
     
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    Ouan, y'a du chien dans l'nez lui, pis du vécu.

    Deandebean wasn't bad either. :D
     
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    Secret professionnel. ;-) Can't go further. But, you get the picture. As for me, yes, it's me!
     
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    Yep, un VIEUX chien qui a du vécu. But still lurks on this forum a lot! (a lot less for the Game Threads, as the games bore me right now). I'm fana of the Impact thread, though. :)
     
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    And wish I had Guy's bank account, ha!
     
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    Always fun reading you as you bring a unique perspective, especially when you draw from your journalism days.

    And no one blames you not being able to draw enthusiasm for this team -- they got to a point where they don't deserve any.
     
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    Being a hockey nerd doesn't automatically makes you a 'great hockey mind'.
     
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    I remember on Melnick 's show, McGuire talking about rushing players (latendresse, Leblanc), he of course liked the Detroit /grand rapids model of 3-5 years ahl.

    He cited an example of him being forced by the organization to play Petrovicky, how he wasnt ready, and how it ruined his career.
     

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