Worst Sens Coach?

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Worst Coach

  1. Jacques Martin

    0.8%
  2. Bryan Murray

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. John Paddock

    9.0%
  4. Craig Hartsburg

    28.7%
  5. Cory Clouston

    23.0%
  6. Paul Maclean

    1.6%
  7. Dave Cameron

    27.9%
  8. Guy Boucher

    9.0%
  1. mrquincy27

    mrquincy27 Registered User

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    With all the discussion about coaching going on, I was just wondering who people felt is the worst Senators's coach. One quick note, I left out Bowness and Allison only because they would probably dominate unfairly :help:Also doubt Murray and Martin will pick up any votes.
     
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    Ranking from worst to best:
    1) Hartsburg
    2) Cameron
    3) Paddock
    4) Clouston
    5) Boucher
    6) Maclean
    7) Martin
    8) Murray

    If I had to place Allison and Bowness, I'd have Allison as the new #1 ahead of Hartsburg, and Bowness honestly probably goes between Boucher and Maclean, which is kinda sad.
     
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    Flip Hartsburg and Cameron and thats my list as well
     
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    Where is Sparky?
     
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    Wow what a pile of garbage that list is. Outside of Jacques and BM there are no NHL capable coaches there.
     
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    So many horrible coaches lol.

    Imagine we were able to get Boudreau. Too bad he couldn’t walk on water.
     
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    For me Cameron was the worst but I feel like that’s just because it was so recent.

    Hartsburg took a really good team and was just like “k guys get the puck in deep” but I mean Cameron didn’t even have a plan to begin with it looked like he just put the guys on the ice and checked out after that.

    Paddock I sympathiZe with a little bit. There was a lot of politics going on above him if I remember correctly and we started that year looking like we were going to finish 82-0 so at least we had that.
     
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    MacLean was a good coach I’ll die on that hill.
     
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    We've had zero stability since Jacques Martin and our one-ish year with Murray.

    Also remember the Paddock was also one of the Allstar coaches, only to get fired shortly after lol, back when this team had expectations. If we had the record we had when he got fired we would all be happy right now.
     
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    I'm going to be in the minority but I was not a fan of MacLean's. I mean how do you pick guys like Greening on the shoot out and leave Da Costa on the bench? Dude could not recognize talent if it hit him in the mustache. Still having nightmares of the GSN line...

    IMO the Hamburglar run had as much to do with the change of coach as with the unfortunate but well-timed injuries to some under-performers (at the time) such as Lehner. Our coaching regressed to 90's style with MacLean and we've been stuck in that decade ever since.

    Hartsburgh was pretty bad too...

    Outside of Murray and Martin we haven't been spoiled...
     
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    Que 2018-2019 Worst to First

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    No option for whoever our next coach is?

    Because with the roster that person inherits will be the least experienced and most rag tag group of misfits any league has seen - ever.
     
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    Agree with this list, except flip Boucher and Maclean.
     
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    Gesus Melnyk drove me to the Flames

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    Craig Hartsburg gets my vote. He feels like the one hire where pretty much everyone didn't believe in the hire. It was the only hire I was legitimately mad about at the time.

    Cameron is honourable mention since his relationship with Melnyk looked like it was just nepostism.
     
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    We never have a very good coach and a solid number one. Time to change thing. Vigneault and Bobrovsky please
     
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    We need this guy...

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    Is he hitchhiking here? Sound like a guy that would be within our budget to hire.
     
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    is it me or does he kinda look like a young Boucher in that picture
     
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    Have we considered a player-coach? Save money on salary.
     
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    A few thoughts - Guy Boucher coached the Senators as far as any coach not named Bryan Murray. Further than Jacques Martin. And I hold no grudges this year. The young talent is playing, and he's been given no depth whatsoever. For that, he is nowhere near the worst. Closer to the top of the list, in fact. The one issue I have is that he had Karlsson blocking as many shots as he did. That was not wise.

    Hartsburg and Clouston rank low as they had talent to work with and disappointed.

    Paddock overplayed a top heavy roster and ran them into the ground. Granted, depth had been eroded by 2008, but he was over dependent on the Pizza line to his detriment.

    Paul MacLean had his issues, but he did win a playoff series. He also scratched Chris Phillips the game after he broke Alfie's franchise GP mark. The Hamburgler run literally started the very next game. Phillips was a total anchor that year, and having the stones to make a tough roster call like that saved the season.

    My list:

    Bryan Murray
    Jacques Martin
    Guy Boucher
    Paul Maclean
    Cory Clouston
    John Paddock
    Dave Cameron
    Craig Hartsburg
     
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    Boro??
     
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    Flamingo Registered User

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    I feel like we're just not appreciating the team the way we should.

    We have this one-dimensional fixation on puck possession, high-quality scoring chances, and winning.

    But without knowing all the financials, like coaches' salaries, we're missing out on the managerial genius. We're not worthy.
     
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  22. MVP Tom Pyatt

    MVP Tom Pyatt Tommy P

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    Win and you’re in.
     
  23. Sensung

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    This was actually a tough poll to answer. So many quality candidates for this illustrious title.
     
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    Coach Boro?
     
  25. BonkTastic

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    I definitely hated Cameron more than Hartsburg.

    1 and 2 on that list are pretty interchangeable. Personally, I had Hartsburg ahead of Cameron based on the tiebreaker of: their failures relative to the roster around them.
     
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