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. Icelevel

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    That’s it. End thread.
    Oh wait. Have to swap Boucher and Maclean. Macleans line combos were soooooo infuriating it made watching them lose painful. On a painful fan experience id put Maclean ahead of Boucher.
     
  2. Do Make Say Think

    Do Make Say Think & Yet & Yet

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    I am surprised Clouston is in second. He had no goaltender.

    I think I'd have him ahead of Paddock and Cameron.
     
  3. Variable26

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    Where is Clouston now? I am pretty sure Boucher goes the way of Clouston. Down and out. HE is good at somethings but is not the full package you need in today's NHL
     
  4. Do Make Say Think

    Do Make Say Think & Yet & Yet

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    Last I heard Clouston got fired as a Junior coach. Maybe in the WHL? Was a while ago though
     
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    I'm surprised Cameron is so high. He had decent results. Finished outside bottom 10 that year our whole team was hurt.
     
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    Went to coach in the German league, and didn't even last 2 years there before getting fired.
     
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    Bowness is better than everyone on that list outside of Murray and Martin. That list really shows how terrible the coaching choices have been.
     
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    Perhaps he isn't the worst coach the Sens have had. I can't change my submission but for sure he is the coach that left me frustrated more than any other coach in Sens history
     
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    there was a guy who had Boro playing on the top line and hoffman on the 4th.
     
  10. Silencio

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    I still think the Paddock firing was an overreaction (strange hill to die on, I know)
     
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    Gesus Melnyk drove me to the Flames

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    He had a bad rep among Sens fans before he was even hired because of his relationship with Melnyk and looking like he was being groomed for the job.
     
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    I'm going Clouston here. As the coach of the Powell River Paper Kings, I think he could have been exceptional.
    He was a .500 coach in the WHL after being relieved of his duties in Ottawa. Hartsburg was at least a good NHL D man. I liked how he played and that did more for me than Clouston ever could
     
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    Other then BM and JM that is the sadest group of coaches
     
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    Voted Cameron
    Hated his arrogance and his baby war with Hoffman
    That being said, results spoke and threads with less votes have been locked before...
     
  15. OmniSens

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    Hartsburg and Cameron are the clear 1a-1b option for me.
     
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    Hartsburg for me. Installed an amateurish and ineffective breakout that killed our offense (Cash line) and forecheck (Fisher and Neil). It was supposed to make us better defensively, but could barely get across center. It was a shooting gallery in our end all the time.

    Bowness, Paddock and Clouston I feel a bit sorry for because they were stuck with atrocious goaltending. Also feel a little bad for the circumstances in Clouston's last year that were out of his control. He might not have been a good coach, but probably would have lasted longer without an avalanche of misfortune striking the team.
     
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    Speaking of Paddock, how did things go so horribly wrong in the 2007-08 season? That year I left Canada right after the 15-2 start to work at a ski resort in Japan (post university working holiday thing). Didn't have consistent/reliable internet access or a smartphone so missed out on most Sens related news. By the time I got back to Canada in April they were just barely limping into the playoffs.
     
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    Goaltending broke the spirit of the team until they had no hope left.
     
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    GrantLemons Church of FYOUS

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    Voted Clouston. Guy just seemed like a complete robot. If you can't communicate as a coach I think you're in the wrong profession.

    That being said, it was a tough choice. Hartsy, Cameron, and Padds were all pretty brutal. Such a shame we didn't get someone more proven when Murray stepped away in 2007-08. Who knows what difference it would have made, but that team was so mentally frail after their 15-2 start.
     
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    Those 2 votes for the Walrus must've been meant for Clouston or Cameron.

    I'd go with Cory Clouston. Weird choice picking him out of the WHL (where he had both Draisaitl and Morrisey on that team) with a .500 record as mentioned above.

    Cameron is a close second and gets the slightest of edges because the Hamburglar inflated his record when it was all said and done.
     
  21. Back In Black

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    I think it's safe to say that Brian Murray (Rip) & Jacques Martin were the 2 best Coaches we've had! :thumbu::thumbu:

    I don't miss Sparky Allison!!!

    Dave "Sparky" Allison Resurfaces
     
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    MacLean was a good coach. He just got too stubborn and sarcastic towards the end. Year 1 and Year 2 he was really good for the most part. The team respected him as well in the beginning but it just seemed that he couldn't take any constructive criticism.
     
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    Dave 'Sparky' Allison isn't getting enough hate around here. Peoples memories are short.
     
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    Boucher isn't a terrible coach either. Just in over his head right now
     
  25. Sensung

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    And trying to coax wins out of a freaking terrible roster.

    The Dcorps is AHL level.
     

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