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. Neil Patrick Harris

    Neil Patrick Harris Why are we still here? Just to suffer?

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    I'd easily go with Hartsburg. Never seen a coach so completely incapable of getting anything out of a team.

    Note this quote on the way out:
    His tenure here was just a complete hot mess. At least Paddock, Clouston and Cameron got the team to buy into a philosophy if only briefly.
     
  2. Beville

    Beville #ForTheBoys

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    Cameron/Clouston/MacLean/Boucher

    Everyone else,

    Mainly because that’s all I can remember :laugh:
     
  3. topshelf15

    topshelf15 Registered User

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    That list kinda represents as to why we have failed.....The 2 actual nhl coach,s ,are head and shoulders above the rest....
     
  4. Lucky Luke

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    I would go with Boucher..................Georges Boucher. :cool:
     
  5. RyCam

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    Paddock gets my vote because the wheels came off entirely under his coaching and we haven't recovered since. His answer to any situation was to throw the pizza line on the ice. On most nights that season, Alfie, Heatley and Spezza were playing as much as or more than the top 4 D(sometimes as much as the top pairing), there's no way that they weren't going to get burnt out playing that way half way through the season.
     
  6. BonkTastic

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    Did the wheels fall off because he was coach?

    ... Or did the wheels fall off while he was coach?
     
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  7. RyCam

    RyCam Registered User

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    A bit of both IMO

    The wheels were possibly already falling off in spite of him, but he didn't do anything to counter it and may have even accelerated it.
     
  8. BonkTastic

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    Yeah.

    I'm not saying he wasn't bad. Just questioning why you'd have him ahead of some others on that list that seem like they deserve the title a little more.
     
  9. RyCam

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    For the sake of simplicity, I just think he was a terrible coach, and the worst on that list IMO (Dave Allison would get the top spot out of all Sens coaches though).
     
  10. trentmccleary

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    Between the moment that Gerber remembered he wasn't "Hasek" and Anderson was acquired, the goaltenders posted a 0.897 SV%. Alex Auld, a backup goalie, was probably the best goalie we had over those 3 1/2 seasons.
     
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    It's probably Hartsburg but I voted Paddock. It takes a special level of incompetence to take a team that talented and ruin them. We were destroying everyone, the it just fell apart and has never really been the same since. Some good years, but nothing sustained. So he gets my vote.
     

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