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McGuire, Roenick discuss Jacques Martin’s firing

Dec 20, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT

It’s been a strange season in Montreal. First, a assistant coach Perry Pearn was fired when Jacques Martin “should have” gotten the axe. Now Martin is without a job and a significant chunk of the market is in an uproar because their interim boss can’t speak French. Yet as much of a mess as that situation has been, the real horrors can be found on that roster. Pierre McGuire and Jeremy Roenick wonder if GM Pierre Gauthier should have been the fall guy instead of Martin.

(Martin isn’t the one who traded for Tomas Kaberle, after all.)

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  1. trbowman - Dec 20, 2011 at 11:13 AM

    “Perhaps the GM was the problem instead of the coach?”

    That’s the case more often than not.

  2. lsxphotog - Dec 20, 2011 at 1:56 PM

    They don’t know what they’re doing in Montreal…I will continue to watch them wash away until someone with some hockey sense gets in there and knows how to build a team. Gomez…HA!

  3. cliverush - Dec 20, 2011 at 4:13 PM

    When you compete against the best the world has to offer, you do not limit your options. The French in Quebec have lost their way if they believe only a French speaking coach should get the job. I can remember when they held the exclusive on the local talent, mostly French. Those days are gone and they can stay in the early 20th century if they want but the glory days are gone and discrimination will not solve their problems.

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