Ok, so maybe that’s not the best way to start a blog off, but it made me laugh and probably made the person with a French grandmother angry and they shouted Tabernacle! Ok, enough is enough. But as ridiculous as all this sounds, there’s something even more ridiculous happening in the Province of Quebec.
The Montreal Canadiens (13-14-7) who have lost three straight are in the middle of a coaching controversy. Yes, you read right, a freakin’ coaching controversy. The Habs fired bench boss Jacques Martin this past weekend and named Randy Cunneyworth the interim head coach. So far this has been getting mixed reviews from fans around Canada, and by that I mean everyone West of Quebec doesn’t give a shit, but everyone in the PQ, including politicians are anxious for the Habs to sac Cunneyworth and bring in someone who can represent the team in both French and English.
Really? Is this is ACTUALLY happening? Simple question is do people really think a coach’s ability to be bilingual is a key part of a team’s success? Will that make you win more games? Because too me I thought a team needed a good coach and skilled players buying into said coach’s system. That’s what makes teams win, not the players ability to speak French and English.
If you want to go down that road too, maybe les Quebecois can complain about how there’s only 3 players from the PQ on the Canadiens active roster. Wait, maybe that’s why they aren’t winning games lately and are 3-4-3 in their last ten games played, that HAS to be it!
Maybe the Canadiens are planning on giving Cunneyworth the rest of the season and then are welcoming in Patrick Roy as head coach next season? Why wait? Roy said he would listen should the Habs come calling. I think at this point it’s too late to just call Patrick Roy and say “want the job? You speak French, won us Stanley Cups and are doing well in the CHL”.
Maybe ownership in Montreal takes a stand and sets a precedent that regardless of language spoken, or lack thereof, the team is committed to winning at all costs.