Scott in Montreal8:28 AMGood good good, right down to the "Associate" moniker. That means eMTy's motley crew of "Assistants" also sit below Muller on the pecking order. The benefits include:- Subban now has someone he can respect as a smart and talented hockey guy, no offense to JJ or the others, but if ever PK's head needs a shake, Muller could/would do so with the authority necessary- MaxPac now also has a mentor in the Captaincy department he can go to when things get extra sticky.- GChuck now has a guy to coach him who was a proven point producing forward. Thank you Bergy!!!
Methinks SinM says it all!
- I'll add that will also give TFS™ an added bonus to sign long term
'Muller could/would do so with the authority necessary'That's been his problem with MT, he exercised an authoritarian, autocratic, egotistical, "I will break you' approach", "my way or the fucking bench/pressbox for' attitude with PFK. Muller is a communicator, a player's coach and will bring a different style and approach. he was also assistant to the Count when PFK first began playing with the Habs so they have already have some familiarity. If anything, I think PFK will welcome this.
Cheers moeman! And another wonderful SF as well. Another colleague of mine notes that Muller might be instrumental in getting us Backes. Worse things could happen
Ooh that is intriguing.
Stupendous SF, moeman, just love the first pic.
Merci juce. I felt it was, how shall I say it, à propos.
... and now to TRY and get some Hip tickets!!!
Love it! Love the first pic and the last, but have to wonder how you got away with that one?SiM nailed it, finally, maybe, the voice of reason enters the room.
I think it falls under a 'nature shot'. : )FWIW, Google has relaxed it's Blogger content rules and that pic just had to be shown.
yes you dont see many natural surboards anymore, Great SF Moeman and welcome back Kirk, could be just what we needed
'S’il a pu survivre à la pire débandade de l’histoire du Canadien l’hiver dernier, c’est bien sûr parce que la blessure de Carey Price représentait une énorme bouée de sauvetage pour le coach du Tricolore.Le vote de confiance de Marc Bergevin a aussi aidé.Mais le fait qu’il n’y avait pas de candidat au sein même de l’organisation pour assumer ne serait-ce que l’intérim a aussi grandement aidé la cause de Michel Therrien.Kirk Muller a déjà été entraineur-chef dans la LNH. Il tient à le redevenir un jour. Est-ce que le fait qu’il ne parle pas français est un obstacle qui le séparera à jamais du poste d’entraîneur-chef du Canadien?Est-ce que, au contraire, son passé de capitaine du Canadien, sa conquête de la coupe Stanley en 1993, son amour pour Montréal, le Canadien et ses fans, et surtout l’amour des partisans – des deux langues – à son endroit pourraient surmonter la barrière de la langue?Ma réponse à cette deuxième question est oui.L’entraîneur-chef du Canadien de Montréal doit parler français. C’est indéniable. Mais j’ai toujours maintenu que si un candidat comme Mike Babcock était disponible, il faudrait songer à adoucir cette règle pour des considérations sportives.J’ajouterais le nom de Muller sans retenue.'So, basically what he wrote is that Carey's injury was a huge part in saving MT's skin following such a collapse but also the fact that there was no one in the organization to replace him with which also helped him. Could he replace MT?He maintains that the HC of the Canadiens must speak French but Muller has HC experience. was captain of the Habs, won a cup here, loves the Canadiens and is also loved by fans of both languages. Claims he always believed if you have a chance to get someone like Bab$ then you have to soften on that rule and consider the sports side of it (yeah, I really believe that one) and I would add Muller without a doubt.- I posted this to say that I think Muller would be welcomed by all media if it ever happened that he would replace MT (with a few radical exceptions, of course).http://www.rds.ca/hockey/canadiens/muller-une-embauche-importante-1.3395750
eMTY hockey vocablualry is likely less than 100 words in both languagues. surely Kirk could learn a to say no comment, got to do better, It PFK fault in French
You have translated that beautifully.
MT says he spoke to Muller and he 'told' BBB make sure you get the deal done because this is exactly what we need. So, MT tells his GM what to do? (wouldn't surprise me) but he always tries to steal the credit when positive things happen.
Idiot reporter asks if he ever considered learning French when he was here wouldn't that have helped him. Kirk replied that after practice he had a tutor coming to his house - then he got traded. Then while coaching the schedule didn't much time but now his daughter can help him out. I think that was his only question for Kirk.
His very first words were in French, pay attention next time dude.
whats the big deal about learning French, got it in ten seconds in high school, you stick your tougue in the other mouth
Ads on jerseys for the Toronto Cup. UGH, I hope they don't sully the sacred sweaters with ads in the NHL but I am afraid they will.
fuck the Toronto cup, I hope TFS pulls out
Me too Steve, it's just not worth it.
I have not been to the doctor or taken a legal drug in three decades. Due to cirumstances beyond my control ( I wanted a medical leave of absence from my call center carreer) I had to have the full workup. I am pleased to announce that at 57 I will be a walk on during training camp.
seriously so glad to be declared in the opinon of the current medical conditon alive. Not only alive but capable of anything which does not include my face
Brutal online ticketing system gets me no Hip tickets. Seriously bummed out. My daughter made it to the checkout screen before it crashed. I had 4 systems and 6 screens with the waiting line page since 9:30. It never budged until it announced they ran out of tickets. Supposedly 60000 requests for the 9000 remaining Ottawa tickets. Suffice it to say that their system is behind by a century.
not to be mauidlin, but the tragicly hip, so apprapo
I heard that the scalpers use software to purchase which somehow circumvents the usual barriers/security normal folk just don't have.
Smirking POS. I've always said justice for these cowardly pigs would be to let have some private time in a locked room with victims' parents, too bad they get the protection their victims didn't have.http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/victim-father-lunges-serial-killer-courtroom-article-1.2658888?utm_content=buffer8efb5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=NYDailyNewsTw
Oh and good on you, Dad.
let *them* have
Mulroney says Quebec's chances to get a team are slim (he probably knows already). No surprise, Bettman wants another team in the desert.
I do not want and do not seek a second team in Quebec. We have enough issues without sibliling rivarly
Great SF Moeman - outstanding from the beginning to end. Excellent ones all Round!! Kirk give s me a modicum of hope...
"The latest legal battle in the NHL concussion lawsuit involves 91 confidential documents that lawyers for the league inadvertently handed over in the case, but now want to keep secret.The documents include correspondence regarding an arena-safety investigation commissioned by the league after a player was seriously injured when he collided with a stanchion during the 2010-11 season. NHL officials said they were worried the player might sue the league."-Collided my ass. and"It’s uncertain which NHL player is referred to regarding the 2011 stanchion-related injury.The NHL said in its court filing it hired an outside consultant in anticipation of a grievance or lawsuit stemming from the injury.“It was essential that the NHL’s counsel - both in-house and outside - be able to engage in frank discussion of facts with Dr. [David] Gushue regarding his arena-safety investigation in order to advise the league about its options and the potential legal ramifications thereof,” the league’s lawyers wrote in the May 20 court filing.While the NHL does not say who that player was, Montreal Canadiens forward Max Pacioretty suffered a concussion and a fractured vertebra as a result of a check by Boston Bruins defenceman Zdeno Chara in March 2011."-who else could it be?"Pacioretty told TSN at the time that he thought Chara was intentionally trying to run him into the stanchion. Chara received a game misconduct for the incident but he was not fined or suspended. "-Instead they try to cover their ass by pointing fingers at the 'safety' of the arena? Colon and Jacobs must have come up with that one. Forget there is a entity that exists entitled 'Dept of Player Safety' which is, as we all have seen, just depends who's harming who and which teams are involved. Speaking of Colon and Jacobs, that's probably why they don't want the docs made public, it would tell us what we all already know.http://www.tsn.ca/after-handing-over-documents-in-concussion-lawsuit-nhl-now-fights-to-keep-them-secret-1.500987
RIP Muhammad Ali - the Greatest.
Simply the best all around. R.I.P.
Damn, I was hoping he would recover.R.I.P.
R.I.P. Although he was indeed "the Greatest", I never cheered for him in the ring. I was a Joe Frazier fan. My youngest sister, when she was in her twenties, boxed in a women's circuit and met Ali at a dinner. She has her gloves autographed by "the Mouth That Roared".Now that Captain Kirk is back ---- Go Habs Go!!
floated like a butterfly. stung like a bee, RIP MA
Watched Stephen Brunt's Ali special. I doubt there is a better sports journalist with more integrity than Brunt. Read a few articles this morning and collectively the message is about Ali's international popularity for his humanity and spirit. He was his sports best athlete. He was a true hero for civil and human rights. As a kid I loved hearing about him and seeing him on the television. Like many I was joyful at his presence in Atlanta in 96. He was a huge figure and lived a respectful, honourable and dignified life. I doubt we'll ever see a similar force from the sports world. I'm glad his life was part of mine. Thanks Muhammad.
“I would like to be remembered as a man who won the heavyweight title three times, who was humorous and who treated everyone right.“As a man who never looked down on those who looked up to him...who stood up for his beliefs...who tried to unite all humankind through faith and love.“And if all that's too much, then I guess I'd settle for being remembered only as a great boxer who became a leader and a champion of his people. And I wouldn't even mind if folks forgot how pretty I was.”
My Experience Winning Gold with Team Canada at the IIHF Championshiphttp://www.ga11agher.com/blogs/blog/111605-my-experience-winning-gold-with-team-canada-at-the-iihf-championship#.V1L0AfkrIdV
Congrats Garbine Muguruza.
Bull shit or no shit, eMTy pushed for Cap Kirk to transport to Montreal. Given eMTy has done nothing to persuade me he is not the biggest asshole in hockey I gotta go with no shit, and thats a very positve sign
Holy Smoly, don't tell "T’es rien", he obviously didn't know.St. Louis Blues ✔ @StLouisBlues"@MarkShark55: Who is your favorite player to watch that's not a Blue? #AskMuller"PK Subban. He plays big in big games and entertains.12:20 PM - 12 Aug 2014
PFK with the Mayor of the enemy.https://twitter.com/dank/status/738822360590123008
trade him now
Hard to find a replacement for DDD in this years draft. Beastly boys
Finally the mystery of the DDD minutes. Its all about carbon credits. When DDD plays more than 15 min a night they hardly have to use the Zamboin between periods. The club trades this for over a million dollars a year on the carbon exchange.
Congrats Djoko!Love the fun and shows of affection.
Maxim has picked the hottest girl in the whole world and they never even intervieved my wife. Seriourly Samatha does not beat the surfboard girl im my ocean in on a flat sea.
Posted earlier about Canuck's Vey's father and his mistress conspiring to kill their spouses, they been found guilty. POShttp://saskatoon.ctvnews.ca/curtis-vey-and-angela-nicholson-found-guilty-in-murder-conspiracy-1.2932468
Has Bargain Basement Bergy consulted with his tailor for the Draft? Priorities after all.
Its offical, Tranna gets Stinky and Bishflop
According to GAGnon, Bettman will approve expansion to Vegas on Wednesday and will be finalized by the owners when they meet in Vegas during the NHL awards and that QC was never in the mix. Expansion draft will be held June 20, 2017.http://www.rds.ca/hockey/lnh/las-vegas-dans-la-division-pacifique-des-2017-1.3399848?ap=1
Finally back in Canada so I got to see the Pens-Sharks game last night. It was fine, but of course the announcers screamed with delight every time Kessel came close to the puck. Then TSN this morning, "There was a moment, a fleeting sequence, when it looked like the Sharks might finally earn their first lead of the Stanley Cup final. And then Phil Kessel happened". First of all, the Sharks never looked like they were going to take the lead. Second, how did Phil Kessel "happen"? He didn't do anything, especially actually score a goal, even though they have a pic that makes it look like he did. I just don't get the obsession, to the point of making things up. They're probably Bernie supporters, too.
And yet 'the greatest coach in the world' couldn't see how 'great' he was and retained salary to trade him.
My mistake, they retained salary for Phaneuf not Kessel.
no i think you were right
Asked if he had any more details to add about Vegas, Dreger is dismissing GAGnon's report at 'speculative' and is the same thing that 'we' have reported for months, there are good reporters with many sources but unless one of those sources is a member of the BOG and until something is signed, then it's just speculation. Really, right down to dates? He likes to think of himself as an 'insider' but he's just another member of the SFU and thinks nothing or no one exists outside of it. Not that I think Gagnon is the cat's meow but to say that he can't possibly have any more insight than yourself because he can't possibly have sources in the know is ridiculous.
insideredger is a fucking moron.
Lafleur is big on the addition of Muller, says he will replace what was lost when Gerard Gallant left for the Panthers. Lafleur on if #Habs need a French coach: "To me its not a question of language. Scotty (Bowman) never spoke to me in French!"
One of the SFUckers thinks 6-6 Logan Brown would make a good Hab. Maybe so, a few years down the road as a 4th line grinder. Montreal needs scorers now, preferably somebody even empty couldn't fuck up.
Above, juce wondered about salary retention for Kessel. Pretty sure the leaf are still paying Phil $2mil a season. He's going to get the last laugh on the SFUckers who couldn't wait for him to be gone. I wonder if hnic will trade in the kesselTracker for a matthewsTracker?Here's a crazy idea for Leapin' Lou: draft Matthews No. 1 to save face then swap him to Arizona for Strome, Domi and the 7th pick, probably Chychrun or Sergachev. Sign Stamkos and trade for Bishop.
there are only about ten legitimate first line centers in the league. I would bend AZ harder
Discussing the possible Conn Smythe winner, GAGnon says he is sure Kessel would not get the votes from his Toronto colleagues because they will vote according to how they feel about him and some will say over my dead body. Asked 'but wait' aren't they supposed to judge based on hockey?, he admitted that he was guilty in the past of casting his vote based on whether he just really didn't like the guy even if he was a good player. Didn't we all suspect that was happening a lot of the time? Also said that Bab$ (because of his 'credentials) or Muller would be able to tear down the language barrier for head coach. Muller is a 'Montrealer", his daughters have ties to McGill (like Bab$) they speak French, he knows the market, had success here, the fans love him and many ladies have tweeted 'finally someone good looking behind the bench'.
SFU has zero integrity.Within 5 minutes of Sid hoisting the Cup they will be in Draft mode.
Look, here's da skinny on da Muller ting. It was really a perfeck storm. First Mark said the foxhole was getting boring and then DAvey said he wouldn't mind somebody prettier to think of while taking care of his duties. Then there was a 'beam me up' moment and Captain Kirk was a free agent. I call him up an tell him that according to some (who don't really know...we know) our power play struggled last year and we could use his help *snicker*. In reality we know it's Carey's knee which was the issue with the PP and that will automatically be fixed when he's back next season. but in the mean time, I've hired an assistant to "fix" the pp and da media think (know) I'm a genius. Bonus - Foxy Muller can't parlez vous so no threat to my job (not that there would be). Remember this. Muhammad Ali was 2nd greatest. Because I can stand like an Elm tree and stare into space, you don't question Arrogant Fuckface.
Hey, that last sentence rhymed!
This created a nice power outage on campus;http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/rideau-street-sinkhole-gas-leak-power-outage-forces-rideau-centre-evacuation
I think this is awesome.http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/video?playlistId=1.2936007
Gorgeous.As is, Genevieve Beauchemin.
Ads on NHL jerseys ‘absolutely fine’ says MLSE boss...Who would have guessed that ml$e would be the first NHL organization to prostitute themselves for the almighty dollar. Zero integrity as usual.
To be expected coming from an organisation whose own fans have no pride in them and toss them on the ice in rinks all over the NHL and who was likely beaming over new dollars the lemmings would spend the next season to replace them.
Am I the only sad person watching this game tonight and wishing it were us? *sniff*. Go Pens.
Hello Miss Moey, nice to see you back.You might be. I'm too bitter to watch.
Hello the M! Hope all is well with you and yours. I am never far away....this is a great little family. No matter how far you roam there's no place like home.
♫ Do you know the way to San JoseI've been away so long. I may go wrong and lose my wayDo you know the way to San JoseI'm going back to find some peace of mind in San Jose ♫
Can you imagine the PFK did this?https://vine.co/v/i3x7ThZIHwL