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Randy Cunneyworth remains winless as Habs coach

Randy Cunneyworth;

This Dec. 17, 2011 photo shows Randy Cunneyworth speaking at a news conference in Montreal after being named as interim head coach of the Montreal Canadiens. The Quebec government isn’t pleased about the hiring of a Montreal Canadiens coach who can’t speak French. The province’s culture minister says she expects the Habs to correct the situation. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Graham Hughes)


Things keep getting worse in Montreal, as Randy Cunneyworth is now 0-3 as the interim Canadiens coach. The Chicago Blackhawks pounded his team 5-1 tonight, which surely won’t translate well considering the furor regarding his hiring and first two losses.

Andrei Kostitsyn started the scoring in the second period, but that started a run of five unanswered goals for the Blackhawks. Perhaps most embarrassingly, Chicago had just as many goals (three) as the Habs had shots in the final frame.

The linguistic and cultural backlash is dominating much of the discussion right now, but things will only get uglier if Cunneyworth goes longer without a win. The humorous part is that much of the blame should fall at the feet of their French-speaking GM with a very French-sounding name, Pierre Gauthier.

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