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Major statements by Dominique Ducharme regarding his firing


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MarcO
July 28, 2022  (2:37 PM)
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Former Montreal Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme hasn't talked much about his dismissal in recent months. At least not in detail.

Since his firing, Dominique Ducharme has stayed away from the media, or close to it, but those days are over.
He gave an excellent interview to The Athletic and answered several questions that were on our minds.
Ducharme opened up about his non-existent relationship with Jeff Gorton and Kent Hughes.
« That's the part that hurts me, or disappoints me the most, that I didn't get a chance to sit down with them and tell them how I saw hockey.

"If the plan was to lose as many games as possible and have the young guys play, I would have liked that to know because I would have taken a different approach with them. I was trying to squeeze everywhere to get some results. I would see teams that had games cancelled because five of their players had COVID. We had ten, plus another eight who were injured, and we were playing the same... »

Clearly, Ducharme found his situation unfair.
« I think when Marc left, it was already decided."

"We were seen all the time as the team that went to the Stanley Cup finals and couldn't win. The change of coach sent the message to the fans and players that we rebuild, we trust the young. The result was no longer serious, Martin could afford to talk about moral victories. If I talked about moral victories, I would have been picked up. »

One can understand that it must have been a delicate situation.
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