After the first five games, there seems a great deal of grumbling among the faithful in Habsland.á "Different players, different coach, same result" is a popular refrain.
Indeed, it may be difficult to distinguish any difference for those who only check the box score, or are otherwise casual observers. á But make no mistake, this version of the Canadiens is a different team with a very different coach.
Last season, when attending a Habs practise, one got the sense of a team going through the motions.á A Carbonneau-led practise lacked structure and was mostly without purpose.á As Guy Carbonneau admitted last March, he didn't know what to do to get players motivated.á Even before he spoke those words, it was widely apparent that coach Carbonneau had run out of ideas.
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