I'm not sure myself anymore. I've always been a supporter of his, and I'll say that he is not any more to blame than Shero, IMO, but there are clearly some things with which I'm not happy about.
But anyway, I found this thread over at HF. Interesting reading. Look at the date, too.http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=185041
very interesting. i voted to keep him, no doubt. but here are some quotes from that 2005 thread. all familiar sounding things:
"Therrien looked out of his league once opposing coaches changed tactics or tempo changed. He didn't have the ability to adapt his style because he really knows very little else."
"The impression I had, is that when things didn't go their way, all he could do was tell the players to work harder."
"Michel Therrien is exactly the type of coach who's not the most respected amongst players because he likes to get under the players skin in order to get the max out of them."
"My biggest frustration with Therrien was the fact he didn't customize the teams game plan to the strenghts the team had, which imo, is the sign of a good coach."
"Good motivator, teached the young players (helps when you coach them again at the next level)"
"Will definitely bring some discipline to the team."
"He won as a junior because he got the players to fear him. They played their bones out for the guy. He came to the AHL with Montreal's farm club only to be practically kicked out after one season by the players, who were ready to provoke a mutiny."
"As to having no respect, that's not true either. Therrien didn't have respect from the likes of Joe Juneau and his clique. Juneau despised Therrien, and instead of acting like a veteran, he divided the players between his camp and the other camp. Juneau would go as far as to tell a player he should get more ice-time, or he should do this or that on the ice, instead of do what the coach said. That's why it wasn't going well during the 2nd year."