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Habs fire Pearn…75 minutes before game time

Genuinely, that’s a first. Can anyone remember a coach or assistant being dismissed this close to a game? Also, an odd choice. Yes, the power play has struggled, and Perry Pearn is responsible for that aspect of the team, but he’s had a lot of success in the previous two seasons.

So the fans got their head, but it’s no John the Baptist. One has to figure that Jacques Martin is safe after an assistant alone is dismissed, no? At least for now?

Has Montreal become a circus? The next week could be very, very interesting.

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Wow.

Pearn is JM’s guy. I don’t think you can read this as making him safe. More like a shot across his bow.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 10/26/11 at 09:06 PM ET

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Also - trending on twitter - #PernDidIt

http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#PearnDidIt

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 10/26/11 at 09:11 PM ET

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Absolutely a shot across the bow. Martin and Pearn are very close. I can’t imagine Martin is very happy with this move.

Posted by The Upper Canadien from Toronto on 10/26/11 at 09:22 PM ET

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Cheap shot from Pierre Gauthier.

Posted by Pierre from Sherbrooke,Qc on 10/27/11 at 12:27 AM ET

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Pierre: Very cheap. And as an aside, I see you’re in Sherbrooke, and I have to note that Taverne Alexandre may be the greatest pace in the world to watch a Habs game. Love it.

Posted by The Upper Canadien from Toronto on 10/27/11 at 12:46 AM ET

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