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Not Happy With Michel Therrien? How About These Two Coaching Candidates

from Jack Todd at the Montreal Gazette,

If I’m Bergevin, the two guys at the top of my list (assuming Vigneault and Claude Julien remain under contract) are Carbonneau and Guy Boucher. Boucher is young, imaginative, dynamic, experienced — and one of the handful of candidates who isn’t afraid to think outside the box.

In that sense, Boucher is a rare animal. How many brainy, innovative coaches are there in the NHL today? How many have there been since the days of Fred Shero? You may disagree with his innovations, but you can’t argue Boucher isn’t an unusually imaginative coach.

I like almost everything about Boucher. He’s paid his dues, he’s original, he might be able to figure out what’s wrong with this team. If I have reservations, it’s because he’s hyper-intense and this market can break a man who can’t relax. But he’s also a very smart, dynamic coach who would bring an original approach to the long list of problems the Canadiens face.


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PierreC's avatar

Hey Paul..i’m from Montreal and i say the heck with Boucher in Montreal..

Bring him to Detroit !!

We need help !

I’d go nuts if Boucher would coach the Wings…

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 03/27/16 at 10:56 PM ET

gowings's avatar

Hey Pierre, I am also from Mtl and Boucher would be a great candidate for MTL. That being said, not so sure about Detroit….His temper and flamboyant ways might not be suited for the organization and veterans in Detroit….of course….the old guard will slowly disappear….so it might be a possibility in the future…

Although I think Kenny will keep Bash for a while…..that means a good 3 years to see what he is capable of

Posted by gowings from MTL on 03/28/16 at 09:30 AM ET

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