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Should Michel Therrien Be On The Hot Seat?

from Eric Engels of Sportsnet,

It’s hard to imagine Michel Therrien dodging this bullet.

His Montreal Canadiens, who have been playing with a relatively healthy lineup for the first time in months, have now lost six of their last seven games—including a 4-0 loss to the Boston Bruins on Sunday....

Bergevin may not fire Therrien immediately, but if the team doesn’t pull a complete 180 out of the bye week, you have to think he’s as good as gone. Without a single player on the injured reserve list, and with the team coming off much-needed rest, there won’t be an excuse for Therrien to fall back on.

You also have to think Bergevin is going spring into action on the trade market to shock his team back to life. The GM has been reluctant to sacrifice futures for big pieces in the past, but the team’s window to win will be harder to keep open once Price’s contract—which carries a manageable $6.5 million cap hit through 2017-18—expires.

His time to strike is now, but we’re three weeks ahead of the NHL’s trade deadline and we’ve yet to see a head-turning deal made. Meanwhile, four long-tenured coaches in Florida’s Gerard Gallant, the Islanders’ Jack Capuano, St. Louis’ Ken Hitchcock and Boston’s Claude Julien have all been shown the door.

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