I'm not entirely sure what that means but it seems like there could be a trade or two on the horizon.
UPDATE - 10:06 AM - As per Arpon Basu (on Twitter), Larry Carriere will go behind the bench as assistant to Cunneyworth.
This is a bit of a strange move since in HIS 40 years in THE NHL as player, scout, and manager, Carriere has never coached a game. Sounds like Gauthier wants a set of eyes and ears behind the bench.
The Montreal Canadiens have announced that head coach, Jacques Martin, has been fired.
Assistant coach, Randy Cunneyworth, will take over behind the bench until the end of the season.
I am stunned because I didn't think Pierre Gauthier was going to do anything.
The way this looks to me is that Gauthier knows his butt is on the line right now. Firing JM was something he would do only if he felt he had no choice. And that must be how he felt.
Randy Cunneyworth will take over as interim coach until the end of the season at which point they'll do a thorough candidate search.
That said, I still think PG and Gainey need to get the boot too. We'll see if Molson also thinks that same.
One thing for sure, is that Molson's vote of confidence for Gauthier, Martin, Gomez et al. doesn't mean much.
The Habs rock and roll season keeps rocking it seems!
More details to come, but what do you think of the firing and who do you think would make a good replacement?
Here's P.K. Subban talking about the coach being fired:
Here's the discussion thread, so jump into the fray!
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