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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Michel Therrien Named Coach, Kings on the Cusp, Vokoun and More

Michel Therrien - Pittsburgh Penguins v San Jose Sharks
Good morning Hab fans!

The coaching search is finally over for your Montreal Canadiens and Michel Therrien is slated to become the team's next head coach.

As you will recall, Therrien previously coached les Glorieux in 2001-02 and held the position for two-and-a-half seasons before being replaced by Claude Julien in 2002-03.

After a stint in the AHL, he returned to the NHL with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He toiled for four seasons in Pittsburgh, leading the team to the Stanley Cup Final in 2007-08.

Clearly a better and more experienced coach than during his first tour of duty in La Belle Province, Therrien also brings an evident outward passion that his predecessors lacked. 

Overall, a satisfying hire. 

Wouldn't you agree? 

Habs News

La Presse - Michel Therrien nommé entraîneur du Canadien

La Presse - François Gagnon: Therrien était le meilleur candidat

TSN - Canadiens name Therrien as new head coach

Hockey News

ESPN - Watch: Will the Kings sweep?

ESPN - Notebook: Gagne returns Martinez stoked

Sports Illustrated - Early penalty kill, led by third-line center, puts Kings on brink of Cup

The Hockey News - THN at the Stanley Cup: Unstoppable Kings on track to end 45-year drought

The Hockey News - Ryan Kennedy: Tim Thomas can't be faulted for decision

The Hockey News - Ken Campbell: Without Tim Thomas, will Boston go after Rick Nash?

USA Today - Kevin Allen's three stars of Stanley Cup Game 3

USA Today - Kings blank Devils to close in on Cup

TSN - McKenzie: Devils unable to capitalize on early opportunities

TSN - Prospective Coyotes owner to get $15M/year to manage arena

TSN - Penguins acquire Vokoun from Caps, sign him to two-year deal


(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America)

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