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08-19-2012, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Factually wrong. After Claude Ruel resigned,not fired, Al MacNeil took over and it was MacNeil who benched J.C. Tremblay, and Henri Richard which led Richard to call Al MacNeil the worst coach he had ever played for.

Claude Ruel coached the junior Canadiens for a few years - Jacques Laperrierre, Yvan Cournoyer, Andre Boudrias era, then became Toe Blake's assistant. After Scotty Bowman arrived Claude Ruel was his assistant on ice in practice AND he was the teams Director of Player Development which included scouting, follow-up with drafted players and the AHL team.
Lol, big time fail on my part. Can't keep my short lived coaches straight. I was well aware of Ruel's role during the 70s dynasty, but got his brief head coaching tenure mixed up with MacNeil's. Not a lot of stability on the Canadiens bench between Blake and Bowman

Sounds like Ruel has a great resume to be an assistant coach here

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