Names that have/will be sacrificed in order to keep Jacques Martin aboard. Whether or not that's a good thing remains to be seen.
No one right now can complain about Martin. He has done a great job last year and this year considering all the injured players. Boucher had a great chance in front of him and I don't blame him, a good team and Tampa and working for Yzerman is kinda hard to refuse. As for Muller I also think he is gone but there isn't a reason right now to get rid of Martin
I wouldn't want him as head coach in Montreal. IMO any team that signs him is taking a big risk.
Havent we had enough of taking popular ex-players and bringing them on as rookie head coaches?
Muller coached what, 1 or 2 years of CIS hockey before joining the Habs org as an assistant coach?
Head coaching is quite a bit different from the more limited duties of an assistant, one would think a team would want him to go down to the AHL for his rookie years in professional hockey, especially after the John MacLean fiasco in New Jersey this past season.
But some teams never learn, and thanks to the TSN/CBC hype machine, Muller at this point is probably more hyped up than even Boucher was last season (at least Boucher coached his way successfully through the Q and AHL). I'm sure someone will plunge in and make him an offer, good for Muller I guess, hopefully it doesn't end like it did for MacLean a few months ago. I wouldn't want this Muller expiriment done with the Habs tho.
just give him a big raise and tell him to be patient.
Yes I agree thats what Jerry Jones did for Jason garrett who wanted to coach his former team the Dallas Cowboys now i know its football but still I would love to see Kirk stick around but then again I dont know if he will ever be a head coach cause of the french speaking thing
I just hope he doesn't go to Jersey
but thats where he's headed or Dallas for that matter
So we get to keep this plug who does nothing but ride a hot goalie and give us the worst hockey in the league. Really nice to see so much talent leaving this org. Cmon where are the people saying "but but he got us to the ECF!!!" Funny how they just disappeared.
If Muller is as good as the Habs fans think he is, he will be picked up by another team. I don't know what this is based on, however.
If Muller does get an offer, he will take it. Anyone aspiring to a head coach position will not wait in case he gets the job from the current team. And even less if this team's guy is probably going to be in place for a good while.
I'm far less annoyed by this than by Boucher, both because Martin did a much better job this time around (or else he needed a year to get the team up to speed), and because I'm not convinced at all Muller will be an exceptional head coach.