It won't be easy for Therrien. It's not a great team at the moment - bottom 10 in the league quite likely. Unless Bergevin can sign a couple of very decent UFAs or make a couple of decent trades, the team that ended the 2011-2012 season won't be great next year, no matter who they picked as coach.
Therrien at least talks to his players and has experience. I don't know how good he is with the young players. I know he likes a tough team and that's good - but does he have the horses to play this way.
Just as long as he doesn't hire his idiot brother, he should be ok.
Come on guys. He wasn't my first choice, but I don't get the bashing.
Look at the line-ups he had when he was the habs' coach? Yanik Perreault, Richard Zednik, Jan Bulis... He did decent things with these guys? The circumstances were against him.
As a coach of Pittsburgh? He was at one game to win a Stanley Cup and when he was fired, he had a bunch of injured players. And the video that everybody uses to ridiculise him, come on!!! He was right! He said things the way they were. Isn't it better than a coach saying "we gave our 100%, we need to keep working harder, keep the game simple" like all the coaches always say?
Even if he wasn't my first choice, I'm ready to give him his chance before bashing him.
Who would honestly have been better than him? Crawford? Don't make me laugh!