Guy Boucher be my choice. He always ran a great powerplay. Habs need help on the pp
If Boucher had the job, as soon as the team and MT wouldn't be doing too well, people would start speculating about giving the head coach position to Boucher instead. The potential for drama is just too great. I would love to see him back with the habs one day, but I just don't feel he's a good fit for what we need right now.
I don't know about Audette but he's been around the organisation for a while, so I'm not especially surprised his name circulates. He doesn't have as much experience as a coach coming out of the Q for example, but he's a ex-NHLer, and it may be important for the role he would have to play in the coaching staff.
Thought I heard Jessica Ruznak say it. My bad then.
I heard her interview also...but no official word yet. Kind of puzzling. Lapointe was saying just 5 hours before her announcement he wanted to stay where he was. As his kids were still in Chicago and he was able to fly back and forth at will. Where as assistant coach he wouldn't have that luxury.
I think you're right. Of course, we won't know how big a loss the Habs suffered losing Gallant until next season. I will be very interested on what effect, if any, his leaving has on the team's fortunes.
I don't like Lapointe because he used the Habs to get cash from the Bruins as a UFA when he didn't have the balls to play here but was all smiles when his pal offered him a gravy job with the team.
Lapointe taking the big money in Boston did a lot more harm to Boston than it did to Montreal. He was one of the first of many players that got paid far more than their worth and he could never live up to contract.
I wonder what the owner liked so much about Gallant to know he was the guy right after the interview. I see so many discussions about how the team will be better or worse based on the lineup, I`m still worried on how our coaching staff will hold up now that Gallant is gone.