HEFTER: My gut tells me Therrien will get gig with Habs

Posted By: Abe Hefter · 6/3/2012 8:20:00 PM

Let me make one thing perfectly clear.

What I'm about to say comes from my gut.  

If you have any questions about what I'm about to say, then I ask that you direct all inquries directly to my gut.

However, I'll save you the time by saying: my gut isn't answering questions. What my gut IS saying, however is this:

Michel Therrien will become the next head coach of the Montreal Canadiens.

This is the same gut feeling I had when Marc Bergevin was named general manager of the Montreal Canadiens.  My colleague, Rick Moffat, and I were having a conversation when Serge Savard and Geoff Molson were busy looking for a new GM. At the time, I told Rick that my gut was saying that Marc Bergevin would get the job.

Now my gut is saying that Michel Therrien will return as head coach of the Habs.

I don't believe Patrick Roy was ever given serious consideration.  I believe that Marc Crawford, was.  I don't believe that Guy Carbonneau was ever seriously on Bergevin's radar, although Bob Hartley obviously was.

There is nothing scientific about what I'm saying.  I'm drawing my conclusions based on my sense of the situation here in Montreal as it relates to the Canadiens' quest for their next head coach. 

And my gut tells me that Michel Therrien will end up being behind the Canadiens' bench.

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  1. Habs4Life posted on 06/04/2012 12:45 AM
    Hmm well I think the habs would be better off testing the waters with a rookie gm (MB) and a rookie coach (st.Patrick) then going back to there old roots...unless of course carbo and Robinson were willing to step up...one things for sure the next few weeks should be pretty interesting :)
  2. Mike posted on 06/04/2012 08:38 AM
    I still like Crawford!
  3. Alex posted on 06/04/2012 05:18 PM
    I think Michel has matured since his first go around ,he is the consumate hockey man he has been relatively successful at all levels of the game. His best asset is that he lets the team play according to their strengths,he can manage superstars and he knows how to motivate the journeymen as well . He handles the media well and he definitely will get the best out of the talent available.
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