Good News, Bad News for Montreal Canadiens’ Fans on Guy Boucher

June 8th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
In case you didn't hear yet, the Habs affiliate Hamilton Bulldogs' head coach, Guy Boucher, was offered and turned down the head coaching job for the Columbus Blue Jackets.


And in case you didn't hear yet, according to reports from Rue Frontenac and TSN, he subsequently accepted the head coaching job for the Tampa Bay Lightning.


Guy Boucher, if you hadn't heard, has been the most sought after coach since his Hamilton Bulldogs were eliminated in Game Seven of their conference finals less than two weeks ago.

Having won gold with the Canadian World Juniors two seasons ago and, more importantly, taking an improbable Hamilton Bulldogs squad to within one game of the Calder Cup finals this year, Boucher's star had been rising for quite some time.

The murmurs throughout Habs nation this year had been that Boucher was exactly the type of coach that Montreal needed behind its bench.

Moreover, as the Habs struggled through an up-and-down season, Jacques Martin's "system" began looking more and more antiquated. As the inconsistency persisted, fans started getting more and more frustrated that Martin had a four-year con ...

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