Montreal Canadiens Coach Jacques Martin a Jack Adams Trophy Candidate?

December 7th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
With the Toronto Maple Leafs off to a questionable start to the season, many Leaf fans are calling for head coach Ron Wilson to be fired.

The Maple Leafs offense is in a funk, the special teams are among the league's worst and the players compete levels are being questioned night in, night out.

In Montreal, the atmosphere is completely different. The Canadiens currently sit third overall in the Eastern Conference with an impressive record of 17-8-2.

There were plenty of question marks for the Habs heading into the season, the biggest of which had to be whether or not goaltender Carey Price would be able to rise to the challenge of being the No. 1 goalie in Montreal, a challenge he has answered with MVP-like numbers.

While many Canadien fans have been quick to jump on the Price bandwagon, one cannot ignore the job that head coach Jacques Martin is doing with his squad.

Martin, who has been criticized over his career for not getting the full potential out of his players, has stars and rookies alike all buying into his system—those who do not buy in, like P.K. Subban, have found themselves on the bench or on the sidelin ...

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