MONTREAL (AP) — Dominique Ducharme was hired as the head coach of the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday after leading the club on a playoff run all the way to the Stanley Cup Final.
The Habs announced that Ducharme has agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2023-24 season, removing the “interim” qualifier that’s been attached to his title since he took over from the fired Claude Julien on Feb.
TORONTO (AP) — Montreal won this playoff game for its absent coach.
Kirk Muller and the rest of the Canadiens just had to dedicate the Game 2 victory to Claude Julien...
NEW YORK (AP) — Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist in Montreal’s three-goal first period, and the Canadiens went on to a 6-2 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night...
A list of the NHL's current longest-tenured head coaches with name, team and starting date:
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs acknowledged Tuesday that he might have held up the coaching change that helped the team turn its season around and qualify for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in three seasons...
Ah, the delicious irony of it all.
Claude Julien, fired last Tuesday by the Bruins and replaced by Bruce Cassidy, was out of work for exactly one week before landing on his feet at the helm of the B’s dreaded rival and nemesis.
Cam Neely seems to love being president of the Bruins, except for the accountability and culpability.