BRUCE GARRIOCH, SUN MEDIA
PITTSBURGH -- There will be a familiar face behind the Montreal Canadiens bench.
The Habs have called a news conference for today where they're expected to name Jacques Martin as their head coach.
League sources say Martin has stepped down from his post as GM of the Florida Panthers because of the financial instability of the club and the possibility they may be sold.
Martin will be a solid choice for the Habs. He will bring stability and could help get the club back to respectability.
Is this the right move for the Habs? Can Martin turn around this team? Have your say in our forum.
Habs to hire Martin
as Coach of the "HABS"
That would be like "The Inmates are Running the Asylum" Please give the Habs fans a break, this guy really has alot of serious issues, one being that "He already quit the Habs once"
Butch Cummings, 2009-03-10 14:34:44
And Kovalev has fingerprints all over this call as he was the reason why Guy had lost the room.
When Gainey Told Kovalev to stay home for 2 days Bob Gainey should Have Dealt Kovalev then or Put him on Waivers, Or Just got rid of him "KOVALEV"
He is Poison in Montreal, I predicted this Move on Sunday Mar. 8th 2009.
Also i Honestly believe Carbonneau will land on his feet in Dallas as Head Coach, possibly even this season, remember i said it here on Mar. 10th 2009.
Butch Cummings, 2009-03-10 14:27:42
I hope he stays in the organization in some capacity but head coach ain't the one for him at this point.
commodore, 2009-03-10 13:56:32
John, 2009-03-10 12:56:08
I've bled Bleu-Blanc-Rouge all my life. I've followed on TV and the few games I'm able to go to. I've also follwed practices and training camp when I've had the chance.
I did choose to leave out Souray and Streit because while they performed admirably, I gave the benefit of the doubt to team management as a faithful fan.
I want the team to do well obviously, but with all the BS that has gone on this year - it's hard to believe.
It was a tough day to be a Habs fan, and overall it's been a difficult season - but it's not over...
Andy V., 2009-03-10 12:45:33
Gainey is the one that should have been fired. It's too bad the president or owner didn't step in.
Montreal has lost a good caoch and will be even less likely to attract top line players with the mess Gainey has created. I will be surprised if they make the playoffs. If they do, they will be bounced in the first round.
ralph, 2009-03-10 11:34:49
It is too bad that some of the highly paid bums have to resort to the tactics of pretenting to play the game just to get rid of the coach. It would seem to me that the players didn't just decide to be a bunch of scumbags, and why not when Gainey spoke so highly of Carbo did they not approach Gainey and possibly it could have been resolved weeks ago. So much for friendship, and shame on the Hab players. They have lost my respect as players and especially as human beings.
Marcel L, 2009-03-10 10:17:38