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Bruce Boudreau behind the Canadiens' bench next year?

Published April 19, 2024 at 9:44
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
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The special teams of the Canadiens have struggled for several seasons, and the help of a veteran could greatly assist Martin St. Louis and the Canadiens.

Indeed, coach Bruce Boudreau is currently unemployed after being dismissed by the Vancouver Canucks. He is a coach who has always been well-liked by his players and is respected in the NHL.

His tenure in Vancouver ended poorly, and he was the victim of a lack of professionalism from the organization, but he remained very professional despite everything. In short, he's a true professional.

It can also be said without a doubt that he likes what he sees from the Canadiens. He is a big fan of Martin St. Louis and the management of the CH.


"Now they need to take the next step. They will face a bit more pressure to win starting next year, and I believe the fans in Montreal deserve to start seeing improvements in results, so it will be very interesting.

I think starting next year, they will want to win more. I think they will be busy this summer trying to acquire good players, obviously Juraj Slafkovksy has shown very clearly that he can play, they have good young players, so I think next year Montreal will make its mark and try to qualify.

Now they need to win hockey games." - Bruce Boudreau

The Habs on Reddit team has therefore made a potential connection between Boudreau's arrival in Montreal. We know that Kent Hughes mentioned not feeling the need to add or change his coaching staff, but if the opportunity arises, he will certainly evaluate the idea of improving his team.

"Bruce Boudreau do you like poutine & would you like to help fix the Habs powerplay as Marty's assistant coach next season?" - HabsOnReddit

It's a question worth asking. Boudreau is an experienced coach, and his knowledge could certainly be useful to Martin St. Louis, Alex Burrows, and Stéphane Robidas, who are relatively new to the coaching field.

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