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Confirmed dismissal: it changes things for Martin St-Louis

Published May 9, 2024 at 12:07

Martin St-Louis has been the head coach of the Canadiens for two and a half years now, and it feels like he's really Kent Hughes' right-hand man.

And rightfully so. Despite the team's lack of success in the regular season, we can clearly see the progression of key young players in the lineup, players who form both the current and future core of the team.

Nick Suzuki, Cole Caufield, and Juraj Slafkovsky have all played 82 games and had their best seasons yet. Among the veterans, Michael Matheson has been impressive.

And let's not forget about Arber Xhekaj's progression before his injury. In short, it feels like we're in good hands with Martin.

With this morning's announcement regarding Sheldon Keefe's dismissal, Martin St-Louis officially becomes the sixth-longest-tenured coach with his team in the NHL. It's quite astonishing to realize.

"The trend continues, 18 changes in 12 months

Most tenure with their team
1- Cooper, TB
2- Sullivan, PIT
3- Bednar, COL
4- Brind'amour, CAR
5- Tourigny, UTAH
6- St-Louis, MTL"

- Guillaume Villemaire

The list could still shrink further ahead of him, as Mike Sullivan's name with the Penguins is circulating. He could be the next to lose his job.

It's quite spectacular how the head coach position has become so uncertain. It seems like the current trend is to replace the coach when things aren't going well, plain and simple.

Altogether, 18 head coaches have lost their jobs in the past year. It's massive and probably unprecedented.

May 9   |   247 answers
Confirmed dismissal: it changes things for Martin St-Louis

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