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08:28 AM ET 06.04 | With Bob Hartley off the big board, to whom will Montreal turn in its coaching search? [Marc Crawford] and Michel Therrien are considered the strongest candidates for the vacant Montreal post, but Patrick Roy, the flamboyant former Canadiens goaltender and current coowner, general manager and coach of the QMJHL Quebec Remparts, is still in the mix. ... Crawford believes he doesn't have to ask for a job. He became the youngest coach to win the Jack Adams Trophy with Quebec in 1995 and won the Stanley Cup the following year when the franchise moved to Denver. But he was also fired by Vancouver, Los Angeles and Dallas. Therrien suffered the same fate in Montreal and Pittsburgh but got the Penguins to the 2008 Cup final.

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June 4, 2012  08:36 AM ET

Sounds like if either of these three get hired Cirque du Soleil won't be the only circus in town. Seriously though, what could possible be appealing about re-hiring Therrien?

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June 4, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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Sounds like if either of these three get hired Cirque du Soleil won't be the only circus in town. Seriously though, what could possible be appealing about re-hiring Therrien?

here's an interesting idea....TRY SOMEONE NEW!!!! This merry-go-round is insane.
It seems to work okay when someone who hasn't coached almost every team in the NHL gets a shot: Bylsma, Deboer...they seem okay.
the only exception I'd make, and only because it's this team...Larry Robinson. He would be the way to go here

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June 4, 2012  09:07 AM ET

There is absolutely no truth to this article PM was not mentioned and we all know he will be the next coach.

June 4, 2012  09:12 AM ET

I would like to see Pierre Maguire be the new coach A) get him off of NBC and B) see how he likes a microphone shoved in his face in the middle of a game....(Mike Babcock)

June 4, 2012  09:36 AM ET

I'm still amazed that a team with the history of Montreal can't come up with better coaching options. Like Spiny said, try someone new. Find an AHL coach who is good and hire him.

June 4, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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Sounds like if either of these three get hired Cirque du Soleil won't be the only circus in town. Seriously though, what could possible be appealing about re-hiring Therrien?

Just because somebody's pitching a tent it doesn't make it a circus.

June 4, 2012  09:40 AM ET

I heard there was a Jacques Lemaire sighting at the Bell Centre.

June 4, 2012  09:42 AM ET
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I would like to see Pierre Maguire be the new coach A) get him off of NBC and B) see how he likes a microphone shoved in his face in the middle of a game....(Mike Babcock)

Ummmm.....I think PM likes having things shoved in his face.

June 4, 2012  09:52 AM ET
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I heard there was a Jacques Lemaire sighting at the Bell Centre.

And, the winner is .............. Patrick Roy! Let's put the clock and dagger mystery to rest. Just keep the dagger! It'll come in handy when the Habs start sucking again.

June 4, 2012  10:02 AM ET
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Ummmm.....I think PM likes having things shoved in his face.

or elsewhere

June 4, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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There is absolutely no truth to this article PM was not mentioned and we all know he will be the next coach.

I'll let Sean Burke summarize McGuire's 67 games as head coach of the Hartford Whalers:

???He had some very interesting strategies I hadn???t seen then, and I haven???t seen them since.???

June 4, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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or elsewhere

Good grief! Mid-week form and it's only Monday morning!

June 4, 2012  10:10 AM ET
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Sounds like if either of these three get hired Cirque du Soleil won't be the only circus in town. Seriously though, what could possible be appealing about re-hiring Therrien?

You'll get to hear him say "Deep depth" again.

June 4, 2012  10:13 AM ET

So I just typed "Pierre McGuire is" into Google Instant and the choices Google returns are "an idiot", "creepy", and possibly my all-time favorite description, a "**** canoe." High comedy.

June 4, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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I'll let Sean Burke summarize McGuire's 67 games as head coach of the Hartford Whalers:

That's Stanley Cup winner McGuire to you!

June 4, 2012  10:15 AM ET
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And, the winner is .............. Patrick Roy!

Look over his shoulder and you'll see the Habs new assistant coach as well...

 
June 4, 2012  10:47 AM ET
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Just because somebody's pitching a tent it doesn't make it a circus.

"We're way past tense, we're living in bungalows now" Groucho Marx

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