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Report: Jacques Martin named new coach of Canadiens

Posted By Joe Haggerty On June 1, 2009 @ 12:15 pm In General | 2 Comments

According to an ESPN.com report [1], the Montreal Canadiens [2] have hired Florida Panthers [3] GM Jacques Martin as their new head coach and will hold a Monday afternoon press conference to make the announcement. The former coach of the St. Louis Blues, Ottawa Senators [4] and Florida Panthers still had three years left on his GM deal with the Panthers, but multiple sources are reporting Martin’s hiring by the Habs.

The Habs had a coaching opening after GM Bob Gainey [5] fired Guy Carbonneau midway through the 2008-09 hockey season. Gainey took the coaching reigns after Carbonneau’s departure, but the Montreal GM was expected to return solely to his front office duties for next season.

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[1] ESPN.com report: http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=4221356

[2] Montreal Canadiens: http://media.weei.com/hockey/montreal-canadiens.htm

[3] Florida Panthers: http://media.weei.com/hockey/florida-panthers.htm

[4] Ottawa Senators: http://media.weei.com/hockey/ottawa-senators.htm

[5] Bob Gainey: http://media.weei.com/hockey/bob-gainey.htm

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