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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 , the Montreal Canadiens  have hired Florida Panthers  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  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  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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 ESPN.com report: http://sports.espn.go.com/nhl/news/story?id=4221356
 Montreal Canadiens: http://media.weei.com/hockey/montreal-canadiens.htm
 Florida Panthers: http://media.weei.com/hockey/florida-panthers.htm
 Ottawa Senators: http://media.weei.com/hockey/ottawa-senators.htm
 Bob Gainey: http://media.weei.com/hockey/bob-gainey.htm
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