In his 30 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman writes of the Canadiens coaching picture:
Montreal is getting close. So far, Marc Bergevin’s hired people he knows very well (Rick Dudley, Scott Mellanby). Of those who are believed to be among the final candidates, the guy he knows best is Michel Therrien. It should be pointed out, though, that Marc Crawford apparently interviewed very well.
In his column in La Presse, Philippe Cantin suggests Patrick Roy is still in the coaching picture.
A possible sticking point is the degree of input on personnel decisions Roy would demand.
On L’Antichambre Friday night, Cantin said Roy would not tolerate what Jacques Martin endured when Pierre Gauthier fired assistant coach and Martin confidante Perry Pearn a few hours before a game.
Of course, any speculation about Therrien must include his immortal press conference:
Here’s a long, kinda goofy interview:
And while we’re running video, check out P.K.’s great interview with Canadiens fan George Stroumboulopoulis:
BTW, TSN’s Scouting Combine show included a segment on kid brother Malcolm Subban, who dazzled everyone in agility drills.