No scrimmages until late afternoon, by which time the press gallery will be empty.
But Clément Jodoin, the new coach of the Bulldogs, met the media and set a record: His first answer, according to Jean-François Chaumont of Radio-Canada, ran 3:10.
Here’s audio of Jodoin in English and French.
Jodoin is smart, thoughtful and articulate.
First impression is the Canadiens have hired a good man who will know how to develop young players.
Jodoin’s bio, from the recent Quebec Hockey Summit:
|He has close to 30 years of experience in hockey. In 2010-11 Jodoin completed his fourth season as head coach of the Rimouski Oceanic and his 10th season as a head coach in the QMJHL. In 2008, Jodoin was an assistant coach with Canada’s gold medal winning team at the 2008 World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic. Jodoin has also three world under-20 championship gold medals as an assistant coach (2006, 2007 and 2008). He spent six seasons between 1997 and 2003 in various positions within the hockey department of the Montreal Canadiens. He joined the Québec Nordiques organization, spending two seasons as the AHL Halifax Citadelles Head Coach (1990-1992), and two seasons as an assistant with the Nordiques (1992-1994).
Jodoin’s playing carer also included a stint at Concordia University during the 1970s.
• Some veterans on the Brossard ice early: Andrei Markov, P.K. Subban, Brian Gionta, Mathieu Darche, Erik Cole, Lars Eller.
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