Is Guy Boucher on the horizon for Habs fans? With the team in a utterly devastating slump fans are starting to point their fingers at the coach. Boucher left his coaching gig in Europe hoping to land another NHL gig. The former Tampa coach was present for Steve Stamkos greatest season with the team.
Therrien went through a period like this in Pittsburgh where he ended up getting dumped after a cup run.
While part of the blame for the team’s current losing streak has to lie at the feet of the GM, Therrien clearly isn’t getting enough out of les boys, and while not in jeopardy of falling out of play off contention, yet, anything is possible if something doesn’t change soon.
The team has gone from leading the league to falling into the middle of the pack with their overall goal differential being cut in half, and their star players falling off the scoring leaders map.
While other teams have overcome injuries and slow starts this year Montreal seems to be finding ways to lose close games when not getting blown out.
First year Captain Max Pacioretty blew up with a F bomb during one interview, but his production has declined during the losing streak as well as Tomas Plekanec’s. PK Subban has not “Won” a game which someone with his salary has to do every once in awhile.
With spark plug Brendan Gallagher coming back from broken fingers, it should be interesting to see how much of an impact his return will have on the top six for Montreal, and if it will help take some pressure off of the defense?
What do you think Hab fans? Can Montreal GM Marc Bergevin right the ship? Will Michel Therrien finish the season?
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