Saturday, 26 July 2014

Pascal Vincent, Éric Veilleux, Mario Ducharme out of the running for Canadiens' assistant coach job.

Three putative candidates for the assistant coach job in Montréal can be eliminated, according to this article in La Presse.

Pascal Vincent made it clear that he's happy in Winnipeg and hasn't talked to anyone about any other job.  He says he wants to honour his contract with the Jets.  The writer points out that it would be hard for him anyway to leave the organization for a lateral move, rather than a promotion.

Éric Veilleux, the head coach of the Drakkar de Baie-Comeau, who was at the prospect development camp as an invited coach, and played for Michel Therrien as a Laval Titan, just signed a contract to be the assistant coach of the Norfolk Admirals.  He says he spoke at camp with Michel Therrien about his future plans, but it sounds like it was more of a mentor, professional development conversation rather than an official interview, which would have been with Marc Bergevin anyway.

The other invited coach at the prospect camp, Mario Ducharme, head coach of the Halifax Moosehead, explained to the writer that he hasn't had any contact with the Canadiens for the assistant coach job.

The article reminds readers that Michel Therrien stated at the June draft that he wanted an "experienced coach" to replace Gerard Gallant, one who'd be close to the players.

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