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Habs keep adding: Lapointe to join Montreal front office

Jun 6, 2012, 3:33 PM EDT

Martin Lapointe

The reshaping of the Montreal Canadiens keeps on going.

Today, TSN reported former NHLer Martin Lapointe is expected to be named the Canadiens’ new director of player development.

Lapointe, 38, is just the latest in a series of hires for Montreal, beginning with GM Marc Bergevin and followed by assistant GM Rick Dudley, director of player personnel Scott Mellanby and head coach Michel Therrien.

It’s easy to see why Lapointe was brought on board. He played junior for Therrien in Laval and was a teammate of Bergevin’s in Detroit during the 1995-96 season.

Lapointe last played for Ottawa during the 2007-08 season and had been working for Chicago as a scout since 2009. In case you’re curious, he sold his Chicago-area home –a five-bedroom, 3,734-square-foot special — for $1.625 million back on May 3.

  1. tmoore4075 - Jun 6, 2012 at 3:53 PM

    Hope he does better at that then he did at playing hockey after leaving Detroit.

  2. theawesomersfranchise - Jun 6, 2012 at 4:12 PM

    Is this a joke?

    Ok to recap
    Habs hire a GM who has no experience, got a promotion because someone higher than him left Chicago, was in charge of draft and player development for 2 years, during those two year he did nothing noteworthy.

    The re-hire a coach that no team in the league would give a head coaching job to again.

    Hire Mellanby….nice player, has nothing outside of that to hang his hat on.
    And now former draft bust and free agent bust Marty Lapointe. Who again, nice lil player, but has a whole 2 years of experience as a scout, who isn’t credited with any type of success while scouting.

    An entire off-season of unqualified shot in the dark hirings for a franchise as great as the Habs.

    • blkeskimo1785 - Jun 6, 2012 at 7:20 PM

      Recipe for success.

  3. polegojim - Jun 6, 2012 at 7:34 PM

    Ouch…. sorry guys, you’re going to eat your words.

    LaPointe will be a success in Habitown… but

    Let’s Go RED WINGS!

    • theawesomersfranchise - Jun 6, 2012 at 8:43 PM

      Why? Because you have a feeling?
      He’s done nothing to suggest he will have any success

      • polegojim - Jun 7, 2012 at 7:15 PM

        Oh… it’s ‘more than a feeling’, count on it.

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