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Add Jacques Martin to list of Canucks coaching candidates

Jun 11, 2013, 5:18 PM EDT

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The list of candidates to be the next head coach of the Vancouver Canucks continues to grow.

Renaud Lavoie of RDS reports former Montreal Canadiens head coach Jacques Martin has interviewed for the job in Vancouver. Martin joins a list featuring John Tortorella, Kings assistant John Stevens, and up until he was hired by Edmonton, Dallas Eakins.

Martin last coached during the 2011-2012 season with the Montreal Canadiens when he was fired mid-season by then Habs GM Pierre Gauthier. Since 1995-1996, Martin has coached three teams: Montreal, Florida for three seasons, and Ottawa for eight-plus seasons.

Aside from Eakins, it appears Canucks GM Mike Gillis is gunning for someone with NHL experience to replace Alain Vigneault. Perhaps the talk of the Canucks’ Stanley Cup window closing has everything to do with that.

  1. amityvillefun - Jun 11, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    What is he going to do? Teach the Canucks how to flop better?

    They should just read his book:

    “Advanced Hockey Diving and Embellishment: The Montreal Method for Drawing Penalties When Five on Five Won’t Cut It.”

    “No, no, no. You are doing it all wrong. Flip your head back like you got shot or wounded and we’ll get you right back on the ice in a minute for the upcoming power play.”

    Amazing how quick people heal before an upcoming power play.

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