The Canadiens make no attempt to negotiate with Bob Hartley who may have been the best of a poor crop of coaching candidates. Alexander Galchenyuk dazzles at the Scouting Combine. Trevor Timmins talks about the pressures of drafting third overall.
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The Calgary Flames had to pay a half million dollars in compensation to hire Bob Hartley. Many reasons NOT to hire Marc Crawford, Patrick Roy and Michel Therrien. Where does Marc Bergevin turn now.
Bob Hartley has decided that even if the job were offered him, he didn’t want to coach the Canadiens. He’s off to Calgary and the Canadiens remain in coaching never-never land. Stuck with a limited candidate roster, they may be forced to hire
One of the definitions of the word “conundrum” is “a confusing and difficult problem or question.” A perfect description of the Bob Hartley situation vis a vis the Canadiens head coaching job. Hartley has one more year to run in a contract with Zurich of the Swiss National Hockey League a roadblock the Canadiens will have to deal with if in fact they’re interested in signing him.
Alain Vigneault is being retained by Vancouver, Joel Quenneville’s staying in Chicago and the list of legitimate experienced Canadiens coaching candidates is a very small one. Unless general manager Marc Bergevin wants to reach into the AHL or junior ranks, his coaching options seem to BEbe limited to either Marc Crawford or Bob Hartley.
Among the week’s loose ends: Alexei Emelin was a key part of Russia’s undefeated march to the World Hockey Championship. Don’t count on seeing a Quebec-born player going on the first day of the NHL entry draft. The coaching speculation continues. Can Jacques Martin be considered to re-inherit the job?