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?
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Minnesota Wild director of player personnel Blair Mackasey has been added to the list of general manager candidates to be interviewed by headhunter Serge Savard. Mackasey has spent six years with the Wild. Prior to that he was with Hockey Canada and the Phoenix Coyotes.
The Canadiens will want to have a replacement for fired general manager Pierre Gauthier by late May when serious organizational meetings take place to plot the direction the franchise wants to take through the NHL’s entry draft and the opening of the free agency process July first. Here is a scouting report on the eleven most prominent of the candidates for the job.
Former Hamilton Bulldogs head coach Guy Boucher, while getting deserved accolades for his work in his new job with the Tampa Bay Lightning, is not getting rave reviews for his work in his past life. Hamilton’s David Desharnais and Max Pacioretty both questioned Boucher’s ability to develop players in Hamilton and Patrick Roy criticized him for the defensive style of hockey he coached while in Drummondville of the QMJHL.
The replacement for Guy Boucher? The rumour mill drums have been banging out a list of candidates for the job. The names we’re hearing most are, from the QMJHL, Rouyn-Noranda head coach and GM Andre Tourigny; Gatineau coach Benoit Groulx, perennial candidate Patrick Roy and Montreal Juniors coach and GM Pascal Vincent. The most mentioned English speaking candidates are Canadiens assistant Kirk Muller and coach of the ECHL’s Cincinnati Cyclones Chuck Weber.