A possible home run behind the bench for Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens?

Published June 28, 2022 at 11:28

On Monday, the Chicago Blackhawks confirmed the rumor that had been circulating for a while by officially announcing the hiring of Luke Richardson as the team's head coach. It didn't take long for the Habs to respond by thanking their former assistant coach with a message on social media.

Although he has often mentioned that he does not want to change his coaching staff, Martin St-Louis will have no choice but to look for a new assistant.

In order to replace Richardson, several names have been thrown around. If John Torterella's name doesn't make sense anymore because of his appointment in Philadelphia, we could hear Rick Bowness, Dan Boyle, Jim Montgomery, Jacques Martin and Alain Nasreddine's names to name a few.

In a recent speech, NHL insider Elliotte Friedman suggested replacing Luke Richardson behind the bench of the Canadiens with the finalist of the Jack Adams Trophy, awarded to the best head coach of last season, Andrew Brunette.

Of course, he's not saying that's what will happen, but that it's an interesting option. The tipster also mentions that Philadelphia would be an option for Brunette to back up John Tortorella.

That would be quite a home run for Kent Hughes, as he would (technically) bring in a top-3 NHL coach in 2022 to back up Martin St. Louis.

Imagine having the Jack Adams Trophy finalist as St-Louis' partner, that would be solid! It would be a great way for the CH to take advantage of a questionable decision by the Panthers.

June 28   |   571 answers
A possible home run behind the bench for Kent Hughes and the Montreal Canadiens?

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