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Alex Burrows opens up on Martin St-Louis' next assistant coach

Published July 2, 2022 at 6:08 PM

Kent Hughes will have to find a replacement for Luke Richardson for the upcoming season, since he left the organization to become the new head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks.

Francis Bouillon's name has been circulating lately in some rumors and he would be an excellent candidate, as he already works for the organization, which makes him an experienced candidate.

As reported by Max Truman of Danslescoulisses.com and Jessica Lapinski of TVA Sports, the person who replaces Richardson must have experience.

At least that's what Canadiens assistant coach Alexandre Burrows said. While he is very happy with Richardson's appointment with the Blackhawks, he also says he is sad to see him leave the Habs organization.

"It's sad a little bit to see him leave, because after a year and a half, I was building a chemistry and a friendship with him. But to see him become a head coach with the Blackhawks, it makes me so happy for him. He's been waiting so many years for this opportunity."

Burrows also told Lapinski that he will not be part of the decision-making committee, but that he believes the candidates' experience and track record will have to come into play when it comes time to replace Richardson.

"It's certainly not going to be my decision and there are certainly going to be a lot of great candidates, but I think experience and track record come into play."

"It will take someone who has the same philosophy as Martin, the same vision for our defense group. We've got a lot of young guys knocking on the door. He'll have a lot on his plate, but I'm looking forward to finding out who that is, and starting to work with him or her."

It's going to be a very interesting story to follow over the next few weeks as to who Luke Richardson's replacement will be with the Habs.

In closing, Lapinski asked Burrows if he would ever like to follow in his friend's footsteps and become a head coach in the NHL and his answer proves that he intends to stay in the Habs organization, at least for a while.

Maybe one day, but right now I'm really enjoying my role with the Habs. I've developed a lot of affinity with the players, I really like the team's philosophy, what we're trying to build."

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