Bob Hartley, the right man for the Canadiens?

Published November 27, 2021 at 0:21

When Dominique Ducharme led the Habs to the finals last July, Marc Bergevin thought he had found his man behind the bench.

However, things quickly turned around as the Habs got off to one of their worst starts in history with only five wins in 21 games.

Criticized by many, Ducharme is doing what he can with the players he has on hand, but the coach seems to be running out of miracles. If he has been at the helm of the Habs for less than a year, some analysts have already stated that Ducharme should be fired immediately.

While Patrick Roy's name is being bandied about a lot these days, former Colorado Avalanche coach Bob Hartley's name is also surfacing.

During his radio show on 91.9 Sports, host Georges Laraque clearly indicated that this is the man who should be at the helm of the Habs.

"Bob Hartley is the best head coach the Habs could get. I'm pretty sure that if we contact Bob and give him the job, he'll take it," Laraque said on air.

Hartley, a former Stanley Cup winner, has a long history in the NHL. The current coach of the Omsk Avangard in the KHL has 464 career wins in the Bettman circuit.

Not afraid to stir the pot, Hartley can certainly get the best out of his players every night. He is also not afraid to speak his mind and would be great to
to speak in front of the Montreal media.

One thing that certainly ties Bergevin's hands is the contract of former coach Claude Julien. Molson certainly doesn't want to have to pay three coaches at the same time.

Still, is Hartley a candidate to consider as a coach for the Tricolore?
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