Former Pens Coach Therrien To New Jersey?
Michel Therrien has been out from behind the bench for more than two years, but the Minnesota Wild scout could find a job soon.
According to NJ.com, the New Jersey Devils have expressed interest in the former Pittsburgh Penguins head coach.
“With former Atlanta Thrashers head coach Craig Ramsay having agreed to become an assistant coach with the Florida Panthers under rookie head coach Kevin Dineen and Ken Hitchcock seemingly out of the picture early, the leading candidate for the Devils’ job may be former Penguins coach Michel Therrien.
“Therrien, 47, is a scout for the Minnesota Wild. He last coached the Penguins in 2008-09 but was fired 57 games into the season on Feb. 15, 2009, with the team struggling with a 27-25-5 record. Therrien, a disciplinarian who is extremely tough on his players, was replaced in Pittsburgh by Dan Bylsma.”
Along with Therrien is Guy Carbonneau, who recently resigned as head coach of the Chicoutimi Sagueneens (QMJHL) junior team.
If hired, Therrien or Carbonneau would represent another in a long line of former Montreal Canadiens coaches to coach under Devils general manager Lou Lamorello.