Jacques Martin Doesn’t Have The Success Recipe

The Hockey Central guys on Sportsnet were suggesting that Jacques Martin could be the next coach of the Habs. He’s been around, and he’s also bilingual, which seems to be of utmost importance.

But then Bill Watters summed it up by beautifully by asking why Montreal would bother with a guy like Martin who couldn’t win playoff games with Ottawa and couldn’t win anything in Florida. So why would the Canadiens be interested?

These are good questions. Jacques Martin in Montreal. Something to think about.

And as an excellent aside, Bill Watters comes from a special place. Orillia. My hometown. Does it get any more interesting than that?

5 thoughts on “Jacques Martin Doesn’t Have The Success Recipe”

  1. “Bill Watters comes from a special place. Orillia. My hometown. Does it get any more interesting than that?”

    Yes.

  2. Gads you would have to think you could find someone better than Martin or Lemaire. I don’t think Lever will get too much consideration. This has to have been a bit of a look see by Gainey to see how the players would respond to him. What about Crawford or does anyone think Gainey might look to someone else from the AHL?

  3. Jacques Martin. I’m interested. If the handcuffs of the French language issue are going to rule this decision then I don’t see many better options.

    Incidentally, with all respect to Orillia (my inlaws lived there for many years), why would we care what Bill Watters thought. Jacques Martin’s record looks pretty darn good next to the mess that Watters and his buddies created in Toronto’s farm system.

  4. This Jacques Martin to Montreal idea come from the infertile mind of
    Bruce Garrioch of The Ottawa Sun two weekends ago from his rumours coloumn – It’s a tossup between Ekland and Garrioch who gets the most rumours wrong……..

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