Speculation: Joel Bouchard coming to the Habs org? 98.5fm

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  1. Whitesnake

    Whitesnake How many years?

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    Won't know it today..my guy is done for the day. Will see tomorrow.
     
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    The logical ascension should be (and all this depends on how successful the changes are and the team is), that Bouchard becomes Assistant GM/AHL GM and Ducharme becomes AHL coach. They're groomed to where they can becomes Habs GM and Habs coach. Meanwhile Bergevin becomes President of Hockey Ops and Julien maybe moves into a consultant position.

    Everybody moves up. But this all depends on how well these changes go and especially how well the team does.
     
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    Whitesnake How many years?

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    Not discrediting you again, no idea what will happen. My source tells me that he believes Bouchard will be back with the Armada. And that he thinks that Bouchard is linked immensely to Quebecor...so the Nords comes back he would have been more enclined to leave the Armada but Habs? He doesn't think so. So we'll wait and see. I really hopes he does join the team. If Bouchard joins the Habs, let just say that I will understand that my source has more insides with the players than the management....;)

    But just as far as today is concerned, I just can't confirm it.
     
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    the plan for Bouchard has always been Quebec but I think he realized that it's not close to happen and that he will take experience as assistant GM and Rocket GM
     
  5. Whitesnake

    Whitesnake How many years?

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    Let's hope it will. Though, again, I personnally prefer Bouchard teaching. Bouchard's place right now is behind a bench.
     
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    Well if the only thing keeping him from joining the Habs is that he might prefer to work for the Nords 2.0 we needn't worry because the NHL is in no hurry to return to La Veille Capitale any time soon, if ever. And the longer it takes the higher the cost of the expansion fee (Vegas' was $500 million US; Seattle's is already at $650 million US) Fans in Quebec had better hope for a team like Florida to hit the skids and relocate because at this rate they'll never be able to afford an actual expansion team.
     
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    Après avoir jasé avec une personne digne de confiance, je ne miserais pas beaucoup sur le futur de Larry Carrière avec l'organisation du Canadien...



    mmmm...
     
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    Forget about the Nordics coming back

    As long as Bettman is head of NHL the Nordics are dead in the water

    Bettman is pro American cities

    Won't happen until Bettman quits

    Sorry to say but that's reality
     
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    Hopefully this is related to any possibility of Bouchard joining Habs.
     
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    When did Winnipeg become an American City?
     
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    Wouldn't surprise me to see the Sens fold at some point and move to Quebec.
     
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    I wonder how long the yotes have before they fold up shop.
     
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    CAD vs USD is a big factor as well. Think about the timing of when the Jets came back and Quebec building a new rink. I believe the CAD was doing very well at that point
     
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    CAD needs oil to go up a good bit again, if so the loonie will be much stronger.
     
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    Oil is never coming back.

    Not that it matters for the loonie going forward.
     
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    OPEC tends to screw around with the market from time to time and when they do limit production, price goes up and Canada’s oil sands becomes a player again. Infrastructure is there and it’s bound to happen at some point again. Pipeline to the east and west coast will help us open new oil markets too. Only a matter of time but it may take a while.

    Regardless, Canada needs be more diverse and increase our population and dependability towards the states.

    Until then, expect the CAD to stay where it’s at and Quebec is without a NHL team. Same goes with the Expos. Going to take some very deep pockets and commitment if they want a professional sports team now vs in the future
     
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    Could be Friedman just connecting dots, but he seems to have his ear to the ground in respect of what the Habs may be doing about Laval.

    In this week's 31 thoughts, he wrote:

    Dominique Ducharme is GM and coach of QMJHL Drummondville, down 2-1 to Victoriaville in the Quebec League playoffs. Joel Bouchard is president and GM of Blainville-Boisbriand, up 3-0 on Moncton. Will either or both have a role with the Montreal Canadiens when their junior seasons end?

    31 Thoughts: This might be the most difficult NHL Awards race ever - Sportsnet.ca
     
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    412yrs is my guess......
     
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    Ducharme as Head coach in the AHL.
    Bouchard as GM of the rockets.

    Id be down for these kinds of changes.
     
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    Too bad that Julien has a contract for 4 more years ....

    Bouchard would be my man right now as head coach. Complete package: knowledge, great motivator, very good technicaly, charisma, good communicator

    Again , a classic October 18 2017:

    Joël Bouchard vilipende ses joueurs - TVA Sports
     
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    Getting him or Dom Ducharme to coach in Laval would be ideal right now, they'd help develop our young guys better then in a couple of years we'd have a replacement for Julien when he's inevitably fired in the future. Tampa/Boston have had great success with Cooper/Cassidy who started off coaching a lot of their younger guys in the AHL.
     
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    @Vachon23 & @Whitesnake

    Any new info you guys can share?

    Also, are the Habs in on Alexandre Alain as some rumors say? We know he was invited to last year's camp. But sometimes players get invited and nothing happens in the end. Is the interest still legit?
     
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    They missed on Barré-Boulet. I hope they gonna give a chance to Alain and Galipeau, at least.
     

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