Updates on the Canadiens coaching search, a list of possible Oilers coaching candidates, a suggested candidate for Flames coach, and four reasons why the Jets aren’t in the playoffs.
A source “close to the Montreal organization” told TVA Sports Quebec Remparts owner/GM/coach Patrick Roy isn’t considered among the favorites for the job. Former NHL coach Bob Hartley and Saint John Sea Dogs coach Gerard Gallant were mentioned as candidates.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jim Matheson listed Brent Sutter, Marc Crawford, Todd Nelson, Jon Cooper and Ralph Krueger as possible candidates to replace Tom Renney as head coach.
CALGARY HERALD: George Johnson recently suggested NY Rangers assistant coach Mike Sullivan could be an “ideal fit” for the Flames as their new head coach.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Ed Tait listed four reasons why the Jets aren’t playing for the Stanley Cup. Among them, lack of a star center, and their defense.