Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin is bringing a few old friends along for the ride in Montreal.
The Habs have hired Martin Lapointe and Patrice Brisebois to join the staff in roles of player development. Lapointe, a former Bruins and Red Wings forward, will be the head of player development while Brisebois, a former Canadiens defensemen, will be the player development coach for Montreal.
Meanwhile, former Habs defenseman Sylvain Lefebvre was named as the new head coach of Montreal’s AHL team in Hamilton. Lefebvre had a great career as a player with Montreal,Quebec/Colorado, Toronto and the Rangers. He spent the last three years as an assistant coach to Joe Sacco in Colorado and this will mark his first time as a head coach.
Lefebvre replaces Clement Jodoin as the head man in Hamilton while Jodoin will look to land an assistant role with Michel Therrien in Montreal.
PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.
The Kings lost a game and that’s been pretty rare in the playoffs. Mark Whicker helps point out how human they are. (OC Register)
I can tell you haven’t had enough Loony Toons in your life. Jesse Spector of The Sporting News gives you all the Wile E. Coyote magic from Mike Smith that you can handle. (The Sporting News)
Know how the Devils shuffled their lines in practice yesterday? It’s OK, they said they’re not doing it as a panic move. (Fire & Ice)
Ever wonder what Stephane Matteau is up to? Wonder no more. Devils fans may not want to check it out. (New York Times)
Looks like Sylvain Lefebvre and Adam Deadmarsh will be back as assistants in Colorado. (All Things Avs)
The Wild have until June 1 to get Finnish phenom Mikael Granlund signed. That isn’t looking like a problem. (Russo’s Rants)