Canadiens GM: No changes coming to coaching staff

Friday May 15th, 2015

Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin said he is not going to make any changes to the coaching staff.

His comments come days after the Canadiens were eliminated in six games by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

Montreal hasn’t been to the Stanley Cup Final since 1993. The Habs' 1993 title makes them the last Canadian team to hoist the Cup.

"I have no reason to make any changes when it comes to our coaching staff. They are doing great work,” Bergevin said during his press conference on Friday. "Michel Therrien is doing exceptional work. I'm disappointed anyone would think otherwise."

Therrien just completed his third season in his second stint as Montreal’s coach, leading the team to the postseason in each season.

Therrien, who signed a four-year extension after last season, has a 337-246 record in eight seasons as a head coach with the Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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Bergevin also said one of the team’s priorities this offseason is to bring back center Torrey Mitchell.

Mitchell, 30, had six goals and eight assists in 65 regular season games in 2014-15 and added a goal and four assists during the team’s 12-game playoff run.

"We'd like to bring Torrey Mitchell back, if we can. Everything will depend on working within the salary cap,” he said.

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