Jim Montgomery would be the man for the Bruins
The Boston Bruins are on the verge of agreeing with Montrealer Jim Montgomery to become the team’s new head coach.
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According to the NHL Network, the 53-year-old could sign a three-year deal worth $2 million a year with the Bruins. The Massachusetts team showed their driver Bruce Cassidy the door in early June.
Montgomery was only a head coach for one and a half seasons in the National League, with the Dallas Stars. He posted a record of 60-43-10 at the helm of the Texas team, before being fired because of his « behavior not in accordance with the values of the Dallas Stars and the National Hockey League (NHL) » . In January 2020, Montgomery revealed that he suffered from alcoholism and had spent time in a rehab facility.
The man who played 122 games in the NHL, including five with the Montreal Canadiens, worked behind the bench of the St. Louis Blues during the last two campaigns as an assistant coach.
The Bruins are 51-26-5 this season. They lost the flag in the first round of playoffs in seven games against the Carolina Hurricanes.