An abysmal season by the Montreal Canadiens has seen them finish last for the first time in franchise history, sparking panic within the organization. Interim head coach Randy Cunneyworth took the helm midway through the year leading his team to a 31-35-16 record—far short of preseason expectations.
To add fuel to the fire, according to USA Today, Cunneyworth was the first Habs coach in four decades to not speak the native tongue of Quebec—French. This caused outrage amongst the Montreal fans who demanded that the tradition of the franchise be kept intact and for a new head coach be set in place.
Here is a list of the possible coaches that can fulfill the Canadiens language requirement, as well as put the team back in playoff contention for the 2012/2013 season.