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The Canadiens have not been very patient with head coaches recently, and even though there is a lot of pressure to win and make the playoffs in Montreal, having some consistency behind the bench can be very beneficial for any NHL team.
Michel Therrien is an intelligent man and has previous experience as the head coach in Montreal, so Bergevin must give him the time he needs to achieve success.
The Canadiens have made eight head coaching changes since 2000, which is no way to build a consistent winner.
Bergevin must give Therrien, and all other head coaches he works with, the time needed to improve the team. Nothing good will come from firing a coach after just two or three seasons, especially when injuries and other things prevented the coach from having a full squad.
Many of the best NHL teams over the last decade, including the Detroit Red Wings, have enjoyed remarkable success because of coaching stability.
The Canadiens cannot be too impatient with their head coaches any longer.