Montreal Canadiens

Jean Perron Says the Darndest Things

Daniel ArouchianSenior Analyst IDecember 20, 2008

Jean Perron coached the Montreal Canadiens from 1985 to 1988. He was the head coach when Montreal won the Stanley Cup in 1986. He also coached the Quebec Nordiques during the 1988-89 season.

Here are some of his quotes during his time behind the bench of both teams.


  • I think that we took care of the issue at the beginning of the end of last season.

  • “Hextall’s only weakness is between his legs.
  • We never know. Never throw the towel before killing it!

  • This type of injury is very painful. Especially when it hurts.

  • We’re finally starting to see the train at the end of the tunnel.

  • The Nordiques should trade to get some rookies with experience.

  • When Stephane Richer plays as per his talent, he could play with both eyes tied to his back!


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