How can you give a coach a contract that awards a bonus for being fired? Who was the brains that signed off on that bright idea? There is no way this is standard practice around the league. This type of bonus presents a clear and present conflict of interest. During coach Jacques Martin’s most recent contract his Brossard office had two doors. Behind one of the doors laid 1 million dollars. Behind the other door was the Montreal Canadiens’ dressing room. Every day Jacques Martin had to decide through which door to walk. With our team as it was, as it is, it was only a matter of time before Martin walked through the money door. UFABET
This was not a question of morality, of honour, this was just a question of time. Professional coaching jobs are relatively well paid but extremely unstable. One day you are contracted to coach one of the most famous teams in sports and the next you are one of hundreds vying for a handful of vacant or soon to be vacant NHL head coaching assignments. Not an ideal market to be working in. Any reasonable man would have walked through the money door. Or maybe Geoff Molson caught him with a toe on the other side and gave him a preemptive push.
Geoff Molson you ask? I am convinced the Habs’ ownership have given up on your beloved team. They replaced the coach with an interim coach for the remainder of the year. The absence of forethought on a permanent replacement would reflect badly on Gauthier if it were his decision. But clearly it was not his decision. Geoff Molson has given himself time to recruit a new GM who will in turn recruit his own permanent head coach in the off season. In the meantime Randy Cunneyworth and his sad troop of UFA’s, coasters, and professionals are just one insignificant petri dish experiment. Insignificant in that they will most definitely not win the Stanley Cup.