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Mario Tremblay As Head Coach? What Were the Montreal Canadiens Thinking?

Published by on May 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

After playing all his NHL career from 1974 to 1986, Mario Tremblay made his start as the head coach of the Montreal Canadiens at the early start of the 1995-96 season.

He became the 23rd coach of the franchise when then-coach Jacques Demers was fired only five games into the season with a 0-5 record.

Habs fans were shocked with Tremblay coaching the team. He didn't have any experience coaching. Worse, his assistant Yvon Cournoyer—another former Habs player—didn't have experience coaching either.

It was a recipe for disaster.

December 2, 1995 is a date that will be long remembered by Habs fans. The Habs were playing in Montreal against the Detroit Red Wings.

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