May 17, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens head coach Michel Therrien behind Montreal Canadiens forward Michael Bournival (49) and Tomas Plekanec (14) and Daniel Briere (48) during the third period in game one of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the New York Rangers at the Bell Centre. Mandatory Credit: Eric Bolte-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Canadiens likely to give Michel Therrien a contract extension

The Montreal Canadiens got utterly obliterated in their Game 1 matchup against the New York Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals, but that hasn’t deterred the front office from giving head coach Michel Therrien a vote of confidence. In theory, they Habs are four games away from their first Stanley Cup Finals berth since 1992-93 when they last won the trophy so to say it’s been a long time is to understate things a little bit.

But despite the bad showing in Game 1 of the Conference Finals, the Habs have played some of their best hockey as of late under Michel Therrien and a new contract does seem to be in order.

According to TSN, nothing is final but the Habs are indeed expected to give Therrien an extension on his contact and that may set in motion an offseason in which a lot stays the same. Montreal acquired Thomas Vanek at the trade deadline and despite the fact that he’s an unrestricted free agent, he may be compelled to re-sign if there is continuity at head coach.

The same can be said for free agents looking to sign in Montreal, as Therrien may not be a guy who can lure in free agents but the continuity and the success under him certainly doesn’t hurt.

Either way, Therrien’s time in Montreal seems as though it won’t be ending anytime soon and Habs fans are hoping this season follows suit.

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