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Can Babcock speak French?

Can Babcock speak French?

The last time that Babcock was a free agent, in the spring of 2015, there were plenty of Habs fans who thought it would be a good idea to hire Babcock to coach the Canadiens. There’s the small matter that he’s not bilingual, which has become a prerequisite for anyone who wants to be head coach of the Canadiens.

How old is Mike Babcock?

58 years (April 29, 1963)
Mike Babcock/Age

Why do the Habs need a French coach?

MTL Blog reached out to the Montreal Gazette hockey writer Stu Cowan to get his perspectives on this uniquely Montreal Canadiens hiring criteria. “Geoff Molson has decided the team must have a French-speaking coach because he wants him to be able to speak to the majority of the team’s fans in their own language.

Is Scotty Bowman French?

Bowman was hired in part because he is fluently bilingual in English and French. His team lost in the first round of the playoffs in 1972 but won the Stanley Cup in 1973.

What’s Mike Babcock doing now?

Former Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock has a new job as a studio analyst for NBC Sports. The NHL announced Monday that Babcock will be in studio as an analyst for games this season. Babcock spent 10 seasons with the Red Wings from 2005-2015, posting a record of 458-223-105 in 786 career games.

Where is Babcock now?

Most recently, he was hired as head coach of the University of Saskatchewan’s men’s hockey team. On Wednesday, before the Flames played Babcock’s last team, the Maple Leafs, Sportsnet aired a sit-down interview conducted by Christine Simpson.

How many Habs players are French?

This season, there are only two Quebec francophone players on the Canadiens — Phillip Danault and Jonathan Drouin.

Does the Habs coach have to speak French?

The Montreal Canadiens head coach must speak both English and French. Montreal has the second-most native French speakers in the world. The major city in the province of Quebec is the center of French-Canadian culture.

What player has the most Stanley Cups?

Henri Richard
Players with most Stanley Cup rings

Rank Player Seasons
1 Henri Richard* 11
2 Jean Béliveau* 10
Yvan Cournoyer* 10

Who won most Stanley Cups?

the Montreal Canadiens
Having lifted the trophy a total of 24 times, the Montreal Canadiens are the team with more Stanley Cup titles than any other franchise. Founded in 1909, the Canadiens are the longest continuously operating professional ice hockey team and the only existing NHL club to predate the founding of the NHL itself.

Will Babcock ever coach again?

Babcock will coach the team on a full-time, volunteer basis for the next two seasons. The 57-year-old hasn’t coached since he was fired by the Toronto Maple Leafs in November 2019. Babcock told The Athletic in January he didn’t know whether he’d coach again in the NHL. “It’s got to be the right fit,” he said.

How old is Dubas?

35 years (November 29, 1985)
Kyle Dubas/Age