5/30/2010 2:14:10 PM
The Montreal Canadiens have given Hamilton Bulldogs head coach Guy Boucher permission to speak with Blue Jackets general manager Scott Howson regarding the vacant head coaching job in Columbus.
Boucher is one of four candidates for the position, according to The Columbus Dispatch. In addition to Boucher, Howson is considering Manitoba Moose head coach, Scott Arniel; Kevin Dineen of the Portland Pirates; and Claude Noel, who coached the Blue Jackets in their final 24 games last season as interim coach.
The Dispatch is also reporting that Dineen is on a list of potential new coaches for Steve Yzerman’s Tampa Bay Lightning.
According to the report, Howson is expected to name his new bench boss in the next seven to 10 days.
Boucher’s Bulldogs were eliminated from the American Hockey League playoffs on Wednesday, falling to the Texas Stars in Game 7 of the Western Conference final.
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