Montreal Canadiens head coach Martin St. Louis
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Martin St-Louis to Not Return This Season? Canadiens Insiders Believe Trevor Letowski Fill Be Filling the Head Coach Role Longer Than Expected

Published March 18, 2024 at 10:37
BY AARON
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The situation surrounding Martin St-Louis' departure is generating a lot of discussion in Montreal.

Obviously, the whole city and the team's fans are wholeheartedly with Martin and his family, supporting and wishing the best for them.

A huge wave of support has swept everywhere towards the St-Louis family and it's really beautiful to see.

In this vein, given that the Canadiens will not make the playoffs and there's only a month left in the season, as Charles-Alexis Brisebois of DLC points out, his departure could extend until the end of the regular schedule.


Season over for Martin St-Louis?



There's nothing more important than family in life. Although it's hard to say without knowing the full extent of the situation currently, considering the losing season of the Canadiens and the fifteen or so games remaining in the season, it's conceivable that Martin might be absent until the end, and that would be completely legitimate.

"Let's also mention that St-Louis, when taking the job in 2022, had said he didn't want to leave home before his kids had left, but that for coaching in the NHL, he made an exception. However, he felt that his sons had the tools to justify the move to Montreal." - via DLC

This context mentioned by Martin upon his hiring completely changes the situation for him and he must prioritize his family over the Canadiens.

Although he does not have NHL head coaching experience, Trevor Letowski is the most experienced and he has led junior clubs for several years.

He could fill in for Martin temporarily to allow him to fully focus on his son's health condition.

We hope the best for our coach and his family, and there would be no problem if he only comes back next year.

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