When does Therrien get fired? in Habs & Hockey Talk Posted December 7, 2014 The argument that Therrien brought a 15th place team to the playoffs is ridiculous. Did a single person on this site believe for a second that we were a 15th place team? The change to Beregevin redid the ENTIRE CULTURE around Montreal, it was a terrible atmosphere to play in as both Spacek and Hal Gill said in some honest interviews after they left. Coupling that with the personnel changes that Beregevin made any NHL coach could have improved on 15th place and honestly brought us to the playoffs. Players won the games. Theres a reason Therrien did not get hired by a team for years until Montreal came knocking with the "we can only hire french people" requirement. I've disliked Therrien since he got here, even when we were winning his decisions were unorthodox but he got away with it because of the strength of our lineup and Carey Price. He almost cost us the Boston series by refusing to see that Murray was useless. I don't know if this was addressed but I hate seeing this arguement as if Therrien was Christ the redeemer coming down and brought us to the playoffs. You could have had NO coach and had a better result than 15th place with this lineup.