Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Dave Lewis next Bruins coach?

Sportsnet.ca - Sources tell Sportsnet that the Boston Bruins are expected to announce Dave Lewis as the team's next head coach. Last year's coach Mike Sullivan was fired by the team on Tuesday.It is also believed that Team Canada's Marc Habscheid is close to joining the team as an assistant.Throughout the NHL Entry Draft weekend it was widely speculated that ex-Leafs coach Pat Quinn was the likely hire.However, Lewis is said to have interviewed strongly and will replace Mike Sullivan who has been forced to endure this process while still employed by Boston.The Bruins management has resembled a juggling act with newly appointed general manager Peter Chiarelli unable to assume full control of the organization until July 15th.Chiarelli is believed to have considered at least 5 candidates for the coaching job, specifically Dave Lewis, Pat Quinn, Marc Habscheid, Mike Johnston and Mike Sullivan.

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