Some of us were fearing this day, and after Chris Nilan was banging the drums of extending Therrien on "Off The Cuff" last week leading into his interview with Marc Bergevin, you knew it was just a matter of time. The only hope was that maybe Bergevin would be patient and wait to see what Therrien does in the playoffs, but it seems like he really does value job security a bit too much.
The Canadiens have announced this morning that head coach Michel Therrien has been given a three year contract extension, the financial terms of which were not disclosed. Therrien had one year remaining on his current contract after this one, so he is signed through the 2017-18 season, or in other words, throughout P.K. Subban's prime years.
A contract by no means assures Therrien will last that long, but considering his relationship with Subban, and the fact that it was Therrien who was extended first, there might be reason to worry about the future of the Habs' blueline.
Therrien has guided the Canadiens to a 72-40-12 record over 124 games in his current stint as Habs coach, the 7th best winning percentage in the NHL over that time.