Habs release Bulldogs' coaching staff over the phone

TSN.ca Staff
6/22/2009 9:07:15 PM
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The Montreal Canadiens have parted ways with the entire coaching staff of their AHL affiliate the Hamilton Bulldogs.

Head coach Don Lever and his assistant Ron Wilson were fired by Canadiens' general manager Bob Gainey over the phone on Monday.

According to the Hamilton Spectator, there was no reason given for their dismissal other than Gainey saying, "the organization is going in a different direction."

Lever was the Bulldogs longest-serving head coach.

"I'm very disappointed," Lever told the Hamilton Spectator. "Somewhere along the line, I must have done something wrong, but they didn't tell me what it was.

"I just don't understand how I can be called up and then discarded."

The move is the most recent among what has been a busy off-season in Montreal thus far. After the hiring of Jaques Martin as the Habs' head coach, earlier this week owner George Gillett reached an agreement in principle to sell the team to the Molson family.


Hamilton Bulldogs (Photo: TSN)


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