It's no surprise when a struggling team makes changes to its hockey operations staff, be it the coaches, or the GM. More often than not, the team needs a new voice, or a new direction, instead of new personnel. However, when a coach who was fired by an organization once before is brought back and then fired once again shortly after, it certainly raises some questions.
Ron Wilson was a long serving coach for the Bulldogs. He was in charge of the defence when he arrived as an assistant to Doug Jarvis in 2003, and was in charge of a very strong defence when the Bulldogs finally won their first Calder Cup in 2007. He also had a short stint as head coach late in 2008 - 2009 when then-head coach Don Lever was called up to be one of Bob Gainey's assistants after Guy Carbonneau was let go. When the Bulldogs hired Guy Boucher in 2009, he was not part of the coaching staff, instead going to the Chicago Wolves to work with Don Lever once again, who was the head coach at the time. When the Atlanta Thrashers (remember them?) were relocated to Winnipeg, the whole system was wiped clean, costing Wilson his job once again.
Shortly after he was relieved of his duties with Chicago, the Canadiens came calling again. He was appointed as Clement Jodoin's assistant, taking care of the forwards this time. Continuing with the coaching carousel, Jodoin was brought onto the Canadiens' coaching staff, leaving Wilson once again wondering about his future with the club.
The Demise of Ron Wilson
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