With training camp under a month away Canadiens coach Michel Therrien took time to talk to TSN 690 about the team's key players and off-season additions. The second–year bench boss shared his thoughts and expectations for the upcoming season on P.K. Subban David Desharnais Carey Price and George Parros from his first annual golf tournament in Terrebonne Quebec.

Hired by new Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin prior to the 2012-13 season Therrien led the Habs to a worst-to-first turnaround as the team won the Northeast Division and secured the second overall seed in the East a year after having finished fifth in the division and dead last in the conference.

Despite the impressive regular season Canadiens fans and players were left with a bad taste in their mouth after a first round upset loss to the seventh place Ottawa Senators.

Following the season Bergevin and Therrien looked to address a key area of concern and added former Florida Panthers enforcer George Parros to both improve the team's toughness and take some of the burden off Brandon Prust.

“He's a presence he's a good teammate he's a good leader he'll stand up for his teammates like we all know” Therrien said of the addition of the 6-foot-5 228-pound Parros. “We filled a need because we didn't have those types of guys last year.”

Besides Parros the Canadiens made an addition off the ice that they hope will benefit them on it in the hiring of former Chicago Blackhawks goaltending coach Stephane Waite.

“He's a guy who brings instant credibility” Therrien said of Waite who won two Stanley Cups in the last four years with two different starting goalies in Antti Niemi and Corey Crawford. “I believe he's a guy that's going to help Carey. He brings a different voice a different weight of words.”