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Through all their years in the NHL, the Montreal Canadiens have seen some great (and not so great) coaches come and go. But who is the best Montreal Canadiens head coach of all time? This list ranks every Montreal Canadiens coach from best to worst with the help of our users. Hockey fans like you have already voted on this list, but we want you to contribute as well. Upvote your top Montreal Canadiens coaches, keeping stats like regular season record and playoff appearances in mind.

Toe Blake might just be the best coach in the history of the NHL. Blake won eight Stanley Cup championships with the Canadiens from 1955-1968. If it weren't for Blake, Scotty Bowman would definitely be the Canadiens best coach. He won five Stanley Cup championships from 1972-1977, four of which were won in consecutive seasons.

If the Montreal Canadiens assembled a team of the greatest NHL players ever, who would coach it? Vote up the most winningest Montreal Canadiens coach, or simply just the coach that you personally liked the most, then see how they compare to the best coaches in NHL history.

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Scotty Bowman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Scotty Bowman age 85

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Toe Blake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Toe Blake Died at 83 (1912-1995)

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Dick Irvin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Dick Irvin Died at 65 (1892-1957)

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Pat Burns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Pat Burns Died at 58 (1952-2010)

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Cecil Hart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Cecil Hart Died at 57 (1883-1940)

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Claude Ruel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Claude Ruel age 80

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Jacques Demers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time

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Al MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Al MacNeil age 83

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Newsy Lalonde is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Newsy Lalonde Died at 83 (1887-1970)

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Jacques Lemaire is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time

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Alain Vigneault is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time

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Jean Perron is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Jean Perron age 72

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Sylvio Mantha is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Sylvio Mantha Died at 72 (1902-1974)

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Claude Julien is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Claude Julien age 58

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Jules Dugal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Jules Dugal

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Guy Carbonneau is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time

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Léo Dandurand is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Léo Dandurand Died at 75 (1889-1964)

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Babe Siebert is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Babe Siebert Died at 35 (1904-1939)

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Alfred Lepine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Alfred Lepine

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Jacques Martin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time

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Bernie Geoffrion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Bernie Geoffrion Died at 75 (1931-2006)

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Bob Berry is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Bob Berry age 75

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Michel Therrien is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time

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Mario Tremblay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time