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Coaches The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time  

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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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1
38 7
Scotty Bowman is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
age 86

2
29 5
Toe Blake is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 83 (1912-1995)

3
18 2
Dick Irvin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 65 (1892-1957)

4
17 4
Pat Burns is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 58 (1952-2010)

5
12 4
Jacques Demers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time

6
10 6
Jacques Lemaire is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time

7
10 6
Alain Vigneault is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time

8
9 5
Al MacNeil is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
age 84

9
7 4
Cecil Hart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 57 (1883-1940)

10
8 6
Guy Carbonneau is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time

11
7 6
Claude Ruel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Claude Ruel age 81

12
6 5
Jean Perron is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Jean Perron age 73

13
4 3
Sylvio Mantha is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 72 (1902-1974)

14
5 5
Newsy Lalonde is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 83 (1887-1970)

15
7 8
Claude Julien is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
age 59

16
4 5
Jules Dugal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Jules Dugal

17
11 14
Michel Therrien is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time

18
3 5
Léo Dandurand is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Léo Dandurand Dec. at 75 (1889-1964)

19
2 4
Alfred Lepine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Alfred Lepine

20
2 5
Babe Siebert is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 35 (1904-1939)

21
4 9
Jacques Martin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time

22
2 8
Bernie Geoffrion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
Dec. at 75 (1931-2006)

23
2 8
Bob Berry is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time
age 76

24
1 17
Mario Tremblay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Montreal Canadiens Coaches of All Time