Leaving Habs was ‘family decision’ for Brisebois

Patrice Brisebois, who left his job as a player-development coach with the Canadiens last week, spoke with The Gazette’s Dave Stubbs Tuesday evening to explain his decision, saying he wanted to spend more time with his family – wife Michèle and preteen daughters Alexandra and Patricia-Rose (photo above). “For sure, it was a big decision (to leave) and I’m fine with it,...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Brisebois quits as Habs’ player development coach

Former Canadiens defenceman Patrice Brisebois is leaving his job as the Habs’ player development coach. “It was Patrice’s decision to move on for family reasons,” said Donald Beauchamp, the team’s senior vice-president of communications and community relations. The 43-year-old Brisebois, who has two young daughters, worked mainly with the Canadiens’ defence prospects...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadians will need to find another director of player development

You tend to read a story like this, reported by the Canadian Press's Stephen Whyno, and you just hope for the best: Patrice Brisebois is leaving the Montreal Canadiens for personal reasons, a source tells The Canadian Press. Brisebois, who has served as director of player development for the past two years, told general manager Marc Bergevin of his intentions earlier...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Habs enlist Thibault, Brisebois to fill out practice roster

With seven players in Sochi for the Winter Olympics, the Canadiens had to call for reinforcements to fill out the ranks as they resumed practising on Wednesday at the Bell Sports Complex in Brossard. The most prominent additions to the practice roster were former Canadiens Jocelyn Thibault and Patrice Brisebois. “(Goaltender coach) Stéphane Waite was down in Sherbrooke last...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Coderre is allowed to act like a fan

One of the things that sets Montreal apart from most cities is the passion the citizenry displays for the Canadiens. That’s why nobody should be surprised that Denis Coderre, the city’s newly elected mayor, has strong opinions about the team and isn’t shy about sharing them. Coderre used his Twitter account to weigh in on the performance of centre David Desharnais during...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Habs hiring binge continues

Patrice Brisebois, Martin Lapointe, Gerrard Gallant. It never ends in Montreal. If compiling a slew of former NHLers to work for a club is how to win the Stanley Cup, the Habs are close to surpassing the Leafs for major contention. You know a front office has grown exponentially when two guys have been replaced by, say, eight. So the hirings: not bad. Good names. I’m a bit saddened...
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June 14, 2012  |  2 Comments
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