BROSSARD, Que. – When a coach takes over a new team, often times he can avoid answering specific questions about the changes that need to be made by saying he hasn't seen his new team often enough.
Through his work as an analyst for RDS the past year, Therrien very closely watched the Canadiens and picked their games apart on the all-sports network's post-game show.
The one thing that appears to have jumped out to Therrien from the Canadiens' 2011-12 season -- where they finished 28th overall in the NHL standings -- was an unwillingness to work.
"I want to give this team a work ethic, a level of discipline that will be exemplary," Therrien said in his opening statement at Tuesday's press conference. "I want fans to be proud to come to the Bell Centre and cheer on a team that works hard."