Finding a replacement for assistant coach Kirk Muller has been added to the stack of things-to-do on the desk of Canadiens GM Pierre Gauthier.

The Nashville Predators will announce tomorrow that Muller is the new head coach of their Milwaukee Admirals farm club replacing Lane Lambert who, after four years in Milwaukee, was promoted to an assistant coaching position with the parent club.  Nobody can be surprised that Muller is moving on.  He made it clear as early as January that he wanted to be an NHL head coach. Over the last month he interviewed for a couple of vacant positions without success .  His lack of head coaching experience on his resume has been the most listed reason for his lack of success in landing an NHL job.

Among those who will be considered as Muller’s replacement will be Hamilton Bulldogs head coach Randy Cunneyworth, who will be entering the second year of a two year contract this fall.  Before joining the Canadiens organization, Cunneyworth was an assistant coach with the Atlanta Thrashers.  Prior to that he spent eight seasons as head coach of the Rochester Americans of the AHL.  During his playing career he served as Ottawa Senators captain for four seasons.

Muller joined the Canadiens coaching staff in 2006 after a one year head coaching stint with Queen’s University Golden Gaels.  In his five years with the Canadiens he worked under head coaches Guy Carbonneau, Bob Gainey and Jacques Martin.