Kirk Muller as New Jersey Devils head coach? This was part of Larry Brooks column in the New York Post today. Take it for what it’s worth.
Several individuals close to the scene in Montreal tell Slap Shots that assistant coach Kirk Muller is owed much of the credit for the Canadiens’ stunning success in knocking off Washington and Pittsburgh, so much so in fact, that he may well be a candidate to become the Devils’ next head coach.
The Devils drafted Muller second overall (behind Mario Lemieux) in 1984. He spent seven seasons with them before Serge Savard acquired him for the Canadiens along with goaltender Roland Melanson in return for Stephane Richer and Tom Chorske. He had his best two years in the NHl with Montreal scoring 36 and 37 goals. He was part of the Habs last Stanley Cup championship team in 1993.