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Sportsnet has learned Jacques Martin has been negotiating a potential buy-out with the Florida Panthers and that the Montreal Canadiens are very interested in hiring him as their next head coach.
Sources say Martin has multiple years left on his contract, but is willing to leave some money on the table to take the Canadiens job.
There's naturally pressure in Montreal to have a French-speaking figure behind the bench, and Martin certainly has the resume to earn another shot as head coach. The main criticism around him has been a lack of playoff success after leading some excellent regular season teams.