MONTREAL -- It looks like coach Michel Therrien has earned a new contract with the Montreal Canadiens. Curt Schilling Jersey . General manager Marc Bergevin would not confirm the move, but when asked Saturday if he had made a decision on his coach he said "yes." That came a few minutes after heaping lavish praise on the 50-year-old Therrien, who Bergevin hired when he was named GM ahead of last season. It was not a popular move at the time. Therrien had guided a middling Canadiens team in the early 2000s as a rookie head coach. But he is coming off a 100-point season and has the team in the NHL Eastern Conference final for the first time since 2010. "When youre in my position, you make decisions sometimes that are not going to be popular," said Bergevin, who met with the media ahead of Game 1 of the conference final. "I cant make decisions to make people happy. "Michel Therriens a good coach today and he was six months ago and he was a good coach when we lost five in a row. Michel and I have a good (relationship). We talk a lot. We share ideas." "Am I shocked with where we are today with way he handles the team? No. But hes a really good coach and hes proving it now." Bergevin was surprised when told that his former teammate and boyhood friend Mario Lemieux, owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins, had said after GM Ray Shero was fired Friday that he hoped to use the Canadiens as a model for rebuilding his team. "Not only is he my friend, hes one of the greatest players ever to play the game," said Bergevin, a Montreal native who grew up a little more than a kilometre from the Bell Centre. "I didnt know about that. "Being a GM is tough. Youre hired to be fired. One day it will be my turn. Ray did a really good job. It didnt work out and they made a decision. "I dont have a magic recipe. Im not a genius. We have things we believe in. At times well make mistakes. No-one bats .1000, but as a group we jell well and were getting results. But say thanks (to) Mario anyway." Bergevin would not be drawn into the debate over Boston forward Milan Lucics threats toward two Canadiens during the handshake after Montreals Game 7 win on Wednesday night. "Hockey is an emotional game,"he said. "Honestly, I have a lot of respect for the Boston Bruins. (President) Cam Neely and (GM) Peter Chiarelli are good hockey men. Its a good organization." Clay Buchholz Jersey . - Mark Sanchez found out the New York Jets had acquired Tim Tebow on a conference call with team management. Deven Marrero Jersey . The Marlies centre set up three goals, including the game-winner, as Toronto cruised to a 4-1 victory over the Oklahoma City Barons in American Hockey League action. http://www.diamondbacksteamshop.com/Diamondbacks-Nick-Ahmed-Kids-Jersey/ . It was a move of some time in the making. “He hasnt thrown well, clearly some guys are being used more than him right now and the only way to get out of this funk is to pitch,” said general manager Alex Anthopoulos.SAN JOSE, Calif. -- The San Jose Sharks have reassigned forward John McCarthy to Worcester of the AHL during the Olympic break. General manager Doug Wilson announced the move on Saturday. It came one day after McCarthy scoored his first goal since 2010 to help the Sharks beat Columbus 3-2 in their final game before the nearly three-week break. A. J. Pollock Jersey. McCarthy has one goal and one assist in 36 games with San Jose this season. Cheap Hockey Blackhawks JerseysCheap Hockey Avalanche JerseysCheap Hockey Stars JerseysCheap Hockey Wild JerseysCheap Hockey Predators JerseysCheap Hockey Blues JerseysCheap Hockey Jets JerseysCheap Hockey Ducks JerseysCheap Hockey Coyotes JerseysCheap Hockey Flames JerseysCheap Hockey Oilers JerseysCheap Hockey Kings JerseysCheap Hockey Sharks JerseysCheap Hockey Canucks JerseysCheap Hockey Golden Knights JerseysHockey Team Canada Jerseys ' ' '