The Montreal Canadiens shocked the hockey world on Tuesday afternoon by firing Michel Therrien and replacing him with Claude Julien.
Twitter reacted accordingly in the subsequent hours, and former Canadiens enforcer Georges Laraque got in on the action, posting this meme:
He was alluding to the alleged tempestuous relationship between Therrien and P.K. Subban, who was dealt from Montreal to the Nashville Predators this past summer. The Canadiens are generally believed to have chosen Therrien over Subban, opting to deal their superstar defenceman while hanging on to the head coach.
Laraque, a veteran of parts of 14 years in the NHL, played under Therrien in 2006-07 and 2007-08 when Therrien was head coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The pair were also together briefly in 1995-96 when Therrien was behind the bench for the QMJHL’s Granby Predateurs.