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March 10, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Montreal Canadiens Coach Jacques Demers, 48, was hospitalized with chest pains and will miss two games while kept under observation.
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November 4, 2005 | From Associated Press
Jacques Demers, who coached the Montreal Canadiens to the Stanley Cup in 1993 and was later a general manager in the NHL, writes in a biography that he is illiterate. "I could read a little bit, but I can't write very well," Demers said at a party for the book's launch. "I took to protecting myself. You put a wall around yourself. And when I was given the possibility of talking, I could speak well and I think that really saved me."
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March 12, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Montreal Canadiens' Coach Jacques Demers was released from a hospital and planned to be on hand for the Canadiens' practice session at the Forum after being tested for chest pains.
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July 15, 1999 | From Associated Press
When the Tampa Bay Lightning decided on a coaching change, there was no question the struggling franchise would turn to Steve Ludzik. The former NHL player not only had close ties to new owner William Davidson and vice president of hockey operations Rick Dudley, but his style fits the philosophy of the new regime. "In today's game, there's a new wave of coach," Dudley said Wednesday after firing Jacques Demers and replacing him with Ludzik, 38.
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June 5, 1993
Hockey in L.A. in June? Columnist Mike Downey says it's a natural. Plus a look at Wayne Gretzky's comeback from a back injury, Bruce McNall's Midas touch and Montreal Coach Jacques Demers.
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June 11, 1993 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Knowing that defenseman Donald Dufresne needed to play at least one game in the finals to get his name on the Stanley Cup, Canadien Coach Jacques Demers inserted Dufresne into Wednesday's lineup and took out Kevin Haller. "My biggest worry was that I didn't want the Kings to get the impression that we thought we had won the series and so were making changes," he said.
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July 14, 1990
The Detroit Red Wings fired Jacques Demers as coach Friday and hired former Washington Capital coach Bryan Murray to be both coach and general manager. Murray, 47, had guided the Capitals to the playoffs in seven of his nine full seasons, but his team never advanced past the second round. He was fired and replaced by his younger brother, Terry, in January.
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November 7, 1998 | Times Wire Services
Jacques Demers, one of only two NHL general managers who also is a coach, signed a four-year contract Friday with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Financial terms of the deal, which includes the current season, were not disclosed. The move had been expected since Demers added general manager duties when Phil Esposito was fired Oct. 13. "We're going to do this right," Demers said. "I know what direction we're headed."
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April 15, 1999 | LISA DILLMAN
Anson Carter, meet Marty McSorley. Tampa Bay Lightning Coach Jacques Demers, tipped off by his players, challenged the measurement of Carter's stick during the Boston Bruin-Lightning game Saturday in Boston. Demers, again, was correct. Carter's stick blade exceeded the width limit, though the gaffe did not cost the Bruins, who won, 3-2. "Jacques still thought he was in the 1993 Stanley Cup finals," Boston Coach Pat Burns said.
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November 7, 1998 | Times Wire Services
Jacques Demers, one of only two NHL general managers who also is a coach, signed a four-year contract Friday with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Financial terms of the deal, which includes the current season, were not disclosed. The move had been expected since Demers added general manager duties when Phil Esposito was fired Oct. 13. "We're going to do this right," Demers said. "I know what direction we're headed."
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November 15, 1997 | From Associated Press
Jacques Demers got to see firsthand why the Tampa Bay Lightning changed coaches. "I'm not very happy tonight," said Demers, who was on the Lightning bench Friday night at Tampa, Fla., for the first time. "We got some good quality effort from some guys, but it's obvious that some guys couldn't raise their effort. "The one thing I want to know is if that's the maximum they could give us. It's a learning process for me."
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October 18, 1995 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Montreal Canadiens, who missed the playoffs last spring for the first time in 25 years and are winless this season, fired Coach Jacques Demers and General Manager Serge Savard on Tuesday. Demers and Savard survived an 18-23-7 finish last season, but club President Ronald Corey said he was forced to dismiss them and Andre Boudrias, assistant general manager, after the Canadiens lost their first four games and scored only one goal in each game.
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June 11, 1993 | HELENE ELLIOTT
Knowing that defenseman Donald Dufresne needed to play at least one game in the finals to get his name on the Stanley Cup, Canadien Coach Jacques Demers inserted Dufresne into Wednesday's lineup and took out Kevin Haller. "My biggest worry was that I didn't want the Kings to get the impression that we thought we had won the series and so were making changes," he said.
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June 5, 1993
Hockey in L.A. in June? Columnist Mike Downey says it's a natural. Plus a look at Wayne Gretzky's comeback from a back injury, Bruce McNall's Midas touch and Montreal Coach Jacques Demers.
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June 5, 1993 | LISA DILLMAN and STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The roles were always clear: Jacques was the teacher, Barry was the pupil. But this was supposed to be the week that all changed. It was going to be the week that Barry Melrose became the equal of Jacques Demers. Melrose had completed his incredible one-year leap from the Adirondack Red Wings to the Stanley Cup finals as coach of the Kings and would face Demers, coach of the Montreal Canadiens, on even terms. It hasn't been quite that way.
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June 5, 1993 | STEVE SPRINGER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jacques Demers knows how to laugh. Even at himself. The Montreal Canadiens' coach, a bilingual French-Canadian who sometimes struggles with his English, still chuckles at the pep talk he once gave the Detroit Red Wings. With the club struggling, Demers became a Canadian Knute Rockne in the locker room, pulling out every emotional cliche he could remember. "This next period is going to separate the men from the boys," he concluded. Pause. "OK, now let's go, boys."
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