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It's official! Lewis is out

Posted by Kevin Paul Dupont, Globe Staff  June 15, 2007 06:23 PM

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Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced Friday that the club has relieved head coach Dave Lewis and associate coach Marc Habscheid of their coaching duties, and will reassign them to other positions within the club.

"Since the season has ended, I have completed a thorough review of the team and the coaching staff, and I have determined that Dave Lewis and Marc Habscheid are not the proper fit for the Bruins at this time," said Chiarelli. "I have a short list of candidates in mind, and I hope to have a new head coach in place in the near future.

"I want to thank Dave and Marc for their hard work and dedication this past year, and I am certain that they will have success in their future endeavors."

Lewis, who became the 27th head coach in Bruins history on June 29, 2006, finished the 2006-2007 season with a record of 35-41-6. Prior to joining the Bruins, Lewis served as the head coach of the Detroit Red Wings from 2002-2004, where he amassed a record of 96-41-21-6.

Habscheid was named to Dave Lewis's staff July 13, 2006 following two years as the head coach of Canada's National Men's team.

Doug Houda, the third member of the Bruins 2006-2007 coaching staff, will remain in his position.

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