PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – Former Penguins forward Colby Armstrong is back with former Pens head coach Michel Therrien, this time in Montreal.

Armstrong tells 93-7 The Fan, “[Therrien’s] been great with our group. He came into a situation where a team wasn’t doing so well. I think he’s familiar with that, so it was easy for him to adapt right away to turning things around.”

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A year after finishing with the worst record in the Eastern Conference, Therrien has the Canadiens are leading the East with 29 points before their match-up with the Penguins on Saturday.

“He still has the same accountability for guys,” Armstrong told Starkey, Miller and Mueller.  “We’re playing good, solid hockey right now.”

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Armstrong said he loved his time growing up in the Pens’ organization.

Armstrong also remembers a famous rant when Therrien was the Pens’ head coach. After a game, he said the Pens goal “was to be the worst defensive team in the league,” and that “the team didn’t care.”

“Those are things in hockey you just don’t forget about, ” Armstrong said.

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