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Online bookmaker: Patrick Roy 2/1 favorite to coach Habs

Dec 20, 2011, 1:49 PM EDT

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Online bookmaker Bovada (formerly Bodog) has released odds on who will become the next coach of the Montreal Canadiens.

Place your bets:

Patrick Roy 2/1
Clément Jodoin 5/2
Bob Hartley 5/1
Paul Maurice 9/1
Randy Cunneyworth 15/1
Marc Crawford 15/1
Guy Boucher 20/1
Michel Therrien 40/1
Pascal Vincent 45/1
Randy Carlyle 45/1

Not surprisingly, the top three favorites come complete with French accents.

You all know who Patrick Roy is.

For those who’ve never heard of Clément Jodoin, he’s currently the coach of the Habs’ AHL affiliate in Hamilton. Previous to that, he was a highly decorated coach in the Quebec junior league.

Hartley, of course, coached the Colorado Avalanche to a Stanley Cup in 2001. At the moment he’s behind the bench of Zürcher Schlittschuh Clu (don’t try to pronounce it, you might swallow your tongue) in Switzerland.

Meanwhile, Cunneyworth is furiously rushing through his Rosetta Stone lessons.

Cat. Le chat.

Dog. Le chien.

We can’t seem to get a break out there. Nous ne semblons pas d’obtenir une pause là.

  1. lsxphotog - Dec 20, 2011 at 2:03 PM

    Roy would be cool…

    • polegojim - Dec 20, 2011 at 4:57 PM

      That would be awesome. He’d have a tough minded team for sure.

      What a story line…from ‘I don’t play one more game for Montreal’, to Montreal Head Coach.

  2. icelovinbrotha215 - Dec 20, 2011 at 2:34 PM

    Something tells me that Roy won’t be successful as a head coach.

    • polegojim - Dec 20, 2011 at 4:58 PM

      Is there any shred of tangible evidence that would tell you that???

  3. govtminion - Dec 20, 2011 at 2:54 PM

    The press conferences would at least be interesting…

  4. danphipps01 - Dec 20, 2011 at 3:27 PM

    Move over, Tortorella, we found the only human being angrier than you and made him a coach in Quebec.

    … actually, this sounds like an awesome idea.

  5. polegojim - Dec 20, 2011 at 5:04 PM

    Very interesting dynamic behing the whole story.

    The RED WINGS are responsible for Roy ending up in Colorado. 9 goals…Federov/Larionov

    Red Wings and Avs develop a brutal rivalry… ala Claude Lemieux…also played for Montreal

    Now Patrick Roy returns to Montreal (most likely) as Head Coach…if he accepts.

    Can’t wait for the Red Wing v Canadiens games.

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