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Serge Savard talks to Patrick Roy about “his intentions”

Apr 25, 2012, 9:05 PM EDT

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The Montreal Canadiens GM search might just rank as more exciting than anything that happened during their 2011-12 season, but it might just end in the way many of us assumed. TSN reports that Habs adviser/legend Serge Savard admitted he reached out to potential GM/legend Patrick Roy last week.

“It was not a formal interview,” Savard told Renaud Lavoie of RDS. “I just wanted to know his intentions.”

Well, we know Roy is keeping his “cell phone on,” so it sounds like he’ll at least listen to what Savard has to say. Even with candidates dropping in and out of the picture, it seems like the Canadiens have plenty of names to sort through. Savard told reporters that a general manager will be hired before a coach and while there isn’t a hard deadline, it appears that the team hopes to give the next GM time to prepare for the 2012 NHL Entry Draft.

“It should be settled in the coming weeks to allow at least three to four weeks for the next GM to prepare before the draft,” Savard said.

  1. arbruins - Apr 25, 2012 at 9:28 PM

    So…if Roy takes the GM role with the Habs, will Habsman change his screen name? What’s the over / under?

    • habsman - Apr 25, 2012 at 10:22 PM

      I won’t change my screen name.

      But I won’t be happy to have a guy like Roy in charge with his past domestic issues.
      There has to be better candidates than Roy.

  2. thehighcountrybear - Apr 25, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Not so amazing is the fact les Canadiens slid into also-ran plugs once the NHL came under Gary Bettman’s charge, and the annual and embarrassing favoritism showed Toronto and Montreal started to fade like yesterday’s bell bottoms. It didn’t hurt having big money interests like Disney and Michael Eisner helping to put an end to the influence of the Canadian ‘beer bloc’ that ruled hockey from the late fifties through the nineties!

  3. thehighcountrybear - Apr 25, 2012 at 9:55 PM

    Intentions? What, has Patrick been dating Serge’s daughter on the sly…?

  4. marcel19 - Apr 26, 2012 at 2:11 AM

    St Patrick will wait until the NHL figures out what is going on with Phoenix if Quebec City gets a team Roy will want to go there.

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