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Report: Canadiens might name new GM in 2-3 weeks

Apr 27, 2012, 8:45 AM EDT

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According to a recent report, the Montreal Canadiens search for a GM might end within the next three weeks.

Although we don’t have a complete list of candidates, perhaps the most intriguing name that’s surfaced has been Patrick Roy. The famous former goaltender has expressed some interest in the job and Canadiens adviser Serge Savard recently reached out to Roy.

Regardless of who they select, the next Canadiens’ GM will be faced with a difficult task. Although the Canadiens do have some great, young players, they are also stuck with some very unappealing contracts. According to, Montreal has already committed $45,837,143 to 15 players for next season. That’s not even including Carey Price, who is scheduled to become a restricted free agent this summer.

If the salary cap shrinks due to the new CBA, the Canadiens might be among the biggest victims. With that in mind, whoever Montreal picks better be resourceful and creative.

  1. bigbadbruins1968 - Apr 27, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    I’m sorry, but who would WANT this thankless job given the financial 8-ball the new GM will start behind?

  2. cweez2 - Apr 27, 2012 at 9:36 AM

    Well, it’s probably one of the top franchises in revenue and one of the top markets for the NHL.

    That said, Molson/Savard need to be looking at smart hockey guys to get ‘bang for the buck’ and cap wizards, not sentimental favorites.

  3. solador78 - Apr 27, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Only the minority owner Bell and their media companies want Patrick Roy.

    No one actually running the team wants him.

    Habs ambassador Guy Lafleur was as quoted as saying that Roy would be better suited to run the Quebec Nordiques.

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