Roy to GM Habs?

Former NHL executive Sean Simpson says Patrick Roy is set to become Montreal's next GM. (QMI Agency)

Former NHL executive Sean Simpson says Patrick Roy is set to become Montreal's next GM. (QMI Agency)

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:09 PM ET

Will there be an Avalanche reunion in Montreal?

Former NHL executive Sean Simpson, now working for Team 1200 radio in Ottawa, has tweeted that sources are telling him there will be changes in the Canadiens front office.

"Getting from good sources. Patrick Roy will be the next GM of the Montreal Canadiens and close friend Bob Hartley will be coach!!!" Simpson tweeted.

Roy, currently the general manager and coach of the Quebec Remparts of the QMJHL, and Hartley, coaching in Europe, won the Stanley Cup together in 2001 with the Colorado Avalanche with Roy in nets and Hartley behind the bench.

The Canadiens are last in the Eastern Conference, bringing calls for the head of GM Pierre Gauthier, who fired Jacques Martin as coach in December and ignited a firestorm when he replaced him with the unilingual anglo Randy Cunneyworth.

 


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