Roy speaks with Habs brass

Canadiens advisor Serge Savard reavealed he had spoken with Patrick Roy (above) about the coaching...

Canadiens advisor Serge Savard reavealed he had spoken with Patrick Roy (above) about the coaching vacancy in Montreal. (SIMON CLARK/QMI Agency file photo)

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, Last Updated: 9:30 PM ET

Speculation is growing in Montreal that Patrick Roy is in line to become the Canadiens coach after a report the former goaltender met with Habs adviser Serge Savard.

Savard denied a radio report on CJAD that he and Roy had met at a restaurant recently, but did confirm he had talked with Roy on the phone to sound him out regarding the coaching vacancy. Savard said he simply wanted to know Roy's intentions about becoming an NHL coach.

Savard also is seeking a successor to general manager Pierre Gauthier and said a GM would be hired first. The Canadiens are believed to have four or five candidates for GM, including Tampa Bay Lightning assistant GM Julien BriseBois and hockey analyst Pierre McGuire.


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