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Montreal Should Name Serge Savard Director Of Hockey Operations

from Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette,

When Canadiens owner Geoff Molson went looking for a new general manager six years ago, he asked Serge Savard to help him conduct the search.

It was a good move by Molson, since Savard was a Hall of Fame defenceman with the Canadiens and won eight Stanley Cups as a player before becoming the team’s general manager and building Montreal’s last two championship teams in 1986 and 1993....

With the Feb. 26 NHL trade deadline approaching and Bergevin still in charge, it certainly looks like he’s going to keep his job and work on another five-year plan after his first one failed. When Savard was interviewed by Chris Nilan Thursday on the former Hab’s Off the Cuff show on TSN Radio 690, he said Molson has a plan for the future, although the owner hasn’t stated publicly what it is....

If that plan includes keeping Bergevin, Molson should reach out to Savard for help once again and offer him the role of director of hockey operations.

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The Perfect Fit For Serge Savard

from Red Fisher of the Montreal Gazette,

While we await the start of the real season following a Saturday night of interesting finales that produced several surprise matchups, the most uplifting news for Canadiens fans is a report that Serge Savard is to be named senior vice-president of hockey operations for the organization.

Radio-Canada’s Martin Leclerc delivered the report on Sunday, which has been called “speculation” by the Canadiens and been denied by Savard, but makes all kinds of sense to me and should to anyone remotely aware of what Savard would bring to the post. Leclerc explained that the Hall of Famer would seek the replacement for Pierre Gauthier, but the new general manager would report to Savard and the latter, of course, would report to owner Geoff Molson.

Get the picture? Clearly, although he would hold a different title, Savard, in effect, would be the real GM.


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