In reading various columns this morning, I see the field has narrowed down to a measly 15 or so candidates for the GM job in Montreal.
Names mentioned include Pierre McGuire and Jacques Martin, who need no introduction; ex-Habs Vincent Damphousse, Guy Carbonneau, and Patrick Roy; player agent Pat Brisson; along with Marc Bergevin, Julien Brisebois, Claude Loiselle, Andre Savard, Larry Carriere, Trevor Timmins, Jim Nill, Blair Mackasey, and Francois Giguere.
I’m sure another dozen names will crop up over the weeks to come, but for now, a few have been left off that leave me speechless.
Mike Milbury. This is a guy who bleeds bleu, blanc, et rouge. He’s smart, never says anything outlandish, and is loved by Habs fans around the world.
PJ Stock. Bilingual and knows more about hockey than you, me, and just about everybody, dead and alive.
Glen Sather. Knew how to get rid of Scott Gomez. Doesn’t that count for a lot?
Don Cherry. Don isn’t bilingual, though. And unfortunately, he also doesn’t speak English. But he’d be a beauty, eh? And there would be no more talk of tanking except when the team played Boston and Toronto.
Donald Trump. Knows the business side, and would be able to bring Scott Gomez, Tomas Kaberle, and Rene Bourque into the board room and say to them – “Scott, Tomas, and Rene, you’re fired.”
Jillian Barbarie. Fox Sports reporter. I’m sure she’s qualified in many ways.