What we heard arround here is that Patrick Roy is the next Habs coach . Nothing is set in stone, those are still just rumours, but some say it's 90% done. As for the GM they are very high on Julien Brisebois http://lightning.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=50495 ( co-GM with Tampa , he grew up in the Habs family ).
Edit : take not that this is a move to Steal Roy From Québec , b4 it's to late
Curious, why 3-5 years? I honestly don't know how active Sakic has been with the front office.
He has taken an active front office role the past 2 seasons. He is currently the Executive Adviser and Alternate Governor. Which means he is learning the business side of hockey from a distance. My 3-5 year statement was based off of the idea that Pierre Lacroix could possibly be leaving (pure speculation). I just think that would put Sakic in a bad spot. He is no doubt the next guy in line for the job, but he still needs to gain experience.