Are there any french canadians available that could relate real well to Guy ?
Why do you think Carbonneau can only relate to French Canadians ? His English is impeccable, his history suggests that he gets that the world is a big place. His grandchildren will probably be born in Texas. He had his problems during his rookie year behind the bench but suggesting that it's because he can only relate to those sharing his Mother tongue is kind of 'out there'.
Unless you're joking and I didn't pick it up because of sleep deprivation.
I dunno, a five-six million dollar No.1 center that put up 15 points less than Koivu.
I think if I am going for that star center that can completely change the offense in Montreal, I would say Briere is the only guy available that can do that. And I really don't believe the New Jersey defensive system holding him back argument. A third or fourth liner maybe, but he is the No. 1 center with very talented wingers. As much as I like Drury, I don't think he is an upgrade over Koivu either ( although many would argue). Drury is however very strong in his own end, which is a nice bonus.