The idea of being a GM for Roy surely means that he wants the final say on any moves that are being made. Yes, chances are his GM will talk to him about what he thinks and all, in the end though, it's possible that GM use his veto to do whatever which is probaby what Roy don't want, hence being a GM as well where he'll have the final say. So that's why having some guys around might actually do some of the job he doesn't care that much which is the screening and all. Yet in the end, if it's just a question of final say...I don't see what is the problem.
As far as Robinson goes....I don't see the guy as a natural born head coach. An awesome and a MUST for defencemen but head coach? Don't see it.
I don't think a GM will veto over a head coach, especially not one that brings in results.
I think anybody that hires Roy will actually understand how Roy works. It will truly be a partnership between GM/Coach. I'm also sure that if Roy agrees to a coaching position, he understands he's not the GM.
I do not have the patience to filter through tons of pages dedicated to this topic, however, can somebody legitimately post which potential GM candidates may have connections to Serge Savard?
I'm warming up to the idea of Roy as the potential HC, but you would need a strong GM behind him that could keep Roy in check. I do not want Julien Brisebois anywhere near this franchise. I would prefer Bergevin or even Loiselle. I am interested to see if the Habs may pusue a candidate already under contract (Tallon, Lamoriello, etc.)
So, now that Brisson is out, lets handicap the field........
It's gonna be a long process unless someone wows them.
Yeah, hopefully they do take their time and wait to see if any GMs become available (though they won't speak French). I also expect other NHL teams to not make guys available until the playoffs are over for no other reason than to be an inconvenience.
Things didn't work out too well when the Habs had Gauthier step into the job straight into the job rather than conducting a search. Ditto parachuting Houle in from Habs the alumni association (though comparing the body of the work of the two makes Gauthier look pretty good).
I'm not expecting a new GM to be named until after the playoffs are finished.