I think that for the Gainey fans, I wouldn't be worried to see him being replaced with that new ownership. The only way that Gainey would have been fired, would have been with Quebecor. And even, I'm not even sure they wouldn't have waited at least 1 year. With Molson, they'll let Gainey work more than that. But Gainey cannot be wrong here. He needs to turn this team around with the opportunity he has. 'Cause with or without Molson, he's probably on a tighter leash.
And don't forget the article clearly states that Savard will be asked to fill a MAJOR role....
Hockey's most storied franchise has been sold, pending approval from the NHL.
Sources told ESPN.com Saturday that the Molson family has agreed in principle to purchase the Montreal Canadiens and Bell Centre from George Gillett.
The deal still needs approval from the NHL's Board of Governors. The league needs to do due diligence on the sale and have a board vote, and a source said Saturday sale approval "will be sometime mid-summer at the earliest."
French sports network RDS reported Saturday that the sale was worth $550 million, but a source told ESPN.com that the price was in excess of that.
1-Molson know how it works. Quebec owners is the best way to move forward IMO.
2-I don't want PKP owning the Habs, cause he wants to get a license for a sport channel. If he can't show habs games, he will surely turn to Quebec and help them get a new NHL team. That's what I hope for a long time.