Now that Gauthier is no longer the Habs’ GM, the rumours of Patrick Roy returning to the Habs franchise in some form or another have been making the rounds.
Having grown up in Montreal and being a lifelong Habs fan, Patrick Roy pretty well reached saintly status for most fans out there. If not saintly, at least heroic.
Hiring Patrick as head coach or GM would, theoretically, give the team what they may have been missing. He brings with him the history of the franchise, past success..huge success.
He wants to win. Not that the team doesn’t, but for Patrick, winning is the only option.
He’s passionate about hockey; yes, he’s been known to be hot-headed at times but I think that kind of passion is exactly what the doctor ordered. We all remember the last game he played in Montreal where he stormed off the ice – but imagine that kind of passion for hockey – this time harnessed towards motivating the team. I would love to see him behind the bench as head coach – just to see him active with the Habs again. But, if the GM spot is his destiny, I’ll take that too. There’s also the possibility of him being involved with the Quebec team – but I’m secretly hoping he comes to Montreal.
Either way, I think a good dose of Habs history would light a fire under the team. Bring back the passion to win, the will to continue the historic success of the franchise. Bring back Patrick.