Patrick Roy at the Canadian: “These are nonsense”, says his agent

There is much more noise than concrete in all the rumors currently linking Patrick Roy to the Montreal Canadiens or any other NHL team, according to his agent Neil Glasberg.

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Obviously, Roy’s name circulates almost every day in a rumor sending him to replace Marc Bergevin or Dominique Ducharme with the Montreal Canadiens. Recently, ESPN also mentioned his name among the candidates to replace head coach Jeremy Colliton with the Chicago Blackhawks.

“It’s quiet at the moment,” however mentioned Glasberg to the Journal when asked whether the phone was ringing to inquire about the services of the general manager and head coach of the Remparts. There is nothing wrong with that. There is only a quarter of the season in fact ”. Glasberg also laughs when told about rumors in Montreal, including the one that he met Geoff Molson at a hotel in Quebec City last spring.

“As long as the Canadian is going to play like this, there are going to be rumors. I can tell you one thing: these are nonsense, falsehoods. There was no meeting or conversation. […] The team is having a lot of problems and the absence of Carey Price is part of the cause, but it’s not just that. If in February, the Canadian is still in this position, maybe Geoff Molson will call me, but so far I have never spoken to him [à propos de Roy] “, Adds the agent who also represents Jim Rutherford, a man who would be” a perfect candidate for the post of president with the Canadian “, according to him.

Glasberg also assures one thing: Roy gave him the mandate to keep abreast of opportunities across the National League, not just in Montreal.

“His heart is obviously with the Canadiens, but it’s not his only choice. Right now I’m monitoring what’s going on in Vancouver. I’m not more aware of the organization’s intentions than you are, but if the team believes that Patrick would be a good candidate for their organization, we will listen to them. It’s not Montreal or nothing! Remember that the Canucks are having a difficult start to the season and many expect staff movement to take place if things don’t turn around.

The agent however insisted on repeating that Roy does not want to leave Quebec at any cost.

“You don’t drive 100 miles an hour to find him a job with the professionals. Patrick is very well in Quebec, he occupies both positions with the Remparts and is well paid. Until someone wants to talk to him, he is 100% dedicated to his job. “


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