With the lowest point total in the Eastern Conference, the next NHL season can't come fast enough for the Montreal Canadiens. The Canadiens fired head coach Jacques Martin earlier this season on Dec. 17, and on March 29, Montreal canned general manager Pierre Gauthier.
Rumors have swirled since Martin's firing that Hall of Fame goaltender Patrick Roy could return to Montreal to coach the most successful franchise in NHL history. Now that Gauthier has lost his job, more rumors are flying that have Roy linked to the team's GM opening.
Roy won two Stanley Cups with Montreal in 1986 and 1993. The Quebec City, Canada, native returned to his hometown after retiring and has been a successful coach for the Quebec Remparts since then. Roy has a 307-138-32 coaching record in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
Two seasons ago, the Canadiens reached the Eastern Conference Finals. Today, they are in the basement of the Eastern Conference standings.
If Roy returned to coach in Montreal, could he lead the Canadiens back to NHL glory?
Here are three reasons why Roy would be a good fit for the Habs.