Another update on the Canadiens search for a new head coach, a suggestion over who the Oilers should select with their first overall pick, and more.
RDS.CA: reports Canadiens legend and current Quebec Remparts owner/GM/coach Patrick Roy is out of the running for the role of Habs head coach.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Roy’s been in and out of this so much it’s getting difficult to believe reports about his status. We’ll know for certain when the Canadiens finally announce their choice. It’s believed former Habs coach Michel Therrien and former NHL coach Marc Crawford are the leading candidates for the job.
EDMONTON JOURNAL: Jim Matheson suggests the Oilers should give serious consideration to blueline prospect Ryan Murray with the first overall pick in this year’s entry draft. He feels the Oilers need a potential number one defenseman more than another scoring forward.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: I agree. They’ve already got three budding offensive superstars in Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. They need a potential top-two defenseman to anchor their blueline in the future.
CALGARY SUN: Flames promising forward Sven Baertschi is looking forward to the challenge of playing for Flames new head coach Bob Hartley, who is known for being demanding, especially with his young players.
WINNIPEG FREE PRESS: Tim Campbell looks at potential draft options for the Jets, who hold the ninth overall pick in this year’s entry draft.