Another update on the Canadiens head coach search, and Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke comments on the “Luongo-to-Maple Leafs” rumors.


Hartley the next coach of the Canadiens?

CANOE.CA: Gilles Moffet recently reported of rumors former NHL head coach Bob Hartley may be moving closer to becoming the next head coach of the Montreal Canadiens. According to a source, there’s only been one conversation between the Canadiens and Quebec Remparts owner/GM/coach Patrick Roy.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: It’s anticipated the Canadiens will announce the hiring of their new head coach – whoever it may be – at some point next month, prior to the June Entry Draft weekend.

TVA SPORTS: Louis-André Lariviére reports Toronto Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke wouldn’t specify if his team has interest in Vancouver Canucks goaltender Roberto Luongo, as that would violate the league’s tampering rules, but did say there’s been no serious discussions about Luongo.

SPECTOR’S NOTE: That doesn’t necessarily mean Burke isn’t interested in Luongo, and his comments won’t do anything to stifle speculation about a “Luongo-to-Toronto” trade.