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One of the Senators’ future owners is interested in Patrick Roy

Right now in Quebec, there are a few subjects that are the talk of the town. First, there’s Cole Caufield’s contract.

Then there’s the sale of the Senators and Patrick Roy’s possible return to the NHL. In fact, the last two issues could be linked. According to Darren Dreger, one of the three owners who have made an offer on the Senators would be very interested in bringing Roy back to the team because of his passion for the game.

Dreger doesn’t know who the owner in question is, however.

Roy’s name has already been linked to the Senators (by Yvon Pedneault). After all, the Remparts’ current coach is good with young players, and Ottawa has a team that isn’t totally mature yet and relies on good young veterans. The Quebecer would be a great fit there.

Right now, Ottawa has a coach. D.J. Smith is still under contract, but his agreement expires at the end of next season. Will the new owner(one of Toronto’s three billionaires) risk waiting until the end of the season, or will he hire his man as soon as he buys the team? I’m sure paying two head coaches wouldn’t be the end of the world for him…

What about Pierre Dorion? Would he have anything to say about it? After all, he’s the one who gave Smith a two-season contract in July 2021, and he seems to have faith in his employee.

Tonight, starting at 7 p.m., Patrick Roy and the Remparts will cross swords with the Seattle Thunderbirds in the 103rd edition of the Memorial Cup Final. It’s been a busy week for Roy, but after the game he’ll be able to focus on his future in the NHL. After all, the former Jack-Adams Trophy winner has been linked with several NHL teams, and his interest in returning to the big league is alive and well. Right now, he seems to be one of the favorite candidates for the coaching job in Columbus, but personally, I don’t see his personality there. Nothing against Columbus, but…

Anyway, Mike Babcock seems to be the favorite.

Roy in Ottawa, so I’d say yes without hesitation. Especially since, with the new owners and the arena project, the Senators could potentially soon become a destination of choice.

In gusto

– The QMJHL aims for a fourth consecutive championship.

– Quite a career for the Swede.

– Toronto is on fire.

– Unfortunate.

– The challenge won’t be easy.

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