The Habs Apparently Have Their GM

It’s been a long search. Jeff Gorton has been the go-to guy for the Montreal Canadiens since late November and today is January 18th and there is still no official announcement. But according to one person in Montreal, the search is over and it’s just a matter of hours before the name of the new Canadiens’ GM is revealed.

Earlier yesterday, Jonathan Bernier, from Le Journal de Montreal, tweeted that Daniel Brière could be eliminated for the position of General Manager in Montreal.

Prior to that though, Marc-Olivier Beaudoin, who has come up with some scoops ahead of schedule in the past, went with a bold announcement, stating that the choice has been made. According to him, Kent Hughes is the new Habs’ GM and an announcement is imminent. It is a hand-shake agreement and a contract remains to be signed. Always according to Beaudoin, an announcement is to come within 48 hours from yesterday, when he broke the news, which means by Wednesday at the latest.

Hughes and Jeff Gorton know each other well and the Canadiens’ VP of Hockey Operations has apparently been working hard to convince the players’ agent to come and work for him. Stay tuned…

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