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08:40 AM ET 05.20 | If Patrick Roy becomes coach of the Canadiens, Montreal general manager Marc Bergevin likely would inquire about Alexander Radulov, the Nashville winger who is an impending restricted free agent, and who won the Memorial Cup playing for Roy's QMJHL Quebec Ramparts in 2005-06. Radulov, who does not fit the model as designed by Predators' coach Barry Trotz, recorded 152 points (61 goals, 91 assists) playing for Roy in what was the Montreal legend's first year behind the bench.

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May 20, 2012  09:02 AM ET

Roy I can see, but I hope that they'd bring someone like Robinson behind the bench w him. Somehow I'm not at al surprised to hear the Radulov rumor. Heard it here quite a bit. Not my first choice, but he's definitely an improvement over Andrei K.

May 20, 2012  09:37 AM ET

For all my Canadien fan friends I hope they're not 'Russian' into anything.

May 20, 2012  10:28 AM ET

Radulov has a habit of running away if things don't go well and in Montreal if he breaths too heavy it's headlines! I can't see him doing well there. Besides, he doesn't speak French-Canadian. And I don't like Roy as a coach. Period.

May 20, 2012  10:32 AM ET

Oh yea, Radulov will love the night life in Montreal! Good fit!

May 20, 2012  10:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Heard it here quite a bit. Not my first choice, but he's definitely an improvement over Andrei K.

You can say that again...don't see Roy leaving Quebec, but if it happens it will be very interesting. The only problem may be that the coach would care more than the players.

May 20, 2012  11:02 AM ET

Quebec Ramparts? Is that a jazz quartet?

May 20, 2012  12:01 PM ET
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Quebec Ramparts? Is that a jazz quartet?

The Quebec Remparts are a junior team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League...........

May 20, 2012  12:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

The Quebec Remparts are a junior team in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League...........

:)

May 20, 2012  12:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Roy I can see, but I hope that they'd bring someone like Robinson behind the bench w him. Somehow I'm not at al surprised to hear the Radulov rumor. Heard it here quite a bit. Not my first choice, but he's definitely an improvement over Andrei K.

The Russians are Coming...The Russians are coming....from Music City with love.........

May 20, 2012  01:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Oh yea, Radulov will love the night life in Montreal! Good fit!

Plus, Radulov will look great on a line with Scott Gomez! ;-)

May 20, 2012  01:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

The Russians are Coming...The Russians are coming....from Music City with love.........

Sorry but, Robinson won't do as a coach in Montreal. He's not qualified, he doesn't speak French.

May 20, 2012  01:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Sorry but, Robinson won't do as a coach in Montreal. He's not qualified, he doesn't speak French.

We will provide the Phonics on CD............

May 20, 2012  01:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

We will provide the Phonics on CD............

Maybe you will. But the Montreal media, which seems to be running the Habs these days, won't.

May 20, 2012  01:49 PM ET

Consider the source of the story.

May 20, 2012  03:12 PM ET

I wish the best for Roy--if a team reflects their coaches' personality, a Roy-coached team will be fiery and entertaining if nothing else. I'm guessing that all the fences have been mended since he left the Habs on such a sour note; although, being an Avs fan, I was extremely happy that his contentious departure from Montreal landed him in Denver. In fact, I can still vaguely recall those bygone days when Colorado was actually relevant.

May 20, 2012  07:34 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I wish the best for Roy--if a team reflects their coaches' personality, a Roy-coached team will be fiery and entertaining if nothing else. I'm guessing that all the fences have been mended since he left the Habs on such a sour note; although, being an Avs fan, I was extremely happy that his contentious departure from Montreal landed him in Denver. In fact, I can still vaguely recall those bygone days when Colorado was actually relevant.

If nothing else he will make good coverage

May 20, 2012  09:29 PM ET

I like Vigneault better!

May 20, 2012  09:55 PM ET

Perfect! I'd love the Habs to get these two, that will set them back farther then Gomez. Get it done Bergevin.

May 20, 2012  11:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Plus, Radulov will look great on a line with Scott Gomez! ;-)

Hey, they'd be neighbors again! Gomez from Alaska and Radulov from Russia! After all, Russia and Wasilla are next door neighbors!

 
May 22, 2012  11:21 AM ET
QUOTE(#15):

I wish the best for Roy--if a team reflects their coaches' personality, a Roy-coached team will be fiery and entertaining if nothing else. I'm guessing that all the fences have been mended since he left the Habs on such a sour note; although, being an Avs fan, I was extremely happy that his contentious departure from Montreal landed him in Denver. In fact, I can still vaguely recall those bygone days when Colorado was actually relevant.

Not sure how good of a coach he's be at the NHL level, but I agree, at the very least it would be hugely entertaining, and the Montreal media would be absolutely salivating

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