(Quebec) After avoiding the issue on Wednesday evening, Patrick Roy did not hesitate to give its opinion on the possible successor to Richard Martel at the helm of Chicoutimi. "There's a guy to fulfill this mandate, Guy Carbonneau," said the big boss of Ramparts, yesterday morning.
According to the Red Devil in chief, Sags need an experienced man for the job of head coach at this point in the season, especially the decision to dismiss a man of the stature of hockey Martel was very important for an organization.
"Richard, he was there for eight years, you do not replace a coach like him by anyone when you make a change like that. The ideal guy, he [Carbonneau], "said Roy, who took control of his team in 2005, after indicating the exit door to Eric Lavigne.
Roy was anxious to see if his former teammate will imitate. Since the announcement of the return of Martel, the names of Marc Denis, Jos Canale and Claude Bouchard has also been mentioned among possible candidates.
"It's up to him, but I think he should get behind the bench," added the man who had had a lively discussion with former Canadiens captain following the latter's comments about the checking from behind his son, Frederick, two weeks ago.
In yesterday's edition of The Daily Saguenay claimed that Carbonneau, who spent the weekend in Dallas to the Super Bowl, will take the destiny of the club in hand, next week. "Right now no, not today. It is not made tomorrow, "he was limited to say.
Carbonneau would not happen without experience, who has led the Montreal Canadiens for nearly three seasons (he had been fired by Bob Gainey with 16 games left in the third calendar year 2008-2009).
Martel was the second most coaches who had the most seniority with the same team in the QMJHL behind André Tourigny, who runs the Rouyn-Noranda for the 2002-2003 season. Casually, Patrick Roy is now the second row, a few games before Eric Veilleux, of Shawinigan, both being in their sixth season with the same training.