Serge Savard has denied a Radio Canada report that he has been hired as Senior Vice President of Hockey Operations for the Canadiens.  Savard told Yvon Pednault of the Journal de Montreal late Sunday that the story was false and Canadiens Director of Communications, Donald Beauchamp called it “pure speculation”.

The original report stated Savard would act as a kind of middleman between team owner and CEO Geoff Molson and Savard’s choice as the new general manager.

The logic of the rumour makes one wonder if the denials are going to be the final word on the subject.  For instance, has the position been offered and is Savard, who has major business interests elsewhere, simply in a decision making process one way or the other?  We’ll see about that.

Meanwhile, Savard, at the urging of Molson, is in the process of interviewing GM candidates.