According to RDS, the Montreal Canadiens have contacted Marc Crawford for the head coach position. Crawford is currently doing colour commentary on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada. Brochu's take: Crawford also speaks a little bit of French, so that will help him out. Source
The latest name in the rumor mill for the vacant GM position of the Minnesota Wild appears to be Pierre McGuire. Brochu's take: If that indeed happens, I expect Dion Phaneuf, Zach Parise and Carey Price being traded to the Wild at once.
Brochu's European rumor roundup:
Slovakian hockey team HC Kosice has targeted New York Islanders forward Tomas Marcinko and Los Angeles Kings forward Vladimir Dravecky for the 2009-2010 season. Source
New Jersey Devils defenseman Niclas Havelid has been linked with a number of Swedish teams, including Linkoping, Sodertalje and Timra. Source