Boivin to step down as CH Group president

The Canadiens have just announced that Pierre Boivin will step down as the president of CH Group on Jun 30, 2011 and turn the reins over to majority owner Geoff Molson.

In other news, Jacques Demers is in the hospital and Bob Probert has died.

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The team’s release:

MONTREAL, July 5, 2010 – The Board of Directors of CH Group, the holding company that owns the Club de
hockey Canadien, the Bell Centre and evenko, announced today that it has adopted a succession plan to
ensure a smooth transition in its corporate leadership at the conclusion of the next fiscal year, on June 30,
2011. This is in accordance with Mr. Geoff Molson’s decision to assume the position of President and Chief
Executive Officer.
The plan calls for Mr. Pierre Boivin to stay on as President and CEO of Club de hockey Canadien and evenko
until the end of the transition period. He will work closely with Mr. Molson, who will assume Mr. Boivin’s duties
on June 30, 2011.
Mr. Geoff Molson, Chairman of CH Group, underscored the importance of Pierre Boivin’s contribution to the
organization’s success.
“From the moment he was hired by Molson Inc., eleven years ago, Pierre undertook to transform the
organization by modernizing it, developing fan passion and loyalty, particularly through the team’s centennial
celebrations, and creating value in all of our sports and entertainment operations,” Geoff Molson stated. “We
have been able to count on his loyalty and unfailing support since we purchased the team and both the Board
of Directors and I greatly appreciate being able to rely on his expertise, experience and cooperation during the
coming year to ensure that our plan is executed successfully. To this end, we have invited Pierre, and he has
accepted, to join the board of directors of CH Group.”
For his part, Mr. Boivin underlined his attachment to the organization. “Ever since I took on the management
of the Montreal Canadiens and related businesses, I have had the privilege of working with owners and
employees who were passionate about hockey and entertainment, committed to the team’s success,
respectful of our fans and the entire community, and determined to create a unique experience for our patrons
at the Bell Centre. The confidence and unflagging support of our owners combined with the skills and
commitment of all of our employees allowed our organization to achieve ever more ambitious goals.”


  1. Tony243 says:

    Yo baby bro’ how is old 242 doing?

  2. WarHero says:

    They could yes, and the Habs will deal with it if it happens. Stay positive 🙂


    Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!

  3. Olay Olay says:

    theyll find away to do it as most winning teams with qualified people running them usually do. here they put themselves in this jam by their stupidity.

  4. Olay Olay says:

    price? has not signed. they dont know what he’ll cost plus someone could put an offer in for him driving habs intended cost up. “tieing their hands” right now for others not knowing where they are at.

  5. ZepFan2 says:

    Dah, I’m must to be agreeing, Meowrade!


    Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.”
    – Sam Pollock

  6. WarHero says:

    They don’t need anyone else once those two are signed. That’s all the 1 way deals done 🙂


    Never judge another man’s decision poor until you actually have proof of it failing!

  7. HabFab says:

    A nightmare featuring the unkillable brain dead zombie!

  8. Olay Olay says:

    but its tied habs hands regarding the cap and who else they can sign or pay?

  9. Bill J says:

    I uhm – ……  <Runs into Bomb Shelter>  Agree with you…


    Ah Cr@p! lol

  10. smiler2729 says:

    Me too… one of my faves ever.

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