Geoff Molson met the media at the Canadiens Brossard training complex on Thursday morning.
He had thanked Pierre Gauthier and Bob Gainey for their nine years of service to the club and hired former Canadiens general manager Serge Savard as a consultant in the process of finding a new GM.
The owner said there was no timetable for hiring a new executive.
And while fluency in French is highly desirable, Molson said, he did not indicate language would be a deal-breaker issue in hiring “the best man possible”.
AUDIO of Geoff Molson press conference