Serge Savard is interested

Réjean Tremblay of La Presse reports the Hall of Fame defenceman and former Canadiens general manager is interested in buying the team if George Gillett wants to sell it.

Does Serge Savard have $400 million?

Not tucked under his mattress. But Savard has done extremely well financially since his playing days and has extensive investments in resort hotels and real estate.

Also, as a native son, Savard probably could swing the backing of the Caisse de dépôt. Quebec’s pension fund is coming off a tough year – a staggering $40 billion in losses – and likely would be favourably disposed to financing an investment in an iconic – and profitable –  element of our culture. 

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