Canadiens icon Serge Savard says he feels let down by group

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Serge Savard says he feels estranged from the Montreal Canadiens group.

On the cellphone lately from his house in Hilton Head Island, S.C., the place he often spends half the 12 months, Savard sounds really damage as he describes his present relationship with the hockey crew that was such an enormous a part of his life. A hockey crew that he helped to deliver a lot glory, each as a participant and a normal supervisor.

Savard received eight Stanley Cups whereas taking part in defence for the Habs between 1967 and 1981 and he additionally steered the CH to 2 Stanley Cup championships as normal supervisor, in 1986 and once more in 1993. These, by the best way, are the final two Cups received by Montreal.

When new proprietor Geoff Molson was searching for a normal supervisor to switch Pierre Gauthier, who Molson had fired after a disastrous 2011-2012 season, Molson turned to Savard to assist him, and it was the previous Canadiens captain who advisable he rent Marc Bergevin.