This all started from a blurb from Dave Stubbs' article. The quote:
"One prominent unrestricted free agent I’ve spoken with since regular-season’s end could be a nice fit in Montreal at a decent price and would fill a Habs need.
"But then I floated the name of Therrien among potential Canadiens coaches, a suggestion that drew 30 seconds of stone-cold silence. Finally:
“If that happens,” he said, “I’ve got 29 teams I can play for.”
Now, some sharp-minded HIO'istes deduced that it must have been Hal Gill who said that. That's not a bad guess, but is just a guess nonetheless. Whoever the 'prominent UFA' is, we can't say for certain.