So much for the GM rumours

Chad Lang will officially be named as Regina Pats GM this afternoon.

Greg Harder has the story here.

Lang to be named Pats GM
By Greg Harder Fri, May 28 2010 COMMENTS(0) Slap Shots

The flirtation with Al Murray has ended and sent the Regina Pats right back to where we thought they'd be from the start of their GM search.

Over to you Chad Lang.

I expect an official announcement on his hiring sometime today.

Based upon what I can gather, the Pats did indeed negotiate with Al Murray but couldn't come to terms. When it looked like that deal wouldn't come together, president Brent Parker moved quickly to land his other top choice, Lang. Parker had to act quickly or risk losing Lang to the Swift Current Broncos, who had an offer on the table and were pressing for an answer.

Now they have one — and so do you.

More later . . .

I think that Chad Lang will be a great hire. Good job BP.