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pine 01-23-2012 05:46 PM

What are an NHL GM's special assignments?
 
Discuss.

@CanadiensMTL
Jacques Martin will remain with the club. He’ll be responsible for special assignments for Habs GM Pierre Gauthier.

https://twitter.com/#!/CanadiensMTL/...93807815712768

shamrun 01-23-2012 05:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pine (Post 42983125)
Discuss.

@CanadiensMTL
Jacques Martin will remain with the club. He’ll be responsible for special assignments for Habs GM Pierre Gauthier.

https://twitter.com/#!/CanadiensMTL/...93807815712768

Basically you are still getting paid so do something while you are on the pay roll. Like pass the broom or something :sarcasm:

Seriously I think he is a professional scout. Maybe he advised PG to get Bourque for example.

The Kremelin Wall* 01-23-2012 05:53 PM

Booking their vacations together this summer after Gauthier gets canned too. :sarcasm:

overlords 01-23-2012 05:54 PM

Glorified intern?

pine 01-23-2012 05:57 PM

@theactivestick
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The "special assignments" JM is staying on to do include proof reading Gauthier's CV, photocopying it, and faxing it everywhere.
lololololool, had to be said.

Oshawa General 01-23-2012 06:21 PM

The sooner these two corporate Joe boys are gone from the Canadiens the better, how much more damage can they instill

ClasslessGuy 01-23-2012 06:22 PM

Starting to think JM will take Gauthier's place at the end of the year...

LeHab 01-23-2012 06:23 PM

Special assignments to work is what future considerations is to trades.

Fel 96 01-23-2012 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by ClasslessGuy (Post 42985611)
Starting to think JM will take Gauthier's place at the end of the year...

If it's indeed the case (which I doubt), you'd have to scratch Patrick Roy as new head coach candidate.

doc lafleur 01-23-2012 06:40 PM

He is the guy that will talk to the press now! We will never see the ghost again !

holyhabs87 01-23-2012 06:44 PM

It's nothing new, the guy is still getting paid so you use him. He is a smart hockey guy that can help with scouting or whatever assignment the habs want to give him.

Jackets did the same with Hitchcock.

He is not becoming GM lol. Did Dreger scare people into thinking this?

Beakermania* 01-23-2012 07:38 PM

Exactly... he's still on payroll, so they give him jobs to do.

If we fire Gauthier he'll probably be given a similar role until his contract expires.

It doesn't mean that he has any real power, just that there are a ton of games to be scouted, and you have to pay the guys anyways, so they might as well work.

schumway2 01-23-2012 08:08 PM

I like how no one ever gets fired in the Canadiens organization, just promoted. Unfortunately you've done a terrible job but here's a cushy consultant job. :help:

TheGoalJudge 01-23-2012 08:13 PM

Translator for Coach Randy?

Turtleneck Plek 01-23-2012 08:21 PM

I read somewhere on Twitter that basically, Jacques will be assigned teams to scout and will also visit Habs prospects to catch up on their development. Basically he's a scout that's getting payed way more than one.

PricePkPatch 01-23-2012 08:21 PM

If anything, he can be a negociator advisor/Special Duty Scouting. He'd be pretty good at it.

Beakermania* 01-23-2012 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by schumway2 (Post 42994135)
I like how no one ever gets fired in the Canadiens organization, just promoted. Unfortunately you've done a terrible job but here's a cushy consultant job. :help:

This is the same in every organization in the NHL.

Until your contract expires or you get hired by someone else, you do other jobs for the organization

see Ken Hitchcock in Columbus and Andy Murray in St. Louis.

GoHomez 01-24-2012 05:56 AM

For some reason reading this made me think about George Costanza.
Anyone familiar with Seinfeld pretty much know what I mean.

PricePkPatch 01-24-2012 06:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Edmontreal (Post 43015673)
For some reason reading this made me think about George Costanza.
Anyone familiar with Seinfeld pretty much know what I mean.

You want cotton uniforms, eh?


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