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06-30-2011, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by habfan1968 View Post
Gainey decimates the core of a team that just could not get over the hump, brings in a load of proven playoff performers and we go to the final four. Success, what happens after that, we slide back a step due to key injuries and really were an overtime goal away form beating the eventual cup winners. The disdain for the Gomez deal knows no bounds in this forum, yet, it continues to provide success to our team.
Here, here! Gainey did exactly what many critics here are demanding. He gave up players/prospects/money to sign highly skilled players who were proven winners to bring a cup to Montreal. Has it worked out so far? Very close last year. With skilled and proud players, inevitably they bounce back from a dismal season with a better one. Especially if some added offense can be added and the young D comes to play.

Gainey is one of the most intelligent and respected men in hockey. His work in Dallas as GM was masterful and that could still be his legacy here.

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