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09-13-2011, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Agnostic View Post
True, but Gauthier is not paid to just make trades (otherwise any one of us could do his job) he's paid to manage the team and get results in the short term and long term. Trading the wrong player "for some reason" should not happen for a professional manager even if that reason is his coach. Do I expect perfection, no. But I expect to be heading toward a championship with a succession of moves that nudges the team in that direction.
The Habs are a heck of a lot closer to a championship than they were 8-10 or even 3 years ago(Koivu/Kovalev team).

Lots of quality players have been added/developped in the last 5 years...Price Subban Pacioretty Cammy Gionta Cole Eller Desharnais Yemelin Gill Gorges Weber are all guys that are currently above average player or have the potential to be within a couple years.

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