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10-30-2011, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by DumFries View Post
Some fans are hard to please sometimes. Gainey did not sent back this team, a decade! If anything, it was the Rejean Houle era who set this team back a decade and the team is still trying to recover. The Roy, Recchi, Damphousse, Turgeon trades coupled with poor drafting and the signing of marginal players to big contracts made this team the laughing stock of the NHL.

Gainey was the one who changed this. He was given nothing to work with and he somewhat made this team competitive again. He landed Kovalev for nothing. He got Bonk. He also acquired Lang and Tanguay. These were NHL caliber players. Would you rather have Poulin, Chouinard, Zholtok and Morissette or Lang, Tanguay and Kovalev in your lineup?

Sure, he made mistakes along the way with Grabovski, Ribeiro, Latendresse and trading for Gomez, however he brought back some credibility to this franchise again.
I mean look at EA sports....back then Montreal was a 70 now its a 85-91 team

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