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12-22-2011, 09:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Et le But View Post
I have nothing but admiration for Gainey. He is a great man, one I look up to. His time as GM had good and bad, I think for the most part he set the Habs on the right track but he made a few serious flaws (the Gomez, Gainey and Cammalleri signings/contracts especially). He didn't seem to have any long term vision.

But those signings are sinking us, and at this point I'm afraid Gainey will continue to pursue his vision for the present at the expense of the teams prospects.
I'd argue Gainey had a lot more vision than Gauthier. If Gomez was even NYR material we wouldn't have this problem. One thing to hope he becomes a 1st line center again, but he became a scrub.

Also, out of all people, gainey RARELY traded our prospects. During his time we won calder cup for a reason, because he stockpiled prospects. He wasn't perfect though.

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