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01-20-2012, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Goldthorpe View Post
Absolutely nobody knows the input Gauthier had when Gainey was the GM
Wasn't Gauthier the assistant GM? Who else had more input, or opportunity to shape the GM's perspective of the worth of his assets. GMs ultimately end up finalizing/approving the contracts, but you should know that it's typically based mostly on the recommendations of the assistant GM working with the head of talent/scouting. Without knowing, sure we can't harp on particulars of motivations behind Deal A or Move B, but don't be foolish enough to submit that it's best to treat them as separately/individually operating members throughout the process.

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