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01-21-2012, 06:33 AM
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Pierre Boivin's lasting legacy

After some time had passed, and after assuring Gauthier I meant no disrespect with my question, I decided to ask Boivin if any external search had been conducted to find a successor for Gainey.

"The list of individuals who can adequately be general managers in the National Hockey League is not a list that goes on infinitely," Boivin's answer began. "There are very few people in the world that can do this job, and the vast majority of them are under contract and untouchables. When you look at the criteria to be successful in this job in this market, you come to a list of individuals who have experience, who have the ability communicate in both languages, who have a track record and who are prepared to be here. Your list now is down very quickly. It's not a typical hire. You do your homework, you make sure you turn over every rock and you hire the best person available. We were fortunate that person was in our organization already."

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