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01-24-2012, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Jigger77 View Post
They didn't fire JM because the media or fans told them to fire JM specifically agreed.

But people who were (erroneously in my opinion) calling for JM's head and the media people who fueled the notion that somehow firing him would magically turn the season around certainly played a role. Gauthier and co are not living in isolation from the Internet and the rest of the world.

He reacted completely the wrong way. Things were looking up and you could see it in the last 5-10 games under JM's tenure. Gauthier read his team wrong, reacted on impulse (the Pearn firing screamed the same thing) when he should have stayed the course and now he's reaping what he's sown. It completely took the bit of wind we had slowly built up in December out of the team's sails.

The poster who made the original comment could not be more right. The second a GM in Montreal allows fans and media to weigh in even a little on his decisions, we're in a heap of trouble. Not convinced? Look at what happened after he fired JM. A decision that was supported and encouraged by 75% of fans (if not more).
Gainey was "certainly" under the influence of fans and medias when he signed Cammy, Gionta, Gill, Spacek, Mara, and Moen, and gave our best D prospect for Gomez...

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