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03-08-2012, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by bsl View Post
Well done. Calling for Goat's head is absurd. He's had barely 2 years, and inherited a mess.

Not covering for Markov is his only bad mistake so far. Cammy trade? Wow. Love that 35th pick in 2013, Holland so far, and 3 mill in cap space.

Ridiculous calling for his head. Give him one more draft, one summer to torch Gomez, one more season, one more trade deadline. Then we can judge. If he fails, fire his ass next summer, fine.

Meanwhile, put the word out quietly to selected persons that Goats has one year, and Habs will be possibly be interviewing in spring 2013. That's called stability.

Clueless people here, honestly. All GM's need min 3 years to show their mark. Preferably 4-5.
This would be perfectly fair if M. Gauthier had come in as a new GM from the outside and was in the process of putting his own team in place, both on the ice and in management. That is simply not the case. Both Boivin and Gauthier were clear when he was hired- the organization was headed in the right direction and the man to keep it that was was already on staff. Gauthier not only was part of Gainey's moves, he endorsed them when he played status quo with the team as a GM. He's made two kinds of moves since he too over- panic ones like Borque and firing Pearne, and patches like Campoli/Kaberle (terrible) and Cole (superb in the short term, while we happen to be losing with the worst of them.)

Stop pretending Gauthier came in as an outsider and has only had a couple of years to change direction. He only changed direction a couple of months ago. He's also not a first time GM. He's a proven, established loser. The fact that he managed to expose his failings so quickly after taking over the top job isn't a defense, it's evidence of his incompetence. If you need more, imaging 4 more years of Rene Bourque.

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