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03-08-2012, 07:30 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Thornhill, ON
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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.
Also, this team is on pace for its worst season in 65 years. That's someones fault, and we've already fired a coach.
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