Friedman's thoughts on the Habs
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03-22-2012, 11:45 AM
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The guy inherited a mess.
Massive injury problems.
Undermined by his own management.
Massive pressure from media.
Rookie NHL coach.
But yeah, YOU expect him to perform like Scott Bowman.
In fact he has kept pride in the players, and said more than once that if you wear the Habs jersey, you play hard. And most guys have.
THAT was his job this year, and he's done it very well.
You really are a muppet sometimes.
Again, he was not an outsider during Gainey's 'mess'. He was part of the key management core that build what he inherited.
The three management heads for the better part of the past decade were Gainey, Gauthier (Director of Professional Scouting+Assistant General Manager), and Timmins. There's a reason he was called Gainey's right-hand man by people in the know like Bob McKenzie for example:
Bob Gainey comes to the realization that he's no longer up for the day-to-day grind and challenges of being GM of the Montreal Canadiens, so rather than wait until the off-season to make the move, and play out the string between now and then through the trade deadline, he opts to step down now,
assume an advisory position and leave the team in the hands of his right-hand man Pierre Gauthier.
I am amazed how Timmins and Gainey could be blamed for any bad moves (rightfully so) and somehow Gauthier can be perceived as some outsider with no hand/responsibility to anything during his previous 7 years of service despite holding not just one but two prominent roles.
What is wrong with wanting change?
EDIT: woops misread
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