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03-23-2012, 09:04 AM
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Houle and it's not even close. Anyone that picks Gainey has no clue about hockey.

Originally Posted by CGG View Post
When trying to blame the demise of the Habs on a GM, let's not let Serge Savard off the hook entirely either. He did win 2 Cups, but accelerated the run into mediocrity with a few terrible moves like:

-Chelios for Savard - Denis was eventually dispatched to the Lightning for no return, this was far worse than the Gomez trade IMO
-Desjardins, LeClair, Dionne for Recchi - didn't work out so well
-Guy Carbonneau for Jim Montgomery - yes this actually happened
-Bellows for Marc Bureau - Bellows got more points with the Lightning the following season than Bureau got in 3 years for the Habs
-Lebeau for Tugnutt - before Tugnutt was anywhere close to decent
-Muller & Schneider for Turgeon & Malakhov - Turgeon was the best player at that point, but the D really suffered losing Schneider after Desjardins was gone too NOT A TERRIBLE TRADE BY ANY STRETCH

And let's not forget his draft record. Here's his first round picks:

Alfie Turcotte
Petr Svoboda
Shayne Corson
Jose Charbonneau
Tom Chorske
Mark Pederson
Andrew Cassels
Eric Charron
Lindsay Vallis
Turner Stevenson
Brent Bilodeau
David Wilkie
Saku Koivu
Brad Brown
Terry Ryan

I count 3 decent NHL'ers out of 15 first round picks.
I count 5 decent or better NHLers

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