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06-19-2012, 04:48 PM
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Gauthier wouldn't be the one scouting a young McDonagh.
Trading McDonagh is not on PG. Trading for Gomez
. But he would have nothing to do with the trading of McDonagh.
I know he's the scapegoat, but this is revisionist history at it's worst.
I read that PG saw McDonagh play a little and really didn't like what he saw.. If I find the link, I will edit my post.
"The trade of McDonagh to the Rangers to get Scott Gomez came on Bob Gainey’s watch when he was the GM. This should tarnish Gainey’s reputation for knowing who can play in the NHL and who can’t, but several sources say Gauthier’s fingerprints were really all over this one.
“Bob’s daughter had died (swept overboard at sea while working on a training ship) before this and he was letting Pierre (his confidant) do a lot of the work. Pierre didn’t like McDonagh, for some reason. Saw him play in the world juniors and didn’t like him. The scouts loved McDonagh, though. When he was traded, they couldn’t believe it,” said a source close to the scene."
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