Pierre Gauthier named Director of Personnel of the Chicago Black Hawks
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07-11-2012, 06:54 AM
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We have our own version in Mr. Therrien. Recycled. Reused. Repurposed.
This is the way of the NHL.
Yet a lot of people here were hoping for Hartley or Crawford and didn't want a "green" coach. Which is understandable.
Gauthier was not very good at being a GM. It doesn't mean he's a bad hockey guy. Some may see him as a failure through and through, but as an employer, I can see the qualities Bowman saw in Gauthier. The guy made his way up the ranks, has been around in GMs offices for decades, has occupied jobs at all levels... He has a lot of experience. In a smaller role, maybe he'll do great.
You can't always hire new people that have zero experience whenever someone is fired. That's not how it works in the NHL, that's not how it works in "real life". Look at our coaching staff, our GM, and it's the same all over the league: there's plenty of guys that are rather new to front offices. Of course, they've played hockey. But that's the nature of the game, of the job.
Therrien hasn't coached for very long in the NHL. He's less recycled than a lot of other coaches. He has experience. He's been waiting his turn for a while, so you can't really say he's part of some boy's club.
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