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07-24-2012, 08:36 PM
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OneSharpMarble
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Originally Posted by Coldplay View Post
Gauthier's marvelous reign as GM over the last season allowed the Habs to finish at the bottom of the East - 27th in the NHL - thus allowing Trevor Timmins and Marc Bergevin to make good selections at the draft?

Or maybe spell it out for me.
Gauthiers calculated moves to acquire talent and not sacrifice picks/prospects allowed the habs to hold exceptional positions at the draft. Without these positions odds are high we would have not gotten one of the afforementioned players.

If you think Gauthier was actually trying to make the playoffs after that start you should clue in.

Many other GMs would have dumped picks for vets in some sad half assed attempt to get in but we didn't. Gauthier played the long game probably knowing the backlash he would enjoy from the "fanbase" (and I use this term loosely)

Add the two 2nd round picks for next year to that list and Patrick Holland, I forgot them.

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