The Out of Town Thread part XLVI All talk from around the league here
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01-11-2013, 11:24 AM
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The reason Bob Gainey switched from building within the draft to trading picks in 2008 is because the team became a contender. It was a legitimate decision to trade for players like Alex Tanguay, Robert Lang, etc. Overall the 2008-09 team was the most stacked Habs team of the decade, it merely broke down due to injuries and a bad coach and a strange decision to blame Kovalev for everything.
The problem were not his trades/drafting, but his signings. He let countless players walk for nothing. It's that horrible asset management that did the team in.
So the team become a contender and then 1 year after they're not anymore hence letting Tanguay go? That great GM that decided to be the coach with all the success he ended up having.....
And 2007-2008 we were also a contender....hence we decided to trade a vet goalie to entirely put our faith in a rookie one and an unproven other.
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