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01-13-2013, 12:03 PM
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Originally Posted by E = CH² View Post
Every GM leaves a mark behind. It's impossible that there's zero positive. For example, under Houle we drafted and/or traded for Ribeiro, Markov, Beauchemin, Ryder, Souray, Hainsey.
Even one of the worst GM in the history of hockey in Houle made 2 nice trades. Thibault, Manson and Brown for mostly Hackett and Weinrich. That was pretty good. And even Malakhov for Souray was great. Gainey was obviously better.....but people using 1 trade to explain how great it ended up being....I can use 2 and act as if Houle was great as well....

There are some positives about Gainey. But I think that the worst is a hockey philosophy to which I will never understand. The guy won with the perfect mix in his team. His Habs were incredibly talented but has some grit and toughness to which he refused to adhere and then when he did make the worst choices possible.

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