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01-30-2013, 05:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Whitesnake View Post
Was head of pro scouting and Gainey's yes man. If he says no, there's no trade. If any intelligent person would have been in this administration core, they would have also realized that you do NOT trade a McDonagh. Not for the kind of guy that the Rangers desperately wanted to get rid of. Not after we decided that Koivu wasn't good anymore.
Let's be serious now. Do you really think Gainey needed Gauthier's feedback to know who Scott Gomez was? gainey didn't just climb out from being under a rock for 8 years. It's not like he traded for some obscure player playing 4th line in San Jose, he had 700 NHL games plus 114 playoff ones on 3 long playoff runs, if gainey didn't know him he was a HUGE failure as GM.

Blaming Gauthier for Gomez would be worse tahn blaming Timmins for McDonagh getting traded away. I'm sure Gainey needed more feedback on mcDonagh as a prospect tahn on Gomez as an NHLer.

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