Yes am going there: Is Gauthier a bit vindicated?
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04-07-2013, 10:45 PM
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To understand the GIGANTIC difference between Bergevin's approach to managing the Montreal Canadiens and Gauthier's approach, all you have to do is look at the support staff (player development) and increased scouting staff that Bergevin hired when he started.
Gauthier was a petite egotist who had no clue how to run an effective hockey operation to develop players from the time they are drafted until they make their NHL debut.
Gauthier was decades behind other NHL organizations.
But he did decide to keep Price so he is a genius.
Perhaps his legendary bossiness helped in one case:
"Listen up Alexei, there is a new sheriff in town now, no more nice-guy player-friendly Bob Gainey to push around. I hereby command you to stop this KHL nonsense and come over this season. You got that? Good, see you at camp!"
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