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06-28-2013, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by dmanfish90 View Post
For the record, the only people to blame for Patrick Roy, who was our FRANCHISE FRENCH goaltender and won us not 1, but 2 SCs, was Corey, Houle, and Tremblay.

Corey is an idiot for bringing Houle in, who subsequently brought in Tremblay. Had Corey at the time of this issue, said to Houle "You fire Tremblay right now, or you're done." instead of "Okay, trade him. But don't make sure you can get good value in return. You don't have to suspend him and not pay him for not playing."

Like talk about "BAD MANAGEMENT". These guys were terrible. Gainey was a walk in the park compared to Houle.

Umm no. Burke's "additions" of Seguin and Hamilton, only Seguin really helped the team, and that was marginal in the entire run to the SCF. Don't discredit Chia for making an unbelievable team, trading for Rask, Horton, Seidenberg, Ference (i think), Jagr and signing Chara. Draftinig Marchand, Lucic, etc.
Pretty much hit the nail on the head about Patrick Roy. Yes you're right that Gainey was a walk in the park compare to Houle, Corey and Tremblay era. But Gainey really was horrible as well. The sheer amount of players he let walk for nothing is staggering as well as his trade record. Nothing compared to Houle mind you who made some of the worst trades in franchise history but pretty bad none the less.

How this storied franchise could have such unbelievably incompetent management for so long just boggles my mind. I think it all stems from the language issue and if this organization was able to hire the best people for the job and not just the best francophone we would have had a Stanley cup celebration by now.

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