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08-29-2009, 12:08 AM
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Pierre Boivin leaving?

According to La Presse, the Habs could get a new president. Pierre Boivin was close to another potential buyer, but now that Molson won, it looks like he will be replaced... probably by Geoffrey Molson.

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Le changement de propriété risque aussi d'être la fin de la carrière de Pierre Boivin à titre de président du Canadien. Ce dernier n'a pas fait mystère de son départ à des proches. Il s'était rapproché d'un des acheteurs potentiels qui n'a pas été retenu. Au surplus, l'un des frères Molson, Geoffrey, a l'oeil sur la présidence du club, indiquent des sources proches de ces tractations.

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08-29-2009, 12:11 AM
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i wouldn't be too upset.

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i wouldn't be too upset.
Me neither...he did a good job, but like almost the rest of the organization, a change could be welcomed...

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08-29-2009, 12:21 AM
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Maybe this is where we see Bob step in as a dual President and GM this year, then Martin stepping down as Coach as Gainey steps down from the GM post, the GM next year would be Martin and then Muller becomes the next Head Coach or Boucher from the Bulldogs gets the call?

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08-29-2009, 12:24 AM
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for the love of god i hope so, im sick of that douch

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wow i hope so

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08-29-2009, 12:39 AM
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he did a good job marketing the club but made dumb statement after dumb statement concerning player personnel..
that being said the last paragraph is even more interesting. it says the gvnt wants guarantees as part of the loan that the molson's will spend a minimum of 80% of the cap to insure a competitive team every year

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Maybe this is where we see Bob step in as a dual President and GM this year, then Martin stepping down as Coach as Gainey steps down from the GM post, the GM next year would be Martin and then Muller becomes the next Head Coach or Boucher from the Bulldogs gets the call?
What are you smoking?

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08-29-2009, 01:32 AM
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Pierre Boivin did a good job

You think its easy to be the president of a bad team with the biggest fanbase of all the league? You think he has a choice but to say "We will get better this year" "We will sign big names UFA"

This is the stuff people wanted to hear and he said it. He made a great job on the marketing side also. Habs made a lot of money. Hockey is again considered as something "cool" while it was loosing a lot against sports like soccer.

Props to him he's been doing a good job and good luck in the future if he is fired.

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at this point... I don't really care lol.

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I don't get the hate towards this guy..

Sure, maybe he said some things that didn't happen but never lied. Not his fault some things couldn't be delivered.

All in all he's been doing a good job, and still is. He marketed the team beautifully and nobody can say otherwise.

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08-29-2009, 02:32 AM
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Boivin has been an excellent president. He has maximized profitability for an organization that was losing money consistantly before he was hired. He also modernized the entire brass, notably forming a very strong internal marketing department (it was outsourced before he arrived).

The only place where the team "failed" was in the hockey department. When he arrived he team was in shambles, he fired Houle. By hiring Savard and then Gainey he put he team back in the hands of competent hockey minds. When each man was hired, Boivin was praised for finding an even better hockey mind.

since then the scouting depatments were re-built to give the habs one of he strongest deaft records in recent years. Gainey was unable to land many UFAs from other teams but this was not due to monetary restraints. It was rather due to fan or media pressure. Not Boivin's fault.

You could say that we could do better than what Gainey's done but seriously: if you were in Boivin's shoes, who out there is available right now who is more competent than Gainey?

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People thanked Gillett much when he sold the team for the job he did, however, some people are happy that Boivin is gone. I'd like to know how what difference you make between the job Gillett did and Boivin did, outside spending own money

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Boivin along with Lalonde have been responsible for turning the money-losing Habs in the mid 90s into an happening and a money-making juggernaut since the new Millienium. And that without good teams. The dude deserve a medal as far as management.

I guess he was too close to potential buyers Bauer. Wich in a way would have been cool to see.

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Good call by El Cloun from CHfans again, he called that 1 month ago.

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couris = elcloun.

As for Boivin, don't let the door hit your azz on the way out ! With all those promises of bringing in top players when BG couldn't get it done. What an idiot.

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As for Boivin, don't let the door hit your azz on the way out ! With all those promises of bringing in top players when BG couldn't get it done. What an idiot.
True enough, but he did a heck of a marketing job with the Habs, and they are now a money making machine...

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True enough, but he did a heck of a marketing job with the Habs, and they are now a money making machine...
Marketing stand point you are right. This organization has never been stronger marketing wise.

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So, do we get a 3rd rounder and futures for him? In all seriousness, he did do a very good job with marketing of the team. Good luck to him in the future.

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I hope not, he did a great job in selling the Habs again to the fans after the dark years. He hasn't done anything bad so far.

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What have the Habs done with Boivin as president? Nothing.

BOIVIN, OUT!

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I don't get the hate towards this guy..

Sure, maybe he said some things that didn't happen but never lied. Not his fault some things couldn't be delivered.

All in all he's been doing a good job, and still is. He marketed the team beautifully and nobody can say otherwise.
There you go,problem is year after year you keep saying things and they don't happen people especially Montreal will not tolerate the crap.I couldn't care less if hes fired or not,but he ain't the Molson's choice and wouldn't be surprised if hes fired

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Good call by El Cloun from CHfans again, he called that 1 month ago.
Is that clown your brother or something?

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I hope that's the end of the non-hockey people making ridiculous hockey promises.

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I hope that's the end of the non-hockey people making ridiculous hockey promises.
it's funny that actual hockey people make ridiculous hockey promises as well

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