You know....the administrative jobs are usually done by administative assistants.
My guess is that an assistant didn't do his job in the Balck Hawks case and Tallon accepted the responsibility for it (which he should have).
Regardless, I am confident that Tallon learned from that - not lilely to repeat that error - but how many GMs are around that may be (or at least become) available and have proven they can build a Cup winner?
Personally, I think Tallon got railroaded out of Chicago so that Stan Bowman would be handed the GM's job, get his name on the Cup and take credit for what Tallon actually did in building the Black Hawks.
really? Pierre McGuire just takes more chances, imo. McKenzie says things that are just common sense that almost any of us could come up with. McGuire is more of a hockey mind. Not many in the game like him--which is why every broadcasting outlet wants a piece of him.
What makes you good for broadcasting outlets, makes you a horrible GM. Entertainment is not something I look for in a GM.
If we were to get rid of Gauthier, which I would personally like as I don't think he has what it takes to put us over the top, although he has exceeded my expectations for him thus far, I would hope we would go after somebody like Paul Fenton, Nashville's assistant gm.
You're telling me you wouldn't take this guy as our next GM in a heartbeat:
Viggo is know to be a die hard Habs fan, is know for his nearly fanatical devotion to any role he takes. He runs a successful publishing house as a "side business". Sings, writes, paints, plays different musical instruments. Speaks 5 languages including French. Not to mention being world famous...He's already more qualified than Pierre McGuire who is a talking head and has only limited NHL experience as anything other than a journalist.
There is only one thing that would make me switch teams.
Pierre Mcguire becoming a GM or a coach of this team.
I'd rather have Mario Tremblay and Jean Perron then Mcguire. Sorry but I REALLY don't get the fascination with this guy. He talks big like he's an encyclopedia of hockey, but this man changes his damn opinion faster than his own underwear. He'd be a horrible decision in my opinion.
Didn't realize this thread was from the summer. Great timing for a bump.
As another poster mentionned, the best GM for the Montreal Canadiens would be none other than Dale Tallon. I'd be so ecstatic if he was to come to Montreal as our GM. Maybe he could bring along Jonathan Toews or Huberdeau with him as a package deal to Montreal.
Enough of this Pierre Mcguire as GM. The man will never ever be a gm. He either keeps getting turned or doesn't even get offered an interview.
He's just not good enough and I really don't get why people, especially those at the team990(Marinaro, Melnick) keep feeding that idea down everyone's throats.
OK...And Peirre Gauthier is good enough?
After him, it isn't exactly like it'd be simple for the Habs to go any lower. Face it, we now hire any ole numbskull. Mcguire knows his players better than most, he'd fire our ****** scouting department surely since he always states we're bad at it, but the only downside is that he isn't into having tough guys and fighters, which the Habs could definitely use.
All i know is this: if McGuire was our GM, Martin would never, ever be our coach. That alone makes him a decent choice for GM. Yes he flips flops on potential draft picks, but that's why you have a Trevor Timmins to help you out with those kind of decisions. Just from watching the TB/Bufallo game tonight, you can tell he loves Boucher's style of coaching and philosophy, and is in line with that kind of hockey. Personally i'd think he'd do a better job than current management.
P.S. As much we'd like to deny it, it is super important for a GM in Montreal to either be tied to the team or the province in some way. A guy like Dave Nonis would never be GM here.