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well, habs better hire mcguire so they can take that last final step to properly become the laughing stock of the league. i don't care how good he'd be, we'd be the laughing stock of the entire league until he either gets fired, or he's so good he makes pollock turn in his grave.

i honestly can't think of a single positive he brings. detractors will say one thing, the fans of pierre will say "that's just his tv personality". well how are we supposed to evaluate him then? "he knows everything about young players". great, so he can memorize teams, head coaches, cities and years, i got google for that...

i won't be bent out of shape much if he gets the job, but the reality is the only thing he's got going for him is that orr and bowman saying he'd be good.

but everwhatever...
Don't worry about it, there's no chance whatsoever that Pierre McGuire gets hired by the habs.

If he were hired it would be 100% on Molson because they're butt bodies. I have zero trust in Molson but I gotta believe he can't be that ******** as to hire his pal for such an important job.

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Don't worry about it, there's no chance whatsoever that Pierre McGuire gets hired by the habs.

If he were hired it would be 100% on Molson because they're butt bodies. I have zero trust in Molson but I gotta believe he can't be that ******** as to hire his pal for such an important job.
Hope your right bit I've learned not to assume anything with these guys at the helm.

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I'm more worried about the coach than gm.

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I'm more worried about the coach than gm.
That makes no sense.

The coach only works with what the GM has given him.

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I'd rather have Kekalainen at this stage...

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No matter who's selected as GM, it's refreshing to see the number of candidates interviewed in both languages. They seem to be doing their due diligence this time around.

I'm also a big fan of Serge Savard and I have the utmost respect for the Molson family. It seems to me that in this process, they are looking not only for a good GM, but for a man who shares their philosophy (for the better or worse), someone who will work on building a team at the image of what they envision.

While I have no doubt that they will try to find local talent one way or another, I'm just hoping as a fan that they don't go the sissy way of Carbo, Gainey and Martin and keep on protecting their players on the ice with some toughness. Not at the expense of talent, but as a complement of that said talent.

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J.BriseBois refusing to shed any light on reports linking his name to #Habs GM job.Tells me this evening: "I can't help you with this one."

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That makes no sense.

The coach only works with what the GM has given him.
The coach gets the team to perform on the ice. If the coach can't do that, then it doesn't matter what players the GM can procure.

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The coach gets the team to perform on the ice. If the coach can't do that, then it doesn't matter what players the GM can procure.
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J.BriseBois refusing to shed any light on reports linking his name to #Habs GM job.Tells me this evening: "I can't help you with this one."
I am not surprised, he comes from the Gainey school ... say as little as possible.

As opposed to people like Bergevin for example who said there had been interviews .. what was the harm in saying that? None.

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J.BriseBois refusing to shed any light on reports linking his name to #Habs GM job.Tells me this evening: "I can't help you with this one."
I thought it was all but confirmed that he was out of the running which I hope he is.

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I thought it was all but confirmed that he was out of the running which I hope he is.
Expect the Unexpected is this team's motto, no matter who is in charge

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I am not surprised, he comes from the Gainey school ... say as little as possible.

As opposed to people like Bergevin for example who said there had been interviews .. what was the harm in saying that? None.
There is no harm in not confirming anything either. The Habs wishes were for this to be a private process. BriseBois is respecting that.

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The coach gets the team to perform on the ice. If the coach can't do that, then it doesn't matter what players the GM can procure.
not always the coach fault some teams suck...

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not always the coach fault some teams suck...
This is Montresl man, nobody knows what that means.

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This is Montresl man, nobody knows what that means.
Depends on the coach.
Martin was doing a good job with what he had. We overachieved with him, but some will never admit that.
Under RC though, we underachieved. RC was just terrible.

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There is no harm in not confirming anything either. The Habs wishes were for this to be a private process. BriseBois is respecting that.
Exactly. People will find things to complain no matter what. Damned if you do, damned if you don't. Welcome to Montreal!

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Depends on the coach.
Martin was doing a good job with what he had. We overachieved with him, but some will never admit that.
Under RC though, we underachieved. RC was just terrible.

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"They fired Perry [Pearn] and Jacques Martin and then, for whatever reason, we were unable to find an identity, Gill said in The Press earlier this week in Detroit. Players, was expected and waited for something to happen ... They fired the coach, but absolutely nothing has changed in the future.

"When a coach is fired, is still expected to change, a new game system, changes to side hockey, something. But this did not happen. Everything stayed the same. During that time, we, we waited. "
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Precisely. Nothing happened in terms of improvement. It actually decreased.
Was it really that difficult to notice? Even without looking at the worse record under RC..

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From what I remember from Andre Savard's short tenure, I actually liked his trades but for some reason remember him being horrible with contracts. If I recall correctly he signed a few guys that had me thinking wtf is that contract.

Am I remembering right?

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I was away for the last week.

Can someone make a list of who Montreal approached so far...

Thank you.

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From what I remember from Andre Savard's short tenure, I actually liked his trades but for some reason remember him being horrible with contracts. If I recall correctly he signed a few guys that had me thinking wtf is that contract.

Am I remembering right?
I'm not sure about that but the new GM could use André Savard as assistant since he is a knowledgeable guy.

At TVA Sport Dave Morrissette said that Brisebois got another interview today.

The lesser evil at this point for me would be Bergevin. I haven't been thrown by the choices mentioned but I wouldn't mind Bergevin.

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From what I remember from Andre Savard's short tenure, I actually liked his trades but for some reason remember him being horrible with contracts. If I recall correctly he signed a few guys that had me thinking wtf is that contract.

Am I remembering right?
The only ones I can think of are Yannick Perrault and Randy McKay.

As for potential GMs, I hope they go for Marc Bergevin and surround him with an exceptional supporting cast. After this is set let him sign the right coach for the system he would like to implement in Montreal.

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