Anyway we will never know. We don't even know what happen in Gainey's head office. It doesn't really surprise me either. It's all about the media who have threw the name of Arnott in the discusion. The media just made association with that story (like the Dallas connection between Carbo, Jarvis, Gainey and Arnott; his friend Sheldon Souray and blabla...).
Gainey had nowhere else to turn after all the good UFAs were signed or proved too expensive. Take comfort. Ribeiro's contract is for only one year. Unless he has a good season, he could lose his position to Chipchura, Grabowsky, or a UFA/tradee in 2007-08.
Location: Halfway between Nothing and Not Much Else
Arnott's personality would have been a bad fit in Montreal anyway. He does better when he can live and play in a city where he can remain anonymous. Anywhere that he plays if the fans and media get on him, is play slides. Not a good thing for anyone expecting to play in Montreal.
If there's a guy who has no clue about what he's saying, it's Le Baron.
Why is he on RDS again ?
It's because of that great head of hair.
Worst then his useless hockey insights is that Boxing Knockouts show that he co-hosts. Man... besides being soooo "Mon'Oncle" in his comments about the skanks holding the round cards... I am sure that they do not even watch the footage before they film. The show is about knockouts... so they know one is coming... and all along they say..."it's coming, almost got him there." It's just embarrasing. They are seeing for the first time as they "broadcast".
They have to take that show off the air, or change the name to RBS.