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10-13-2008, 03:39 AM
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Useful signings and trades so far...

It's early in the season, but Gainey's trade for an undervalued Tanguay looks like it's paying off, especially when you consider that Calgary looks right now like it could use his offense.

Same can be said of Pittsburgh missing muscle that Laraque brought to that team.

Gainey's getting pretty good at buying low and selling high. For every Beauchemin-type miscue, there are at least two, three deals weighted in the Canadiens' favour.

Combine that with consistently high-quality work by Timmins, and the team's progress appears inexorable. Very few really flashy deals, but a few well placed tweaks here and there.

It's fun to watch him work and behold the results.

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Good to be on this side of trades instead of other side like we were during the Houle years. Still a step away from cup...that could be most challenging

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Good to be on this side of trades instead of other side like we were during the Houle years. Still a step away from cup...that could be most challenging
Do good things and good things will happen to you. That's why hockey is so much fun - Last year everyone was saying Anaheims model (Canadian defense and gritty offense) was the way to go, this year Detroit's the team to copy. Who knows, maybe Gainey and the rest of his staff will be the ones that everyone talks about after this season.

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Do good things and good things will happen to you. That's why hockey is so much fun - Last year everyone was saying Anaheims model (Canadian defense and gritty offense) was the way to go, this year Detroit's the team to copy. Who knows, maybe Gainey and the rest of his staff will be the ones that everyone talks about after this season.
The Detroit is the Montreal model that Bowman brought to Detroit after his stay in Montreal.

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Gainey is underrated by many posters but the results speak for themselves. Even the "we don't have enough francophones on the team" is a non-starter. Begin, Lapierre, Latendresse, Bouillon, Dandenault and this year Tanguay, Laraque & Brisebois ? Desharnais, Beauregard, Carle, Desjardins, St. Denis, Lehoux, Denis, Aubin. People don't get it, he sees a need and tries to fill it. Gainey is pro-winning not anti-anything!

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It's early in the season, but Gainey's trade for an undervalued Tanguay looks like it's paying off, especially when you consider that Calgary looks right now like it could use his offense.

Same can be said of Pittsburgh missing muscle that Laraque brought to that team.

Gainey's getting pretty good at buying low and selling high. For every Beauchemin-type miscue, there are at least two, three deals weighted in the Canadiens' favour.

Combine that with consistently high-quality work by Timmins, and the team's progress appears inexorable. Very few really flashy deals, but a few well placed tweaks here and there.

It's fun to watch GM Bob Gainey work and behold the results.

If I were a GM I would not want to discuss a trade with Gainey (and please let's not mention the Ribs trade..., so tired of that *****...Gainey usually gets rid of the right amount of garbage to improve the HABS: Ribs, Theo, Dagenais, etc).

I'm still loving the
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Or the Balej for Kovalev trade

etc, etc...

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If I were a GM I would not want to discuss a trade with Gainey (and please let's not mention the Ribs trade..., so tired of that *****...Gainey usually gets rid of the right amount of garbage to improve the HABS: Ribs, Theo, Dagenais, etc).

I'm still loving the
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Gorges + 1st Rounder (Pacioretty) TRADE


Or the Balej for Kovalev trade

etc, etc...
Grabovsky for Lang + Pateryn (we don't know about him already, but he seems ok)

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Do good things and good things will happen to you. That's why hockey is so much fun - Last year everyone was saying Anaheims model (Canadian defense and gritty offense) was the way to go, this year Detroit's the team to copy. Who knows, maybe Gainey and the rest of his staff will be the ones that everyone talks about after this season.
Could very well be happening...however I think we are a player away. Albeit a #4 defenseman.

I don't gloat about trades...at least, not until we win a cup. Still remember how Philly fans bragged in our faces about stealing John LeClair from us...but yet the laugh ended up back on them as they never won.

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