Pierre Gauthier: How You Like Me Now?

July 7th, 2010 by Rocket All Habs Leave a reply »
On the walls of the media hallway at the Complexe Sportif Bell are large individually framed posters of each Canadiens player on the roster. Two of the spots, formerly belonging to Jaroslav Halak and Sergei Kostitsyn, contain a simple Canadiens logo now.

Changes are underway as General Manager Pierre Gauthier shapes the Habs to his liking.

But with the first heatwave to hit Montreal in about 10years, perhaps it was time for Gauthier to hit the beach. On Tuesday, he convened the media to announce that the majority of the offseason moves were complete.

Trading Halak and the younger Kostitsyn were the two most discussed offseason transactions, but not the only ones. So how did he do? Get out your scorecards!

It's fair to say that Gauthier wouldn't find himself on many shortlists of NHL teams searching for a general manager. He has a spotty record as a GM and led the Canadiens pro-scouting department, considered by many to be the weak link in the Habs organization. Gauthier is known for micro-managing and being iron-fisted.

In February, when Gauthier was handed the reins of the Canadiens, President Pierre Boivin said, "You do your hom ...

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