So What Do Montreal Canadiens Fans Think Of Pierre Gauthier Now?

June 30th, 2010 by Kamal Panesar Leave a reply »
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Yesterday's news that the Montreal Canadiens had traded disgruntled forward Sergei Kostitsyn to the Nashville Predators marked the fifth volley fired this offseason by the still relatively new Habs general manager, Pierre Gauthier.

When Bob Gainey stepped down as GM, in late February, the hope was that the Habs braintrust would go out and perform a proper executive search for his successor.

Much to the chagrin of most Montreal fans, in the same press conference where Gainey announced his decision, the team announced that his assistant GM, Gauthier, would be taking over Gainey's job on a full time basis.

The fact that there was no interim tag that came with the position was extremely bothersome to most - myself included - as fans felt that it was time for the Habs to go in a different direction.

Gauthier took over the reigns of an up and down team that was a few months away from having to make some very crucial decisions, namely what to do with his goaltenders, Carey Price and Jaroslav Halak, and his first line center Tomas Plekanec.

In addition, he was tasked with tweaking the team by or before the trade dea ...

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