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GMGM?

The latest news in the dysfunctional offices of the Montreal Canadiens is that, according to TSN’s Tony Marinaro, as reported by CTV’s Brian Wilde, Geoff Molson has taken over as GM of the Montreal Canadiens. Pierre Gauthier is nothing more than a mouthpiece, and all decisions and negotiating are being made and done by Geoff Molson.

GMGM? Apparently.

So what does this mean? Well, nothing except that perhaps a man who has never been a hockey manager is now calling the shots for the most storied franchise in hockey history.

That bodes well.

Oh, and the firing of Pierre Gauthier is, apparently, imminent.

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Obviously you don’t know a thing about Montreal media: Tony Marinaro is a clown, knows nothing, and reports nothing. He’s a fat, loudmouthed moron. Nothing more.

Posted by Jean-Luc on 02/25/12 at 11:16 PM ET

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via TSN,

Despite reports to the contrary, Canadiens team president Geoff Molson has not assumed the role of general manager and will not be making player moves.

“Rumours of Pierre Gauthier’s firing are false,” Molson posted on his verified twitter account.

When contacted by TSN, Molson reiterated the fact that no changes have been made in the Canadiens’ power structure.

“No,” said Molson when asked if the hockey decision making process/protocol with Montreal was any different now than at the beginning of the season.

Responding to the follow-up question, confirming that there has been no change in power structure,  Molson answered in the same manner.

“None,” he told TSN.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/26/12 at 12:16 AM ET

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