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Fire Pierre Gauthier Today

from Jack Todd of the Montreal Gazette,

Mr. Molson:

It’s Boxing Day today - but you cannot afford to take a holiday. The Montreal Canadiens, once a dynasty to rival the New York Yankees or the Boston Celtics, are in their deepest crisis since the Patrick Roy trade in 1995….

First thing this morning, you call in Mr. Gauthier and tell him not to let the door hit his butt on the way out. Then you call in Mr. Cunneyworth. You apologize for putting him in an untenable position. You thank Mr. Cunneyworth for his efforts and you give him a choice: return to Hamilton or stay in Montreal as an assistant to your new coach.

This is important, because no part of this is Cunneyworth’s fault. He’s an honourable man who is very well prepared to be a coach anywhere in the NHL -except Montreal.

Once Mr. Gauthieris out of the building, you call your great and good friend Serge Savard and ask him to take the reins as GM for at least the next year or two, while the two of you work to bring some stability to this franchise. Then, because Mr. Savard has been out of the game for some time, you hire another Mr. Savard -Andre, another former GM -to act as his lieutenant and eventual successor.


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Mr. Fnytelhatt's avatar

It’s got to be great to have all the right answers all the time.

Posted by Mr. Fnytelhatt on 12/26/11 at 01:10 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

No less an authority than Scotty Bowman has recommended Pierre McGuire for the job. With Serge Savard in the front office, you can take as much time as you need to find his successor.

Scotty Bowman recommended Regis ??? Well that just proves he is not perfect on Hockey LOL

Posted by Evilpens on 12/26/11 at 03:11 PM ET


Pierre Maguire is Scotty Bowmans nephew.  you can look it up.  I feel sorry for this poor guy Cunneyworth, substitute white coach for francophone and see how well it plays.  I think bigotry is bigotry no matter where it occurs. Todd is so close to it he can’t see it.

Posted by 13 user names on 12/26/11 at 07:58 PM ET

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