Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Gainey Resigns As Habs' GM

Bob Gainey (left) with Canadiens president Pierre Boivin and newly appointed general manager Pierre Gauthier. Photograph by: Pierre Obendrauf, The Gazette

Canadiens' GM Bob Gainey passes Torch To Pierre Gauthier -- Montreal Gazette

MONTREAL – The Canadiens didn’t have to look far to find a replacement when general manager Bob Gainey decided to step down.

Pierre Gauthier, who has served as Gainey’s right-hand man for the past 61⁄2 years, is the team’s new GM.

“I’ve done my best and now it’s time for me to pass the torch,” Gainey said during a news conference at the Bell Centre yesterday afternoon. “I believe that the general manager position requires a long-term vision and a long-term commitment. At this point, I’m not prepared to make a commitment of four or five or six more years in this position.

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More News On The Resignation Of Bob Gainey

Pierre Gauthier named General Manager -- Canadiens.com
Gainey steps down as Habs GM -- CBC
Canadiens GM Bob Gainey steps down -- CTV
Gainey resigns as Habs' GM -- Globe And Mail
Time runs out on Habs GM Gainey -- SI.com
Gainey planned exit strategy long ago -- CBC
Last two seasons hurt Gainey's legacy -- Montreal Gazette
It was time for Gainey to go -- Montreal Gazette
Cox: Gainey was one of the best -- Toronto Star
'Bob brought silver polish to his job' -- National Post
A quick look at Bob Gainey's career -- Canadian Press

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