Bob Gainey Steps Down

Monday saw Bob Gainey step down as the GM of the Montreal Canadiens. It was a move that took a lot of people by surprise, it seems. Gainey will stay on with the team in some type of advisory role. The main post now goes to assistant GM Pierre Gauthier on an interim basis. TheContinue reading “Bob Gainey Steps Down”

Gainey Confirms That He’s Shopping Halak

Montreal GM Bob Gainey took the opportunity to set the record straight on the matter of goaltender Jaroslav Halak, telling RueFrontenac.com that he initiated contact with Philly GM Paul Holmgren about moving the player. This is interesting because Gainey rarely, if ever, discusses trades and possible deals with the media. “All I can tell youContinue reading “Gainey Confirms That He’s Shopping Halak”

Plekanec Set to Discuss New Deal with Habs

Tomas Plekanec is off to a roaring start in Montreal and La Presse is reporting that Habs GM Bob Gainey may be set to start discussing a new contract. Plekanec becomes an unrestricted free agent in July and Gainey, who usually doesn’t talk contracts during the regular season, may be setting up to discuss aContinue reading “Plekanec Set to Discuss New Deal with Habs”

The Busy, Busy Habs

The Montreal Canadiens might have been one of the busiest teams thus far in the free agency signing period, jumping feet-first into the market to secure players to fit new head coach Jacques Martin’s system. The Habs seem to have gotten smaller up front, with the ever-elusive Vincent Lecavalier still not in the fold butContinue reading “The Busy, Busy Habs”

Habs Hire Martin

The Montreal Canadiens appear to be moving away from their rookie coach experiment and have subbed in some experience for a change with the hiring of veteran Jacques Martin. Gainey apparently felt that the time for relying on new blood has come to an end, ending a string of five rookie head coaches in theContinue reading “Habs Hire Martin”