Gainey gives his team vote of confidence

Bob Gainey  got his shopping done early in the bodies of Mathieu Schneider and Glen Metropolit.
Christinne Muschi, Reuters

Bob Gainey’s telephone wasn’t ringing off the hook on Wednesday, nor were there many outgoing calls from his Brossard office.

On a day when 22 trades were made, involving 45 players and 21 draft picks, not one involved the Canadiens.

The National Hockey League’s trade deadline day came and went quietly for the Canadiens.

But the team’s stoic general manager wasn’t nursing a broken heart into French and English media scrums at the Bell Sports Complex at 3:30 p.m., a half-hour after the clock struck a figurative midnight.

Stubbs column continues here.

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