Gauthier on the eve of the draft

Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier met the media today in Santa Monica.

Pat Hickey was there and recorded the proceedings.


  1. anitaschwarz says:

    funny :-))

  2. bigjames says:

    did pat drive the honda out there or take the plane?

  3. HardHabits says:

    Says Mr. Let Me Post This ALN with more typos than a krob post.

  4. HardHabits says:

    I agree. We can start by eliminating this thread.

    I don’t mind hearing people whine about the Habs. What really annoys me is people whining about the whiners.

  5. HardHabits says:

    Tony242’s post did seem immature at 1st, then you responded to it in a way that made it look intelligent, astute and well thought out by comparison.

  6. HardHabits says:

    Goaltending has been the Habs crutch since Steve Penney.

  7. ZepFan2 says:

    wah…Gauthier this…wah Gainey that.

    Don’t like where this team is going? Well there’s 29 others to bitch and moan about day in and day out!

    It’s one thing to give your opinion. It’s another when all YOU do is whine over and over and over and over…


    Fans are great, but the quickest way to start losing is to listen to them.”
    – Sam Pollock

  8. SeriousFan09 says:

    Valentenko has barely played any KHL-level hockey in the last two years, they’re not exactly smuggling in the next Andrei Markov, got something like 19 pro games to his name including some AHL matches.


    – I shall always remember Captain Koivu.

  9. erowne says:

    Not at all, I like contrasting view points – most of you know more than I do about hockey. It’s why I come here. Easy on the slander though, I didn’t intend my comment as a personal attack on anybody in particular nor to ‘censor’ anyone. I didn’t realize how strongly this community felt about the subject of an ignore function. I was seeing it through a lens of convenience, not maliciousness.

  10. erowne says:

    edit: Double post.

  11. erowne says:

    That’s a valid point.

  12. slapshot777 says:

    +1  Great post. Take away the Gomez contract which seems to really be the only problem people have with him and Gomez is a good player. Gainey won the trade with the Rangers. Higgins never made it with the Rangers and moved, Valentenko wasn’t playing for the Habs so no loss there and like you said Sholi, the jury is still out on McDonough. Even if he do make the NHL you still have to way and see what type of player he will become. Gomez and Pyatt paid immediate dividends, which in my books is a no brainer on who won and lost that trade.


    To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high.

  13. The Cat says:

    I dont know why everyone has it in for you, I dont know how you achieved whipping boy status, but from what Ive read, I think your posts are alright.

  14. Puck Bard says:

    Oh man that’s good.

  15. The Cat says:

    Not a good idea. The majority of us here are grown men, who hopefully have no need for a popularity contest.

  16. The Cat says:

    Ignore functions will spell the death of this forum so I doubt it’ll happen. I hope it doesnt happen. Why do people want great information? Are some of you writing a thesis or a book on the Canadiens? Got to keep it fun cause if it aint fun, whats the point?

  17. G-Man says:

    Good 1, Mike.

    Let me get my eraserer.

  18. Mike Boone says:

    Typical right-winger who hates the welfare state but thinks “censor” deserves another syllable.

  19. Exit716 says:

    Gauthier traded Markov?

    Personally, aren’t you tired of having to rely on a goalie to steal a series in order to win.

    Maybe Gauthier is trying to build a solid team from the blueline to the forwards that won’t have to rely on freakish goaltending to win.


  20. badbalance says:

    Agree. there should be a thumbs up and thumbs down command where 5-10 thumbs down removes the post or something.

  21. says:

    If I were the Leafs GM, would I have made that deal for Kessel?  They didn’t make the playoffs and they lost a chance at Hall or Seguin. 

    I would have kept the Leafs just the way they were and taken the lost season and went for Hall. 

    If they did, they could now be looking at drafting a future Premier scorer, and then they could have made a deal this summer to acquire a second goal scorer.  Kessel most likely would have moved on, but there are others out there that the Leafs could have traded to get.

    Kaberle is their key to getting another top 6 forward, but at what expense?  Breaking apart their defense that has trouble moving the puck out of their own end. 

    They Call Me Shane

  22. says:

    I disagree.  With Gomez’s 14 points in the playoffs, and the amount of penaties that he helped kill, he was a essential part in winning two very hard rounds.  Along with Pyatt coming is as a throw in, I figure we win in that trade.  What did the Rangers get?  Higgins, who may look like a NHL journeyman.  Ryan McDonagh, some say he may never make the NHL now and Pavel Valentenko, a player who plays the “should I stay or should I go now” song when things don’t go his way.

    So looking at Gomez’s performance.  There’s only one way to look at his contract.  You pay for production (scoreboard), his PK talents, and what he does in the dressing room. 

    Everything you need help win. 

    Now with a little bit of help (injuries and a couple key players that didn’t produce), the Habs could have been in the Stanley Cup finals.

    I’d say that was pretty good for a first year group of guy put together last summer.

    Just stop looking at the dollar amounts, and look at what he brings to the Habs.

    I know it’s only June, but I am already looking forward to a season of winning.

    My glass is always half full.  🙂

    They Call Me Shane

  23. nightmare_49 says:

        It’s Burke’s day to howl so lets hear from Brian

       Burke’s top priority is scoring forward

       – “We’re trying to get better right now. Draft picks don’t help me right now.”

  24. erowne says:

    Can we please implement an ignore function! A petition might be in order? Something – anything to make reading this website easier. It has such great information but man am I tired (and no doubt many of us readers as well) of the labour associated with uncovering it.



  25. jrshabs1 says:

    Why does the sky fall in Habland everyday? Complain… complain.. complain…it never stops!!!!!

  26. badbalance says:

    Valantenko Comming back to North America, looks like Gainey will eventually be the loser in the Gomez trade…

  27. nightmare_49 says:

       Glad to see Mr.Hickey finally got us something from the pre-draft, i thought it was going to be a no hitter. BTW the questions were quiet decent and i hope he works  the scene for some scoops today.

       PG says that there is no worries about not having made Benny a qualifying offer and they are still evaluating things and he will get an offer before Monday, so why announce the other 10 and lead us to speculation ???

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