Originally posted on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 3/29/12
Let the overhaul in Montreal begin.General manager Pierre “The Ghost” Gauthier has moved on down the trail, as expected. Apparently he jumped before getting pushed.Interim coach Randy Cunneyworth will play out the string while pondering his own future. He didn’t deliever results after tagging in for coach Jacques Martin.This storied franchise sunk to dead last in the Eastern Conference. It has richly earned his spot in the coming NHL Draft lottery.The Canadiens need to start over with strong new leadership. The formula of committing huge dollars to marginal players somehow didn’t work.Bob Gainey shares in the responsibility for this franchise’s demise. So it will be interesting to see if Canadiens principal owner Geoff Molson will force him out of the front office as well.Former Canadiens goaltender Patrick Roy is an option, despite his attempts to chill such chatter. A more sensible GM choice would be Lightning assistant GM Julien BrisBois, a long-time member of the Montreal organization.Before becoming Steve Yzerman’s right-hand man in Tampa, BriseBois was GM of Montreal's AHL affiliate, the Hamilton Bulldogs.The next GM will have to score big with the high first-round draft pick, secure goaltender Carey Price with a new long-term deal and shed some of the franchise’s burdensome salaries. The task will be enormous.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Coach K gets buzzer-beater win over Virginia for his birthday

Baylor approves new measures to deal with sexual assault

Joe Mauer: Concussions blurred vision, affected hitting

LeBron James says Kevin Love-Celtics trade rumor is false

Michael Jordan gifts Kobe Bryant full set of Air Jordans

Bethune-Cookman football player killed at party

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Former UFC heavyweight Kevin Randleman dead at 44

WATCH: Chelsea scores three goals in less than 20 minutes

Broncos safety Shiloh Keo arrested for DUI

Mountain West admits error, says Boise St. shot was good

WATCH: John Calipari loses his mind, gets ejected

Former Clemson star Tajh Boyd to speak at John Kasich rally

Bruins forward is goal scoring machine after suspension

Michael Jordan gives Kobe Bryant complete set of Air Jordans

Drake has Kentucky edition of custom ‘OVO’ Air Jordan 8s

QUIZ: Name every NBA All-Star Game MVP

Watch rare footage of Stephen Curry from 2001-02 emerges

Check out this custom camouflage Oregon helmet

Ejected John Calipari tweets “they don’t need me and I love it”

Popovich would 'buy ticket' to watch Warriors play

Jamal Murray destroyed South Carolina defender with dunk

WATCH: Lon Kruger gets Oklahoma hoops squad hype for Kansas test

Texas signee glad he didn’t pick Texas A&M after alleged racism

Dallas Stars have passed the early tests in February

Could Matt Forte become the revival for Patriots run game?

NHL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Ranking the ten best free agent pitcher signings

Who had the best NBA All-Star Game of the last 40 years?

The winners and losers of the 2016 MLB offseason

On Kobe Bryant and taking greatness for granted

Bucks need to choose between wins, development

Fantasy booking WrestleMania 32

Unrestricted free agents each team must consider re-signing

QUIZ: Name the winners of the NBA Slam Dunk Contest

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker