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The Montreal Canadiens have fired general manager Pierre Gauthier after a dismal season.
The Canadiens are last in the Eastern Conference with a 29-34-14 record.
Team owner Geoff Molson will hold a news conference Thursday to discuss the move. The club says in a release the search for a new general manager ''is underway.''
A string of moves this season did not revive the struggling Canadiens.
Gauthier fired assistant coach Perry Pearn and then head coach Jacques Martin. He appointed Randy Cunneyworth as interim coach.
At one point, Molson resorted to Twitter to deny rumours during the season that Gauthier had been fired.
Gauthier was hired as GM and executive vice president in February 2010, taking over from Bob Gainey.
He joined the organization in July 2003 when he was appointed director of professional scouting.
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They haven’t exactly gone from first to worst over the last couple of decades, but they’ve certainly come quite close. The Montreal Canadiens, the most storied franchise in the NHL and the winner of the most Stanley Cups in history with 24, fired general manager Pierre Gauthier on March 29. Club president Geoff Molson made the move official at a noon hour press conference and...
The Montreal Canadiens have said "Au revoir" to general manager Pierre Gauthier. The club announced Monday morning that it has relieved Gauthier of his duties, and the search to find his replacement is under way. The Habs will make a formal announcement in the form of a news conference on Thursday morning at 11:45. A year after making the playoffs and pushing the eventual...
It’s a decent news day in Montreal. As you know, Pierre Gauthier is out as Habs GM after, arguably, their most disappointing season ever. Also out is former GM and Senior Advisor Bob Gainey. Before we go anywhere, a quick note:
Thank you Bob Gainey.
Bob Gainey built a 1st place team in 2008 that had a lot of talent but couldn’t get it done in the playoffs. He drafted some...
The Montreal Canadiens fired Pierre Gauthier as the team's general manager on Thursday.
A press conference has been scheduled for later in the day.
from Bruce Arthur of the National Post, Around the sporting cathedral that is the Bell Centre in Montreal, Pierre Gauthier was called The Ghost, which really only made him one of many. The Montreal Canadiens are steeped in hauntings, in visitations, in visions of the past. Les Glorieux have not been truly glorious in almost two decades, but the aura still lingers, cloudy as it has...