Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 10/21/14
It’s never too early for NHL general managers and coaches to feel the heat. A topsy-turvy October raised the angst level in several cities.These individuals are sweating more than most:Canadiens general manager Pierre Gauthier: Montreal’s slow start prompted “The Ghost” to can assistant coach Perry Pearn in a strange move. Wrote Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun: “Many believe he’ll be next out the door and that’s the whisper among NHL types as well. So, who will be his replacement? Here are two names to listen for: Former Habs GM Bob Gainey . . . (and) Tampa assistant GM Julien Brisebois. He left the Habs to take work with Bolts GM Steve Yzerman and was a key figure in the hiring of coach Guy Boucher.”Canadiens coach Jacques Martin: If Gauthier gets capped, then the mild-mannered Martin could be next. Failure is not an option with the Habs.Flames GM Jay Feaster: Edmonton’s hot start is pressuring him to speed up his roster overhaul in Calgary. Trouble is he inherited a bunch of play...
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