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Is Gainey Really Sather's Twin?

Posted on: July 10, 2009 1:59 pm
 
Is it me or is our beloved Montreal Canadiens GM Bob Gainey starting to act a lot like his New York Rangers counterpart, Glen Sather? What gives with taking on Scott Gomez's monster and stupidly expensive salary? Why is Gainey wasting salary and cap space on a tiny player like Brian Gionta? Why on earth would he sign yet another old defenseman in Jaroslav Spacek, didn't he learn not to waste $$ on old defensemen when he signed Roman Hamrlik to $5.5M a couple yrs back? What about the most recent signing, Paul Mara? Mara is the defenseman version of Alexei Kovalev (read: disappears for long stretches during the season and gets benched) though much less talented of course. Finally, I present to you Exhibit Z in Bob Gainey's ineptitude as a GM, losing 4 key free agents for absolutely NOTHING! Mike Komisarek - Gone! Tanguay - Gone! Kovalev - Gone! And last but not least, Captain Saku Koivu!

Recap: Taking on inflatted salaries, adding inflatted salaries, adding more small players, signing other team's junk UFAs, losing key UFA assets for nothing, a 5-year rebuiling plan that has gone nowhere... yep, sounds and looks a lot like Glen Sather's recipe for ruining a hockey team. This is clearly a desperate attempt on Gainey's part to make something of the team before he gets pink slipped by the new Habs ownership.

Bob, what happened to you man? Seriously.

Comments

Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: September 7, 2009 8:23 pm
 

Is Gainey Really Sather's Twin?

Koivu(3rd line center at best),Kovie(Casper),and a slew of others that are not able to put a decent year together(minus Lang he showed up) but good ridence to the rest and sure this year is up in the air ,but if they kept the same team we were all doomed.Bob Gainey saw that it was broken so he has tried to fix it(until quarter of the way through the season) we wont know if he has used super glue or masking tape.lets hope for the glue.so lets go LE BLEU BLANC ROUGE and have a great season.



Since: Oct 14, 2006
Posted on: August 12, 2009 12:00 pm
 

Is Gainey Really Sather's Twin?

PigsRule...

Well put on the analysis of Gainey's 'brilliant' offseason.  I would have been happy if the team stayed as was.  The only good change I feel positive about is hiring Martin and the other new coaching staff.



Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: July 11, 2009 1:51 pm
 

Is Gainey Really Sather's Twin?

oh thats no biggie on the Gomez contract ... since when do the Rangers care about money? lol 

Cammalleri and Moen are both solid players ... but i'm sure you already knew that haha. 

I just hope that Sather doesn't forget that he still has to pay Callahan, Duber and Staal ... but i have a feeling that he has another trade up his sleeve ... or at very least he has said that he would just send Redden down to the AHL to clear cap room (I would love that! haha I might actually drive up to Hartford to see a game if that happens just to Heckle that Bum! lol)



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2009 1:11 pm
 

Is Gainey Really Sather's Twin?

I totally forgot the positive of Gainey being so bad was that he's bailing Sather out of some of the mistakes he made - taking big bad contracts off Sather's hands and scooping up Mara to make Sather look like he once owned good players. The bad news is Sather and the NYR already paid Gomez $10M + $8M for the 1st two yrs of that monster 7-yr UFA deal. Yeah, Gainey seems to have made at least 2 decent signings so far inking Michael Cammalleri + Travis Moen. Those are the kinda players we want in Montreal playing for the Canadiens.




Since: Oct 1, 2007
Posted on: July 10, 2009 4:16 pm
 

Is Gainey Really Sather's Twin?

Sucks doesn't it! haha. I'm just glad that Sather is starting to admit his mistakes and trying to correct them. I'm not sure what the heck Gainey is doing, but i gotta tell ya it doesn't look good. But there are still pieces that need to fall into place before you can truly judge an off season. 

Speaking of which ... any idea when we are starting the keeper league back up again? (draft lotto, etc.) 


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