Bob Gainey

There is one way to measure the impact thus far Bob has had on the Habs. It should be obvious that under his watch the team has significantly improved. Bob took over the team in may 2003, and has only had 2 working seasons with which to place his mark. One only has to look at what he inherited compared to what he has today.

THEN: NOW:

Koivu………. Koivu

Ryder……… Ryder

Ribeiro……… Ribeiro

Zednik……… Kovalev

Bulis………. Samsonov

Dagenais……… Johnson

Perreault………. Bonk

Audette………. Higgins

Juneau……… Perezhogin

Dackell……… Plekanec

Ward……… Begin

Sundstrom……… Murray

Kilger……….. Downey

Souray…….. Souray

Markov……… Markov

Rivet………. Rivet

Bouillon…….. Bouillon

Brisebois……. Komisarek

Quintal………. Dandenault

Dykhuis…….. Streit

Traverse……….. Cote

Theodore……….. Huet

Garon………….. Abeischer

The team now is much improved. Bob knows what he is doing. The Habs are a playoff team, and as the Oilers demonstrated in the playoffs, it doesn’t matter where you are seeded because anything can happen.


2 Responses to Bob Gainey

  1. passionch says:

    I agree, most of the players in the past were replaced with an equal or better player. Older players were replaced by young talented ones. I do however, miss good ol’ Perreault and his face-off skills and charisma. He should have stayed.

  2. catalyst27 says:

    I agree as well. Bob Gainey might be the smartest GM in the NHL. Towards the end of last season The Hockey News ran an article saying that it is not a matter of if but when will Montreal win the Stanley Cup. Like passionch though, I do think that not re-signing Yanic Perreault last season may have been a mistake. The guy scored over 20 goals and is the best face-off man in the NHL. Now we have Radek Bonk. How many goals…2? But its hard to criticize the move that brought Cristobal Huet to Montreal.

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