Gainey Signs Extension

As posted on the Canadiens website the team has extended the contract on GM Bob Gainey through the 2009-10 season which will be the cenntenial season for the habs. I think this is awesome for the Canadiens’ organization, team and fans. Gainey has done an excellent job thus far and i’m sure will continue to do so. Hopefully by 2009-10 we will have already won our elusive 25th cup! I’m sure that with gainey running things in the head office and Carbonneau running things behind the bench it will only be a matter of time until the Habs win another cup.

Here’s the link to the article

122 Responses to Gainey Signs Extension

  1. HMorenz says:

    Canada is a bilingual country, but New Brunswick is the only officially bilingual province. Québec on the other hand is not officially bilingual.

  2. HMorenz says:

    “both French and English are used daily and interchangibly” what you are talking about would be Acadien. Here in Montreal, living with French and English we speak “Franglais” switching between French and English mid sentence. As long as we understand each other Eh!!!!

  3. SensDude says:

    mistakes , like what ?

  4. my_sphincter says:

    First of all, I am not from Quebec.

    Secondly, I am unilingual, but I know a little French (and am learning more every day), a little Russian and a little Chinese.

    The French I want to learn so that I can communicate with people in their own language. Yes, most people in Canada can speak English, but it is nice to be able to speak to people in their own language. As for the Russian and Chinese, I have friends from these countries and it really is a sign of respect to make an effort.

  5. Fneuman says:

    Good news for Habs fans. Alot of people on the RDS website were bashing Gainey for not moving until the Samsonov signing. Gainey is relaxed, posed, and doesn’t take a decision without first reflecting about it. The Habs have a good future ahead of them with the skilled young players in the farm system.

    It’s too bad idiots have to post stuff about language issues in a SPORTS blog. I’m french canadian, bilingual, but that has NOTHING to do with my comments about Bob Gainey signing a contract….don’t you agree?

    By the way…Montréal is a VERY nice city (I’m not going to bash Toronto)and very multilingual. The women here are the best looking on the planet, and hockey is a religion here. So don’t go bashing my language, my city, or whatever else. Thank you.

  6. my_sphincter says:

    He did not just say that he did not want to learn French. He said that he would not set foot in Quebec (except for Montreal) and he said that it is a waste of time to learn French. If you can’t see the difference between these two comments, then you are as big of an ass as he is. Those comments are a slap in the face to all French speaking Canadians. It shows ignorance and disrespect. He also stated that he is not going to leave his little “Upper Canadian” bubble for fear that he may be exposed to people different than him.

    You need to shut up

    In Canada we are free to … speak our mind freely

    Don’t these statements contradict each other?

    Seems to me that you are the one who needs to be educated.

  7. Hoondog2 says:

    I would like to apologize for LeafyMcleaf on behalf of all Leaf fans. His views are not shared or supported by other Leaf fans…..

    Love the rivalry!

    Good luck in the upcoming season (I hope we smoke your asses)


  8. my_sphincter says:

    If I met anyone from a different country, I would attempt to learn a little as a sign of respect. Their language is part of their culture and saying it is a waste of time to learn a little is insulting.

    I went to Cuba a few years back and I made sure that I could order my drinks in Spanish. I made mistakes, sometimes the staff at the resort corrected me, but they were all happy that I made the effort. I am not saying that I tried to become fluent in Spanish, but I did make an affort.

    And BTW, how much time does it take to learn a few words. You don’t have to be fluent in French to get by. As for learning something you’ll probably never use, isn’t that what half of the public school system is all about? Most of what you learn in school are things that you won’t ever use (that’s what I thought about Calculus – now I use it all the time).

    If you keep this narrow-minded view, you are going to lead a sad and sheltered life.

  9. my_sphincter says:

    Again, I have to say…


    Saying that learning French is a waste of time is an insult. So is saying that you don’t want to set foot in Quebec because they speak French there.

    Maybe he didn’t mean it in that way (judging by his further comments, he did), but that is the way he came off. So delete this thread if you must, but you should understand why people are insulted by his comments.

  10. my_sphincter says:

    Hell then, why were you so insulted whe I said you were around 14?

  11. my_sphincter says:

    Nothing bad eh…. If I said to you that I will never step foot in your province because it is a waste of my time to try to speak to you, would you not be just a little insulted? That is the point I was trying to make from the start. That is a prejudiced remark, plain and simple.

    Maybe you didn’t mean to insult people, but you did… and you keep digging the hole bigger.

  12. Fneuman says:

    Comment to Mr. LeafyMcLeaf…

    By the way, ‘terrific’ is spelled with 2 r’s and 1 f.

    And Prolly is spelled ‘probably’.

    If you want to bash Quebecers….at least spell right in english…

    Not bad for a french dude….


  13. Draffut says:

    I would not step in any country that is not USA, Australia, Canada and UK, because all other country don’t speak english as their main language.


  14. 92-93 says:

    you shouldnt even have to say anything like that.

    people should know better and not extend Leafy’s comments or by anyone else to other leaf fans or english canadians and so on.

    but they dont.

    just as Leafy has shown some ignorance on this thread … some of those who have responded have resorted to the classic and equally-ignorant response of assuming that all Leaf fans or Anglophones are ignorant.

    i’ve always said that Leaf fans shouldnt be generalized or stereotyped … but when you start getting into matters of language and ethnicity … then its gets particularly serious and important to make that point.

    Leafy deserved to have his lunch handed to him in this thread … but some of the responses were just as stupid or even worse.

  15. MT4e says:

    i don’t get your point but as far as i’m concerned, everybody makes don’t tell me you don’t. i find rds to host way better sports/entertainment than tsn

    RDS: CFL (Als), F-1, MLB, NHL

    TSN: WWE

  16. jouby says:

    Look, dude, one day you’ll have to realize that in North America, thre are something like 327 million english speakers and only 7 million French speakers. And the big majority are in Quebec.

    So you have to understand that when you say to a small group of people that your are not interested in their language, of course they will take it personally. And you are just proving us right when we want to make sure that french is still spoken by forcing that language on companies. Or else, all will be done in english, all will be written in english like it was before the 1950’s-1960’s and Quebec will soon be another Louisiana.

    Nobody wants that I am sure. So you don’t want to learn french? fine. The fact that french is spoken in Quebec turns you off (even if you said otherwise later on)? Fine. We just don’t need to hear about it, it’s just not constructive.

    Finally, as far as retarded people goes, they are equally distributed on the surface of the world man, including Quebec and Ontario.

  17. jouby says:

    You ask if people form Quebec who don’t want to learn english are bad people? I’d say yes, yes it does. If it were up to me, we would all know 2, 3 or even 4 languages.

    That is one of the many reasons I admire immigrants in Quebec, they can usually speak french, english and their native language. And that is very valuable when it comes the time to find a job.

  18. jouby says:

    I like Bob Gainey. The fact that he is hard to read soometimes can be frustrating but in the end, I always have a feeling the we are going in the right direction.

    As for the All-Star game and Draft, it was not announced officially but it should be a done deal. If the NHL does not commemorate such an event as the 100 years of existence of one of it’s most storied teams, There is something really wrong.

    And on the flip side, I’d expect the same for all original six teams when the time comes, it’s only fittting.

    So here’s hoping the habs will get that elusive 25th cup in 2009 and close the gap with those damn NY Yankees 🙂 That would be a hell of a party.

  19. my_sphincter says:

    amen to that.

  20. Les-Habitants says:

    Well said

  21. jouby says:


    Quebecers going to Ontario and starting Lawsuits? Are you sure it’s not French Ontarians on the border trying to have services in their languages? like schools and hospitals?

    I mean even Quebec has english schools and Hospitals. Heck, even in the US they have translators for almost all languages. I don’t think it’s too much to ask.

  22. Tush says:

    I am excited for the all star game, draft and 100th anniversary.

    I have to comment on “leafymcleaf’s” ignorance… He is 14, and is a child… when you sign up to post on this site they ask that you be at least over 13 and for good reason. Perhapse it should be over 16 because a child is pissing off grown men. Let it go, with comments like that the school yard kids will beat him up and for that reason I am feeling sorry for the kid. As an anglophone Quebec I sympathize with francophones and the ignorance of some non-Quebecers that they must deal with. Two is always better than one. In this case languages..

    Finally, I think Gainey has done a fantastic job. Keep up the good work, you earned your extension.

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