To be honest, I really do feel Gainey has done an exceptional job being a GM. We can’t blame him for missing out on signing the top UFAs or FAs every year since it isn’t because of him why the players are not signing with MTL. It’s like Gainey said it’s more like teammates, geography, high taxes in MTL, and don’t forget the crazy media that puts so much pressure on you to play mistake-free every game.

Please remember Gainey offered more money to Briere then Philly did but Briere just didn’t want to play in MTL, one more note Ryan Smyth would of came if it wasn’t for Joe Sakic’s pursuasive phone call.