Or at least, that’s what the Habs’ philosophy seems to have been lately, as they hired Bob Gainey as the new GM today. Granted, Reggie Houle made a total mess of the team, probably making at least 8 of the top 10 worst trades in NHL history. But Andre Savard has really not been all that bad. Even the team seems to think so, as Savard is being kept on as an assistant.
It’s the oldest scapegoating trick in history. Team fails, so fire the coach or replace the management. Whether or not Gainey, a former Habs captain and multiple cup-winner, can inject new life into the lackluster team, will remain to be seen.