The Canadiens will want to have a replacement for fired general manager Pierre Gauthier by late May when serious organizational meetings take place to plot the direction the franchise wants to take through the NHL’s entry draft and the opening of the free agency process July first. Here is a scouting report on the eleven most prominent of the candidates for the job.
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The Canadiens fired general manager Pierre Gauthier Thursday, just over a week before the worst season in over seventy years comes to an end. While there have been criticiisms of Gauthier’s management style, one thing led that eventually sealed his doom – a league leading rash of injuries to veteran players.