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Eklund
Commissioner
Joined: 09.15.2005

Dec 1 @ 1:05 PM ET
Eklund: Danny Briere Could Be Perfect GM to bring the Canadiens Back Home.
Only_A_Ladd
Los Angeles Kings
Location: An attempt to educate are failing youth on reality..., CA
Joined: 06.06.2013

Dec 1 @ 1:08 PM ET
So a bilingual front man for Gorton with no NHL front office experience but lots of charm? Works.

*Edit: executive experience. I see he was with the Flyers for a bit.
HenryHockey
Season Ticket Holder
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Gwinn, MI
Joined: 01.26.2020

Dec 1 @ 1:41 PM ET
Gorton's puppet? I guess it would be nicer to say Gorton will give Briere "on the job training".
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Cochrane, AB
Joined: 01.04.2021

Dec 1 @ 1:54 PM ET
I sure hope so. Another stupid decision in a long line of stupid decisions.
Seems nhl teams never learn. Bringing up a bunch of former players trained by the old school morons that have failed for years just means many more years of the same poop.
Only_A_Ladd
Los Angeles Kings
Location: An attempt to educate are failing youth on reality..., CA
Joined: 06.06.2013

Dec 1 @ 1:56 PM ET
Gorton's puppet? I guess it would be nicer to say Gorton will give Briere "on the job training".
- HenryHockey


EK believes his love for the sweater constitutes a material factor that makes him a candidate for the job. I'd rather have a cold, calculating, detached executive who can (1) assemble a great player development staff, and (2) uncover cheap veterans who outplay their market value. But I guess being a fan is important, too.
Shady1962
Joined: 02.06.2021

Dec 1 @ 1:59 PM ET
The old and tired narrative continues In Montreal, It's a neanderthal way of doing business and here It Is, Hire french canadians whether their qualified or not and everything will be okay.
Shady1962
Joined: 02.06.2021

Dec 1 @ 1:59 PM ET
The old and tired narrative continues In Montreal, It's a neanderthal way of doing business and here It Is, Hire french canadians whether their qualified or not and everything will be okay.
broncohorvath
Joined: 12.20.2012

Dec 1 @ 2:13 PM ET
Really I don't think so You will need a lot more that that guy
habtastic62
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 12.09.2020

Dec 1 @ 2:16 PM ET
Danny B loved Montreal so much that he signed with Philly back when we gave him almost as good of an offer. I also like the “GM in Maine” phrasing that conveniently neglected to mention ECHL.

And, who is Scott Gorton?
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Cochrane, AB
Joined: 01.04.2021

Dec 1 @ 2:27 PM ET
So I read the “blog”.

Don;t you think if you are a reporter as you say you are that you should proof read your work and at very least use an auto correct?
I don’t know how you continue to say you know these guys then get their names incorrect. Jeff Gorton was hired by Montreal not Scott.

The entire article was a complete laugher.

If they’re the class of the league why did they just draft Logan Mailloux?

If they’re the class of the league why have they drafted so poorly the past 30 years? In the last 30 years they drafted 2 star players. Koivu and Price. A handful of very good players like McDonagh, Patches, Markov, Gallagher. Caufield still to be determined. But other than that they drafted steaming piles of crap.
dashripdot
Joined: 07.09.2009

Dec 1 @ 2:38 PM ET
If Gorton doesn't know what Briere is saying to the local press, who's the puppet now?
Octavarium
New York Islanders
Joined: 01.03.2007

Dec 1 @ 2:39 PM ET
I was about to come in and say the same thing.

"as a hockey writer"....."as a reporter"....

(I snorted)
dothedougie
Boston Bruins
Location: My advice to you.....is to start drinking heavily
Joined: 10.24.2013

Dec 1 @ 2:47 PM ET
Scott Gorton


CaptainClutch19
Colorado Avalanche
Joined: 05.28.2021

Dec 1 @ 2:47 PM ET
Briere was washed up when he joined the Habs. If he truly loved the team, as is suggested here, he would have signed with them when they courted him in 2007.
Newgod77
Boston Bruins
Location: IL
Joined: 05.10.2015

Dec 1 @ 3:14 PM ET
So basically a translator for the guy calling the shots.
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Cochrane, AB
Joined: 01.04.2021

Dec 1 @ 3:16 PM ET
So basically a translator for the guy calling the shots.
- Newgod77

I suggested that on the Habs thread. Hire a French female player. Oulette, Rheaume or someone like that as a PR person to handle all press and learn the ropes.
dothedougie
Boston Bruins
Location: My advice to you.....is to start drinking heavily
Joined: 10.24.2013

Dec 1 @ 3:27 PM ET
I suggested that on the Habs thread. Hire a French female player. Oulette, Rheaume or someone like that as a PR person to handle all press and learn the ropes.
- TurdFergeson



Maybe Scott Gorton has a sister?
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Cochrane, AB
Joined: 01.04.2021

Dec 1 @ 3:30 PM ET
Maybe Scott Gorton has a sister?
- dothedougie

Or maybe they could hire Jeff Gordon?
BringNYIhome
New York Islanders
Location: Smithtown , NY
Joined: 04.10.2016

Dec 1 @ 3:37 PM ET
Scott Gorton lol
Dahlmanyotes
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Joined: 06.15.2015

Dec 1 @ 3:39 PM ET
Jeff Groton tore the Rangers down and tanked. Drafted Kakko 2nd overall and Lafreniere 1st overall, not to mention a slew of other top 10 picks. How is he proven that he can do it with tanking?

Better yet how has ANY team ever proven that? Other than random (lucky) flashes in the pan, any recent sustained success was built through high draft picks.
dothedougie
Boston Bruins
Location: My advice to you.....is to start drinking heavily
Joined: 10.24.2013

Dec 1 @ 3:39 PM ET
Or maybe they could hire Jeff Gordon?
- TurdFergeson



Nah, heard he has a new gig somewhere, cant remember where though.
BringNYIhome
New York Islanders
Location: Smithtown , NY
Joined: 04.10.2016

Dec 1 @ 3:39 PM ET
I was about to come in and say the same thing.

"as a hockey writer"....."as a reporter"....

(I snorted)

- Octavarium


This site is always good for a laugh or two. Can’t take it seriously
habtastic62
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 12.09.2020

Dec 1 @ 3:47 PM ET
Edit: Quoting isn’t working. I’m responding to TurdFerguson’s point about Montreal’s poor drafting over 30 years.


While your overall point is valid, it seems shortsighted to keep Pacioretty and Subban off this list.

Let’s also not forget who drafted Sergachev, who is likely on the cusp of “star” status.
TurdFergeson
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Cochrane, AB
Joined: 01.04.2021

Dec 1 @ 3:56 PM ET
Edit: Quoting isn’t working. I’m responding to TurdFerguson’s point about Montreal’s poor drafting over 30 years.


While your overall point is valid, it seems shortsighted to keep Pacioretty and Subban off this list.

Let’s also not forget who drafted Sergachev, who is likely on the cusp of “star” status.

- habtastic62

I listed Patches. Subban had one great year that’s it. And Sergachev is good but will never be a star.
Komisaurus Rex
Montreal Canadiens
Location: ON
Joined: 06.14.2009

Dec 1 @ 4:04 PM ET
Scott Gorton....is that Jeff's brother??
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