Canadiens fire GM Pierre Gauthier

  • Darren Dreger via twitter: The Montreal Canadiens have let GM Pierre Gauthier go. No replacement will be named. The Canadiens were eliminated over the weekend, so there is no reason to wait. Head Coach Randy Cunneyworth’s position likely won’t be addressed until a new GM is hired.
  • David Pagnotta via twitter: Pagnotta notes that a GM may not be named until as late as June, as they may wait until some teams are eliminated from the playoffs to interview possible candidates.
  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: “While I fully get language sensitivities in MTL, duality of les Canadiens, it’s not absolutely vital new GM be Francophone or speak French.”


  1. Jeff

    March 29, 2012 at 9:56 am

    I still think Pierre Lacroix is the right guy for the job.

  2. hotwings

    March 29, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    will the leafs be making the same move next year if burke doesnt make the playoffs? goodluck to the habs.. i dont expect them to make the playoffs next year either… i think they should try to trade away subban…