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Even when the Montreal Canadiens appear to have a good week, their general manager still finds a way to screw something up and anger the media in the process.
The Habs won two of their three games over the past seven days and welcomed standout defenseman Andrei Markov back to the lineup, after missing nearly 16 months with a knee injury.
However, this is where Pierre Gauthier made his latest blunder that has the press talking.
Instead of doing the smart thing by either sending out a press release or announce the long-awaited return of your top defenseman on your official broadcast channel—RDS in this case—Gauthier avoided all of that and decided to mention the news during an intermission interview at a Hamilton Bulldogs game (the Canadiens AHL affiliate) instead.
Clearly Gauthier either has no common sense or he has a complete disdain for the Montreal press.
Either way, this is just another example of an incompetent general manager that can’t carry out the simplest of tasks correctly and doesn’t seem to care if he disrespects a company that pays $25 million for the rights to broadcast the majority of his team’s games.
It’s this kind of disconnect with reality that has just about every media outlet that covers the Habs making strong predictions that Gauthier won’t return as the general manager next season.
Then again, perhaps these journalists are just hoping he gets fired before they have to learn about Carey Price’s contract extension during an interview at a Wheeling Nailers game (the Habs ECHL affiliate).
For handling his business in a shady manner yet again, Pierre Gauthier is a bum.