Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey Resigns

Francois GendronSenior Writer IFebruary 8, 2010

The Montreal Canadiens General Manager Bob Gainey invited the press today to announce his departure.

A sigh of relief could almost be heard among the team's followers as Gainey announced his intention to leave the organization.

Many of us, followers and fans, have waited for a long time for this to happen and many thought that Gainey and his daily thoughts were away from the game since the tragic death of his daughter Laura a few years ago.

The club's direction is now assumed by Gainey's assistant, Pierre Gauthier, until a new General Manager is hired. The club has important decisions to make before and also after the trade deadline. Also, many important contracts are to be negotiated this summer.

The club is now at the crossroads once again. Which direction will be taken by the Molson administration?