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Gainey steps down as Habs GM

Bob Gainey has resigned as GM of the Montreal Canadiens and it's basically being written that he was tired of the job and was turning it over to assistant Pierre Gauthier before the pre-Olympic trade freeze Friday and the real trade deadline on March 3.

Fair enough. But Gainey and Rangers GM Glen Sather have both spent too much on high-priced talent that hasn't produced and left their teams desperate just to sneak into the playoffs. Gainey traded for Scott Gomez and threw gobs of money at Mike Cammalleri, Brian Gionta and Hal Gill. And how can we forget $11 million for Jaroslav Spacek? The Habs have flunked chemistry all season and most outside observers could have told you that was going to be the case last summer.

Gainey was a great player. Obviously. As a GM, he's lucky he wasn't shown the door months ago.

---Mike Harrington
(www.twitter.com/bnharrington)

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Mike Harrington

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