Mar 24, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Montreal Canadiens defenseman Josh Gorges (26) reacts against the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2nd period at the Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Szagola-US PRESSWIRE

Breaking: Pierre Gauthier Fired By The Montreal Canadiens

At around 9:45am today, word broke on Twitter, courtesy of @DarrenDreger, that Canadiens General Manager Pierre Gauthier would be relieved of his duties. Moments later, the Canadiens official Twitter and Facebook feeds announcing the firing and stated that a press conference would commence at 11:45am with Geoff Molson (Owner, President, C.E.O).

The search for a new GM candidate has begun. No announcement about the status of Randy Cunneyworth but I imagine he plays out the season and the new GM gets to put in his man.

My picks? Julien Brisebois or Patrick Roy.

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