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.