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Gauthier takes over as Canadiens' GM

Updated: February 9, 2010, 3:31 AM ET
Associated Press

MONTREAL -- From his time as captain to his tenure as general manager, Bob Gainey has spent a lifetime providing leadership for the Montreal Canadiens.

Now, he's handing the reins to a trusted colleague.

Gainey stepped aside Monday as Montreal's general manager and was replaced by assistant Pierre Gauthier in a surprising front-office shake-up for hockey's most storied franchise.

Team president Pierre Boivin -- with Gainey and Gauthier on either side of him -- made the ...

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