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Plenty of work ahead for Canadiens

Updated: February 9, 2010, 11:54 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

You can say this about Bob Gainey: Whether it was dealing with rumors of organized-crime ties to his Montreal Canadiens team or the play of netminder Carey Price or the untimely death of his daughter Laura, the Hall of Famer never failed to carry himself with impeccable grace and dignity.

Those qualities were on display almost every day, from when he took the job of GM in the summer of 2003 to Monday afternoon, when he stepped aside from the team he once captained to Stanley Cup glory.

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