News Article: Molson's view of his tenure so far

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  1. JianYang

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    I think Gillette had no choice but to sell the habs. He owned liverpool fc at the time, and I think he had to pay some creditors pronto.
     
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    Should he? “Takes money to make money” can not be used for any better example than this case.
    What did he do to really better the brand that was innovative..creative..or in need of a strong business acumen?
    It took him what...9 years to realize he needs to improve fan experience at the bell center?
    I've been saying for years how the entertainment is garbage at the Bell...play the same games for decades..same crap food...if it weren't for this being the Habs, it would have gone bankrupt by now. Their social media game also sucks bigly.

    Hes just a billionaire who bought a money making franchise. Be proud...nah...happy to be lucky is more like it.
     
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    Molson being in Hockey Operation is a huge fail.

    If we had a real hockeyman there , Bergevin would already be fired
     
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    Rapala The Cup Runneth Elsewhere.

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    "When he looks in the mirror" :sarcasm:
     
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    Ozymandias #MolsonLimbo #[email protected] #FireBergevin

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    I for one am completely shocked by all of this.:sarcasm: #wearekeepingthecapspace.​
     
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    Fans should stop going to the games and stick it to him.
     
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    lot of fluff ,no substance pretty much sums up his ownership so far,and lets not forget stupid stubborn.Breaking news!! molson has season ending shoulder surgery for patting himself so hard .:deadhorse
     
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    Let them know, you are not happy with his attitude...he is lip service at it's best...
     
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    All the while, hiring clowns........winning nothing....just wonderful.
     
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    Fans are rabid and long for a return to past greatness, too bad the owner and GM don’t share these values. This franchise is no longer committed to excellence and winning.
    I have said it before...Molson and Bergevin have managed to remove most of my passion as a Habs fan, something that I never thought could happen.
     
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    Take money to make money is the way most people make money
     
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    I think Gillette saw the Habs as a money making machine the whole time. He saw it as an undervalued asset, bought low, and sold at what he thought was high.
     
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    It's all about the $$$ these days. As long as they keep churning the profits they are safe
     
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    From most owners's POV, it costs as much to build a good team as it does a bad team. I doubt Molson is preventing Bergevin from making moves and hiring personnel. Bergevin negotiates the contracts, Molson signs the cheques. For better and worse, our roster reflects the GM, not the owner. Very, very few owners are actively involved in the actual hockey moves. Nothing suggests Molson is; in fact, he's clearly said he's not qualified and leaves the hockey side to his GM. So I don't see how Molson has personally hurt the Habs' roster anymore than he's helped. Unless you guys are waiting for him to spout meaningless cliches like, "We're 100% committed to winning!!", and, "We'll spare no expense!!", his (and most owners') impact on the on-ice product has been almost entirely passive.

    My only issue with Molson is his not appointing a qualified President. I wouldn't define that as not caring about winning; it looks more like hubris. Nevertheless, it's the one decision he's made that you can say compromised the team.
     
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    As a fan the only thing we should want the owner to do is to be willing to spend to the cap, which Molson certainly is willing to do year in, year out. Sure, Bergevin hasn't used this to his advantage recently, and you can put some of the blame on Molson, Bergevin or Timmins if you want. But in the end, Molson is here to make money first and foremost, and he has. So he is a successful business owner.

    We should be thankful Molson is willing to spend money and doesn't mingle (too much) in the hockey operations, like a certain Ottawa owner.

    Not sure what people are complaining about in this thread. Making the playoffs is on Bergevin/Timmins/Julien/the players. Not Molson. Molson is willing to spend, and that's about all we can ask from him.
     
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    Beer keeps flowing
    Fans keep showing
    Money keeps rolling baby
     
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    Fans are not rabid, in any case a lot of long time fans I know are just indifferent. It doesn’t matter anymore
     
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    Completely disagree...

    The GM is hired by the owner. The buck starts and stops there.

    MB is responsible for the roster, and inept in the GM role, sure. But his boss is the one responsible for putting him in that position and leaving him there going on 8 yrs.

    You can't really fault MB in this. I have no doubt that he is doing his best, and also no doubt that he'd love to build a winner. You don't have the life in sport that he's had without being ultra competitive and motivated. He just lacks the skill and competencies to succeed in that role...
    And that is 100% on Molsons shoulders.
     
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    Spoiled clueless egomaniac comes to mind when thinking of Molson.
     
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    An empty vessel with a key to the whole kingdom, who appoints himself to a senior hockey position where he is only accountable to himself.
     
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    TooLegitToQuit Loyal Habs Fan

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    Good luck with convincing our entire fan base to do that. The general population is not united and the top 10% who own 90% of the money in the world love that we are not.
     
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    Weak owner, inept GM, we are about where you would expect, rudderless and direction less.
     
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    They practically ran this organization into the ground before Gillette owned it, I don't know what made me think it would be different the second time around.if they stand pat this summer or just add some plugs I won't bother subscribing to NHL center ice .if they make the playoffs I'll watch it for free.
     
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