Canadiens hire Jim Ramsay and Maxime Gauthier in Sports Medicine Department #GoHabsGohttps://t.co/PRXcMQbhLC
– Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) June 27, 2023
Several factors played into the team’s decision, and let’s just say that the high number of injuries in recent years played a role in the organization’s choice. We’ve been waiting to hear who their replacements will be, and now the Habs have made the announcement in a tweet in the last few minutes.
We’re talking about Jim Ramsay and Maxime Gauthier.
Ramsay has been named Director of Sports Medicine and Performance and Chief Athletic Therapist. Gauthier becomes Chief Physiotherapist:
Ramsay held the role of head athletic therapist for 28 years in New York with the Rangers… Where he had the opportunity to rub shoulders with Jeff Gorton.
And he’s considered one of the best in the game. He was head athletic therapist with Team Canada during their gold medal campaigns in 2002, 2010 and 2014, making him a particularly interesting candidate for the CH.
We knew the Habs took things seriously, and this is probably the best example of that. Basically, by hiring Jim Ramsey, the Habs are getting the guy who made the Rangers the least-injured team in the NHL last season… And one of the least-injured teams in the last ten years.
Heck, the Rangers were one of the least injured teams since 2009. https://t.co/txK4c0KaXL
– Andrew Zadarnowski (@AZadarski) June 27, 2023
Gauthier, for his part, is good friends with Martin St-Louis and Vincent Lecavalier. He has a slightly different background, having recently worked with the Senior PGA Tour, and also held positions with the Ascoli Calciode soccer team in Italy’s Serie B.
It’s a step in the right direction. Now it’s up to them to find a solution to prevent players from dropping like flies, as they did over the last two seasons.
Report from one of the teams that interviewed Matvei Michkov in Nashville: “Just one interview with a translator, but I was really impressed with him.”
– Frank Seravalli (@frank_seravalli) June 27, 2023
– Well said.
Trading Dach for Dubois would not have made any sense for the Canadiens. It’s effectively a push when you look at the overall player together with the competing AAVs ($3.3M v. around $8.5M).
The Canadiens didn’t want to acquire Dubois at any cost. Wise choice.
– Eric Macramalla (@EricMacramalla) June 27, 2023
– Jeremy Davies stays in Buffalo.
– Yikes. No.
Met the PHWA member who didn’t vote McDavid to win the Hart. He’s not from Boston. He had his reasons, we may not agree with them, but I think everyone should put the torches and pitchforks down. #NHLAwards
– Derek Van Diest (@DerekVanDiest) June 27, 2023
– Go for it!