The Canadiens have called a news conference for 4 p.m. this afternoon to make a "major announcement" regarding the team's hockey management, which would lead me to believe the Bob Gainey era has now ended.
That's not confirmed, but with the trade deadline approaching and the team considering making a decision regarding its goaltender of the future, I wouldn't be stunned if Gainey was poliutlely asked to resign.
Again, I'm just speculating, but a "major" announcement about hockey management could be little else other than that.
UPDATE: TSN is reporting that Pierre Gauthier will take over for Gainey on an interim basis. Discuss.