Significant acquisition by Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton who have moved from words to action

Published July 6, 2023 at 9:53
BY ELIAS
Amid the past few tumultuous weeks of the Montreal Canadiens, a certain piece of news somewhat slipped under the radar, with a significant acquisition within the organization.

The duo of Kent Hughes and Jeff Gorton have taken action in an attempt to solve a major issue within the team, which is being the worst team in the NHL in terms of missed games due to injuries over the last two seasons.

They have dismissed Graham Rynbend, who was internally identified as the problem, and then hired Jim Ramsey, a prominent figure in his field of sports medicine and performance. He has become the new head sports therapist, and the organization has also added Maxime Gauthier as head physiotherapist.

Why are we discussing this acquisition, which might seem rather mundane, like a high-quality addition?


Ramsey has over 28 years of experience with the New York Rangers organization, and he has been an expert for Hockey Canada in many editions of the Olympics, as well as for several World Championships.

The interesting thing is that Ramsey has proven his worth, with his method dominating the NHL for several years now. Last year, the Blue Shirts had the fewest injured players of any NHL team.

Even better, New York is one of the teams that have been the healthiest since 2009. Renowned insider Frank Seravalli even mentions that this is a major coup by the Canadiens' management.

"Head athletic trainers usually don't make the headlines, but Jim Ramsay leaving #NYR after 28 years to go to #GoHabsGo is a coup for Jeff Gorton and his team. He is widely respected as one of the best in the industry." - Frank Seravalli

Wow! Considering that the Tricolore has been the worst team at this level for two years, and that it was in the last third for several seasons before, let's just say that Ramsay's arrival could greatly contribute to the team's success in the coming years.

Let's not forget that the NHL organizations with the fewest injuries are often those that have the most success in the season and in the playoffs.



Credit: Fanadiens.com
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