From our Light at the End of the Tunnel dept. comes a hint that God may exist after all: The Montreal Canadien have announced the hiring of Habs legend and front office wizard Bob Gainey as their new GM. When Gainey retired from the ice and went behind the bench with the Minnesota North Stars he took them to the Stanley Cup finals in his first year as a coach. Following that, as coach and GM he built up a team that has been an NHL power for several seasons in Dallas. His tranfer back to the Canadiens is a very, very good thing. Just wait until the year after next. Assuming there is no strike next season (a major assumption admittedly) the Habs will be a force to be reckoned with in two years as the lazy old-timer squad they have now retire and the young stars of the AHL-leading Hamilton Bulldogs graduate to the NHL team.