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Posted 07 March 2018 - 07:52 PM

Francis 'promoted' to President. New GM will report straight to owner. (yay, owner who thinks he knows hockey, this will work, right????)

Hope the new GM can find a goalie and a top line centre. I'm thinking Freddy Andersen and Eric Staal might have been worth keeping around

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Posted 07 March 2018 - 08:04 PM

Ugh, the owner sounded reasonable for the first couple months...
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Posted 08 March 2018 - 08:19 AM

View PostMapleLeafpoker, on 07 March 2018 - 07:52 PM, said:

Francis 'promoted' to President. New GM will report straight to owner. (yay, owner who thinks he knows hockey, this will work, right????)

Hope the new GM can find a goalie and a top line centre. I'm thinking Freddy Andersen and Eric Staal might have been worth keeping around

When I first saw the news, wasnít sure if this was a promotion or a demotion. I guess itís a promotion in title but essentially being fired from the GM position?
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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:15 AM

Oh ya, def fired.
New GM reporting directly to the owner means Francis' responsibility will be merely to be eye candy for those with nostalgia. Little to no say in hockey. Probably was hoping Francis would walk away. My best guess is that he'll be leaving soon anyway.

I can live with Francis being let go. I would have practiced a touch more patience, but ok, if you got a good plan in place for who will replace him and why he/she is better for the job.
But so far it sounds like he'll be hiring a GM who has to go through the owner to make hockey moves, and thats not going to work in most cases.

I had high hopes for the new owner, but this looks bad so far.

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:51 AM

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 09:50 AM

Hurricanes taking applications for general manager job through Twitter

https://www.nhl.com/...0?tid=281396148


Those of you in the AHL, I will be using you guys as references, thanks!
(And maybe some of you from the FCHL who can recall 2007, but please dont mention 2010-2016, thanks!)

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 04:17 PM

View PostMapleLeafpoker, on 10 March 2018 - 09:50 AM, said:

Hurricanes taking applications for general manager job through Twitter

https://www.nhl.com/...0?tid=281396148


Those of you in the AHL, I will be using you guys as references, thanks!
(And maybe some of you from the FCHL who can recall 2007, but please dont mention 2010-2016, thanks!)

Where you even in the FCHL in 2007?
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Posted 10 March 2018 - 07:01 PM

View PostUntilted, on 10 March 2018 - 04:17 PM, said:

Where you even in the FCHL in 2007?

Im OG yo!
oh, and that was the year I won it all.

(See John, what that means is I made it to the playoffs, and then I won every round, and I was declared the Champion of the whole league. Forgot you may not be familiar with that final process) :)

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Posted 10 March 2018 - 08:10 PM

That was so long ago, I don't know if it even existed
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:51 AM

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9. The Hurricanes have asked Ron Francis to work from home. Business is brutal sometimes, but sad it ends this way between the organization and one of its greatest players.


****in brutal.
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Posted 26 April 2018 - 10:51 AM

New owner is testing my patience.
I'm all for a fresh start, but I don't like a lot of what I'm hearing, and the kind of candidates they're looking for for the GM+coach jobs makes me nervous.


The thing with the Ron Francis stuff is that when you hire a franchise god like him to be your GM, how is it ever going to end well? What, win the Cup then retire as GM? Doubt it.
It was always going to be a little bitter at the end, but this one seems to be especially nasty.

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 11:34 AM

View PostMapleLeafpoker, on 26 April 2018 - 10:51 AM, said:

New owner is testing my patience.
I'm all for a fresh start, but I don't like a lot of what I'm hearing, and the kind of candidates they're looking for for the GM+coach jobs makes me nervous.


The thing with the Ron Francis stuff is that when you hire a franchise god like him to be your GM, how is it ever going to end well? What, win the Cup then retire as GM? Doubt it.
It was always going to be a little bitter at the end, but this one seems to be especially nasty.

I dunno. Pens doing ok with a former star Penguins goaltender at the helm.
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Posted 28 April 2018 - 03:49 PM

Congrats Arp
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Posted 28 April 2018 - 05:43 PM

Holy crap, I totally forgot about the lottery tonight.

My day: Coached basketball from 11-1, drove home, pick up buddy west end, drive down to BMO Field for TFC, watch game til 5, take Uber to Danforth for pizza..

during dinner get a text from Biacth that says "holy sh*t Carolina lol"...and Im thinking they made some dumb trade of a 2nd round pick for the rights to some coach/GM. what other dumb move could they have made?

60 seconds later recall tonight is lottery night, and then I realized I have to send a message to John and says your FCHL team is welcome!

LOLOL, I thought John had Carolina, forgot it was Biatch. YOU'RE WELCOME!

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 05:44 PM

all that said, while all well and good, top prize is SO much more a win than top 3. And obv odds against them for top spot, but hoping they have some of the Whalers-FCHL luck on their side. PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 06:08 PM

replying to @NHL:

Hartford Whalers@WhalersPlates

Listen, we know you want to give Carolina the top pick, but why not throw Hartford a bone and award us a new franchise at the same time?

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 06:18 PM

if I was walking into the house now, Id be excited at #2. But seeing that card flip.....ugh, that hurt

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 06:24 PM

View PostMapleLeafpoker, on 26 April 2018 - 10:51 AM, said:

New owner is testing my patience.
I'm all for a fresh start, but I don't like a lot of what I'm hearing, and the kind of candidates they're looking for for the GM+coach jobs makes me nervous.

Its actually worse than I imagined.
Elliotte just said that Canes are looking at John Ferguson Jr. for GM spot.

Who can come over and shoot me in the head? I might need it soon.

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Posted 28 April 2018 - 06:46 PM

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Its actually worse than I imagined.
Elliotte just said that Canes are looking at John Ferguson Jr. for GM spot.

Who can come over and shoot me in the head? I might need it soon.

Not that bad. He only set the Leafs back 5 ish years.
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Posted 30 April 2018 - 11:10 AM

Terminated Ron Francis' President contract today.
Scout+Advisor Joe Nieuwendyk resigned.

I honestly don't know if these things make the hockey team better or worse, but it sure doesn't look great.




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