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And So The Axe Falls

Postby Meds » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:56 am

TSN reporting that Gillis has been relieved as President & GM! Rumors swirling that Linden's name is in the mix for new President.

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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby ukcanuck » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:57 am

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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby herb » Tue Apr 08, 2014 11:57 am

I blame the goatee.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby dbr » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:03 pm

Well, we are certainly living in "interesting times"...
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Meds » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:05 pm

I would also like to add that now I am really excited to see where the team goes from here.

New President & GM.....could be one or two new faces at the helm of the front office. Nobody should be considered safe.

My only concern with the possibility of bringing Trevor in is that he played with several of these guys for his last few years, so I hope he can be business like with them and sever those teammate ties.

I'm also wondering about whether or not the fan chant had any influence on this decision. Normally that is a very laughable suggestion, but Aquaman is all about the bottom line, there have been hundreds of empty seats at the arena of late, and by the time the fans started that chant last night, Rogers Arena was starting to look about half empty with still 7(ish) minutes to play. Firing Gillis immediately after being officially eliminated the playoffs, and not waiting until the off-season/playoffs to be over, shows the fans that ownership is committed to winning, and delivering a product that the paying fans want!
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby BurningBeard » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:11 pm

Meds wrote:I'm also wondering about whether or not the fan chant had any influence on this decision. Normally that is a very laughable suggestion, but Aquaman is all about the bottom line, there have been hundreds of empty seats at the arena of late, and by the time the fans started that chant last night, Rogers Arena was starting to look about half empty with still 7(ish) minutes to play. Firing Gillis immediately after being officially eliminated the playoffs, and not waiting until the off-season/playoffs to be over, shows the fans that ownership is committed to winning, and delivering a product that the paying fans want!

God help this hockey team if this is how decisions are being made.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Cornuck » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:17 pm

Not wasting any time, were they?

Interesting summer ahead!
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Groovypippin » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:20 pm

Gillis wasn't fired because of chanting fans. He was fired because his team 1040 interview comments. He drew a public line in the sand, demanding more autonomy from ownership. This is the result. Anyone who thinks that bodes well for the future needs their head closely examined.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Mondi » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:31 pm

Imagine how good Gillis must be feeling. Free money, for doing nothing, for a number of years. And no more interviews on 1040 to boot.

Anyone who thinks the interview of last week is the reason Gillis was fired is kidding themselves. Gillis has made bad trades, mismanaged two all-star goalies and won two of his previous 14 playoff games since 2011.

He's been the architect of his own demies. That said, he had reasonably successful stint in Vancouver. Better than any other GM in franchise history I'd say.

I hope the replacement isn't Jay Feaster or Markus Naslund.

My sense is that Linden will come in as president, and Gillman will be promoted to GM.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby BurningBeard » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:31 pm

Cornuck wrote:Not wasting any time, were they?

Interesting summer ahead!

I have to admit, I'm surprised they didn't bother with phoney exit interviews.

Oh wait... tomorrow's the deadline for season ticket renewals? Now I get it. :roll:
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Strangelove » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:33 pm

Rumours are swirling about Bob Nicholson.

Aquilinis always secretly hire the new guy before firing the old guy (Torts/AV, Gillis/Nonis.

Nicholson stepped down as head of Hockey Canada a few days ago:

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/bob-nic ... -1.2598236


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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Meds » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:34 pm

BurningBeard wrote:
Meds wrote:I'm also wondering about whether or not the fan chant had any influence on this decision. Normally that is a very laughable suggestion, but Aquaman is all about the bottom line, there have been hundreds of empty seats at the arena of late, and by the time the fans started that chant last night, Rogers Arena was starting to look about half empty with still 7(ish) minutes to play. Firing Gillis immediately after being officially eliminated the playoffs, and not waiting until the off-season/playoffs to be over, shows the fans that ownership is committed to winning, and delivering a product that the paying fans want!

God help this hockey team if this is how decisions are being made.


I just mean the timing of it. Unusual for this team to make decisions like this before lockers are cleared out etc...

Although it also gives a new GM more time to do what he needs to do before the draft.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Kowch » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:35 pm

I'd totally be okay with Nicholson.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby BurningBeard » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:37 pm

John Shannon ‏@JSportsnet wrote:The Canucks have not reached out to Jay Feaster yet...perhaps waiting for President to be hired.

https://twitter.com/JSportsnet/status/453613349625159680

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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Strangelove » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:38 pm

Kowch wrote:I'd totally be okay with Nicholson.


Likewise, much more so than Linden.

Although rumours say Linden may be hired in some capacity as well.
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