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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby ukcanuck » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:18 pm

Meh, just change the title to

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Rate
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Strangelove » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:36 pm

ukcanuck wrote:Meh, just change the title to

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Rate


JAWOHL!!!

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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby ukcanuck » Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:44 am

Haha the audience is priceless :)
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Strangelove » Fri Apr 25, 2014 6:47 pm

ukcanuck wrote:Haha the audience is priceless :)


OOPS, can't believe I posted that last night! :oops:

See, I thought you said "Reich".








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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby BladesofSteel » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:43 am

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=450491
McPhee not extended and Oates canned.

Oates could make an interesting choice for special teams associate coach somewhere.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Topper » Sat Apr 26, 2014 11:51 am

Will CoHo replace Oates?
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Betamax » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:30 pm

Topper wrote:Will CoHo replace Oates?


Do you think Michael D. Gillis would be in contention or even have a desire for the Caps' GM gig? 8-)
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Strangelove » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:40 pm

Betamax wrote:
Topper wrote:Will CoHo replace Oates?


Do you think Michael D. Gillis would be in contention or even have a desire for the Caps' GM gig? 8-)


Just pray that the Caps don't prey upon Laurence S. Gilman.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Betamax » Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:48 pm

Strangelove wrote:
Betamax wrote:
Topper wrote:Will CoHo replace Oates?


Do you think Michael D. Gillis would be in contention or even have a desire for the Caps' GM gig? 8-)


Just pray that the Caps don't prey upon Laurence S. Gilman.


Well, if Michael D. Gillis is hired by another NHL team for next upcoming season, maybe he'll, duh, promise some bold moves, and throw a couple of RFA offer sheets towards Tanev and/or Kassian. 8-)
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Meds » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:53 am

Betamax wrote:
Topper wrote:Will CoHo replace Oates?


Do you think Michael D. Gillis would be in contention or even have a desire for the Caps' GM gig? 8-)


I doubt it. I can't see Gillis getting another GM job this quickly, at least not from a team that is letting their GM go for similar reasons. Washington has had a dynamic offense for years, McPhee never built up his blueline or dealt with their shortfalls in the crease. They had some great regular season succes at times, but they always faltered in the playoffs. Gillis had 2010-11 and 2011-12.....a pair of President's Trophies and a trip to the SCF.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby ukcanuck » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:04 am

Strangelove wrote:
ukcanuck wrote:Haha the audience is priceless :)


OOPS, can't believe I posted that last night! :oops:

See, I thought you said "Reich".




Was a good laugh, gonna keep that one in rotation for a while me thinks...



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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Betamax » Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:35 pm

Meds wrote:
Betamax wrote:
Topper wrote:Will CoHo replace Oates?


Do you think Michael D. Gillis would be in contention or even have a desire for the Caps' GM gig? 8-)


I doubt it. I can't see Gillis getting another GM job this quickly, at least not from a team that is letting their GM go for similar reasons. Washington has had a dynamic offense for years, McPhee never built up his blueline or dealt with their shortfalls in the crease. They had some great regular season succes at times, but they always faltered in the playoffs. Gillis had 2010-11 and 2011-12.....a pair of President's Trophies and a trip to the SCF.


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4. Patrick added there would be no other changes at this time, which means Ross Mahoney remains to do the draft -- and Washington's done well in it. Someone with a scouting background (like San Jose's Tim Burke, who could be a really good hire) might not make sense for that reason. Mahoney's presence gives the Capitals time to find the person and create the structure they want. There's the new-style setup with a Linden or a Brendan Shanahan or a Wayne Gretzky atop the ladder. But, at a huge moment for his franchise, Leonsis is going to need experience at running an organization, too. If he doesn't want an all-expenses-paid vacation, I can see Mike Gillis getting interviewed for this.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Hockey Widow » Thu May 01, 2014 2:35 pm

Heard some interesting gossip re MG. We all know how the Canucks under MG used planted rumours and used misdirection under his tenure. Seems that the Kesler situation caused a lot of strife. What were supposed to be confidential discussions between Kesler and management became planted info for that French guy.

Hearing Kesler did not ask for a trade but did express his frustration at the lack of depth and basically laid a challenge down. Make the moves that show the team is contending if you want me to commit here long term. Not asking or demanding a trade, just expressing his deep dissatisfaction and wanted to see the club make the moves to bring in depth.

That got leaked as Kesler asking for a trade. It is believed that that came from a MG orchestrated leak. It seems that his MO has been pretty consistent all along. Like the well time leaks about ownership meddling which created a few conversations between MG and ownership. At one point MG was told to quash those rumours. He did his usually the team is run by committee routine.

The COHO situation was also brought up in that there were no prior indications that there were problems with Cody but after he was traded he was thrown under the bus by MG.

The trade of Luongo was the identical trade MG. Could have had before last years draft and he had the authority to make the deal, salary hold back and all. But he felt he was not getting fair return for Luongo and was loath to make the deal. His choice in the end. The plan which was conveyed to Luongo was for him to play 1-2 more years in Vancouver, as the number one, bringing Lack along. MG. Believed the market for Luongo would open up more. Not entirely a bad plan.

Torts was well briefed on the situation and on Luongo's delicate ego issues. His handling of the Heritage Classic was unforgivable to MG and ownership and the deal that as on the table at the draft was taken.

But to the point. It seems MG management style finally caught up to him.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Strangelove » Thu May 01, 2014 2:52 pm

^^^ WHOA, shades of George McPhee! :crazy:

GMMG was a lot like GMGM?
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Hockey Widow » Thu May 01, 2014 3:11 pm

Strangelove wrote:^^^ WHOA, shades of George McPhee! :crazy:

GMMG was a lot like GMGM?



This was brought up before, and before my time. What did McPhee do?
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