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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Kowch » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:44 pm

Strangelove wrote:
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.


I think I might be okay with Linden as team President and Nicholson as GM.

What about Gilman? Anyone comfortable with him being promoted? Or would it be more of the same? Have Nicholson come in as president and Linden assistant GM?
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Rede » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:46 pm

Mondi wrote:My sense is that Linden will come in as president, and Gillman will be promoted to GM.


Please be this. (At least on the GM side.)
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Strangelove » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:50 pm

Kowch wrote:
Strangelove wrote:
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.


I think I might be okay with Linden as team President and Nicholson as GM.

What about Gilman? Anyone comfortable with him being promoted? Or would it be more of the same? Have Nicholson come in as president and Linden assistant GM?


I like Linden as President and Nicholson as GM.

And Gilman to remain Assistant GM.

*kicks Gillis in nuts*
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby BurningBeard » Tue Apr 08, 2014 12:53 pm

Strangelove wrote:I like Linden as President and Nicholson as GM.

And Gilman to remain Assistant GM.

*kicks Gillis in nuts*

I'm glad we're all in agreement. Now all we have to do is get everyone in Rogers Arena to chant it during the Colorado game, and it should be taken care of by Friday morning.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Zedlee » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:00 pm

Yay!
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Strangelove » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:04 pm

BurningBeard wrote:
Strangelove wrote:I like Linden as President and Nicholson as GM.

And Gilman to remain Assistant GM.

*kicks Gillis in nuts*

I'm glad we're all in agreement. Now all we have to do is get everyone in Rogers Arena to chant it during the Colorado game, and it should be taken care of by Friday morning.


:D

If Nicholson is the man, pretty sure Aquaman talked him into it weeks ago

... and became the reason Nicholson stepped down as HC head last Friday.

Someone here (Topper?) said Gillis sounded like a Lame Duck in his presser the other day.

Others were astounded by Gillis' unusual candour.

Perhaps Gillis had caught wind of it?
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Strangelove » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:08 pm

My old pal RoyalDude is going to be heartbroken about this!!

Why just the other day he was talking about how much he loved Gillis' vision for this team...

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RoyalDude Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:49 am wrote:Torts was the Aqualinis guy

John Stevens was Gillis guy

Gillis bended, buying into the idea that maybe a boot camp Mike Keenan style coach in Torts could be the match to light a fire under this veteran groups behinds. It has failed miserably. This team will never be the big bad bruins, that takes years to build that kind of team in this day and age of building a certain style of team in the NHL. You work with what you have and Torts isn't the right coach for this group. I have faith that the Aqualinis see this and have maybe, the 3 spoiled brats have finally learned to stop fucking meddling with the GMs vision.


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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Aaronp18 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:10 pm

Strangelove wrote:I like Linden as President and Nicholson as GM.

And Gilman to remain Assistant GM.

*kicks Gillis in nuts*


I think this quickly and effectively repairs any damage to the management's reputation around the league.

About as effectively as possible I guess. It was pretty clear a lot of GM's did not like dealing with MG.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby BurningBeard » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:18 pm

Aaronp18 wrote:It was pretty clear a lot of GM's did not like dealing with MG.

Let's not start slanderous rumors...
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Aaronp18 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:20 pm

BurningBeard wrote:
Aaronp18 wrote:It was pretty clear a lot of GM's did not like dealing with MG.

Let's not start slanderous rumors...


Come on, does anyone really like dealing with old British sports cars??
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby herb » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:21 pm

Francesco has a press conference, but it's not scheduled until tomorrow. I am going to assume that the delay is so he can introduce the new President/GM tomorrow and talk about firing Gillis all at once.

I can't say I am totally surprised given all of the rumors out there, but I will say that the Italians definitely didn't cut their GM any slack. He missed the playoffs once, and then his head rolled.

If what HW has said is true about how the owners impeded a Luongo trade last year, which forced Gillis to trade Schneider, then well I must say I am concerned about ownership, at least somewhat. This combined with how ownership unrealistically thought the team could compete for the Cup this year.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Tciso » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:24 pm

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

Also on CDC.

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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Strangelove » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:25 pm

Aaronp18 wrote:
Strangelove wrote:I like Linden as President and Nicholson as GM.

And Gilman to remain Assistant GM.

*kicks Gillis in nuts*


I think this quickly and effectively repairs any damage to the management's reputation around the league.

About as effectively as possible I guess. It was pretty clear a lot of GM's did not like dealing with MG.


Maybe, and as HW said, it's sneaky to get a GM in now who WILL ask players to waive NTCs. :mex:

*spits on Gillis*
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby BurningBeard » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:29 pm

Strangelove wrote:*spits on Gillis*

Get used to doing that - can't wait 'til he ends up in Toronto. :thumbs:
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Tciso » Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:35 pm

Strangelove wrote:I like Linden as President and Nicholson as GM.

And Gilman to remain Assistant GM.


I like the idea of doing a real search for a new GM, and not just handing the job to a guy the fans will love. Linden is a great guy, but, is he GM material????
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