And So The Axe Falls

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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Strangelove » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:20 pm

Jovocop wrote:
Boston Canucker wrote:Nicholson would be a very good choice. But Torts has to go...so dysfunctional this team.


Agreed, Torts has to go. However, if indeed he was hired by Aquilini, I don't think he will be gone any time soon...


I want Torts to stay and I think he will.

Right now the blame is being placed on Gillis for not supplying General Torts with the right soldiers.

Why not run with that for now.

Besides, it gives the new GM an option if things go wrong.

Blame Torts, fire him, hire 'you're guy'.

This firing/hiring cycle gives hope to season ticket holders (who must renew within the next few days?)

.... and hope puts butts in seats. :mex:
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Strangelove » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:21 pm

BTW will some of you guys please stop talking about Feaster?

YOU'RE FREAKING ME OUT!!! :crazy:
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Southern_Canuck » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:42 pm

Strangelove wrote:BTW will some of you guys please stop talking about Feaster?

YOU'RE FREAKING ME OUT!!! :crazy:


Well, when it was recently alleged that Tortorella was saying that Feaster is a GM he could work with - do you think he already knows something? That he is in the know - he is inside the Aquilini "cone of silence"?

Maybe Feaster has already been hired, like the Gillis/Nonis situation of 2008...

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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Hockey Widow » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:42 pm

Strangelove wrote:BTW will some of you guys please stop talking about Feaster?

YOU'RE FREAKING ME OUT!!! :crazy:



No shit eh. If they bring Feaster aboard I may become a Leaf fan again!
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby herb » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:43 pm

Jay Feaster would be a disaster.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Hockey Widow » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:44 pm

Find some who's last name ends with a vowel and bingo, you have your new GMorelli.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby mathonwy » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:50 pm

Wow.

Didn't expect them to move so fast but I'm glad they did.

Thanks for the memories Mike!

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Bob Nicholson would be a fantastic choice and would immediately bolster our drafting & farm system.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Strangelove » Tue Apr 08, 2014 2:55 pm

Southern_Canuck wrote:
Strangelove wrote:BTW will some of you guys please stop talking about Feaster?

YOU'RE FREAKING ME OUT!!! :crazy:


Well, when it was recently alleged that Tortorella was saying that Feaster is a GM he could work with - do you think he already knows something? That he is in the know - he is inside the Aquilini "cone of silence"?

Maybe Feaster has already been hired, like the Gillis/Nonis situation of 2008...

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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby herb » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:03 pm

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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Cornuck » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:05 pm

Wow - so nobody is owning up to hiring Torts?

Is there a 2nd axe waiting in the wings?
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Arbour » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:09 pm

Business is business and I can only assume this decision was being discussed for a while, it isn't a knee jerk reaction, however failing to make the playoffs was probably the final act in Gillis's demise. Assuming ownership is on the hook for the balance of Gillis's contract, one would speculate they would at least have the business acumen to hire a replacement who is going to succeed where Gillis failed, since hiring and firing successive GM's can get quite costly. Looking at Calgary Feaster certainly isn't the solution.

It remains to be seen whether the coaching staff is next to go.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby vic » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:14 pm

FWIW - from Wikipedia

Shortly after, in 1998, he received a call from Tampa Bay Lightning general Manager, Jacques Demers, who offered him a position as the team's assistant general manager. Feaster accepted, and quickly took over contractual and legal matters for the organization. He continued in that position through the tenures of Demers and Rick Dudley until he was promoted as Dudley's replacement in February 2002. Under Feaster's management, the Lightning won consecutive Southeast Division titles in 2003 and 2004. In the 2003–04 NHL season, the Lightning won the first Stanley Cup in franchise history while The Sporting News named Feaster as the league's executive of the year. Feaster remained general manager until 2008, when he grew frustrated at interference in the team's hockey operations by the Lightning's new owners Len Barrie and Oren Koules. He had three years remaining on his contract with the Lightning when he announced his resignation.


Left 3 years salary on the table and quit because of meddling owners - Vancouver's the perfect spot for him.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Per » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:17 pm

Mondi wrote:... Better than any other GM in franchise history I'd say. ...


Yup. I'll miss him. :(

The shrinking of the cap and the way Luongo's cap hit wasn't grandfathered in tied his hands.
This off season would be his first real shot at addressing the problems.

I hope whoever succeeds him will succeed, but I have my doubts..... :|
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Island Nucklehead » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:24 pm

Per wrote:
Mondi wrote:... Better than any other GM in franchise history I'd say. ...


Yup. I'll miss him. :(

The shrinking of the cap and the way Luongo's cap hit wasn't grandfathered in tied his hands.
This off season would be his first real shot at addressing the problems.

I hope whoever succeeds him will succeed, but I have my doubts..... :|


With the way these owners run their franchise, I don't have much faith. Gillis had good ideas and he brought us close. The Canucks under his watch was the best team by far, in Franchise history.

It's painfully obvious the owners forced Torts on him, and rather than admit their mistake they make MG walk the plank. Fine, it's their business and their allowed to do what they want, but I wouldn't be renewing any season tickets (LOL as if I could afford them!) until this franchise starts getting run like a fucking hockey team again.

Dark days ahead, I wager.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Postby Jovocop » Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:28 pm

Per wrote:
Mondi wrote:... Better than any other GM in franchise history I'd say. ...


Yup. I'll miss him. :(

The shrinking of the cap and the way Luongo's cap hit wasn't grandfathered in tied his hands.
This off season would be his first real shot at addressing the problems.

I hope whoever succeeds him will succeed, but I have my doubts..... :|


No kidding. If Feaster is indeed hired, I will no longer be a Canucks fan.
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