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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Postby Zedlee » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:31 am

Great move. Linden has cred and respect in this market and a load of goodwill. Loved his first presser...sounded confident and humble. How refreshing.

Among the many moves he will have to make, here's one: dump the stupid whale logo. It's time. Go back to the Stick and Rink as the primary logo and Johnny Canuck as the alternate.
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Postby ukcanuck » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:38 am

Zedlee wrote:Great move. Linden has cred and respect in this market and a load of goodwill. Loved his first presser...sounded confident and humble. How refreshing.

Among the many moves he will have to make, here's one: dump the stupid whale logo. It's time. Go back to the Stick and Rink as the primary logo and Johnny Canuck as the alternate.

I'm not completely positive, but I am pretty sure that Linden was involved in the design process of that Whale logo
so he might be attached to it, and I disagree with you, just because some computer schmuck was arrogant enough to try to steal an iconic figure like a killer whale doesn't change the fact that Killer whales are identifiable with the west coast of Canada.
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Postby dbr » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:41 am

ukcanuck wrote:Call me crazy but, I think from now on it's Trevor "Moses" Linden


Well if he has the entire hockey operations of this franchise in his hands, we'd better hope that all of the fantasizing the Canucks fan base does about this guy (well, most of it :look: ) has some basis in reality..
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Postby Puck » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:44 am

Agreed UK. The orca with it's Haida-esque styling is good. Of the modern logos, I think it's one of the better ones. While I like the old rink-stick logo, it's mostly for nostalgic reasons. Remember that the team was mocked for years over that thing... it's not clever. It's just old.
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Postby Island Nucklehead » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:54 am

I'm not sold on this. Love Linden, that goes without saying... But if the plan is to make him the Sakic/Neely of the franchise I worry. There's a pretty wide gap between HHOF, universally revered, all-time greats running a franchise vs a player that is special to one franchise's fan base.

It's a sad admission that our franchise has never made it further than a Stanley Cup final. I do think this looks closer to Kevin Lowe than Joe Sakic. Hopefully they go outside the organization for a GM with a proven track record of being a part of managing a Stanley Cup champion.
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Postby Arachnid » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:04 pm

Cornuck wrote:"Trevor will make all of the hockey decisions"


When it comes down to it it will be, as he says 'be who he surrounds himself with'

I like that he made the call to Pat Quinn, he seeks the right council. He is intelligent enough and has some business acumen.

The GM will be the biggie. Everyone knows the future lies with that decision.

The coach, after that....
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Postby Arachnid » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:10 pm

Island Nucklehead wrote:I'm not sold on this. Love Linden, that goes without saying... But if the plan is to make him the Sakic/Neely of the franchise I worry. There's a pretty wide gap between HHOF, universally revered, all-time greats running a franchise vs a player that is special to one franchise's fan base.

It's a sad admission that our franchise has never made it further than a Stanley Cup final. I do think this looks closer to Kevin Lowe than Joe Sakic. Hopefully they go outside the organization for a GM with a proven track record of being a part of managing a Stanley Cup champion.


Kevin Lowe has won 6 Stanley Cups, more than Sakic & Neely. You make no sense whatsoever.

Linden is all we got. He loves the team, that's the key to the other former greats too. They love their team, bleed their colours. Cyclone Taylor is dead so we go with the best face for the franchise in the community.
No more arrogance. No more living on others work. It will be a hard business to move forward but I think they have the right guy on top.
Let's see who he picks as GM before we pass judgement shall we?
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Postby mathonwy » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:11 pm

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Probability of this happening?
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Postby ukcanuck » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:12 pm

Island Nucklehead wrote:I'm not sold on this. Love Linden, that goes without saying... But if the plan is to make him the Sakic/Neely of the franchise I worry. There's a pretty wide gap between HHOF, universally revered, all-time greats running a franchise vs a player that is special to one franchise's fan base.

It's a sad admission that our franchise has never made it further than a Stanley Cup final. I do think this looks closer to Kevin Lowe than Joe Sakic. Hopefully they go outside the organization for a GM with a proven track record of being a part of managing a Stanley Cup champion.


Kevin Lowe is an dickhead, Joe Sakic is not....

You're saying that Trev is closer to Lowe than Sakic on that scale?


...I think you are closer to Lowe on that scale..
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Postby mathonwy » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:12 pm

Arachnid.. sounds like you've already drunk the koolaid.

Good for you.

You must be a very happy person.
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Postby ukcanuck » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:14 pm

No wait mathonwy is closer than island nuck on the lowe scale :)
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Postby mathonwy » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:16 pm

ukcanuck wrote:No wait mathonwy is closer than island nuck on the lowe scale :)

I don't even know what that means.
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Postby ukcanuck » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:18 pm

mathonwy wrote:
ukcanuck wrote:No wait mathonwy is closer than island nuck on the lowe scale :)

I don't even know what that means.


it means you dont like koolaid...who doesnt like koolaid? its one of the main food groups like kraft dinner.
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Postby Boston Canucker » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:20 pm

I'll reserve my first judgment on this move until I see Linden's GM hire. This could work, but I'm not going to get wrapped up in the early hype. I was hoping Nicholson would be part of the mgmt team, that would have made me more comfortable about experience in hockey management. But, hey, we'll give Trev a go at it. One concern I do have is being too loyal to long time Canucks scouts and the scouting organization. Clearly, that needs to be turned over, shaken upside down, and re-done as a scouting team. I hope he gets one of these young asst GM's that have strong scouting creds. For once, the Canucks need to be getting this draft and development right, and consistently.
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Postby Meds » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:26 pm

First change after the GM is hired is to move Smyl out of his role as Director of Player Development.

Gilman should keep his job, maybe lose the Asst. GM title, but definitely be the financial guy concerned with CBA and cap management.
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