Art Vandelay wrote:wow as usual poster mathonwy nailed it . I guess if you consider a foul tip with a rolled up newspaper nailing it. Go back to following boys intramurals handball. You are out of your element regarding hockey talk.
mathonwy wrote:Art Vandelay wrote:wow as usual poster mathonwy nailed it . I guess if you consider a foul tip with a rolled up newspaper nailing it. Go back to following boys intramurals handball. You are out of your element regarding hockey talk.
I love these denouncements and insults without an ounce of logic to back it up. Keep em coming.
Island Nucklehead wrote:You want to talk about damaging your brand? Imagine ownership not giving him him the autonomy to do his job, or having a franchise hero like Linden being seen as an owners puppet.
Island Nucklehead wrote:mathonwy wrote:What Linden brings is his reputation as a honest hockey player that didn't bite any fingers who left it all out on the ice and was a terrific community guy. That is it.
Being a good guy and making the right hockey decisions are two different things. Let's just hope it all works out.
Well, if Linden can make this franchise resemble the way he played the game: honestly, hard working and with class, I think that will be a good start. It certainly seems that the guys Gillis has been drafting recently (Horvat, Gaunce etc) play that way, and if he can further remove this franchise from the head-snap, dive, hair-pull and bite era then that is only a good thing, imo. Having a coach that doesn't come completely un-hinged and attempt to attack others is probably in that direction also, just sayin'
Like I said, hopefully he brings in a GM and front-office staff that are experienced and share his values, and hopefully the owners know to give him a long enough leash. You want to talk about damaging your brand? Imagine ownership not giving him him the autonomy to do his job, or having a franchise hero like Linden being seen as an owners puppet.
Hockey Widow wrote:One, season ticket sales are down by, one figure I have heard, as much and 7000 tickets.
BurningBeard wrote:Hockey Widow wrote:One, season ticket sales are down by, one figure I have heard, as much and 7000 tickets.
Even after the season they just had, I find this surprising. If true, that's a message that's difficult to ignore.
Reefer2 wrote:TSN is happy about this as it takes away from them writing about the Leafs.
Before they had 4 - 5 stories a day about them, this player sneezed, this player farted, blah blah blah
now nothing except Linden and Gillis.
Hockey Widow wrote:During his suspension there was general dislike for Sullivan. By then I think Torts lost the room and the respect of a number of players.
Torts going ape shit before the start of the Calgary game and at the end of the first period lost the room. One player described it as very confusing. The players didn't really understand what he was so triggered by.
I also think the Aquos will be going out of their way to improve their image and will do what they can to remove the meddling owner stigma.
A "figurehead" isn't necessarily completely without power.
He won't be a puppet of the pwners, he will the face of the organization... imo.
I'm good with that.
And no doubt, over time, as he learns, he will become more than that.
Now if he starts to run amok, I'll be the first to complain.
But he's a smart man and he knows a few things about leadership, so no chance of that.
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