And So The Axe Falls

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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Post by Strangelove » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:36 pm

dbr wrote:So I have been thinking it over, and I am pretty sure it was the goatee that got Gillis fired.
Well I certainly hope so!
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Post by Meds » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:42 pm

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Meds wrote:TEAM1040 now reporting that Nicholson is in negotiations from his home with the Canucks and that he will accept the position of team President and then name Trevor Linden as the new GM.

I think I'd prefer the reverse of that.....

I think I could live with all of that. But no way was this put together in one day.

Now retracting and saying that they did not report that.....they have heard nothing about Nicholson. Not sure where that came from.

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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Post by Strangelove » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:46 pm

Meds wrote:
Hockey Widow wrote:
Meds wrote:TEAM1040 now reporting that Nicholson is in negotiations from his home with the Canucks and that he will accept the position of team President and then name Trevor Linden as the new GM.

I think I'd prefer the reverse of that.....

I think I could live with all of that. But no way was this put together in one day.

Now retracting and saying that they did not report that.....they have heard nothing about Nicholson. Not sure where that came from.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Post by herb » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:55 pm

My guess given all the rumors today is some combination of Nicholson, Naslund and Linden. Linden was evasive in his interview this morning, Nicholson and Naslund just quit their management jobs and are both rumored to be in the mix. These would certainly be very popular moves.

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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Post by Strangelove » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:59 pm

Diehard1 wrote: I'm glad Gilman and Henning are still here as they are valuable members of the team. Makes me think they may hire a GM who isn't all that experienced while keeping these two around him.

There will be more to come, would be nice to see somebody like Nicholson come in and play the John Davidson role. We will see.
Gilman and Henning still here will help me sleep well tonight.

However, come morning, if it turns out they've hired Feaster....

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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Post by rats19 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:00 pm

When I say herbs name...quite often I pronounce it...Hoib....I dunno its just me I guess
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Post by Strangelove » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:02 pm

rats19 wrote:When I say herbs name...quite often I pronounce it...Hoib....I dunno its just me I guess
Yup, just you.

Everyone else says 'erb.
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Post by rats19 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:06 pm

Strangelove wrote:
rats19 wrote:When I say herbs name...quite often I pronounce it...Hoib....I dunno its just me I guess
Yup, just you.

Everyone else says 'erb.
....'oib....ahh
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Post by Strangelove » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:10 pm

rats19 wrote: ....'oib....ahh
I.... LIKE it!! :thumbs:
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Post by Tiger » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:11 pm

It fell 2 years too late :(
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Post by rats19 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:15 pm

Tiger wrote:It fell 2 years too late :(
Quite the on topicker eh? Feel special?
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Post by herb » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:30 pm

Strangelove wrote:
rats19 wrote: ....'oib....ahh
I.... LIKE it!! :thumbs:
It sounds best when you say it with a low class English accent.

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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Post by rats19 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:36 pm

herb wrote:
Strangelove wrote:
rats19 wrote: ....'oib....ahh
I.... LIKE it!! :thumbs:
It sounds best when you say it with a low class English accent.
Why I outta buree ya lik a dohg..
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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Post by Boston Canucker » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:36 pm

Mondi wrote:How upset is Tony G about all this?! Wow, he's finally lost his inside source, he pissed, and it's obvious.
He'll probably try recommending Brian Lawton next...

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Re: And So The Axe Falls

Post by Arachnid » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:51 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:Well I am surprised, very much so. Not so much that MG was fired but that it was done this quickly. But the Aquas did say failing to make the playoffs was not an option.

They have also shown that defiance will be death with swiftly, aka, Nonis.

Now both MG and Nonis were fired for various reasons but in the end they both showed that they did not want to be puppets.

No question MG through his combined efforts is ultimately responsible for the product on the ice. His undoing has been his inability to consummate a trade of any significance that has positive impact for the Canucks. Perhaps having two star players in short order becoming disgruntled and wanting out was too much. Perhaps public ally drawing a line in the sand earned him the immediate departure.

Just before the Olypmic break FA intimated that injuries were the problem and he didn't foresee the need for big changes. Perhaps just public speak, perhaps sincere. Maybe he was interviewing MG's replacement. But if he was leaning this way perhaps had he acted then and made Gillman interm MG we may have seen some improvement earlier or the Luongo situation could have been handled differently, or a trade made, or deadline day handled differently.

Anyway, thanks Mike for all the successful years, for bringing us within one game of it all. Didn't expect it to be this soon but glad you don't have to endure two more home games and the silly chants. I doubt you will find a job soon in hockey, you don't seem to be a popular kinda guy, the arrogance thing. So why not tell all, for shits and giggles :mrgreen:
So what you are painting is...when we go to the final again in a few years Gillis will get all the credit because the new GM will inherit his deft (daft?!) drafting :P
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