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Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Post by Cornuck » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:12 am

http://canucks.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id ... L|VAN|home

The Vancouver Canucks announced today that Trevor Linden has been named President, Hockey Operations and Alternate Governor, NHL. Linden returns to lead the team that he played on for 16 seasons, including seven as team captain.

In his role, Linden will be responsible for all hockey operations, including the coaching and scouting staffs, player procurement and development, and minor league affiliations and operations.
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Post by rats19 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:33 am

So is Nicholson out?..the description above sounds like pres & GM...no?
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Post by herb » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:12 am

I gather a new GM will be hired.

Nicholson and Naslund still have to be hired, dont forget!

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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Post by Hockey Widow » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:14 am

I like this. As long as they bring in the right GM, that is. Good branding!! Linden jerseys can go on sale again.

And Linden never lied to the press. He said he had not been approached by the Canucks for the GM job. Good hide their Trevor.

I wish Trevor the best of luck and I am one fan who's excitement for the team has returned. I hope he has as much autonomy as he needs but I sense he will be fine with a team approach. I like that he will be the face of the organization.
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Post by Cornuck » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:15 am

rats19 wrote:So is Nicholson out?..the description above sounds like pres & GM...no?
Someone on TSN posted this - it makes sense to me:
Some guy on TSN wrote:The President of a team sets the vision and focus of the organization, he then HIRES hockey people to RUN the team. Yes its a PR move, No Linden doesn't have NHL team front office experience, but he DOES have business leadership experience. He will be there to put forth the VISION and keep the GM, coaches management on the same page moving forward. That will be his role.
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Post by herb » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:17 am

True dat.

Linden seems like he'd be a good guy to work for.

Fingers crossed that Nicholson or somebody with big league experience is hired as GM.

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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Post by Cornuck » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:47 am

"Trevor will make all of the hockey decisions"
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Post by Reefer2 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:54 am

All nice and everything but depending on who the GM is and what they do in the off season this will have zero affect on the on ice product.

This is Aquaman's in the back ground just trying to make good vibes for the team and sell more season tickets or keep the ones they have coming back.

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Post by BurningBeard » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:01 am

Cornuck wrote:"Trevor will make all of the hockey decisions"
The term "complete autonomy" was used as well.
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Post by Reefer2 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:04 am

BurningBeard wrote:
Cornuck wrote:"Trevor will make all of the hockey decisions"
The term "complete autonomy" was used as well.
Which is complete BS!

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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Post by Lancer » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:05 am

Cornuck wrote:"Trevor will make all of the hockey decisions"
Maybe this is the spaghetti boys' way of trying to dispel the appearance that they have they're meddling owners up to their armpits in the team's hockey affairs. If Trev truly has an effectively free hand in running the hockey ops and choosing the GM and other hockey staff, then this bodes well for the franchise. I think he still has street cred in the league and in hockey circles from his PA involvement and such.

Now it's a matter of what Trev does next. Torts had better do some fine convincing... ;)
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Post by Cornuck » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:06 am

Yep..... Yawn.

Let's sell some tickets while we can and get the renewals today. Why else have this press conference before the season is over?
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Post by BurningBeard » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:13 am

Are they meddling owners, or does GMMG like to start rumors about them being meddling owners in order to deflect responsibility for his own actions?
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Post by ukcanuck » Wed Apr 09, 2014 11:26 am

Sounds like the guy has a vision of what the management team will look like, he mentioned Pat Quinn and the Steamer as mentors, he mentioned speaking to Sakic, Yzerman and Cam Neely about taking the role and what it means as a former player. He talked about traditional, fast, hard hitting, sound defensive positional play as basis for winning hockey (thank God.)

Call me crazy but, I think from now on it's Trevor "Moses" Linden
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Re: Linden named President of Hockey Ops

Post by 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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