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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:13 am 
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We finally have a firing, and it's not at all the one we expected.

http://nhl.nbcsports.com/2018/03/07/ron ... es-report/

http://www.newsobserver.com/sports/spt- ... 56099.html

Francis gets the Rutherford treatment, getting "promoted" to team president, which is likely nothing more than paid leave.

Not sure what Dundon has in mind. Some have said he wants to be Mark Cuban and be right in the thick of things, meaning the GM will be little more than a cap guy. Guess we'll see.

Francis was an okay GM, he certainly put the Canes in a better position than they were when Rutherford got "promoted," but ultimately failed to get the team a goalie and never pulled off any big signings or trades, so it's hard to really tell just how good (or how bad) he really was.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 3:12 pm 
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This team is close to being good, but they're still a big forward and a goalie away.

Damien Cox suggested the Vegas effect may have caused the new owner to feel like the Canes ought to be better as soon as possible.

They're interviewed all the best names, so I don't think they're going to end up with a scrub or tool.

The Canes are the exact sort of team that should be taking chances. They've been bad for a long time, but they've stockpiled plenty and have a great market/arena situation.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:46 pm 
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Apparently former Canucks AGM Laurence Gilman on the short list for Cane's vacant GM spot. He's a great hockey mind and a deep knowledge of the CBA and asset management. Hope he gets it. Linden should never have let him go in the first place.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:02 pm 
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Logical Progression wrote:
Apparently former Canucks AGM Laurence Gilman on the short list for Cane's vacant GM spot. He's a great hockey mind and a deep knowledge of the CBA and asset management. Hope he gets it. Linden should never have let him go in the first place.


As each day goes by, I am losing faith in TL's leadership. Gilman was really underappreciated here as far as I'm concerned.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:37 am 
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Well, they should fire EVERYONE after last night's epic collapse against the Bruins.

No doubt whatsoever if the Canes have a goalie coach he knows he's a goner.


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