Hunters to Philly, Kane to follow?

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  1. itshomerdoh

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    ...Writer Chuck Gormley wrote Sunday that "recently, rumours have swirled that the Flyers might be considering Dale and Mark Hunter as the club's next coach and general manager." They would replace interim coach John Stevens and current general manager Paul Holmgren.

    Aside from the success the Hunters have shown in building a team from a low point, they also have a close relationship with Flyers president Peter Luukko. Luukko helped the Hunters put together the deal that enabled them to become main tenants in the John Labatt Centre. The JLC is managed by Global Spectrum, an arm of Comcast-Spectator of which Luukko is president. A Flyers spokesperson said yesterday that team officials haven't talked with the Hunters...


    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Philadelphia/2007/03/06/3703953-sun.html

    What are the odds that the Hunters wind up in Philly? And if so (and assuming they get the chance to pick him) what are the odds they go with Kane at the top of the draft? Sounds like a bold kind of move Snyder would go for, and Philly perhaps gets the next American superstar. Could help the draft take some early shape.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Hunter Gathers

    Hunter Gathers White guilt milquetoast piece of human garbage. Sponsor

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    Wait, why would Holmgren be leaving...?
     
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    Exactly. I think he more than deserves a chance after how quickly he's turned this nightmare of a season around.
     
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    I'm not happy about this rumor.

    Supposedly the Hunter's have ties with the new Director of Player Development, Don Luce - and he seems to have Snider's ear.
     
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    If the Flyers get rid of Holmgren, they'd be idiots.
     
  6. Agreed. I think he's done a damn good job. They'd be fools getting rid of him this early, especially when he's made some very positive moves for the club.
     
  7. How a Rumor Develops.

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    As you can see, there's only one person saying that there is a remote posibility that the Flyers will toss Holmgren and Stevens only to replace them with Hunter and Hunter. "Rumors have swirled"? What a steaming pile of bull ****.
     
  8. CharlieGirl

    CharlieGirl Thank you Mr. Snider

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    Coincidentally, also my opinion of Dale.

    The Hunters have been really successful in London and I don't see them making a move (from their point of view). Also, the last thing the Flyers need is Dale behind the bench.
     
  9. Isn't Mark Hunter the bigger reason for London's success anyways?
     
  10. CharlieGirl

    CharlieGirl Thank you Mr. Snider

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    No question. He's done a brilliant job in London (and you have no idea how much that hurts a Kitchener fan to say).
     
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    Absolutely - and I wouldn't be surprised to see some genuine interest in Mark by some NHL teams at some point. However, Dale is no slouch behind the bench - people love to rip his coaching abilities but you don't win games on talent alone.

    However, I can't see Dale ever coaching an NHL team - I don't think his style would go over well with many NHL players. I also don't think he's the type of guy who could stand being second guessed all the time by his players or the press.
     
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    don't people realize that Chuck Gormley got these rumours from HFboards and the stupid posts that were made a month ago saying that Dale Hunter was going to GM Philly next year?

    This whole story is stupid.
     

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