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    trytobe Registered User

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    the timing probably has less to do with a sudden realization that howson sucks and more to do with jarmo becoming available, either because he's needed the last few months to tidy up before leaving Jokerit or because Davidson's finally managed to convince him to come over.
     
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    JD didn't come in till near the end of the lockout.
     
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    John Davidson is the reason I imagine. He wasn't officially hired until October which was well after the Nash trade, but there were rumors for months before that he was going to end up there. If the team was planning on bringing Davidson in to revamp the organization, changing GMs before he was hired would've been counterproductive.

    I think they made the correct decision to get a new President in place and let him handle the hiring of the new GM.
     
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    nameless1 Apathy is great!

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    I know where you are coming from, and on the surface, the situation seems to be everything you are referring to.

    However, from what I gathered, Davidson had been looking for a GM for a while now.
    Kelkalainen was probably his 1st choice, but he was employed with Jokerit as GM.
    Maybe Kelkalainen was considering his options until he finally agreed recently.
    Also, there was a lockout, which suspended basically all activities, and that may have caused a delay in the announcement.

    It is preferable to fire Howson at the end of the season, but since this is such a deep draft, and the Blue Jackets have 3 1st rounders, it might be best to announce Kelkalainen as soon as possible and let him get to work.
    This way, he will have time to familiarize with the NHL once again, establish relationships with both the staff and fellow GMs, decide who to keep and to to let go before the draft, and let him get all the information possible, in regards to the scouting and maybe even possible trades.

    Otherwise, there is a lame duck GM, who the whole organization knows will be fired soon, and the lack of a clear leader causes the whole organization to be engage in a power struggle and be stuck in a quagmire.
     
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    So StL. has basically one important injury while Detroit has 8 injuries and they are still schooling Stl. Something is wrong in STL.
     
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    EpochLink Canucks and Jets fan

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    Hitchcock's style has already lost the room
     
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    Don't worry, they'll turn it around come Sunday...
     
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    thepuckmonster Professional Winner.

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    Oh God Elliot and Allen is so bad.

    THE SYSTEM IS BROKEN. JUGGERNAUT STATUS ENDANGERED.
     
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    They blame the goaltending but Detroit is getting good chance after good chance. Suddenly Stl. d looks bad. Are Cole Russel Shatterkirk top 4 dman. Is Jackman and Polak really shut down d man. I like their forwards tons of Hansen types with more scoring skill but i don't know. Good team do not struggle like this for multiple games.

    Stl scored short handed. One d man i did not question was Alex P. D
     
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    Berglund scores short handed. 2-1 Wings.
     
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    RIP Botchford Passing the Torch

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    Man, I remember not to long ago Blues fans saying Halak+Elliot>Luongo+Schneider. Classic example of a product of the system. Same thing happened with Steve Mason when Hitchcock was there.
     
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    Why the hell did he even sign in Winnipeg and not in Jersey again? Wasn't he there for the Finals?

    Seems stupid.
     
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    Ponikarovsky traded to NJ for a 4th and 7th.
     
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    nameless1 Apathy is great!

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    Earlier in the day Jets acquired Tangradi for a 7th.
    Kind of makes sense now.

    But I am surprised at the prices.
    Really cheap.
     
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    Lol @ Fleury on both those Sens goals.
     
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    Hilarious. :laugh:

    Man, are we ever spoiled with having both Luongo AND Schneider!
     
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    whats the point of having draft picks lmao especially the 4 and 5th ones and so on.. for players that have next to nothing in terms of value.. might as well give up future consideration.
     
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    Karlsson hurt.
     
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    NBC sports guys are speculating achillies injury. Looked really bad.
     
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    I hope not. This is going to kill my fantasy team.
     
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    HighAndTight Pimp Squad For Life

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    That is not good. If true, that could be the year for him right there.
     
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    With those types of injuries the bigger concern is not not the season but rather the long-term impact. Especially since his skating is such a big part of why he's so good.
     
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    Tarasenko scores for the Blues on the PP. 2-2 now.
     
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    Now 3-2 STL. Awful line change.
     
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