Drury picks an Assistant General Manager. Who's it going to be?

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  1. rangers1314 Registered User

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    Brian Burke wrote about this in his book as well.

    He said Weekes was one of the more unpopular players he’s had on his teams. Teammates hated him.
     
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    Gorton =P
     
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    Does anyone remember an incident in 2005 when it was reported that all 4 rims of his truck were stolen at either the first day of training camo or at the press conference to welcome him to the Rangers organization? Did a search but couldn't find it.
     
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    I am not understanding the Chris Drury Saturday/weekend references. Can someone clarify.
     
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    Appreciate that I was nominated, and that idea was liked.

    The old saying goes,
    if nominated I will not run,
    If elected I will not serve

    Even if this seriously were for real, unavailable due to higher obligation I will share with you all shortly.

    However, I can do occasional part time creative consultant.


    Lindy, I know you know better.
    our top line [rated so b'c it gets most mins due to Panarin on it] is
    Kakko-Kravtsov-Panarin

    next should be
    LaF-Chytil-Gauthier

    Kreider will benefit from reduced mins on 3rd line

    Boo was the correct call at the time, and they were still wrong for not trying it THEN.
    Nieves has 4 concussions, is my understanding, so setting aside any other question as to what options NY has now which they clearly did not have then (another reason why I remain right to have pushed that), Boo is no longer an option. Boo hoo.


    One thing that needs to be emphasized is not just managerial aspects and the trades, but continuing the lights out great drafting we got from GMJG with input from JD.

    Messier may be fine for a coach, but we need a draft guru.
     
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    Years ago when he played here we went up 4-0 in the Caps right before Christmas and lost 5-4 in OT. Afterwards, he basically said he wasn't going to let it ruin his holiday break and that his teammates wouldn't, either. Some people never got over it and some people also think it still makes for a funny joke (it doesn't).
     
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    I only rob Weekes when he has somewhere to be
     
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    I'm fine with him coming back to the org as long as he wasn't part of the Kovacs/Sareela/Zborovsky draft year. Three complete headcases.
     
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    I don’t always rob Weekes, but when I do ...
     
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    Jeff has some resume. He'll be a GM again within a year. Maybe this summer.

    Fire that numbnuts in Calgary. JD goes with Jeff?
     

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    Why does every front office position have to be filled with a former player? I remember a while back someone making the point that they NHL has a disproportionate amount of execs as former players compared to other leagues. Why is that? And is that a good thing?
     
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    It is if your name is Yzerman or Sakic. I think it’s hit or miss but certainly not a condition. Rep and relationships mean a lot. I remember what a shit show Espo was, couldn’t have Sunday pasta dinner without a trade first.
     
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    My dad used to say that great players made the worst coaches because they have an expectation that you can naturally do things they did. Can you imagine Messier in the locker room down 2 and says, ok guys somebody score a hat trick.
     
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    It should be Steve Valiquette. He’s a bright guy who obviously watches the details of the game plus he seems to love working for the Rangers. He’s so much more passionate about the team when he talks about them versus the vanilla attitudes of guys like John Gianonne and Al Trautwig when he was here.
     
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    Gorton shouldn't be unemployed for long. How many more years of Benning does Vancouver need to figure out he's a poor GM?
     
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    the first thing i'm wondering is do they hire 2 different people for AGM in ny to help drury and another to be the GM of hartford. or does the new guy pull double duty like drury was...
     
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    f*** Messier. He’s been talking shit for 15 years and never once got a job. Never made an effort to coach, or scout, or work in a front office. He’s not remotely qualified. Imagine the arrogance of not being part of the league for 15 years and thinking you can waltz into an AGM, GM or president position?
     
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    If Pegula has any marbles he’s calling both JD and JG
     
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    Him quitting the org after losing out on the coaching job to AV was all world snowflake behavior
     
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    I thought the same thing, but someone (maybe a Sabres fan more knowledgeable about their situation) posted that Buffalo isn't going to fire Adams after only one year.

    If I were Buffalo I'd hire JD and Gorton too. But last I read, the Pegulas don't believe in having a position in between them and the GM because they want the GM reporting directly to them. So they probably wouldn't even call JD.
     
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    If it's Messier, lower this org into the grave
     
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    The 60+ crowd will be happy though.
     
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    The organization has one Cup and its because of him. The people that disrespect him the way they do deserve the one cup in 70 years and the rest that rip him probably weren’t even alive to witness the ‘94 Cup.
     
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    Will Sam get more pizza now that Drury is GM?
     
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