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Confirmed with Link: Francis out as GM - Don Waddell named GM 5/8/18

Discussion in 'Carolina Hurricanes' started by TheBigKahuna, Mar 7, 2018.

  1. theekevinc

    theekevinc Registered User

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    Boomer Gordon on NHL Network Radio just opened his show by blasting Futa for his "excuse." If you don't want the job, fine. Call Dundon and move on. No need to come up with a lame excuse.

    I'm also wondering why he felt the need to share the info with Friedman. Just go away. We really don't need the black eye.
     
  2. StormCast

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    Does that extend to Mike Maniscalco?

    Meh, I don't see it as an issue nor as a black eye for the organ-I-zation.
     
  3. DaveG

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    I'm with Kev and I guess by proxy Gordon on this. If you're no longer interested in the position just let TD know that you aren't interested. Making that public info just comes across as an unnecessary dick move on his part.
     
  4. UNCCHcane

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    [QDP]

    Beginning of the ****show? Have you not watched the last nine years?

    Who gives a flying **** if some AGM says no thanks? We've got a new owner that isn't interested in trotting out the same trash season after season. He wants to give the fans a winner.

    This franchise is a ****show. We've got a bunch of players that only know losing and management that's so focused on cost-cutting that they don't know how to do anything else. We should all be damn excited that we've got something to look forward to for once.
     
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    What exactly do we have to look forward to?
     
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    Bruh, stop being obtuse.
     
  7. bluedevil58

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    The reason I ask is because I do not see this team getting better via UFA this off season. I also don't think big trades are going to happen either. SO it's a bad spot to be in.
     
  8. CanesInducedComa

    CanesInducedComa DUNDO, PLZ!

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    ...uh, I'm the last person you need to lecture on this.

    I was merely talking about the start of the ****show with the GM search.
     
  9. UNCCHcane

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    OK, that's a fair response. I think big trades are going to happen - and we may not like some of them. We may not land any big UFAs. But I think Dundon sees what we all see - a stagnant team that needs serious change. I think we see two of Skinner, Faulk, and Jordan traded, and not for futures. It will be player-for-player, and it will be an attempt to shake things up. At this point, it can't get much worse.
     
  10. Negan4Coach

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    IDK what the "Big rig" even does other than challenge Tripp for the most pendantic on air personality in the history.
     
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    ...uh, it's an internet message board. It's nothing but lectures.

    This isn't college basketball. This is a professional league, and there are only 33 GM positions. Just because Futa bailed like an ******* doesn't mean it's a bad job or a bunch of people will be like "naw dawg I'm good."
     
  12. StormCast

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    Other than being obsessed with trying to invent the best segue ever, he is a syrupy, gushing sycophant when it comes to Forslund and Kaiton.

    Something like...We're live from MSG, the most legendary sports arena ever, and speaking of legendary sports announcers, here's our own John Forslund, a man who never shies away from the bright lights of Broadw [post interrupted due to a little bit of vomit in my mouth]...
     
  13. CanesInducedComa

    CanesInducedComa DUNDO, PLZ!

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    Sure thing bud.
     
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    vorbis i am here 2 chew bubblegum and like posts Sponsor

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    I do not like Maniscalco's style at all but he seems like a nice enough guy I guess?
     
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    Agreed he does seem like a nice person but that style? Grating, fawning and failing IMO.
     
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    Something tells me that Futa met with Dundon, saw the job description then proceeded to GTFO [MOD]
     
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  17. Bub

    Bub This way to the Clownshow

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    Just a typo, I know, but maybe this is what the guys need. Lucky charms!

    [​IMG]
     
  18. TheBigKahuna

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    What if they met, and Dundon told him thanks for applying, but no thanks.
     
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    What I love about Maniscalco is how he asks for a breakdown of a play where he goes on to break it down himself and the players/coaches look at him like "uhh.. you nailed it guy, what the **** else am I supposed to say?"

    "So Sebastian, what'd you see on that goal where Tuevo forced the turnover in the neutral zone, hit you with a pass as you came off the bench, giving you a breakaway going forehand to backhand 5 hole?"
    "Uhh... yeah, that's what happened. It easy"
     
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    I find myself frequently muttering: "Objection...leading the witness" to many of his "questions".

    And if not that type of a question, it's one of those formulaic "how important was it...?" ones.

    "Ummm...fairly important."
     
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    Probably has to say it, because I assume LA media is asking him daily about it. "Hey, you gonna take that Canes GM job if offered!?" "Hey, will you leave LA before playoffs if Canes offer Job?" "Hey, what if...", etc...

    In the end, there are no optics that don't end with the Canes looking like an unwanted pile of trash.
     
  22. Negan4Coach

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    So at least they arent handling this like the carolina panthers and hiring back Rutherford, and then promptly losing key players on the team.
     
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    HisIceness Pissed off Canes fan

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    Damn.

    Really hope this isn't an indication that we're going to end up with some rather underwhelming hire.
     
  24. tarheelhockey

    tarheelhockey Highest Boss

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    Yeah, I don't hold this against him at all. It was a way of ending speculation and not putting the reason for his decision on the Hurricanes themselves, just the timing. Which may or may not be true, but it's not like he said 'oh **** no, anywhere but there' or something.
     
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    He ain't no GM. Futa is another Scott Darling. Assistant GM ready to be a real GM. Falls flat on his face upon coming here. Darling, Khudobin, Lack, BP, Francis. Has this organization not learned it's lesson with unproven people?
     

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