Inter-GM Communication

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  1. kyle evs48

    kyle evs48 Devilish Boy Grin

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    I figured I'd post this here to avoid some of the knuckleheads on the main board.

    Say a GM wants to shop a player around. How does he get word out to all the other GM's? I would think there is a way to get in touch with all of them at once.
     
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    Fax or send a text/bbm to the 29 other gm's.

    Simple really. They are human beings too. :laugh:
     
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    In all seriousness, they have each other's contact info. Not only that but I'm sure the NHL hands out a list to each team full of other team's contact info (even for assistants).

    The above poster is completely correct.

    And they are official e-mail addresses like [email protected] and not [email protected].
     
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    They have a super top secret private board here.

    If you're nice to an Administartor, maybe he/she'll give you the link and passwd.
     
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    I can't say who each GM usually speaks to, but going by trades its seems like each GM has at least a few established relationships that always seem to come up.

    What I mean is Philly seems to trade a lot with Tampa, NY Rangers and Phoenix have made quite a few trades in the last few years. Buffalo always seems to trade with Columbus and San Jose a lot. I can see Stevie Y trading a lot with Detroit in the future.
     
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    mouser Business of Hockey

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    Too many people would be critiquing Burke's trade proposals there unfortunately.


    I imagine the GM's have each others phone numbers readily plugged into their smartphones.
     
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    Call Darren Dreger. If he thinks it's a good idea then he'll mention it and your work is done. If he doesn't, then call Nick Kypreos.
     
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    They meet once a month in the catacombs underneath Old St.Pats in the 5 Points District of NYC. Dead Rabbits one & all. :help:
     
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    I asked Sharks GM Doug Wilson once. Says he regularly talks to all GMs.

    I get the feeling he talks at least once every two weeks during the season, even if it's nothing more than a "how's the family, the team" kinda call.

    It appears that when GMs gather (BOG meetings, GM meetings, Draft, NHL Awards, etc.) there may be conversations of a general nature (e.g., "if you ever want to trade player X, call me"; or "I'm looking for a <specific type> player"; or "I'm looking to shed some salary, anyone you'd be interested in"). And things may heat up from there.

    And a good working relationship helps as well. If you deal with a GM who is straightforward and follows through, you might deal with him again. (Now, if you're Burke/Lowe and/or Lowe/Lombardi, you may lose a guy's phone number on purpose. And don't think that other GMs aren't watching and making their own notes about whether to work with a guy in the future.)
     
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    I agree with the whole thing about GM's being human. You'd think by some of the stuff posted on the boards, that GM's are all about "winning" a trade, as opposed to simply two people trying to make their teams better. I don't think there's really alot of animosity between most of them.

    I've lost count of the number of times, for example, I hear "Burke's hated by every GM in the league!" I don't think there's really any hate (Well Edmonton might be touchy ;) ), but the GM's are just trying to do a job. They make good trades, they make bad trades-they're just trying to better their hockey teams-and I'm pretty sure they don't get as feverent about it as some fans in their respective fanbases :)

    I actually think if fans actually got to see their GM's in trade discussions, at the draft table, GM meetings, ect, I think the feverent ones would be AGHAST at how "civilized" and "get along" they are with each other.
     
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    Assistant GM/Hockey Op directors etc. are mainly reponsible for getting the word out. It's not uncommon for them to make 10-15 calls, voicemails, emails etc. to teams they think may be interested. General Managers generally make the more sensitive calls involving bigger names / blockbuster trades because the list of teams is usually a lot smaller.
     
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    When I lived in Vancouver I dealt with Burke on a weekly basis(The bar I worked at was near where Burke was a lot) and he siad he talked to the other Gm's atleast once a week just becuase--He said he would usually take an hour a week and do a call around to exchange info with other GM's on veries subjects. Burke loves talking
     

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