Confirmed with Link: Jason Botterill Hired As General Manager -- MOD WARNING #1851

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  1. vcv

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    http://www.thehockeynews.com/news/article/scouts-sound-off-on-the-ins-and-outs-of-talent-mining

    What’s an unteachable trait that can’t be coached into a kid? BOTTERILL: Hockey sense, just the ability to read the game. It’s something players find at a young age. When they get to the age where we’re looking at the players, it’s difficult to insert the program into them or really improve at that level.

    What’s a teachable trait you can coach into a player?
    BOTTERILL: The skating stride, being able to specifically work on leg strength and leg muscles. With just how technical we’ve gotten – what exactly is wrong with the stride, implementing drills they can work at. With skating and speed being such a big part of the game, you’ll never get to the point where you develop a marginal skater into a Carl Hagelin, but there are a lot of different ways to improve your skating.

    Guys I don't think we're trading Sam :handclap:
     
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    Excited. Like the hire.

    Per Harrington, he's already on the hot seat. :laugh:

     
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    Very happy with this pick. I was worried in the initial stages that the Pegulas were going to make a bad hire. Obviously it is very hard for us to evaluate GM candidates, but Botterill checks as a lot of boxes.


    And he called it "Harrington's Hot Read". What a goof.
     
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    Press Conference @ 4 today according to WGR

     
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    YAHOO! :yo: This offseason keeps getting better and better.
     
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    Like others, I originally had my doubts. For the reasons I listed elsewhere, my mind was changed decisively. I'm excited to see what he can do. Good pick!
     
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    I think (and hope) that he will be great for you guys.. I really wanted Botterill to be the next Penguins GM :(
     
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    Hopefully Pens get ousted so there is minimal distraction and emotional investment / attachment into June.
     
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    Very happy with this choice. Now let's see who he picks as a coach.
     
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    I for one welcome our new Pittsburgh overlords
     
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    I'm sure he can stay focused, otherwise hiring him was a mistake
     
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    Great selection. Good job Pegula. Now the focus begins on coaching staff.
     
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    Rochester Americans @AmerksHockey -
    Congrats to former #Amerks forward Jason Botterill on being named @BuffaloSabres General Manager!

     
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    Sam was never getting traded anyway.
     
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    No idea how it will work out but I wish him and our Sabres a long and happy coexistence!
     
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    Yinz are getting a good one, he will be dearly missed in Pittsburgh (and doubly so in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton).
     
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    I still have doubts. It's pretty hard to flop in Pittsburgh when you have Crosby and Malkin. Even Bylsma won a cup there.
     
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    I think we can all get behind this hire
     
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