Leafs GM Dave Nonis survives MLSE purge and looks forward

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    http://www.thestar.com/sports/leafs/2013/09/27/dave_nonis_survives_mlse_purge_and_looks_forward.html

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    Leafs general manager Dave Nonis.

     
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    I love Nonis. I would love to hug him. Just once.
     
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    Ohh you don't wanna share this article with people in Vancouver lol
     
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    I bet he'd jump ship if he got the right opportunity.

    I know I wouldn't want to work for that arrogant ***** Leiweke.
     
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    nice interview. the picture featured in the article makes nonis look like a creeper! :laugh:
     
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    nonis is the anti burke.
     
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    Personally am very happy he is our GM. I think a lot of him as a GM and as a person. Glad he's at the helm of my favourite team. He'll deserve the success when it comes, and I think it will.
     
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    He's not wrong...this would be a terrible first job if you're not lucky. JFJ will probably never be a GM again (even though he was in consideration for the CBJ job) because of the job he did over here.
     
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    What's really bad is that JFJ was just a puppet for Peddie. He really wasn't allowed to move in a proper direction. Painful to witness.
     
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    After tonight, Nonis should have clearly been fired...
     
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    If we lost Franson I have been pissed. We didn't good job Nonis.

    I liked Grabo along with many others but he simply didn't have much chemistry with our top liners. To much money for a 3rd line center.
     
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    I like Nonis the man. I dont like Nonis the Gm si much, but getting kadri and franson signed when everyone cried implausibilities was redeeming.
     
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    You say arrogance, others say confidence and drive to win. Being the general manager of the wealthiest and most popular NHL team in the league isn't for everyone but I believe this is the right place for Nonis.
     
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    He's still very new into the position of being THE face of the front office but so far I've been more pleased with his work than concerned. Time will tell what we have with him at the helm but he seems very intent on preaching patience to the fans.
     
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    Can't quote the line from my phone but found it sort of interesting where he said about doin what's best for the team and not what's best for him personally or whatever. Maybe I'm reading too far into it but that has Burkes personality written all over it.
     
  16. That picture looks like TMZ was following him.
     
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    With most of the ******** cox writes it wouldn't surprise me at all if he wrote for tmz
     
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    How to survive a purge?

    1. Trade for the goalie recommended by your new boss.
    2. Sign your new boss' son in law.
    3. Be the first GM in 9 years to qualify for the playoffs and the only one of the Raptors, TFC and the Maple Leafs to qualify for the playoffs.
     
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    Absolutely, we went from team USA to team Canada. I can't remember the last time we had this many Canadians on the team, probably the 70's. I bet we'd have to go back to the 60's to find this many players from the GTA.
     
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    Nonis: "Happy? Now, get out of my god damn hockey net!"
     
  21. Or you could look no further than the 90s up until 03/04, not just necessarily players from the GTA. In all honesty, who cares where they're from? I thought the goal was to win the Stanley Cup.
     
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    Yeah you're correct but having hometown guys on the team just makes it more special in my opinion. I think many fan bases feel the same, you can see it anytime a prospect comes from their town. Ie. Zach Paris coming home etc.
     
  23. I don't think the Leafs were ever a team that was in danger of losing its Canadian identity, even when Burke was GM.
     
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    You're right about this, but it's not something to be proud of. Nonis is a *****. He shys away from the big moves and instead goes for little moves that he hopes to pay off. This is exemplified by the fact that he thinks Tyler Bozak will be a 1C for 5 years.
     
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    Purging is only required to remove your unwantables, so Nonis was never in any danger of being dismissed.

    In fact purging was initiated in order to promote him in expectations of better results.
     

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