Seattle GM: Likely Francis (UPD: Francis Named GM 7/18/19)

Discussion in 'Seattle' started by Hammettf2b, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Hammettf2b

    Hammettf2b Wings

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2012
    Messages:
    17,599
    Likes Received:
    1,485
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Location:
    So California
    Larkin1578 likes this.
  2. HanSolo

    HanSolo #Stormy

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2008
    Messages:
    83,387
    Likes Received:
    12,452
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Las Vegas
    Why would you wish that on the new kids?
     
    six sigma likes this.
  3. Hammettf2b

    Hammettf2b Wings

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2012
    Messages:
    17,599
    Likes Received:
    1,485
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Location:
    So California
    I think Holland would be a good choice for the start of the franchise. its when he has to start signing UFA contracts thats gonna get scary for the new kids lol.
     
  4. Cor

    Cor HFWF A-Lister

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012
    Messages:
    61,999
    Likes Received:
    18,485
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Gender:
    Male
    I'd be surprised if Ken Holland isn't named Seattle GM in April, and Steve Yzerman is quickly named Wings GM around the same time.
     
    JuniorNelson and Larkin1578 like this.
  5. PG Canuck

    PG Canuck Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2010
    Messages:
    51,817
    Likes Received:
    6,200
    Trophy Points:
    172
    Location:
    Prince George, BC
    Really hope Seattle plucks some AGM that’s waiting for his shot, rather than Holland.
     
    Vincenzo Arelliti and FishManSam like this.
  6. Bondurant

    Bondurant Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2012
    Messages:
    1,691
    Likes Received:
    725
    Trophy Points:
    109
    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    This is my desired result.
     
  7. JetsFan815

    JetsFan815 :(

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    13,038
    Likes Received:
    6,849
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Personally I would prefer someone new getting a chance. My preference is the following:

    Lawrence Gilman - former Canucks AGM and current Leafs capologist

    Sunny Mehta - former Devils director of analytics

    Ron Hextall - did a good job slowly rebuilding the Flyers

    John Chayka (if he gets fired by the Coyotes)
     
    Interior Cascadian likes this.
  8. Cor

    Cor HFWF A-Lister

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2012
    Messages:
    61,999
    Likes Received:
    18,485
    Trophy Points:
    157
    Gender:
    Male
    Yzerman is the guy to build the Red Wings back up. Even as a TOR fan, I'd be excited to see that.
     
  9. jbron

    jbron Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2014
    Messages:
    398
    Likes Received:
    85
    Trophy Points:
    51
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Business Owner
    Location:
    Kirkland, WA
    While GM is important, the positions of Director of Player Personnel , Director of NHL Scouting, Director of Amateur and European Scouting are key to the franchise success. Vegas did a great job evaluating players that were available in the expansion draft. Further, they
    drafted good prospects. McPhee got the credit for Vegas, but the early success they had were recommendations from the scouts etc.
    Cap won't be an issue for an expansion team, but selecting the right players in the expansion draft and NHL draft is vital to the franchise..
     
  10. joestevens29

    joestevens29 Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2009
    Messages:
    40,458
    Likes Received:
    2,727
    Trophy Points:
    186
    With Tippett being an advisor I'm curious what they do.

    Not sure if Tippett and Chayka saw eye to eye, so does that mean Tippett stays away from the young analytical type?
     
  11. joestevens29

    joestevens29 Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2009
    Messages:
    40,458
    Likes Received:
    2,727
    Trophy Points:
    186
    I still wonder if teams are going to just deal with Seattle the way Vegas was. Seemed as if everyone rather pay Vegas or give Vegas a better player rather than trading a player for the highest price. Was if everyone didn't care as they thought even if they gave a good player away it's only an expansion team, how good could they be?

    I do agree with everything else you say though. They hired a good group and spent a lot of time evaluating players.
     
  12. Rob Brown

    Rob Brown Way She Goes

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    10,208
    Likes Received:
    2,759
    Trophy Points:
    156
    What if Yzerman wants to take on a new challenge of building up an expansion team from scratch?
     
    superdeluxe and FishManSam like this.
  13. gstommylee

    gstommylee Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    9,159
    Likes Received:
    566
    Trophy Points:
    109
    This could be one of those cases where the NHL has a say in what the GM would be for Seattle. We need to be successful right out of the gate. I believe Kelly McCrimmon could be a possibility. He's assist GM for Vegas.
     
  14. BattleBorn

    BattleBorn Tuched In.

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2015
    Messages:
    11,205
    Likes Received:
    5,062
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Bellevue, WA
    I've got my Vegas glasses on, but I think McCrimmon is a guy Seattle should definitely look at.

    I wouldn't want him to leave the Knights, though.
     
  15. gstommylee

    gstommylee Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    9,159
    Likes Received:
    566
    Trophy Points:
    109
    At some point he'll probably want to be GM instead of assistant GM.
     
  16. BattleBorn

    BattleBorn Tuched In.

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2015
    Messages:
    11,205
    Likes Received:
    5,062
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Bellevue, WA
    He's still got the Wheat Kings, though I don't know how involved he is anymore. He's turned down other AGM positions prior to coming to Vegas, including one from Toronto supposedly. He might just want to stay in the desert.

    Still got some time prior to anything happening, I'm sure the picture will get a little clearer as time passes.
     
  17. Hammettf2b

    Hammettf2b Wings

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2012
    Messages:
    17,599
    Likes Received:
    1,485
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Location:
    So California
    He stated to wanted to move back home to be with family in Detroit. So unless he changes his mind I don't see Stevie joining any team other than the Wings.
     
  18. SotasicA

    SotasicA Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2014
    Messages:
    4,535
    Likes Received:
    2,349
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Stan Bowman should be available next summer.
     
  19. Gil Gunderson

    Gil Gunderson Registered User

    Joined:
    May 2, 2007
    Messages:
    21,609
    Likes Received:
    4,584
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    Ottawa, ON
    Pierre Dorion.
     
    hockey20000 likes this.
  20. Ebbisen

    Ebbisen Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2012
    Messages:
    165
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Location:
    Lurking the HF board
    What about Kyle Raftis?
     
  21. gstommylee

    gstommylee Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2012
    Messages:
    9,159
    Likes Received:
    566
    Trophy Points:
    109
    We'll know by next summer.
     
  22. periferal

    periferal Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2007
    Messages:
    17,921
    Likes Received:
    5,328
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Would be so nice if a young franchise didn't bring in an old hand like Hextall, Holland, Bowman, etc. Be forward-thinking and find the next up and coming GM who embraces analytics and can grow with the franchise and be there 10+ years.
     
  23. BattleBorn

    BattleBorn Tuched In.

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2015
    Messages:
    11,205
    Likes Received:
    5,062
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Bellevue, WA
    When Vegas started, I was really hoping for Botterill to get the Vegas GM position. When that didn't happen and we got McPhee from the ol' boys club I was a little bummed. However, in retrospect, I don't think a new guy could have pulled off what McPhee managed to pull off.

    Getting into the groove as a new GM is likely hard enough without having to try to work with 30 other old hands with more experience than you right away at the expansion draft. I'd say Seattle should go with a re-tread or Kelly McCrimmon as mentioned above.
     
  24. Rowlet

    Rowlet Registered User

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2018
    Messages:
    1,230
    Likes Received:
    962
    Trophy Points:
    81
    De Bonis was hired by Seattle which means they will give Mike Gillis a long look
     
    Interior Cascadian likes this.
  25. StarterHart

    StarterHart Waffle

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2018
    Messages:
    426
    Likes Received:
    1,223
    Trophy Points:
    64
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Cable Guy
    Location:
    Arlington, WA

    If even half the stuff coming out of Philly right now about Hextall is correct, then no thanks. While he did a good job of restocking an absolutely depleted prospect pool, some of the control freak policies and actions he is accused of are down right insane crazy. But then again, Holmgren and Clarke kind of have a history of unkind reports coming out regarding employees that are let go, so :dunno:
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"