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#1 VM1138

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:21 PM

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Well, well, well.  Columbus is doing a little house cleaning.  Howson has been a pretty bad GM, there's really no doubt about that.  Replacing him can only be good for them, right?  Columbus has a little bit of talent, nothing great to build around, and the next GM is going to have a heckuva time rebuilding.  On the one hand, it could be fun, but on the other, the job would be so difficult starting from scratch, I don't envy whoever the replacement is.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

I hardly think the GM has been their problem; it's not a player destination.  Their payroll is the 26th lowest; if they want to be competitive, they're going to have to spend some more money.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:28 PM

"Paging Mr. Burke.  Mr. Brian Burke, please pick up the white courtesy phone."

 

Knew this had to happen sooner or later.  However, without being able to open up the coffers, I'm not sure how much difference it might make.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:35 PM

I hope they hire Burke. Let them be even more trash.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 08:40 PM

They are Detroits armpit.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:01 PM

I figured the writing was on the wall for Howson last season when he tossed Nash under the bus after the trade deadline.

 

Me wonders if Davidson is clearing the way for Brian Burke....



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:25 PM

They are Detroits armpit.

Seriously?  Does it make you feel better about yourself to denigrate an entire team and/or city?  No, they're not an established hockey market, but with all the crap that's being thrown around about Detroit, I should think you'd be a little more circumspect in your commentary.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:32 PM

If Davidson can somehow manage to get a quality GM in there, a la Burke, and maintain the core of this team, PLUS have 3 first round picks in the offseason, I can't imagine it will be an after thought for free agents much longer. 


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

I used to have some sympathy for the Jackets until there were reports coming out that said they wouldn't deal Nash to the Wings because they're in the same division. So f*** them.


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:24 PM

Can we send them to Québec???
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:19 PM

Seriously?  Does it make you feel better about yourself to denigrate an entire team and/or city?  No, they're not an established hockey market, but with all the crap that's being thrown around about Detroit, I should think you'd be a little more circumspect in your commentary.


Relax. I dont like em cuz theyre in our division. Just smack talk is all.

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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:23 PM

If Davidson can somehow manage to get a quality GM in there, a la Burke, and maintain the core of this team, PLUS have 3 first round picks in the offseason, I can't imagine it will be an after thought for free agents much longer. 

 

So, 1 1/2 phil kessel's



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:41 PM

This was sth everyone knew it would happen. Howson threw their only starplayer under the bus, traded for a player that did not want to be there. But like mentioned above Columbus has to open some money, if they want to be competitive.

Burke and Davidson in one organization? Hardly possible BB demands full autonomy and a "celebrity status" Columbus provides neither. I have a feeling he is waiting for a job within the Caps.

Wishing Howson allk the best and hopefully Burke has matured during the last weeks.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:16 AM

There was something on one of the rumor sites 2 weeks ago, yardbarker had it IIRC about davidson trying to move out more money. Umberger the main guy mentioned. he of the NTC. But maybe he would waive it for the wings? just a thought. be a great 2nd line LW. Good size, only 30, plays both end of the ice. Again, division blah blah, has 4 years left on his deal. But on the other hand 6-2/220 LW that can score 25 goals per year don't grow on trees either. Just a thought.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:41 AM

Trading the franchise for spare parts (Rick Nash), overpaying for defensemen (Wiz) on free agency, trading for a young goal scorer that has made it clear he has no desire to play for you (Jeff Carter), having pretty much all of your highly rated draft picks do nothing, finishing near the bottom every year... I wonder which of these straws finally broke the camels back.  



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:08 AM

Howson wasn't working out, but he wasn't the problem.

 

Columbus' player development people all need to be fired as well.  Until that changes, nothing will improve with columbus.


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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:40 AM

Per LeBrun...

 

John Davidson makes it official: Jarmo Kekalainen is the new Jackets GM

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:20 AM

It's back to Whoville for Howson.



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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:25 AM

Jarmo Kekäläinen is the first European GM in the NHL. 

 

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:33 AM

Jarmo Kekäläinen is the first European GM in the NHL. 

 

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they couldn't find a harder name to pronounce?







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