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#21 roboturner

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:12 PM

Hi I'm Brendan Shanahan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. In the spring of every year, an incident occurs where the Maple Leafs blow their playoff spot with a magnificent collapse.

 

As the video shows in slow motion, the leafs continue to hand out lengthy contracts to players who to will certainly become a disappointment, and who will disappear when needed most.

 

Taking into account that the Leafs have a previous history, I have suspended the Leafs from the National Hockey League for 10 seasons.


This might be getting a little heated. Just know I don't hate any of you guys.

 

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#22 TheDetroitRedWings

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 09:58 PM

Great... Now another one of my boy-hood idols is running a team in direct competition with the Wings (within the same division). Happy for Shanny and all, but for me this blows.


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#23 ogreslayer

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:16 PM

Nothing more than a move to get a big hockey name to fill the position to ease fan backlash. 

 

My only concern is him poaching staff from the Wings.

 

IF he had maybe ended his career in Detroit & actually worked in the front office, there might be cause for concern.  I think the chances of him actually poaching anyone from the Wings is pretty slim.



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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:38 PM

Good for him, maybe he can actually shanaban everyone out of there who has F-ed up the organization. 



#25 Dabura

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 10:59 PM

Red Wings Name Wendel Clark New Club President


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#26 Son of a Wing

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Posted 10 April 2014 - 11:07 PM

Why the Leafs, Shanny? That just feels wrong.

 

Can't blame the guy for wanting to go home to Toronto.


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#27 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 06:53 AM

He'll be able to get to work by taking GO transit. That's good for the environment.


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#28 motorcitykid

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 07:32 AM

I understand that Shanahan wants to try management just like Yzerman, but boy oh boy he picked THE worst run franchise in almost all of sports. I cannot fanthom what he was thinking but it's not like he will be there in 10 years anyway. I can almost hear the dumbass Leaf fans telling anyone who will listen this morning, "WE ARE GOING TO WIN THE CUP NEXT YEAR"!! I loved Shanny when he wasn't a Red Wing, and even more when he came here. But this reeks of a Maple Leaf publicity stunt [they are already done talking about the miserable failure their season turned into ... Shanny talk is dominating]. And I know of no man alive who could run that goofball organization with their fanbase knowing nothing about the game - yet the first to tell you how a 1 player trade will net them a Cup, their horrendous scouting overseas and here, their buddy buddy attitude of giving friends jobs, and the interference from owners. Good luck Shanny. This stunt will last maybe 2 or 3 seasons then he will be blamed for being a Cup champ who can't win them a Cup. Goooooood luck, my friend.

#29 Din758

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 07:52 AM

Why does everything think that he can just poach all these guys in the wings organization (blashill, executives). Does he have a significant relationship with any of them? He never worked for the wings organization outside of being a player right?


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Posted 11 April 2014 - 08:35 AM

Its kind of low risk, high reward for Shanahan.  Being President isn't the same as GM.  If the Leafs turn it around, he can take all the credit and turn it into a GM job.  If they don't, he slides back into a cushy league job, kind of like Pat Lafontaine did.  I'm just surprised because it was rumored he went to the Rangers and took the league job because his wife insisted on being on the East Coast.  She should have stayed with Craig Janney  ;)



#31 ogreslayer

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:10 AM

I understand that Shanahan wants to try management just like Yzerman, but boy oh boy he picked THE worst run franchise in almost all of sports. I cannot fanthom what he was thinking but it's not like he will be there in 10 years anyway. I can almost hear the dumbass Leaf fans telling anyone who will listen this morning, "WE ARE GOING TO WIN THE CUP NEXT YEAR"!! I loved Shanny when he wasn't a Red Wing, and even more when he came here. But this reeks of a Maple Leaf publicity stunt [they are already done talking about the miserable failure their season turned into ... Shanny talk is dominating]. And I know of no man alive who could run that goofball organization with their fanbase knowing nothing about the game - yet the first to tell you how a 1 player trade will net them a Cup, their horrendous scouting overseas and here, their buddy buddy attitude of giving friends jobs, and the interference from owners. Good luck Shanny. This stunt will last maybe 2 or 3 seasons then he will be blamed for being a Cup champ who can't win them a Cup. Goooooood luck, my friend.

 

As a Cleveland Browns fan, I think I can safely say that the Leafs are far from the worst run franchise in all of sports.  



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 09:15 AM

Nothing more than a move to get a big hockey name to fill the position to ease fan backlash. 

 

That has ZERO to do with this in my opinion, for a couple of reasons:

 

1. They have been looking for a while now for someone to take on this role.  They offered the job to Gretzky last year and were close to bringing him aboard from what I hear.

 

2. More importantly, the Leafs don't have to worry about fan backlash.  Season tickets will be renewed, TV deals are a given, there are no concerns from that respect. 

 

Your comment would probably ring true in pretty much every other market in the league, but not Toronto.  In Vancouver for example, Linden was brought in to do just that....they were worried about selling tickets.



#33 Datsyukian-Deke

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:05 AM

First Yzerman, now Shanny. Im guessing next will be Federov as assistant GM of Boston...

Edited by Datsyukian-Deke, 11 April 2014 - 10:08 AM.


#34 ogreslayer

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:26 AM

First Yzerman, now Shanny. Im guessing next will be Federov as assistant GM of Boston...

 

Or maybe Fedorov as the GM of CSKA Moscow



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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:32 AM

Interesting. A team with no idea of where it is going and what it is doing, hires someone with no experience. Good luck.


Oh c'mon. Doesn't this scream president material to you?!!


Edited by T.Low, 11 April 2014 - 10:34 AM.


#36 frankgrimes

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 10:33 AM

So now they have:

 

Leiweke (wrong person the guy just doesn't understand how different the LA and Toronto market are) > Shanahan > Nonis > Loiselle > Poulin ? Talk about a lot of decisionmakers *lol*

 

Has Shanahan ever worked before in such a high profile job ? Being VP of hockey operations seems like a very difficult task, if you don't have any managerial and business of hockey experience.


Edited by frankgrimes, 11 April 2014 - 10:34 AM.

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#37 cusimano_brothers

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 11:40 AM

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:45 PM

Red Wings Name Wendel Clark New Club President

 

I forgot - Clark actually played for the Wings, lol.


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#39 T.Low

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 12:54 PM

Look for Nonis to end up in Calgary.

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Posted 11 April 2014 - 01:01 PM

stanley cups in shanahan's lifetime

shanny: 3

toronto: 0

 

 

guess they just wanted someone with post season experience in their system :P


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