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  • Feaster out

    Burke as acting GM, but it'll likely stay that way.

    Wouldn't want any other GM to lead the rebuild, IMO.

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    No surprise here.

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    • #3
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      I'm the Brian Burke of fantasy league

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      • #4
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        Burke said they are already searching for Feaster's replacement. I doubt Burke stays on as GM. I wonder if he makes any big moves while he's got the keys though... Another strange aspect is that apparently the Stars have given him permission to talk to Joe Nieuwendyk - but Joe is already the GM in Dallas...

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        • #5
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          He may be looking, but I think Burke is GM by the end of it all.

          Burke was a player agent before he became GM right? Not player -> GM?

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          • #6
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            Correct. And boy is he ever an accomplished man. He first earned a BA in History at Providence while playing college hockey for them (was team captain), then played for the tail-end of one season plus one full season in the AHL (his team won the Calder Cup in that second, full season). He then completed Law School at Harvard, and became an NHL player agent after graduating. He was hired six years later by Pat Quinn to become Director of Hockey Operations for the Vancouver Canucks. About five years later he landed his first General Manager position, for the Hartford Whalers. He only did that for a year, because he was then hired as Executive Vice-President and Director of Hockey Operations for none other than the NHL itself. Three years later he took a job as General Manager of the Vancouver Canucks, where he built what is still largely their core. He worked for a short time as an analyst for CBC and TSN before being hired as General Manager of the Anaheim Ducks, during which time the Ducks won the Stanley Cup. He then became President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs, during which time the Leafs did not once make the Playoffs. He then became President of Hockey Operations for the Calgary Flames, and is now also their interim General Manager.

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            • #7
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              As long as Nonis is available in 3-4 years' time, the grand scheme of taking over all of Canada's NHL teams should prove successful.

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              • #8
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                There is hope for all of us non-professional hockey players to be general managers.

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                • #9
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                  Actually AHL is professional hockey. Probably the closest thing to a non-player to have been an NHL GM was Lamiorello, and even he played Div I college hockey, a very high level of hockey in its own right, also at Providence actually.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Feaster out

                    God dammit.

                    Go to law school, find friend who plays hockey at high level, be his agent, recruit others, get job in front office, GM, Brian Burke status achieved

                    Fuck it

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                    • #11
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                      Stan Bowman and Chuck Fletcher. Of course, they both had a Father who had played and/or held executive positions for NHL clubs...

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                      • #12
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                        Lamoriello's story is pretty rad. He was a high school math teacher at one point!

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                        • #13
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                          Originally posted by Josh
                          Stan Bowman and Chuck Fletcher. Of course, they both had a Father who had played and/or held executive positions for NHL clubs...
                          Awww, that's dirty. Oh well, at least maybe if they're successful it will open up doors for other non-players in the future.

                          Originally posted by Josh
                          Lamoriello's story is pretty rad. He was a high school math teacher at one point!
                          Haha that is pretty cool. Also I liked your wite-up on Burke. That guy has got to be one of my overall favorite human beings on the planet. Mad respect for him and everything he does. Very confused as to why he's not taking over the GM position in Calgary himself...

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                          • #14
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                            He's obviously waiting for Bergevin's time in Montreal to be up.

                            God, I wish.

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                            • #15
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                              Thanks man. Maybe it's that he doesn't want it to seem like he fired his friend to steal his job. Also, I forgot to mention Burke's experience as an executive representing the USA internationally...

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