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ForzaItalia 03-31-2012 01:08 PM

Scotty Bowman to Toronto?
 
Anyone watching the Sens/Philly game on CBC? Ron Maclean brought up Scotty Bowman and said "rumours" to Toronto?

Has anybody else out there mentioned such a thing?

indigobuffalo 03-31-2012 01:12 PM

Pretty much the only person that would be a clear cut upgrade over Burke, but why would Bowman come out of retirement for this?

RogerRoeper* 03-31-2012 01:12 PM

Maybe he was referring to the last time the Leafs had a Gm opening prior to Burke.

Scotty is too old now. Burke isn't going anywhere.

RogerRoeper* 03-31-2012 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by indigobuffalo (Post 47040215)
Pretty much the only person that would be a clear cut upgrade over Burke, but why would Bowman come out of retirement for this?

Based on what? Bowman's GM experience is not very successful.

JackJ 03-31-2012 01:13 PM

Almost happened in 08 before this nonsense:

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The Leafs made the unusual announcement in the off-season that they were seeking someone to oversee embattled general manager John Ferguson. Speculation was that Bowman, a paid consultant to the Detroit Red Wings, was the team's first choice.

http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/stor...fs-bowman.html
Even if he's Burke's successor he'd become the president with a management team running the show.

birddog* 03-31-2012 01:17 PM

He's 79.

crump 03-31-2012 01:20 PM

There were rumblings about him and the leafs back before he took on the Buffalo job.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=1644,1895412

RogerRoeper* 03-31-2012 01:21 PM

Scotty Bowman wins cups with all star teams. He'd do nothing with this roster.

Seriously, anyone see the teams Bowman coached? The Phil Jackson of the NHL.

1927 03-31-2012 01:21 PM

Scotty Bowman would be awesome to have as a coach. However, for anything else the Leafs should not bother as his past management abilities were not stellar.

dubey 03-31-2012 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by crump (Post 47040701)
There were rumblings about him and the leafs back before he took on the Buffalo job.

http://news.google.com/newspapers?ni...g=1644,1895412

Don Cherry too! :D

ForzaItalia 03-31-2012 01:25 PM

Maybe they mentioned the 2008 rumours. Let me rewind my PVR and see it again.

Rare Jewel 03-31-2012 01:25 PM

Heard it as well.

Do not want.

Durkin67 03-31-2012 01:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ForzaItalia (Post 47040009)
Anyone watching the Sens/Philly game on CBC? Ron Maclean brought up Scotty Bowman and said "rumours" to Toronto?

Has anybody else out there mentioned such a thing?

Perhaps he meant as an executive advisor. Certainly not as GM at his age. Besides, there are a number of capable successors already in place.

Durkin67 03-31-2012 01:29 PM

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Originally Posted by ForzaItalia (Post 47041073)
Maybe they mentioned the 2008 rumours. Let me rewind my PVR and see it again.

can you give us the exact quote please?

Penalty Kill Icing* 03-31-2012 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by RogerRoeper (Post 47040783)
Brian Burke wins cups with all star teams. He'd do nothing with this roster.

Fixed. Burke's record supports that.

ForzaItalia 03-31-2012 01:32 PM

OK. He says Scotty Bowman will be a guest at 6:30 pm tonight on CBC and he does link him to both Montreal and Toronto.

Not sure where Maclean is getting this from but he does indeed say it.

Paris in Flames 03-31-2012 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Penalty Kill Icing (Post 47041411)
Fixed. Burke's record supports that.

Yeah but at least Burke had a hand in assembling that All Star team. Bowman stood behind the bench and was all "Oh hey, Lidstrom, go out there and be the best defencemen of the modern era".

Thank God he gave Nik that advice. Who knows where he would've gone from there.

RogerRoeper* 03-31-2012 01:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Penalty Kill Icing (Post 47041411)
Fixed. Burke's record supports that.

I don't think that Anaheim team was as good as any of the cup winning teams Scotty coached.

RogerRoeper* 03-31-2012 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by ForzaItalia (Post 47041473)
OK. He says Scotty Bowman will be a guest at 6:30 pm tonight on CBC and he does link him to both Montreal and Toronto.

Not sure where Maclean is getting this from but he does indeed say it.

I haven't heard any rumours about Toronto or Montreal.

I'll be pretty shocked if Roy doesn't end up in Montreal.

MoreMogilny 03-31-2012 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RogerRoeper (Post 47040247)
Based on what? Bowman's GM experience is not very successful.

Yup. Bowman is an amazing coach, but he was never that good in a GM role. Though he did have control over the roster comings and goings.

BLONG7 03-31-2012 01:52 PM

Bowman is so old, they should be naming a trophy after him pretty soon...;)

Suntouchable13 03-31-2012 02:07 PM

We already have an elder statesman as an advisor, that would be Cliff Fletcher, we don't need another one. He is just a name. He wouldn't provide anything more of value than the other assistant GMs we have.

driver3000 03-31-2012 02:16 PM

Bowman is getting too old to be the GM. If he EVER came, and I'd still say that's extremely unlikely, it'd be an an adviser of some sorts.

Srsly 03-31-2012 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Penalty Kill Icing (Post 47041411)
Brian Burke wins a cup with an all star team.

Come on now... he hasn't earned "cups" yet.

Also I doubt Bowman would come out of retirement. He's getting up there in age. I had no idea he was 79.

crump 03-31-2012 02:20 PM

If he came here his position would be "Bro to hang out with." for Fletcher.

I wouldn't say no though. How do you say no to that guy?


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