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BuzzKillington90 12-24-2013 09:14 AM

GM Search: Part II (Tim Murray to be named GM)
 
Since the other was closed:

@L_A_theRiver: Multiple sources: Bruins asst GM Jim Benning is no 1 candidate for Sabres GM job. He spent 12 yrs as a scout with BUF.

Jame 12-24-2013 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by BuzzKillington90 (Post 76732351)
Since the other was closed:

@L_A_theRiver: Multiple sources: Bruins asst GM Jim Benning is no 1 candidate for Sabres GM job. He spent 12 yrs as a scout with BUF.

get on with it already... I don't even care who it is at this point.

Zip15 12-24-2013 09:25 AM

If Benning is the hire, I do wonder if or when we'll ever again make a significant hire outside the "Sabres family." Man alive, this organization loves re-hiring its former players and employees.

dugman 12-24-2013 09:45 AM

Am I the only one who wonders whether "multiple sources" means several people are confirming that they heard Bruce Garrioch saying that Benning was the leading candidate?
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Originally Posted by BuzzKillington90 (Post 76732351)
Since the other was closed:

@L_A_theRiver: Multiple sources: Bruins asst GM Jim Benning is no 1 candidate for Sabres GM job. He spent 12 yrs as a scout with BUF.


Zip15 12-24-2013 09:54 AM

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Originally Posted by dugman (Post 76733085)
Am I the only one who wonders whether "multiple sources" means several people are confirming that they heard Bruce Garrioch saying that Benning was the leading candidate?

You aren't the only one. I'd certainly like to hear from someone more credible than Garrioch and a guy with 2,500 followers who appears only to periodically discuss the Habs.

Benning is obviously an educated guess, but I do wonder if it's anything more than that.

BuzzKillington90 12-24-2013 11:45 AM

From 30 thoughts http://www.cbc.ca/sports-content/hoc...-edmonton.html

12. I received a couple of interesting calls after our Hotstove Tonight chat about Sabres president of hockey operations Pat LaFontaine. The length of the search for a GM led to speculation he would take the job himself. But one source was adamant in opposition. "He is definitely hiring someone," he said. "One thing he has learned from all these interviews is how big a job this is." If Lafontaine wants someone in place for this year's draft, he's going to have to do it soon. Other teams who've granted permission are getting impatient and considering withdrawing consent until later. This is too important for the Sabres. Time for two or three second interviews.

Djp 12-24-2013 02:17 PM

How much are teams blocking Buffalo from interviewing them??? In all honesty Buffalo can handle the draft just fine with the staff they currently have now.

Integrity979 12-24-2013 02:49 PM

The GM search is turning into a circus sideshow. At this point, I think most people are fed up with the lack of decision making by the Sabres leadership and they're coming off like they have no idea what they want or what they're supposed to be doing.

I wish DR would've just fired Ron Rolston so we could've avoided this nonsense.

Sean McG 12-24-2013 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Djp (Post 76742405)
How much are teams blocking Buffalo from interviewing them??? In all honesty Buffalo can handle the draft just fine with the staff they currently have now.

I don't disagree that who they have could handle drafting the players, but for a new GM the draft is their first clean slate and first opportunity to put their footprint on the team. Buffalo's GM job is made more attractive because they could have two very high picks this year, I can't imagine a prospective GM would be too thrilled inheriting a team after they've drafted with those picks - nor can I imagine LaFontaine putting someone in that position.


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Originally Posted by walrus (Post 76743619)
The GM search is turning into a circus sideshow. At this point, I think most people are fed up with the lack of decision making by the Sabres leadership and they're coming off like they have no idea what they want or what they're supposed to be doing.

I wish DR would've just fired Ron Rolston so we could've avoided this nonsense.

How on Earth is this a circus sideshow? Holy **** people are impatient. LaFontaine has been on the job for 42 days. From all accounts, he has cast a pretty wide net for an expansive search. This is an immensely important decision for him and the Sabres as a whole. Buffalo finally made the decision to blow it up and completely rebuild - if the team is mismanaged or drafts poorly the next few seaons, the entire organization is going to be set back for years.

Darcy doesn't interview anyone else for the coaching job and people were (reasonably) upset... now LaFontaine is essentially doing the exact opposite and some of us are still complaining. Unbelievable.

Jame 12-24-2013 03:43 PM

We went from a coach with no experience (and it showed), to a dir of hockey ops with no experience (and its showing)

The GM search is becoming comical the more it looks like Pat trying to educate himself, rather than knowing what he wants.

boots electric 12-24-2013 04:00 PM

tis the season (for bad opinions)

Mit Yarrum 12-24-2013 04:22 PM

You guys are too much. Seriously, chill. This is the right way to do it.

jc17 12-24-2013 05:18 PM

I really don't like the idea of Benning. Between the Behind the B scenes and other interviews I've watched, he does not strike me as a bright hockey mind.
I have a bad feeling that Benning would be a worse version of Feaster.

SackTastic 12-24-2013 05:37 PM

What exactly is the rush here? Would anything be significantly different if they had hired a GM 2 weeks ago instead of 2 weeks from now? I would assert that there isn't.

machpo 12-24-2013 05:42 PM

PL's been here barely six weeks and people are already pitching fits because he hasn't hired someone already? You know it's not unusual for hiring decisions in the real world to take this long for high-level people? This board's amazing sometimes.

Djp 12-24-2013 06:25 PM

I'm fne with him taking his time in this. There isn't a rush to fill this job now.
He is evaluating all the talent that is out there.

I do see a new GM announced by the Olympics.

Jame 12-24-2013 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Mogilny 89 (Post 76746939)
You guys are too much. Seriously, chill. This is the right way to do it.

I think it's funny how many people assume taking a long time = the right way to do it

1972 12-24-2013 06:49 PM

Don't really care how long it takes, I want him to get the guy he wants. If he wants Futa and LA says wait until the offseason, then wait it out.

SabresAreScaryGood 12-24-2013 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by jc17 (Post 76748573)
I really don't like the idea of Benning. Between the Behind the B scenes and other interviews I've watched, he does not strike me as a bright hockey mind.
I have a bad feeling that Benning would be a worse version of Feaster.

Like what? I dont need a guy who speaks good, I need a guy who knows what type of hockey teams he wants and builds that team, builds an identity.

You are telling me you would like Feaster if he had the best youtube interviews?

ZeroPT 12-24-2013 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Jame (Post 76750925)
I think it's funny how many people assume taking a long time = the right way to do it

No. But going through every single possibility, from one side of the continent to the other, interviewing candidates on a consistent basis is. And I feel like that's what he's doing. We don't even know, maybe he knows who he wants but the team in question has asked for some time. This is a crucial decision that could impact the organization for decades to come. You of all people, who constantly preaches patience when it comes to the rebuild is impatient that they haven't found their guy after a month and a half? C'mon!

Jame 12-24-2013 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by ZeroPT (Post 76753209)
No. But going through every single possibility, from one side of the continent to the other, interviewing candidates on a consistent basis is. And I feel like that's what he's doing. We don't even know, maybe he knows who he wants but the team in question has asked for some time. This is a crucial decision that could impact the organization for decades to come. You of all people, who constantly preaches patience when it comes to the rebuild is impatient that they haven't found their guy after a month and a half? C'mon!

Yea, my pessimistic side simply sees more inexperience at the top, and a process of hiring has turned into his own personal education.

Lafontaine has no idea who the right guy is.

sjci 12-24-2013 09:04 PM

What if they already know who they want, but the current team is making them wait till the new year/Olympics/after the season? Could be the case with some of the names that have been brought up. We're all assuming it's LaFontaine taking his time, what if the decision has already been made, but they're being forced to wait?

Mit Yarrum 12-24-2013 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Jame (Post 76750925)
I think it's funny how many people assume taking a long time = the right way to do it

Taking your time IS the right way to do it.

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Lafontaine has no idea who the right guy is.
And you have no idea what is in Patty's head. Good lord. :laugh:

Jame 12-24-2013 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Mogilny 89 (Post 76754433)
And you have no idea what is in Patty's head. Good lord. :laugh:

No more than you or anyone else knows what the right amount of time is.

Humor me, is it possible that the 3rd guy interviewed WAS the right guy.

Is it also possibility that in the pursuit of looking under every stone, that the right guy was turned off by the whole process and passes on the job?

Theres a line when Due diligence becomes incompetence

5 Minute Major 12-24-2013 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Jame (Post 76750925)
I think it's funny how many people assume taking a long time = the right way to do it

I think it's pretty funny that you have no idea as to what the hell is going on but portray yourself as if you do. :laugh:


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