Chris Zimmerman resigns. Mike Gillis and Victor de Bonis take over.
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08-05-2009, 03:26 AM
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My argument was that president is usually ceremonial, as in "President and GM Brian Burke," a fluffy, ego-stroking tack on to make someone feel like they have a big role. I still think that's often the case, and Cole is suggesting the same.
I didn't realize there was a COO, but it seems like Zimmerman's role wasn't really much as President, more CEO, and I think he was probably miscast as that from a pure title standpoint. CMO seems a lot more appropriate considering the overlap between COO and CEO.
I think you are right, it is probably a bit of a scramble, and I don't know much about de Bonis, but I don't expect Gillis to be great on the marketing aspect, so I expect the next hiring would be in that area.
When Burke was President there were very strange reporting lines. Dave Cobb was COO and normally he would report to the President (Burke) but in the Canucks structure he reported directly to Stan McCammon as did Burke. Other than direct hockey operations all other team matters were vested in Dave Cobb abd he was an Alternate Governor a position that Burke was never given which again is unusual as the president usually has that title.
Also for all league meetings except for the GM meetings, Cobb attended not Burke.
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