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03-04-2012, 10:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Les Wynan View Post
No offense PF but some of those guys are just brutal suggestions.

I don't want to fire Doug Wilson at all but if I had to pick a replacement it would probably be Laurence Gilman who's been the Canucks cap guru and assistant GM for quite some time and has done a fantastic job in that role IMO. There's also Nashville assistant GM Paul Fenton who's great. Or even the Sharks' current assistant Joe Will. There's risk involved in picking someone who's never been an NHL GM but I'd much prefer that to a proven failure like Dudley or O'Connell.

Just my opinion and I don't know nearly enough about other assistant GMs and hockey ops people around the league to make other suggestions. But, again, I would absolutely not fire Doug Wilson.
I'm not exactly in favor of canning Wilson either but I was just listing some former GM's that are available, nothing more. It happens quite frequently that when a new GM is needed, it's not someone you expect or even someone with GM experience. The Sharks in particular have made it a habit to hire in house when it comes to a new GM. For all we know, it could end up being Joe Will.

The problem is that it is impossible to know who is actually available and thus impossible to answer the question of who you'd want to succeed DW if he is canned for whatever reason.

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