: Confirmed with Link:
Rick Dudley named Assistant GM + Larry Carriere contract extension (Official)
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05-06-2012, 03:22 PM
Join Date: May 2007
I can't blame Burke in the slightest for wanting to keep Dudley till after the draft. They're picking right after us in every round, after all. But I'm ecstatic to see him coming to Montreal and doubt any compensation is required. He's got a contractual out, has only been there this past season, and is at best the #3 guy in their front office, more likely #4 behind Burke, Nonis and Poulin. Of course he's going to move on.
Fantastic add to our front office, he brings a lot more than just being a great talent evaluator. The guy's been a GM four times, he's got a lot of experience Bergevin lacks, especially in terms of how a variety of orgs work. It's not a done deal but if TSN's got it, I'm expecting it to be real. Bergevin and Dudley create a very strong tandem at the top, and with Timmins kept we should have great player development to go with astute picks on draft day. Dudley's already shown he works well with both Bergevin and Timmins.
GOD it would be nice to have an outstanding GM. The resources at his disposal are, next to NY and maybe Phily, pretty much as good as it gets.
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