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09-15-2008, 10:11 PM
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Bob Gainey manager of Canada's 2010 Olympic Team?

http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/news/story?id=3589729

Candidates to manage the team include Edmonton Oilers president Kevin Lowe and GM Steve Tambellini. They were Gretzky's assistant and director of player personnel in 2002 and 2006. Ken Holland of the Detroit Red Wings and Bob Gainey of the Montreal Canadiens are also possibilities.

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09-15-2008, 10:41 PM
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http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/news/story?id=3589729

Candidates to manage the team include Edmonton Oilers president Kevin Lowe and GM Steve Tambellini. They were Gretzky's assistant and director of player personnel in 2002 and 2006. Ken Holland of the Detroit Red Wings and Bob Gainey of the Montreal Canadiens are also possibilities.
IMO I would think it would be a great honour for BG to take the job, and at the same time show the world just how great a hockey mind he is.

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They are gonna give the GM job to Yzerman.... hopefully Gainey gets a spot on his staff.

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I really hope Bob can atleast be on the staff.

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Bob will bring Carbo with him, in his luggage.

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Would be cool if BG gets a spot on the staff, I believe he deserves it

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Anyone knows when the tickets are going to be on sale? Would be cool to see at least one Team Canada game at the Olympics.

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Well obviously I don't know who exactly chose who back in '97, leading up the Olympics, but considering some of the choices I'd rather Bob chill at home. Granted the results were significantly better than '06 but let Yzerman and Holland run the show.

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Candidates to manage the team include Edmonton Oilers president Kevin Lowe and GM Steve Tambellini. They were Gretzky's assistant and director of player personnel in 2002 and 2006. Ken Holland of the Detroit Red Wings and Bob Gainey of the Montreal Canadiens are also possibilities.
Kevin Lowe is way over-rated. And when did Gretzky say no to managing the team again. I'd like a brain trust of Gretzky, Holland, and Gainey. Let Lowe sit this one out.

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It'd be an honour for him I guess, but just as a fan at home I'd probably be happier if he stayed focused on the Habs instead. Happy either way, mind you. But just happier if he picked R'n'R and/or Habs.

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Kevin Lowe is way over-rated. And when did Gretzky say no to managing the team again. I'd like a brain trust of Gretzky, Holland, and Gainey. Let Lowe sit this one out.
I don't really get how you need too much of a "brain trust" to put together or manage an Olympic team. The players are mostly obvious picks. Coaching probably plays the biggest role. But what do the managers do, sit around and trade cigars and fancy drinks that only hf4 can pronounce, and swap war stories?

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I don't really get how you need too much of a "brain trust" to put together or manage an Olympic team. The players are mostly obvious picks. Coaching probably plays the biggest role. But what do the managers do, sit around and trade cigars and fancy drinks that only hf4 can pronounce, and swap war stories?
Let's see if he notices this one.

All indications sound like Yzerman, with I assume Holland. They'd incorporate someone from the east, but I'd be surprised if it's Gainey. I'd go after whoever is the best regarded pro scout in the conference.

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Looks like Yzerman is going to get the job,maybe Gainey can sneak a job on the staff

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They are gonna give the GM job to Yzerman.... hopefully Gainey gets a spot on his staff.
I totally agree, Yzerman with Gretzky as coach.....not sure about the coach....

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Can someone tell me what the role of the team manager would be there? I mean, as said here before, the team selection is obvious, motivating players should not be hard, and there are no trades or long time planning involved. Is this just a public relations position ?

The frame of any international tournament makes it a lot harder - you lose one game and you're out. No second chances. What is a manager going to do ? It looks to me they are just for the show.

And besides, even if I only followed hockey for the last 4-5 years, I already figured that Hockey Canada management is more of a group of friends, that include Gretzky and Izerman, but I doubt it includes Gainey or Carbonneau .

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It'd be an honour for him I guess, but just as a fan at home I'd probably be happier if he stayed focused on the Habs instead. Happy either way, mind you. But just happier if he picked R'n'R and/or Habs.
I agree. I'd rather see Gainey stay focused on the Habs. He could just chill out at home, smoking cigars and drinking fancy drinks that only HF4 can pronounce.

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I don't really get how you need too much of a "brain trust" to put together or manage an Olympic team. The players are mostly obvious picks. Coaching probably plays the biggest role. But what do the managers do, sit around and trade cigars and fancy drinks that only hf4 can pronounce, and swap war stories?
Yes, you're right. But it is a great honour and the best should be chosen for management positions the same way players are for on ice roster spots.

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I agree. I'd rather see Gainey stay focused on the Habs. He could just chill out at home, smoking cigars and drinking fancy drinks that only HF4 can pronounce.
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gainey was part of nagano..maybe gretzky will hold it against him ..lol..joke.

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I don't really get how you need too much of a "brain trust" to put together or manage an Olympic team. The players are mostly obvious picks. Coaching probably plays the biggest role. But what do the managers do, sit around and trade cigars and fancy drinks that only hf4 can pronounce, and swap war stories?
What pray tell is so difficult about ordering a mimosa or bloody mary in the morning, an ale or lager in the afternoon and a gin martini or scotch in evening? It's only in the company of the fairer sex that one needs to worry about ordering a Benderitter or a Kashenka.

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What pray tell is so difficult about ordering a mimosa or bloody mary in the morning, an ale or lager in the afternoon and a gin martini or scotch in evening? It's only in the company of the fairer sex that one needs to worry about ordering a Benderitter or a Kashenka.
There you go again.

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What pray tell is so difficult about ordering a mimosa or bloody mary in the morning, an ale or lager in the afternoon and a gin martini or scotch in evening? It's only in the company of the fairer sex that one needs to worry about ordering a Benderitter or a Kashenka.
Ok, cool. Maybe it's not so difficult. Now leaving all the rest aside, is that order determined by your personal preference alone, or is there some more complicated set of social parameters involved in the selection?

And genuine curiosity here about that last comment, why does one have to worry when ordering a Benderitter or Kashenka (whatever they are) in the presence of the fairer sex?

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Ok, cool. Maybe it's not so difficult. Now leaving all the rest aside, is that order determined by your personal preference alone, or is there some more complicated set of social parameters involved in the selection?

And genuine curiosity here about that last comment, why does one have to worry when ordering a Benderitter or Kashenka (whatever they are) in the presence of the fairer sex?
Prenunshiashion ?

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Ok, cool. Maybe it's not so difficult. Now leaving all the rest aside, is that order determined by your personal preference alone, or is there some more complicated set of social parameters involved in the selection?

And genuine curiosity here about that last comment, why does one have to worry when ordering a Benderitter or Kashenka (whatever they are) in the presence of the fairer sex?
One need not look like a fool before the fairer sex.


(I'm assuming the fairer sex is whatever Mcphee is these days)

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Kevin Lowe?? Why oh Why??..
I don't even know why Yzerman would get the job.

Kenny Holland would be the GM id go with, Bob would be option B.

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