Rick Dudley named Assistant GM + Larry Carriere contract extension (Official)
May 25th Update:
Officially named Assistant GM.
Montreal Canadiens executive vice president and general manager, Marc Bergevin, announced today the appointment of Rick Dudley to the position of assistant general manager. The Canadiens also announced a contract extension for Larry Carrière to remain assistant general manager
Rick Dudley is expected to become the next assistant general manager of the Montreal Canadiens. However, the move from Toronto to Montreal is complicated.
Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke and newly appointed Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin are in discussions over Dudley's jump from one team to the other.
Dudley, a member of Toronto's management team, has an "out" in his contract with the Leafs, but has done extensive work for Toronto on the upcoming NHL Draft and sources say Burke would prefer Dudley not join the Canadiens until after the Draft.
DarrenDreger: Expect Rick Dudley to be soon named asst gm of the Mtl Canadiens. Marc Bergevin and Leafs gm Brian Burke are in discussions.
I know. But in the scouting meetings, Dudley could of have brought the point of view of the Toronto scouts, basically to confirm what they already knew, or point out some new things. As much for the top prospects as the later ones. Especially if Toronto scouted a gem down deep.
If true about the Draft, I can't blame the leafs really.
The knowledge of draft picks will be discussed in depth until the actual draft takes place.The Leafs haven't made any firm choices yet and most likely will be debating late into the Entry Draft Evening,thus letting Dudley's remaining contract to be paid out being the stumbling block that needs to be settled.Good news for the Habs front office depth and experience getting another huge boost.
Can someone give me sone info on Dudley's moves? Any articles? Thanks
There was one I read a while back which was really good. I wish I had it. It stated the trades that Dudley fought for in other organizations as well as the players he targetted. It was pretty impressive.
He has his moments, good and bad for sure, but I think in this capacity he will work. He has great experience and is at least tied into the old boys club which can only help a younger GM like Bergevin. He also probably knows the Habs and the Eastern Conference better than Bergevin too.
On TSN 990 Dudley said he was the one who first saw Timmins as a good hockey mind when he was a GM in Ottawa and promoted him. He rates Timmins as "elite" in terms of eye for talent. So I think there's strong chemistry and a strong team being formed here.