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02-12-2013, 07:47 PM
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Boomer for new CBJ GM. First order of business: Instates current 3rd jerseys as primary home jerseys, creates new NEON GREEN 3rd's.

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Portly's twitter makes it sound like the new GM might be named tomorrow.

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Portly's twitter makes it sound like the new GM might be named tomorrow.
No way it doesn't leak out tonight

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You can count on my recommendation. But Stretch can't because he/she can't even keep a secret. I wanted everyone to be surprised.

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Sending it as we speak.

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Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie

My Finnish friends tell me Kekalainen is on 3rd year of a 5 year deal to manage Jokerit, but has an NHL out clause. Jokerit leads FIN league

Bob seems to think its going to be him

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More I think about this, the more I think it has to either be Patrick or someone out of hockey right now. I mean teams aren't going to release asst gm's from contracts mid-season will they?

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You can count on my recommendation. But Stretch can't because he/she can't even keep a secret. I wanted everyone to be surprised.
I'll have you and Blah as my two assistants; you can run things like the Roman Republic with their old two-consul system. A stalemate on decisions results in a gladiator fight for my amusement, using Boomer-shaped jousts.

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02-12-2013, 07:52 PM
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Props to the guys who made the fan protest happen...both guys shown the door in a little over a year.

JD has a plan and I believe in it

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Portly's twitter makes it sound like the new GM might be named tomorrow.
Makes sense with the lack of info on the replacement from the press release and the timing of the announcement.

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Three things are surprising to me about this and none of them relate to the actual firing of Howson.

1. The timing- I thought they'd give it at least the shortened season. Especially considering JD is already in charge and likely has the final say over all personnel decisions.
2. The reaction from some fans- hard to believe anyone either A. wanted to keep Howson or B. Are surprised by the move. The writing was on the wall a long time ago that Howson's days were numbered.
3. That this thread is four pages long only 30 min after the announcement. That shows there is still some life left in the fan base.
No one should be surprised or disappointed. The guy has had 6 years to build a winner and look where the Jackets currently are in the standings. Why keep him around just because it is a short season? Make the change that is needed and start working toward a better future for this team right now!

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Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie

My Finnish friends tell me Kekalainen is on 3rd year of a 5 year deal to manage Jokerit, but has an NHL out clause. Jokerit leads FIN league

Bob seems to think its going to be him
I know nothing about this dude. But I like the hype surrounding him so far.

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I already dislike what JD is doing.
very insightful.

Know nothing about the names mentioned, but happy to see the plan moving forward. Would really like someone other than Patrick, if for no other reason than to have a new voice in addition to Davidson and Patrick.


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Bob McKenzie ‏@TSNBobMcKenzie

Jarmo Kekalainen may be amongst those who are on the short list for CBJ's GM job. Worked with CBJ prez John Davidson in STL.

Yes yes yes yes please. Jarmo is awesome
I think Bob might have got this one right. We shall see.

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I know nothing about this dude. But I like the hype surrounding him so far.
Blues head scout a few years ago. He's the mastermind behind Backes, Tarasenko, Schwartz, Oshie, EJ trade, ETC

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Aaron Portzline ‏@Aportzline

Three names keep popping up: Dave Taylor, Ron Hextall and Jarmo Kekalainen.

Aaron Portzline ‏@Aportzline

Taylor said earlier that he's not the guy. Hextall is AGM with #LAKings. Kekalainen is GM of Jokerit in Finland.

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Blues head scout a few years ago. He's the mastermind behind Backes, Tarasenko, Schwartz, Oshie, EJ trade, ETC
Oooooh. Me likes the looks of that.

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02-12-2013, 07:55 PM
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I'll have you and Blah as my two assistants; you can run things like the Roman Republic with their old two-consul system. A stalemate on decisions results in a gladiator fight for my amusement, using Boomer-shaped jousts.
What, I don't get an appointment?

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Thanks, Howson, for cleaning up MacLean's toxic waste. Welcome, Kekalainen; let's get good things built!
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I like it because I can work the name Jarmo into everyday life now.

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Ding Dong the witch is dead! woo. bump it JD.

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02-12-2013, 07:57 PM
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Oooooh. Me likes the looks of that.


Bald dude at 3:55 is Jarmo

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Just out of curiosity if it is him, do we have any idea how to actually pronounce "Jarmo Kekalainen" or are we all just kinda making up our own thing in our heads right now?

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Oooooh. Me likes the looks of that.
Yeah, I am kind of hoping it is Kekalainen. I like all of the names that have been mentioned by the media though.

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What, I don't get an appointment?
You set people on fire. That will be a job on the payroll.

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