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02-13-2013, 12:49 AM
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Looks that Fin guy.

@TSNBobMcKenzie: "@jhiitela: Jokerit will hold a press conference today. 9.30am ET. #cbj"/ Well, now, comes as no surprise. Jarmo Kekalainen's FIN team.

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I knew it. I predicted it. Please hold the applause

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02-13-2013, 06:59 AM
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He had it coming. Terrible GM.

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Looks that Fin guy.

@TSNBobMcKenzie: "@jhiitela: Jokerit will hold a press conference today. 9.30am ET. #cbj"/ Well, now, comes as no surprise. Jarmo Kekalainen's FIN team.
Barkov to CBJ book it.

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02-13-2013, 07:43 AM
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Howson made many mistakes, but as incoming GM (whoever it will be) gets a nice gift to work with.

3 1st round picks in this years draft, which is pretty deep. You could do all kinds of things with those picks to make your team better.

Don't see Burke turning up in Columbus. I think he will GM in the NHL again, but not for a while.

As far as Howson goes, what he was asking for Nash, and what he got for him later, still makes me shake my head.

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02-13-2013, 07:53 AM
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Dont think is Burke. I think Burkes next job will be working for the NHL. Perhaps not replace Bettman but one of those guys.

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02-13-2013, 07:55 AM
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Perfect, small market for Burke to build. Toronto was a badbadbad match.

He could turn that franchise around very nicely.

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02-13-2013, 07:58 AM
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Kekalainen is getting the job guys. Congrats to the first European GM in NHL history.

I updated the OP with a link

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02-13-2013, 08:23 AM
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Bold move, but I think a good one. Excited to see the future in Columbus.

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Bold move, but I think a good one. Excited to see the future in Columbus.
I would bet on it including Alexander Barkov. A shame Howson ran their PWF out of town, they'd look good together.

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02-13-2013, 08:57 AM
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I think Burke would fit well there. Burke is bold and isn't afraid to shake things up. They also have 3 1st round picks this upcoming draft. That's a potential for a quick rebuild.
Or a really stupid trade.

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Will be interesting to observe how he does.

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Will be interesting to observe how he does.
IMO hes a good GM for a small market. He'll take his time and develop in house. I would expect few, if any, big name trades/signings for the Jackets.

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02-13-2013, 09:28 AM
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Jackets have finally got it together....

Jarmo will be a great drafting GM and is a lock that Barkov will be drafted by them along with 2 more 1st rounders! With a chance that he adds another 1st at the TD.

Giving Jarmo 3/4 1sts in a deep draft if just what the Dr ordered for the jackets.

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02-13-2013, 09:32 AM
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Why is this still open? We're not Columbus

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02-13-2013, 09:39 AM
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About time he got fired. For a team that consistently gets picks in the top 10- what player do they have to show for it?
Voracek, Filatov, Johnnson, etc no one making an impact in NHL outside of Nash.
Coururier could have been there instead of Carter, now they have a pick that will probably be in the 20's come play off time.

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Ballsy move to bring in an unknown.

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I would bet on it including Alexander Barkov. A shame Howson ran their PWF out of town, they'd look good together.
Barkov + Rstolainen.... Helluva combo.

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IMO hes a good GM for a small market. He'll take his time and develop in house. I would expect few, if any, big name trades/signings for the Jackets.
Sounds like a perfect guy for the Jackets then.

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02-13-2013, 09:51 AM
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CBJ needs a steadying presence at the helm, as this is probably the turning point in the young organization's history. Good to have a guy like Kekalainen.

And we're discussing it because it's about hockey, in our league. Not every topic is Leaf related. Why would you waste all that time coming in to post that, when it was easier just to ignore it?

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Weird that they chose to do it now. The least talented club in the league traded their best player away and then their defenseman of the future got injured. They are exactly where they are supposed to be except now they have some heart. They outshot the Oilers the other night 40-13 although Dubnyk stole the game. I would have axed Howson last summer or waited for the next off season to make the change.

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02-13-2013, 10:17 AM
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Weird that they chose to do it now. The least talented club in the league traded their best player away and then their defenseman of the future got injured. They are exactly where they are supposed to be except now they have some heart. They outshot the Oilers the other night 40-13 although Dubnyk stole the game. I would have axed Howson last summer or waited for the next off season to make the change.
CBJs draft record with Howson as a GM is pretty bad. I guess with 3 1st rounders they wanted some one new in. Give that guy a better chance to rebuild the team.

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02-13-2013, 10:27 AM
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why keep howson through the summer and let him deal Nash? if you are going to fire the guy 5 months later, or 8 or whatever it is

they had to see this coming so why not just axe the guy in the summer and let the guy you want making the moves trade your franchise player, to bring back the pieces and picks he wants moving forward.

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why keep howson through the summer and let him deal Nash? if you are going to fire the guy 5 months later, or 8 or whatever it is

they had to see this coming so why not just axe the guy in the summer and let the guy you want making the moves trade your franchise player, to bring back the pieces and picks he wants moving forward.
Davidson was hired as president few months after the Nash trade.

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great on him
first euro to gm

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