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02-18-2013, 12:34 AM
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Scott Howson

We seem to be fans of hiring people from our past, the whole "boys on the bus" thinking.

We did it with MacT and of course we still have Lowe.

Any chance we bring on Scott Howson? Maybe as Advisor to the GM?

Not saying we should but I think the chances are good that we bring him back into the fold.

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02-18-2013, 12:52 AM
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I highly doubt it.

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02-18-2013, 12:57 AM
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Feel bad for Howson Columbus is a big negative on his resume imo , The first thing he should of done is completely clear out the existing front office and bring in great hocky minds and scouts, he tried working with already failures in the organization and it bite him in the ass. Management is only as good as the employee's behind it.

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02-18-2013, 01:05 AM
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I don't think Howson will get offered another GM job without going back down to being an assistant GM first and then possibly hired or promoted from there a few years down the line. He was good at contract negotiations for us, all the ones where it was mentioned he was doing the contract negotiations usually came out pretty reasonable.

I really doubt we will bring him back into the fold. MacTavish you always had an inkling he might be back especially considering how strong him and Lowe's relationship is.

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02-18-2013, 01:40 AM
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last time he was here we made a cup run

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I think Olczyk (sp?!) is fulfilling his former role, and the front staff is bigger than ever... but there might be room for a hockey-experienced lawyer on staff. Who knows.

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So the guy that was our assistant GM when we were last overall for a couple years, then went to the Blue Jackets and finished last, and got fired. That guy? Yeah, could be a real asset.

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02-18-2013, 02:23 AM
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It would be a massive waste of money, so I could see the oilers doing it.

Such a well run organization.

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Blue Jackets fans deserve good management. JD and Jarmo will turn that franchise around quick. Two very smart people.


I'd take either over our group

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It would be a massive waste of money, so I could see the oilers doing it.

Such a well run organization.

LOL

Did anyone see the Don Cherry interview on the Oilers home site where Cherry, almost annoyed, explains in two sentences what is wrong with our team and the interviewer laughs like. "ya, we know"


It kills me because I've heard we want to emulate the wings and hawks, but really our scorched earth policy of icing kids more resembles the islanders. Watch Columbus now and see how good management can rebuild quicker and more efficiently

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02-18-2013, 03:01 AM
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Please God no. He was the 2nd worst GM in the league over the last 5 years. Only Tamblowe was worse. Dumb + Dumber = Dumbberer

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While we're at it we can bring this feller back too and the cups will roll down Whyte in no time.


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Blue Jackets fans deserve good management. JD and Jarmo will turn that franchise around quick. Two very smart people.


I'd take either over our group
Huge fan of JD. He has set the Blues up for the next decade. Wouldn't be surprised if Columbus becomes a more solid top-to-bottom team before we do.

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While we're at it we should bring Pete Peeters back to ruin all of our goalies and Barry Fraser to run our scouting department from in front of a Mexican TV.

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I heard Prendergast is looking for work, I think Stu MacGreger wore out his welcome

Howsen is to managing as Prendergast is to drafting

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While we're at it we should bring Pete Peeters back to ruin all of our goalies and Barry Fraser to run our scouting department from in front of a Mexican TV.
Fun fact: Viktor Fasth is playing awesome with the Ducks right now. Wouldn't he need some kind of coaching to help him adapt to the NA game? I wonder who that coach could be?

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Fun fact: Viktor Fasth is playing awesome with the Ducks right now. Wouldn't he need some kind of coaching to help him adapt to the NA game? I wonder who that coach could be?
The same guy who goalie-coached such NHL standouts as Jeff Deslauriers, Bryan Pitton, and Glenn Fisher, perhaps?

(I actually have no idea if Peeters was a good goalie coach or not, most campfire rumors seemed to lean towards not-good, but who really knows? I just know that I can't trust a dude whose first and last names are the same.)

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Please God no. He was the 2nd worst GM in the league over the last 5 years. Only Tamblowe was worse. Dumb + Dumber = Dumbberer
Not true

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Not true

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Thats multiplying or dividing, not addition.

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MacT is the next Oilers GM, so Howson would have no chance at a promotion here.

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So the guy that was our assistant GM when we were last overall for a couple years, then went to the Blue Jackets and finished last, and got fired. That guy? Yeah, could be a real asset.
Now that's just not true... the team didn't hit the bottom until after he was hired by Columbus... would lead some to think that maybe he was more important than you're giving him credit for... Maybe he's not a good GM, but there is evidence that he was a pretty solid assistant GM.

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I have no sympathy for the guy, he had more than enough time to do anything with that franchise.

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only if he brings JJ with him.

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We seem to be fans of hiring people from our past, the whole "boys on the bus" thinking.

We did it with MacT and of course we still have Lowe.

Any chance we bring on Scott Howson? Maybe as Advisor to the GM?

Not saying we should but I think the chances are good that we bring him back into the fold.
nothing like getting top heavy on mangement. I don't know why the Oilers would want him, and what he could add to the team.

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