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02-12-2013, 08:20 PM
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What, I don't get an appointment?
I actually sent in a resume. I'm one step ahead of all of you.

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02-12-2013, 08:21 PM
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SIAP- This thread is moving at light speed.

Here is the quote from JD that I LOVE-
"It's something I said when I got here, that I’d watch and evauluate," Davidson told The Dispatch tonight. "I wanted to make a change in that area. I've been thinking more and more about it in recent days. It’s a hard thing, but something I felt in my gut I needed to do."

There is no question about who is in charge. Notice there are no "we" or "the owner" in that quote.

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I would be shocked if it isn't Jarmo. Ran Ottawa's drafts in the late 90s early 00s, and ran STL.

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I now have a renewed enthusiasm for Jackets hockey. Thank you JD, now get it right, we cant afford another loser

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I now have a renewed enthusiasm for Jackets hockey. Thank you JD, now get it right, we cant afford another loser
Three strikes and you're out, they say.

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02-12-2013, 08:26 PM
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not sure that Jarmo is the right guy...not overly impressed with his drafts at first glance

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Cauptimistic?

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TSN crew can't say enough about Kekalainen. Had a full video package about him during the 2nd intermission of the Habs/Lightning game.

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not sure that Jarmo is the right guy...not overly impressed with his drafts at first glance
His drafts were Ottawa in 2000, 2001, and 2002. Then it's St. Louis for 2003-09.

Ottawa's 2000 draft netted Anton Volchenkov, Greg Zanon, and Antoine Vermette. 2001 was Jason Spezza, Tim Gleason, Ray Emery, Brooks Laich, and Christoph Schubert. 2002 was...let's not talk about that.

The backbone of St. Louis' ability to rebuild after a short trip to the bottom was based on the development of their draft classes from 2003-05.

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I actually sent in a resume. I'm one step ahead of all of you.
I've already been hired. We were just working out the deets. I required three pb&j sandwiches a day, they were offering 1. We settled on two.

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Process of elimination keeps directing me to Jarmo Kakalainen, but can't confirm it yet. #CBJ very close with somebody at this hour.

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It's like Christmas Eve around here!

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Sounds like they have the new GM lined up and could introduce him at 9:30am tomorrow.

If Jarmo is still in Finland, It's going to be awfully tough to get here by tomorrow morning.

Does anyone know if he is still in Finland?

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It's like Christmas Eve around here!
Better than reverse-Christmas every trade deadline.

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I've already been hired. We were just working out the deets. I required three pb&j sandwiches a day, they were offering 1. We settled on two.
You already know more about give-and-take than Donald Fehr ever did.

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#CBJ F Derek Dorsett on Howson dismissal: "It’s a wakeup call. It's sending the message that we have to step back and look in the mirror."

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First the blow out, now this.
I credit the Natalie Hair Thread.

Maclean drove the roster into the hole.
Howson set it on fire.
We need a supreme judge of talent and leader of men.

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I'm a people-person.

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We need Simon Cowell?

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I seem to remember something about Patrick saying something about only coming out of retirement to be an adviser only, hence why he still lives in Pittsburgh ect...but hey who knows?

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I like. The next few days should be interesting I wonder what Howson did (or didn't do) to get fired.
I would venture to guess looking at some of the contracts on the CBJ and the challenge they are likely to have moving them may have had something to do with it. Not to mention the possible handling of the Nash deal.

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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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I know nothing about this dude. But I like the hype surrounding him so far.
Jarmo is the man, plain and simple. Even though JD and Armstrong get much of the (deserved) credit for the Blues turnaround, Jarmo deserves an equal amount. I was fortunate enough to meet Jarmo and JD at the 2010 Draft, just after they had announced that Jarmo would be leaving. I got a chance to shake Jarmo's hand and thank him for helping to rebuild our team (I also met JD and told him I was excited about the Halak trade, to which he responded, "You should be!") - it was such a bittersweet moment, knowing it would be the last draft that Jarmo would help coordinate. He would be an excellent GM in this league, especially serving alongside JD.

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Blues head scout a few years ago. He's the mastermind behind Backes, Tarasenko, Schwartz, Oshie, EJ trade, ETC
Actually, Jarmo was already in Finland at the time of the EJ trade, but you're right about all of the other picks.

I try not to be one of those fans of other teams who comes "in peace" to express thoughts on another team's board, as it tends to come off as patronizing, so I hope you'll forgive me here. I went to a game at Nationwide two years ago, and I've since had a soft spot in my heart for this team - I had such a great time that night, the fans were so nice to me (even though I WAS wearing a Blues jersey), and that arena is still the best one I've ever been to. (I live in Los Angeles, and I was actually at the infamous "clock malfunction" game last year as well).

When JD became available, I was so happy to see him land in Columbus. Now if you get Jarmo, I'll be ecstatic for your fanbase. If you replace Todd Richards with Brad Shaw (Blues assistant) during the offseason, I may have to get a Blue Jackets jersey.

Sorry to ramble. I'll leave you with this article about Jarmo: http://www.nhl.com/ice/news.htm?id=534397

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