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02-12-2013, 10:32 PM
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02-12-2013, 10:33 PM
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Jarmo.

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02-12-2013, 10:35 PM
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Other than, y'know, Matthieu Garon.

Predicted reply: "But obviously he wasn't quality because Howson picked him!"
I'll give you Garon as a quality backup, but challenge Mason, as in challenge for the starting position? I don't think so. That goalie battle was more predetermined than the laughable McCoy-Weeden Browns starting QB competition.

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02-12-2013, 10:46 PM
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Senators assistant GM Tim Murray will get consideration in Cbus two league execs telll me. #Sens

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They are 17 million below the cap.
Last year We were only 3 million under and in the top 10. Most years we are in the top half. Again, may want to check that fact

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02-12-2013, 10:58 PM
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The two guys that would come to mind for me would be Jarmo as many have mentioned.

The other, and I feel most people will turn their noses at this one, would be John Ferguson Jr. He's a good drafter and I think he would excel under a guy who likes to take most of the reigns anyways in John Davidson. I think that pairing could surprise a few people.

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I actually think Burke will be a good fit here

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02-12-2013, 11:04 PM
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I hope we get to have their best players before a competent dude comes along.

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Jarmo finally gets a chance? Very deserving of it in my mind.

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Surprised this happen sooner. Why not before the Nash trade? A trade at that magnitude would have given the new GM's stamp on the team a lot sooner.

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02-12-2013, 11:14 PM
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Surprised this happen sooner. Why not before the Nash trade? A trade at that magnitude would have given the new GM's stamp on the team a lot sooner.
Everyone is asking this question. But really don't expect club owners to understand what's going on.

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Surprised this happen sooner. Why not before the Nash trade? A trade at that magnitude would have given the new GM's stamp on the team a lot sooner.
The firing of Howson was a Davidson move, not an ownership move. Howson traded Nash before Davidson came on board.

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02-12-2013, 11:22 PM
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Everyone is asking this question. But really don't expect club owners to understand what's going on.
I think it's not necessarily a bad thing. The new regiment doesn't have to worry about that and don't have to be evaluated by that, if that trade turns out to be awful. The key for them is to make good use of those first round picks this summer.

It'd be nice to see Kekäläinen as a first European GM. He has done well in Finland with Jokerit, too, they are just about to clinch the top spot in regular season this year and with the transfer deadline gone he has more or less done his job for the year. It's a bold move by Davidson if he hires Kekäläinen. If it works, he's a genius who hired a young European GM. If it doesn't, he's a tool who hired some inexperienced European guy when he could've hired some Canadian dude with a track record.

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02-12-2013, 11:28 PM
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Just like Fabian Brunnstrom and Jonas Gustavsson before him, Jarmo is the best not in the NHL. He drafted absolutely incredibly well for YEARS in the NHL and I vehemently agree with CBJ giving him this job. Should be his and IMO anyone else is a mistake. Preemptive gratz to Jarmo.

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If it this guy, Finland will go bananas:



But it will also suck as a Jokerit fan. Our next GM will be a serious downgrade, whoever he is going to be.

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Haven't the Blue Jackets franchise and their fans suffered enough already?
Improvement over Howson/MacLean.

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02-12-2013, 11:50 PM
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twitter chatter seems to be leaning more and more to jarmo.

i applaud.

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I really don't want to see Jarmo turn the Jackets around...The Blues are having a hard enough time in this division.

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02-13-2013, 12:24 AM
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Improvement over Howson/MacLean.
Over MacLean, probably. Over Howson? Doubtful.

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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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02-13-2013, 12:28 AM
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Over MacLean, probably. Over Howson? Doubtful.
My late grandmother would have been an improvement over MacLean, and she was suffering from dementia from about 2003-07.

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02-13-2013, 12:33 AM
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Jokerit calling a presser.

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"@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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02-13-2013, 12:42 AM
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Last year We were only 3 million under and in the top 10. Most years we are in the top half. Again, may want to check that fact
You should do some fact checking yourself.

http://stats.nhlnumbers.com/teams

11/12: 15th
10/11: 20th
09/10: 27th
08/09: 21st
07/08: 28th

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Starting to look like a done deal now then.

Going to be interesting to see how this affects the direction of the Blue Jackets, particularly if Kekäläinen will put a more European touch to the organisation.

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Jokerit calling a presser.
boom. It's done. That's more than enough evidence for me.

first european NHL GM. Congrats to jarmo.

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