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05-11-2017, 09:59 AM
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It's a different league. He managed to put up 37 goals for the Amerks one season and could never produce in the NHL. He was a good career minor leaguer. It's better to be successful in the minors than not, but it doesn't mean much on its own.
What does his playing career in the AHL have to do with his ability to successfully manage WBS?

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Let it be noted that most people didn't have him on the top of their lists at the start, and even so, all seem satisfied, optimistic, and supportive.

For when inevitably someone critiques a move later on and in comes the barrage of "ugh these fans hate on everything with their mass psychosis of agendas and hateful hate."
laying your ground work....

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Good hire, the right age, great background and experience, been around the best organizations from Hockey Canada, University of Michigan and the Penguins.

Jim Rutherford was just on radio with Peters and Rivet, was effusive about the guy, said he knows players, at every level, same for coaches. From running WSB he will be very familiar with Bailey, Baptiste, Ullmark, Rodrigues etc - maybe he likes some of them and others he has a lesser opinion of. It helps since some of them may be used in trades and you'd like the GM to have a handle on them before dealing them.

We have no idea what he thinks of our NHL roster players, it would be nice to know.

Now get me Sheldon Keefe and Cale Makar and bring on October.

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Hoping for:

Coach - housley

Rochester gm - someone who's not Jason

Rochester coach - up and coming Jason likes
I would rank team president as the most important hire Pegula can make now. They need an experienced hand.

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Excellent hire, Sean McDermott Pegula.

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What does his playing career in the AHL have to do with his ability to successfully manage WBS?
About as much to do as his ability to manage WBS does with his ability to manage an NHL team.

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nice choice... congrats guys

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He's certainly ready.
I really hope he does well and believe he will.
You guys/gals deserve it.

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Now go get Housley!

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What does his playing career in the AHL have to do with his ability to successfully manage WBS?



probably just poor reading comprehension

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About as much to do as his ability to manage WBS does with his ability to manage an NHL team.
Hahahaha, this is rich.

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Unfortunately, it also gives credence to Brandon's meddling.

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the "it was aliens" meme except with russ brandon

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I would rank team president as the most important hire Pegula can make now. They need an experienced hand.
Botterill has more front office experience then Brendan Shanahan had when he was hired by Toronto to be President.

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Should be interesting.

He also wins roundest face in the organization since hodgson.

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About as much to do as his ability to manage WBS does with his ability to manage an NHL team.
Wait... what??? You can't be serious?

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Getting this take in early so you can throw a hissy fit later I see.
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laying your ground work....
This is literally the opposite. Everybody supports this guy, just pointing out there's no groundwork here to be mindlessly negative at all.

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Unfortunately, it also gives credence to Brandon's meddling.
I think his boogeyman status is overplayed. It's well within his role as team President to make that call. It's not meddling.

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Guy has a lot of work ahead of him. Gonna have to run an obstacle course of some really bad decisions from the guy before him. Hope for our sake he's up to it.

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Im confused....

edit: ah, i see.... that comma was critical


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Good job Pegulas. They have taken a lot of flack (and deservedly so at times), but I think like anyone, they are learning and have done a great job with both the newest Bill hires and Botterill.

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I am supportive of this hire but taking a wait and see approach.

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Now let's get us a coach

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