Has Boivin actually come out and said the GM HAS to speak french?
It's completely unfair, because we have to say no to many qualified candidates based on the fact he can't speak french..
thats my biggest point of frustration with this team. talk about trying to play poker with half the cards missing.
i'm sure you and everyone else not caught up in this antiquated view feel that the prerequisite for a GM and coach is that they can speak HOCKEY. As long as the GM and coach can communicate with their peers and players then thats all i ask in terms of language.
9- To Edmonton: Bobby Dollas
To Anaheim: Drew Bannister
6- To Anaheim: Doug Houda, Travis Green and Tony Tuzzolino
To Islanders: Mark Janssens, JJ Daigneault and Joe Sacco
TRADE DEADLINE MARCH 24
To Detroit: Dimitri Mironov
To Anaheim: Jamie Pushor and Wings' 4th round pick in 1998 (Viktor Wallin)
To Colorado: Tom Fitzgerald
To Florida: Mark Parrish and Anaheim's 3rd round pick in 1998 (prev. acquired, Lance Ward)
To Pittsburgh: Sean Pronger
To Anaheim: Patrick Lalime
MIGHTY DUCKS OF ANAHEIM
Anaheim signed: Minor league free agent defenseman Terran Sandwith from Edmonton, July 14, one year, undisclosed; minor league free agent defenseman Scott Ferguson from Edmonton, July 14, one year, undisclosed; minor league free agent goaltender Jamie Ram from San Jose, July 14, one year, undisclosed; Group III unrestricted free agent defenseman Fredrik Olausson from Pittsburgh, Aug. 27, two years, undisclosed.
Free agents signing with other leagues: Group III unrestricted free agent center Kevin Todd, Zug, Switzerland; Group II restricted free agent center Espen Knutsen, Djurgarden, Sweden.
18- Ottawa traded Ted Donato and Anti-Jussi Nemi to Anaheim for Patrick Lalime.
29- Anaheim traded Ted Drury to the Islanders for Dean Malkoc and Tony Hrkac.
27- Atlanta traded Ladislav Kohn to Anaheim for 8th round pick in 2000 (Evan Nielson).
Mighty Ducks traded 2000 third round pick (#78-Jozef Balej), 2000 fourth round pick (#124-Michel Ouellet), 2000 fifth round pick (#145-Ryan Glenn) to Canadiens for 2000 second round pick (#44-Ilya Bryzgalov)
Mighty Ducks traded Stephen Peat to Capitals for 2000 fourth round pick (#124-Michel Ouellet)
18- Washigton claimed Jim McKenzie off waivers from Anaheim.
TRADE DEADLINE DAY
14- Anaheim traded Dan Trebil to Pittsburgh for a 5th round pick in 2000 (Bill Cass).
9- Anaheim traded Ladislav Kohn to Atlanta for Scott Langkow and Sergei Vyshedkevich.
13- Anaheim traded Jason Marshall to Washington for Alexei Tezikov and Edmonton's 4th round pick in 2001 (previously acquired).
3- Anaheim SIGN free agent Jason York
5- Anaheim traded Teemu Selanne to San Jose for Jeff Friesen, Steve Shields, and a cond. pick in 2003.
I guess we'll have to wait and see,personally I just hope they pick the right guy that will do a great job I don't care which language he speaks,I just wanna see this team succeed
I just want to win too, but in Montreal the GM job come with alot of pressure and you have to deal with alot of things.
Can you imagine how many time people in the street come to Bob with trade proposal and bothering him with ton of "you should do this" and of top of that you have to deal with rapid media and the pressure to win now. Not a easy job and not a job made for everyone
Bob did a great job here in the circonstance and I hope the new GM will have cold blood like him
No for JM as GM, he should of predicted last season that he would coach MTL, and traded Bouwmeester for Greg Stewart. But seriously, I don't like his GM record, and think Boucher needs maybe another full season or two in Hamilton then I'd love to see him.
I think it would be better to bring Boucher at the beginning of a season, so he can show the players his system ("wolf pack"). Coming late like this he would have to use the actual system and make minor adjustments...
I think Pierre Mcguire is a good candidate. Bilingual, knows the pro and amateur ranks very well. Has contacts all across the league. He knows how well Guy Boucher is coaching in hamilton. I don't think Roy is right for GM. He has no experience in management. And Serge Savard has been away for too long come on. If language isn't an issue I'd take a hard look at Yzerman.
Mcguire is a guy very few folks can stomach listening to once or twice a week. You want a guy like that as GM?