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12-19-2016, 08:09 AM
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UPDATE 2/3 - Viola withdraws name as Army Secretary (MOD NOTE: read post #10)

Umm....is it this


Breaking Politics @breakingpol
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Statement: Donald Trump announces intent to nominate Virtu Financial founder Vincent Viola as secretary of the Army breakingnews.com/topic/trump-ap…



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Ok, that is pretty big. Let's try to keep the politics to a minimum and focus on how it wil effect the Panthers.

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12-19-2016, 08:20 AM
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Umm....is it this


Breaking Politics @breakingpol
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Statement: Donald Trump announces intent to nominate Virtu Financial founder Vincent Viola as secretary of the Army breakingnews.com/topic/trump-ap…
has to be


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Um. I cant support this....

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Umm....is it this


Breaking Politics @breakingpol
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Statement: Donald Trump announces intent to nominate Virtu Financial founder Vincent Viola as secretary of the Army breakingnews.com/topic/trump-ap…
Just confirmed that it's true.

http://www.econotimes.com/Vincent-J-...he-Army-457759

I can't wait to see who they have playing Viola on SNL. Probably Chuck Zito.

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Ok I guess that was it....sorry for the let down lol

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Great discussing our owners now breaks posting rules. These guys will do anything to keep us from bad mouthing them on here.

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I'm gonna close this for a while, since I'm not sure if we can discuss politics (although directly related to the team) outside the poli forum.

Meanwhile pb made a thread there for discussion:

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=2164767

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You can discuss the affect this would have on the team and operations, but please do not go into cheering or deriding the team and Viola over this move.

Thread is open.



Also, there is a thread on the Business of Hockey forum on this topic as well.
http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=2164783

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Just gonna say will this circus ever end? You cant write this stuff.

Now Cifu gonna be running the show?

Whats next? Gallant comes back as GM? Bjugstad retires to become head coach?

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Seriously, the biggest issue this team now faces is pure stability, which is crazy, because we didn't have this issue before ( as far as we knew) this season and it's the last thing I expected. There are now shakeups at every level of management as far as I can see, at least optically it all looks chaotic.

Ownership, GM, and coach, all appear to be in some weird state of flux, in the middle of what should be a really good season for this team. I can't tell anymore if these things are good or bad for the Panthers, but I know that it sure seems like one crazy thing after another.

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I'm glad for Viola, I'm sure it's something that he really wanted and will be happy to do.

I'm not too concern about how it will affect the Panthers. It could mean that Viola will be more hands off with the team or that Cifu will take over and be more involve. We can only wait and see. If ownership is less involve in the decision making, I'm sure most on here will be happy about it.

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hahaha, what a weird season we're having. Cifu is still CEO of Virtu, and now Viola is Secretary of the Army. You have to think ownership will be slightly less hands-on. Or at least we can start weighting hockey ops personnel opinions into their analyses?

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I don't see how this will change anything for the Panthers.

If anything it should be good news because Viola will be too distracted to interfere in hockey decisions.

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What are the chances Viola/ownership keep their sticky fingers off running the team and now let the hockey guys do it?

I'm not familiar with what Viola will be doing other than his label. Is it a full time job now where he has no time to screw with the on ice procedures?

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Oh wow, that came out of left field. Has there ever been a comparable situation in professional sports where a team's owner holds a position in a presidents cabinet? Sounds crazy just typing that.

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Oh wow, that came out of left field. Has there ever been a comparable situation in professional sports where a team's owner holds a position in a presidents cabinet? Sounds crazy just typing that.
Closest I can think of is when W owned the Texas Rangers, but sold it before running for president

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What are the chances Viola/ownership keep their sticky fingers off running the team and now let the hockey guys do it?

I'm not familiar with what Viola will be doing other than his label. Is it a full time job now where he has no time to screw with the on ice procedures?
Yes, that's why Cifu is now in viola's role.

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I don't see how this will change anything for the Panthers.

If anything it should be good news because Viola will be too distracted to interfere in hockey decisions.
exactly. maybe he'll concentrate more on the army than the team. hope he gets it.

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How soon before Travis is the proxy running the show?

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Wow,haters gotta hate.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/v...rreal-heights/

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politics aside, the canadian hockey media's coverage of the panthers is a joke

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Why does Sportsnet try so hard to stir stuff up??

I know, to get people like me to click on the article!

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/n...urs-team-sale/

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