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 Posted: Fri Apr 24th, 2015 03:02 am
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CanadianHorseman wrote: Mysterious wrote: CanadianHorseman wrote: Chiarelli talking to the Oilers.
 

Toronto should have called this guy ASAP. He's the GM that fleeced JFJ into giving up Tuukka for Andrew Raycroft. He also got two first rounders for Phil Kessel. And guess who works as a special consultant for the Bruins now. You guessed it JFJ, So why don't the Maple Leafs hire this guy and then trade James Reimer for Tuukka Rask. Maybe they can give us a first rounder for Joffrey Lupul.

Because it seems as though Neely wants to keep the hiring of a new GM an in-house hire many Bruin fans fear ( myself included ) that if Don Sweeney turns down the offer ( or isn't actually Neely's first choice ) that JFJ might actually be considered for the job. :X

Do you think Neely has taking that many shots to the head during his playing career. At least with the Bruins policy on keeping the purse strings tight when it comes down to signing contracts maybe he won't make another dumb Jason Blake signing.

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Looks like Chiarelli is going to Edmonton.


from tsn.ca:

TSN Hockey Analyst Aaron Ward reported on Twitter Thursday night that the Edmonton Oilers will be providing its personnel a staffing update on Friday morning amid a report that the team is expected to introduce former Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli as a member of their management team.

Jason Gregor of TSN Radio 1260 tweeted Thursday that it sounds like the Oilers will hold a press conference as early as Friday to announce the hiring of Chiarelli.

The native of Nepean, Ontario has spent the past two days in Edmonton meeting with Bob Nicholson, the CEO of the Oilers Entertainment Group. According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie, all signs point to him taking over all hockey operations for the Oilers. McKenzie tweeted that if Chiarelli was to take a job there, he wanted full autonomy.

Chiarelli was fired by the Bruins at the end of the season after the team missed the playoffs for the first time in eight years.  

The 50-year-old took over the reins in Boston in 2006, after serving as assistant GM for the Ottawa Senators, and built a team that captured the Stanley Cup in 2011.

The Bruins returned to the Stanley Cup Final in 2013 under Chiarelli, but fell in six games to the Chicago Blackhawks.


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I think this almost guarantees that Julien gets fired by Boston as there was no way that ownership wanted to be paying 2 guys that were no longer employed by the team. According to what I read the Bruins are off the hook for the last 2 years of Chiarelli's contract if he is employed by another NHL team in any capacity. 



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Chiarelli was also the GM that gave away Tyler Seguin to Dallas.



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Chiarelli never comes here if we don't get McDavid. The winds are changing, going to be a good ride.



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Randy Carlyle might be going back to California.

The San Jose Sharks have been granted permission by the Toronto Maple Leafs to interview Carlyle for their vacant head-coaching position, as first reported by Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet.

Carlyle is a veteran of 704 regular-season games as an NHL head coach, posting a career record of 364-260-80. His most successful years came while standing behind the Anaheim Ducks' bench, which included a Stanley Cup win in 2007.

According to the oddsmakers at Bodog, however, he's a long shot to land the job.

CANDIDATE      ODDS
Dan Bylsma        2/1
Jeff Blashill         5/2
Marc Crawford    9/2
Kevin Dineen      9/2
Mike Babcock     7/1
Larry Robinson   8/1
Randy Carlyle   19/2
Paul MacLean   19/2


Carlyle was relieved of his duties by the Maple Leafs midway through the 2014-15 season, but is still under contract with the club.

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NHL commissioner Gary Bettman caused some social media fireworks on Friday.

Bettman addressed a variety of issues at a meeting with sports editors and reporters in New York, and was asked specifically about Winnipeg Jets fans using a "Katy Perry" chant to taunt Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks.

Bettman says he doesn’t see Katy Perry chant as sexist. “Is it any different than when a player… is booed every time he touches the puck?”

— Jesse Spector (@jessespector) April 24, 2015
Sharon Terlep of the Wall Street Journal expands:

Bettman said the NHL has a track record of "diversity, inclusiveness and doing the right thing." He noted the league has a bigger female fan base compared to other professional leagues.

He likened the "Katy Perry" insult to calling a goalie a "sieve."

Another reporter, Sarah Kwak of Sports Illustrated, noted that "sieves don’t have feelings."

"You don’t see how taunting a player by calling them a woman could be sexist?," she said.

"I see the point but I don’t think it’s overly literal. Short of gagging everyone who comes to a game I’m not sure we can stifle that," he said.

The commissioner soon became a trending topic on Twitter, with decidedly negative feedback being expressed from all corners of the hockey world.

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Dave Nonis isn't mad, he's disappointed.

That's how the ex-general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs characterized his reaction to being let go by team president Brendan Shanahan shortly after the end of the regular season.

"A part of me thought we were going to move on to the next phase of our plan. That was my first thought, but a part of me knew it was coming," Nonis told Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun. "(Shanahan) told me he was making a change. I pretty much knew what he was thinking ... I understand the reasons behind it. I’m not mad at Brendan. He’s still a friend of mine.

"But still, I was disappointed."

In regards to the next phase of the plan following another disappointing season in Toronto, Nonis contends it doesn't have to involve moving either Phil Kessel or Dion Phaneuf.

In fact, he believes Stanley Cup-level teams need a player of Kessel's ilk.

I don’t think they have to move Phil Kessel. You only move him if you decide the return is worth it. If you don’t get value for him, you’re only hurting your team. I believe the baggage that comes with Phil is overblown. Are there things he has to change? Absolutely. But I can assure you of this: Whatever team wins the Stanley Cup this year will have a Phil Kessel in the lineup. I can guarantee that.

Does he have things to work on? Yes. But he has something other players don’t have. He does have pride and he does want to win. He has to learn to focus some of those characteristics and do a better job. But he’s not a player they have to move.

Nonis admitted to having a deal involving Phaneuf in place prior to the trade deadline, but reiterated the fact it's not necessary to make a move if the return won't benefit the club.

"I could have traded Dion at the deadline. We had a deal, it wasn’t a great one, but it was a deal," Nonis said. "I look at Phil and Dion and I still think they’re elite, upper-end players. They both could be traded, but it’s not like the Leafs are stuck with them if they’re back. I think they can come back and help them."

With the future of the team no longer his concern, Nonis is focusing on finding his next opportunity in hockey.

"I’m not good at sitting around," he said. "I want to get back in the game as quickly as possible. That’s the plan."

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The Dallas Stars have signed center Mattias Janmark to a two-year, entry-level contract, general manager Jim Nill announced Friday.

"Mattias has done a tremendous job of excelling in the Swedish Hockey League at a young age," Nill said. "He will spend the playoffs with Texas (of the AHL) and we're excited to watch how he contributes to that team and develops as a player."

Drafted by the Detroit Red Wings in the third round (79th overall) in 2013, Janmark, 22, ranked 17th in Swedish Hockey League scoring with Frolunda, recording 13 goals and 23 assists in 55 games, and was the youngest player to make it into the top 20.

Janmark's rights were acquired in a deal that sent Erik Cole to Detroit.

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The Calgary Flames are urging fans to do better.

Not to be louder or more supportive, but rather to put an end to sexual harassment, violent language and intimidation of women that is reportedly taking place on the Red Mile during playoff games.

Women say they’ve been feeling threatened and unsafe along the Red Mile - a stretch of 17 Ave. S.W., jammed with supporters during Calgary playoff games - with fans yelling obscenities and asking them to, among other things, take their shirts off, the Calgary Herald reports.

"Our view is that if you’re a true Flames fan, you are not engaging in this kind of behaviour," Flames CEO Ken King said Thursday prior to Game 5 against the Vancouver Canucks. "We want to make it clear, do not do this stuff, ever. And for goodness sake don’t do it in our name because that’s not our culture, that’s not our organization."

"This kind of behavior has nothing to do with us, nothing to do with hockey," team president Brian Burke added. "This is no way to treat women. I ask that everyone keeps their red on, and treat each other with respect."

A police spokesman said officers are keeping a close eye on the fan gatherings, and that there will continue to be a heavy presence of law enforcement for as long as the Flames' playoff run lasts.

Game 6 of the first-round series is set for Saturday in Calgary.

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Looks like Boston wants some sort of compensation from Edmonton for Chiarelli.


from bostonglobe.com:

New Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson said the Bruins and Oilers are still in discussions about whether there will be draft pick compensation for Chiarelli.

“I’ve talked to the Bruins and Cam Neely and we’re in discussions on that topic there,” Nicholson said. “Something will be announced at a later date.”

According to a report on ESPN.com, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said that teams can pursue draft pick compensation even for fired coaches, general managers, or presidents of hockey operations who remain under contract, as Chiarelli was. Teams can also decline to pursue the compensation, given that this is a way to get a fired executive or coach off their books.

It appears that the Bruins have chosen the former course of action regarding Chiarelli.


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Boston is pretty set at Center but I guess we could find room for that McDavid kid. 



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You can have Kevin Lowe as compensation. He's won 6 Stanley cups, you know.



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CanadianHorseman wrote: Looks like Boston wants some sort of compensation from Edmonton for Chiarelli.


from bostonglobe.com:

New Oilers CEO Bob Nicholson said the Bruins and Oilers are still in discussions about whether there will be draft pick compensation for Chiarelli.

“I’ve talked to the Bruins and Cam Neely and we’re in discussions on that topic there,” Nicholson said. “Something will be announced at a later date.”

According to a report on ESPN.com, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said that teams can pursue draft pick compensation even for fired coaches, general managers, or presidents of hockey operations who remain under contract, as Chiarelli was. Teams can also decline to pursue the compensation, given that this is a way to get a fired executive or coach off their books.

It appears that the Bruins have chosen the former course of action regarding Chiarelli.


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Boston is pretty set at Center but I guess we could find room for that McDavid kid.

Why don't the Bruins return Tuukka Rask back to the Maple Leafs since they've hire John Ferguson Jr.

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Mysterious wrote: Why don't the Bruins return Tuukka Rask back to the Maple Leafs since they've hire John Ferguson Jr.
You don't need Rask - you've got Bernier over there. He's a stud Goalie and a bona fide # 1 starter - just ask the goofs over at HFBoards. :tongue:



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CanadianHorseman wrote: Mysterious wrote: Why don't the Bruins return Tuukka Rask back to the Maple Leafs since they've hire John Ferguson Jr.
You don't need Rask - you've got Bernier over there. He's a stud Goalie and a bona fide # 1 starter - just ask the goofs over at HFBoards. :tongue:

Rask has already won a Vezina and played in a cup final. No knock on Bernier but we could have gotten more for Rask given how highly regarded he was. If we kept him maybe the Kessel trade is not Seguin and Hamilton. Maybe it's Nino Niederreiter and Jonas Brodin.

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