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Old 05-11-2019, 05:42 AM
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JBB and 3 Assistant GM's....

Haven't heard much chatter on this, but overall, we have to be pleased that they retained Al Murray. I like Stacey Roast for the most part, buy dont know enough to honestly say. Pushor, no clue..

Overall, I would think that now that SFY is gone, the "new" leadership wants to put their own stamp on the team, albeit that they are going to be limited in some of the moves they make, but its human nature to make changes in philosophy and personnel to make it "your team"

I am just wondering if the new brass wants to do it "their" way and show that they are not just following SY's format...not to mention that they kind of get the benefit of the doubt as the FLAME OUT we all just witnessed in general, can be tied to Yzerman more the to the new leadership.

I think they go as bold as they possibly can and make a few moves that give the current make up of the team a little shake up...some they have to for cap purposes, but some to put their own stamp on the team...

Should be interesting..
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:10 PM
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JBB's main moves last season:
Banish Dotchin
Banish AHL All Star Ingram
Trade top 10 pick Slater AND 5th rounder for AHL Dmen Rutta
Couldn't pull trigger @ trade deadline

Jury is still out and the summer is long for the new GM
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:13 PM
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I feel like the guys hands are cuffed by the structure of the roster and the deals he inherited. His biggest and best chance to put his stamp on this was to change the coach, but he quickly decided not to do so. Any other move comes with a lot of entanglements and headaches that make it impractical.
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:14 AM
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JBB's main moves last season:
Banish Dotchin
Banish AHL All Star Ingram
Trade top 10 pick Slater AND 5th rounder for AHL Dmen Rutta
Couldn't pull trigger @ trade deadline

Jury is still out and the summer is long for the new GM
But - Dotchin sucked out loud with his new team so, are you saying it was a bad thing?!?!?
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:22 AM
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JBB's main moves last season:
Banish Dotchin
Banish AHL All Star Ingram
Trade top 10 pick Slater AND 5th rounder for AHL Dmen Rutta
Couldn't pull trigger @ trade deadline

Jury is still out and the summer is long for the new GM
Ingram issues aside (does anyone have insight as to WTF is happening there?), I can't say that any of those moves were bad at the time. Dotchin and Koekkoek haven't exactly set the world alight in their subsequent teams, and Rutta has been a solid depth right side Defenseman, which we sorely needed.

Maybe picking someone up at the deadline would have been a good idea, but at the time the Bolts looked unstoppable.

Like Pete said, changing the coaching staff post-debacle was his first chance to really put his stamp on the organization; but I think he comes from the Yzerman school, deliberative, play the long game type of asset manager. So not totally surprised there.

Management of the cap this summer is going to go a long way towards showing us what JBB is capable of, and what he is about. Is he is Feaster-type sentimentalist? Is he a stone-cold mofo like Yzerman? Something else entirely?

I'm interested to see how he handles the Point/Vasi extensions, the dead money NTCs, and manages the young players players pushing to make the roster and the veterans who have shown little reason to keep them. I could easily see him re-making up to a 1/3 of the roster, just as easily as I could see him making one or two small moves. Time will tell.

Re-signing Rutta to a small deal was a very good first step IMO. Not earth-shattering, but necessary, despite Rutta's less than stellar playoffs and late season performance with Sergachev.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:17 PM
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Ingram & Dotchin was more of a comment on JBB making players seemingly disappear.

Actually surprised we didnt hear more about Jake being outright cut... or was he bought out?
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:12 PM
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Ingram & Dotchin was more of a comment on JBB making players seemingly disappear.

Actually surprised we didnt hear more about Jake being outright cut... or was he bought out?
Cut.
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