Morning Free Association: Management Changes

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Monday was quite the day in the NHL with two teams making some drastic changes. The first team is located on the east coast, the other on the west coast and another country to boot.

The Jim Benning era in Vancouver is over. He was fired earlier this week when the entire middle management of the team was replaced . Also gone are his assistant GM, the head coach Travis Green and his assistant Nolan Baumgartner. The Canucks have named Stan Smyl as the interim GM. Veteran coach Bruce Boudreau, who last coached the Wild, is taking over the bench with his assistant Scott Walker.

In response, the Canucks won their first game under Boudreau.

There are rumors that the Canucks are hoping to hire newly unemployed GM, Marc Bergevin.

The other team, the Philadelphia Flyers fired head coach Alain Vigneault after amassing 8 straight losses. Assistant Mike Yeo is the interim coach. Under Vigneault, the Flyers went 74-54-19. In addition to Vigneault, former Canadiens coach and now former assistant coach, Michel Therrien, was also given the boot.

Given that Philly made some personnel moves, it brought some colorful images to mind.

I personally would welcome HR Gritty.

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The London Bear
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Morning all.

Had the game on while doing some other things. Seemed fairly mediocre, although Swayman had another strong game from what I saw.

We’ve been without a fridge for a couple of days, but luckily it’s pretty much fridge temperature outside! Just plugged in the new one.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

When i was single, i would unplug my fridge in winter…. a well positioned cooler or two can do really well… of course, single guys only have beer and a jar of mayonaise to keep cold, so… \_0_/

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Morning all. It was a like a snow globe out there! Might have to finally get some much needed new winter boots this weekend.

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good morning!
Make it two straight for Bruce and the boys. Shoot out winners over our Bruins.
Funny how the same names get recycled around the league. Marc Bergevin? Well he ruined the Habs so he can’t be all bad.
Checked out Sis’ radio show last night…. you had me at “Dirty Ol Town”. Sang that one with drunk friends a time or two… at the top of our lungs, of course!

Satan 81's Sister
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Satan 81's Sister

Ha, thanks! We were slightly off the rails thanks to Best Friend of the Show Tim showing up with beer and bourbon!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

off the rails is good!

The London Bear
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The London Bear

Funny how the same names get recycled around the league. 

Yeah, the same thing happens with soccer managers. Whenever a team for their manager the favourite to replace him is always some guy who just got fired from some other team for being bad at his job. I don’t get it!

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Whenever a team for their manager the favourite to replace him is always some guy who just got fired from some other team for being bad at his job. I don’t get it!

The evil you know?

IntentionallyWidenberg
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IntentionallyWidenberg

Bergevin, Vignault & Thierrien are all on the market?
Canucks are going to become Canadiens-west again, aren’t they?

Long-Winded Striped Mofo
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Long-Winded Striped Mofo

Good call! Hey, why not bring in Clode? He’s old buddies with Boudreau, right? Awww, rats. Could not find their AHL fight on youtube.
Well, it got Vancouver close oncd before….