Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Nonis in demand

The Leafs aren't the only team interested Nonis, as he continues to be wooed by the Atlanta Thrashers and an unidentified third NHL team that still has a general manager in place.

The third team is believed to be the St. Louis Blues. St. Louis president John Davidson could not be reached for comment last night.
It certainly wouldn't be much of a surprise if Larry Pleau is out in St. Louis, where the team fell apart down the stretch.

It's interesting at how in demand Nonis is. While I think his work in Vancouver was sub-par overall, he was far from the league's most inept GM and I don't have a problem with an organization on the bottom rung like Atlanta taking a chance on him.

Everyone learns from their mistakes, and I'd imagine that'd be the case with Nonis.
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8 Comments:

At 2:23 PM, May 13, 2008, Blogger FAUX RUMORS said...

1) Atlanta? Didn't that dunce Waddell already get a vote of confidence from his owner? Hopefully for the folks in Atlanta the rumor is true as Waddell is hands down the worst GM in the NHL.

 
At 2:40 PM, May 13, 2008, Blogger Jonathan said...

According to the latest rumours, Waddell is slated to be promoted, and than Atlanta will need someone else to handle the GM duties.

 
At 2:47 PM, May 13, 2008, OpenID tgrfan23 said...

What I don't understand about the rumors declaring Don Waddell being promoted, is the fact that Atlanta Spirit got rid of Bernie Mullin, with the explanation being that Mullin's position (President, in case y'all didn't know) was redundant within the current operating structure of both the Hawks and Thrashers. Now they've decided they need a president again? Whatever.

 
At 3:27 PM, May 13, 2008, Blogger Sean said...

What about a bottom rung like Toronto taking a chance on Nonis?

 
At 3:36 PM, May 13, 2008, Blogger James Mirtle said...

I don't think they're going to, given the criteria of the guy they're after.

Stranger things have happened...

 
At 3:36 PM, May 13, 2008, Blogger FAUX RUMORS said...

1) Waddell: The answer to: 'When is a promotion a demotion? LOL

 
At 6:09 PM, May 13, 2008, Anonymous jealous broadcaster said...

If Doug Risebrough can resurface and succeed in MIN, than Nonnis can learn from his lessons.

Risebrough's 5 for 5 in the early 90's with Toronto was one of the most lopsided deals in NHL history.

YUCK!

 
At 12:52 AM, May 14, 2008, Blogger Dennis Prouse said...

Isn't the fact that Nonis is in such demand an indication that perhaps the Canucks blew it? It's not too often that a fired GM gathers that much interest so quickly, especially a guy as low key as Nonis. Just as Burke found success pretty quickly elsewhere, so too will Nonis, and when he does the first chapter of, "Canuck Ownership Follies - The Aquilini Years" will have been written.

 

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