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Old 02-06-2017, 09:16 AM   #1
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It is with a heavy heart that I am announcing my resignation as GM of the Nashville Predators. It's a little bit gut-wrenching and I've probably written and deleted this post a few times.

The thing is that I am far too busy to handle things properly right now. I've had a number of trade offers sent to me (some even decent ones!) and just no time to respond. My team needs to be active and make some deals to improve and I am not going to get that done. Rather than selfishly cling to the idea that I'll get to it soon, I think its better to just pass the reins to someone more capable. Me staying on is not fair to the other GMs and not fair to the league.

I think that I am leaving the franchise in pretty good shape. There is a pretty solid young core, and while there are a couple contracts which are anchors at this point, with a couple good moves and patience I think that the team could be in the upper echelon (sound familiar to our local heroes?). I would implore you to not let the team get picked apart all of the youth decimated by the league as the new GM comes in. Players like Kadri, Gostisbehere, Hayes and the like are going to be super easy to move, and hopefully the deals are good the Preds if that happens.

I wish I had time to go back through and give you an overall record of my tenure. I'm fairly sure that its positive, and just due to longevity I'm at least going to claim that I'm the winningest GM in Nashville history (take that Joe Schum!)

I do want to thank the league and especially Grant for his tireless efforts. I have made some great friends playing this game and I'm sure that I will be around the forums, even though I'm away from the league. I know that I'll miss it, and who knows...I might even be back if the league will have me!

Thank you all!

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Old 02-06-2017, 09:24 AM   #2
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:46 AM   #3
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Tough to see you go. Already looking forward to your triumphant return.
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:53 AM   #4
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:53 AM   #5
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Good luck with everything Vic.
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:32 AM   #6
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Best of luck and.. You'll be back!
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:49 AM   #9
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Too bad to see you go Vic.
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:14 AM   #11
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Take care vic. Hope to see you back at some point.
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Old 02-06-2017, 11:21 AM   #13
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all the best Vic. Hope you're back at some point!
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Old 02-06-2017, 04:39 PM   #19
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Take care Vic. Looking forward to your return.
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Old 02-06-2017, 06:12 PM   #20
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NOOOOOOOOOOOO!
I didn't even get Ghost from you yet and now will have to drastically overpay a new GM to get it.

You were the only person left here who I've met in person.
Hopefully I'll see you again at the Schanks playoff pool.

And, I've been meaning to come see you for the longest time, so when I start to miss you unbearably, the wife and I will finally come meet you and pick your brain about a few things.

You were super fun to have around here and will be missed.
Best of luck Vic.
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