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Old 05-09-2011, 11:47 PM   #1
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I didn't see this mentioned anywhere so if it's already known, I apologize.

On QR77 Sports Talk tonight, it was mentioned that the reason Feaster hasn't been announced as the GM is that the Flames want to speak to Jim Nill of Detroit.

Nill signed a five-year extension last year (along with Holland), so I'm not sure how credible this is.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:53 PM   #2
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im sure a few teams are interested in nill, but i think he stays with the wings
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Not a chance Nill leaves Detroit.
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Old 05-09-2011, 11:58 PM   #4
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Give him enough incentive to leave and he might just do it. Doesn't hurt to try. Hopefully its true.
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I didn't see this mentioned anywhere so if it's already known, I apologize.

On QR77 Sports Talk tonight, it was mentioned that the reason Feaster hasn't been announced as the GM is that the Flames want to speak to Jim Nill of Detroit.

Nill signed a five-year extension last year (along with Holland), so I'm not sure how credible this is.
Sounds like more made up crap from Calgary's most unprofessional "sports media personality" Jock Wilson.
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Everyone's interested in Jim Nill.

What would be news is if Jim Nill was interested in the Flames.
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Old 05-10-2011, 12:18 AM   #7
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Yes please.
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Old 05-10-2011, 01:36 AM   #8
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Jim Nill was apparently on the shortlist along with Craig Button 12 years ago too. Amazing that all this time later, he's still yet to hold a GM chair. That being the case, I think it's unlikely he's willing to leave.
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Old 05-10-2011, 03:50 AM   #10
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doesn't hurt to inquire about his services, but even that has to wait until the Wings season is finished
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Conroy, a 3rd round pick, and future considerations, for Nill.

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I dunno. Wasn't Nill the runner up to Darryl Sutter back in 03/04?

Hannah born and his brother is now coaching the Calgary Dino's football team.

I think it's a longshot as well, but there is definately incentive to think that he could take the job...
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Sports Talk has had Nill to Calgary rumours since before Button was hired. I think Mark just really likes Jim Nill.
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Hannah born and his brother is now coaching the Calgary Dino's football team.
It's actually Hanna. Small pet peeve.
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As much as I'd love Nill to run show here.. just can't see him leaving that cushy gig in Detroit.

That all said, I do think it's interesting that they still haven't given Feaster the reigns officially. You would think if Feaster was their guy they would have done this sometime in the last month.
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I dunno. Wasn't Nill the runner up to Darryl Sutter back in 03/04?

Hannah born and his brother is now coaching the Calgary Dino's football team.

I think it's a longshot as well, but there is definately incentive to think that he could take the job...
Is that in Montana?
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Paul Fenton is now available to talk too, start with him and work your way to Jim Nill.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:57 AM   #18
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Nill, Fenton, Hextall and Neeley are to me the top candidates for any GM opening this summer. I think if you're the Flames you've got to try to talk to them all.

I'm almost positive that Fenton and Hextall would leave to run their own teams, while Neeley and Nill are longshots (yes, I'm aware Neeley came right out and said he doesn't want to leave Boston)... But there is no harm in talking to the both of them--if Stevie Y could be lured from powerhouse-franchise Detroit to franchise-on-life-support Tampa, I'm convinced anything can happen.
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It would be nice if this was true, but I simply cannot believe that Jock (I have no hatred for the guy btw) has a source in the Flames organization telling him this - more likely to be his own speculation or wishful thinking. It makes sense in that:

1) there has been no official "crowning" of Feaster
2) Nill certainly has connections to the area

I hope they are talking (or asking permission to talk) to all the people mentioned above (don't know about Neely) - I assume we will learn something within 4 weeks or so...
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I'd like to acquire David Poile.

Stajan for Poile.
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