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Old 07-16-2019, 07:00 PM   #1
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The organization itself is declining to comment, but there is word tonight that Seattle’s NHL expansion team is closing in on naming Ron Francis as its first GM. We’ll see how events unfold the next few days; things have been percolating the last few weeks.
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:02 PM   #2
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Nice, I think he got a raw deal in Carolina when Dude-Bro McOwner pants took over.

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Old 07-16-2019, 07:03 PM   #3
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Well, they're gonna have a lineup full of right-handed defensemen with great Corsi by 2023.
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:05 PM   #4
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Will be interesting to see how he operates with the flexibility of a bigger market team.
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:18 PM   #5
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Nice selection.
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Old 07-16-2019, 07:21 PM   #6
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Makes sense. I don't think Mike Gillis or Dave Nonis were really in it.

Ken Holland probably took on the tire fire in Edmonton after being ruled out in Seattle.
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Smart choice. He never got to see the fruits of his labors in Carolina. I suspect we will all curse his name for being so good soon enough.
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Old 07-16-2019, 09:39 PM   #8
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Experienced GM, well known as a player. Makes sense for an expansion team.
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Great choice by Seattle. Hurricanes owe a lot of their success to Francis' work
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Nice, I think he got a raw deal in Carolina when dude bro mcowner pants toom over.
Ha. I’ve read this three times laughing but not understanding what you are saying. Now add “CDC paste” and “thrusting” next time.

Ron francis....smart hire. I wonder how much of the Carolina team is him.
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Nice, I think he got a raw deal in Carolina when dude bro mcowner pants toom over.
say what now?
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Ha. I’ve read this three times laughing but not understanding what you are saying. Now add “CDC paste” and “thrusting” next time.

Ron francis....smart hire. I wonder how much of the Carolina team is him.
Edited for the mispelling of took. Tom Dundon looks like a total Dude-Bro. And is a very handsy owner. McOwner pants. Hope that clears it up.
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https://www.nhl.com/seattle/fans/ron-francis


Looks like this is official now
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Old 07-18-2019, 12:22 PM   #14
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Well he wont have to worry about ticket sales to start with


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Well he wont have to worry about ticket sales to start with
Wow. Say what you will about the NHL but between Seattle and Vegas they picked their expansion targets well.

Thats gotta be more STHs than Carolina, Arizona and Florida combined.
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Thats seriously impressive. If Key Arena isn't finished on time, set them up at Century Link.
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