Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Banking on Bob?

Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun reports today:
There's talk Hockey Canada president Bob Nicholson will be leaving his post following the Olympics to take on the top job with the Vancouver Canucks. Sources told the Sun that Nicholson, who was passed up for the job as GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs when the club elected to hire John Ferguson Jr., would be a nice fit with the Canucks and is the leading contender. He's a British Columbia native and has brought success to the country in his role with Hockey Canada. The president's role has been vacant since the club fired Brian Burke following the 2003-04 season.
It's hard not to get too excited about the prospect of Bob coming to Vancouver. After Canada's disappointing finish in the 1998 Olympics, and many started questioning its hockey development, Nicholson revamped Hockey Canada's program - his accomplishments speak for itself, which, of course, include Olympic gold in both men's and women's hockey in 2002, gold medal in the 2004 World Cup of Hockey, and back-to-back World Junior Hockey Championship gold medals in 2005 and 2006.

Nothing like bringing the Stanley Cup to Vancouver to cap that all off.

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posted by J.J. Guerrero, 10:33 PM


At January 26, 2006 1:13 PM, Blogger Terry said...


- Hire Bob!
- Trade Nonis to Anaheim, where Burke could want him, for Andy McDonald (Center 14, 24, 38 +14) or some other player of your choice.

Hummm can you trade a GM?

At January 26, 2006 8:46 PM, Blogger hoopsjunky said...

Hard to judge Nonis at this point. He did great with the Anson Carter signing and not so great with the Ouellet trade. The jury is still out on McCarthy and Park as both have had up-and-down kinda seasons.

I don't think Nonis will stand back, especially after Kevin Lowe loaded up on defense. I hope he's got some good tricks up his sleeve.


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