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Maple Leafs News and Views => Leafs Media Rumours => Topic started by: Rick Couchman on June 10, 2015, 01:22:40 PM

Title: McCrimmon
Post by: Rick Couchman on June 10, 2015, 01:22:40 PM
Rumours out there that Brandon Wheat Kings Owner/GM/Coach Kelly McCrimmon will be Leafs GM.
Title: Re: McCrimmon
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 10, 2015, 01:32:29 PM
As GM? Interesting. It's been known that they offered him a job but I didn't expect it to be for that. So much for needing NHL experience in the front office. I guess Cliffy has that covered though!
Title: Re: McCrimmon
Post by: Rick Couchman on June 10, 2015, 01:35:17 PM
Whomever it is will be a puppet between Shanny and Babcock, I'd have to think?
Title: Re: McCrimmon
Post by: Potvin29 on June 10, 2015, 01:36:31 PM
All I've seen is that he was offered a "management" position and the deadline for acceptance is June 11.
Title: Re: McCrimmon
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 10, 2015, 01:37:19 PM
Whomever it is will be a puppet between Shanny and Babcock, I'd have to think?

I'm not convinced that Babcock is going to be #2 on the totem poll. I think that Hunter would probably be that guy, with Dubas/Babcock/GM all on the next ring.
Title: Re: McCrimmon
Post by: Rick Couchman on June 10, 2015, 01:40:30 PM
Yeah, forgot about Dubas...
Title: Re: McCrimmon
Post by: Nik the Trik on June 10, 2015, 02:15:42 PM

I can't specifically doubt this because I'm out of the loop but I will say that it strikes me as a little unlikely that for what is largely assumed to be a sort of subordinate role that will, I assume, mainly have to do with things dealing with the Leafs pro club and their day-to-day business that they'd go outside the NHL for it.
Title: Re: McCrimmon
Post by: bustaheims on June 10, 2015, 02:16:37 PM
My guess is if McCrimmon comes on board, it will be Hunter who is named GM.
Title: Re: McCrimmon
Post by: L K on June 10, 2015, 02:40:23 PM
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Well, Mark Hunter, when they hired Hunts last year, I said home run. The two guys that I know that are two of the best hockey men, period, there’s a guy named Kelly McCrimmon, and there’s a guy named Mark Hunter. They’re the guys for me. They just flat out do it year after year after year. They find players, they can smell ‘em and bring ‘em. So that right there, when I heard that last year, I said, there’s a hire. That’s a hockey man. When I met with Hunts and Shanny when I first got in here that day, I can talk to that guy. He’s a hockey man.
-Mike Babcock
Title: Re: McCrimmon
Post by: herman on June 10, 2015, 02:58:34 PM
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Well, Mark Hunter, when they hired Hunts last year, I said home run. The two guys that I know that are two of the best hockey men, period, there’s a guy named Kelly McCrimmon, and there’s a guy named Mark Hunter. They’re the guys for me. They just flat out do it year after year after year. They find players, they can smell ‘em and bring ‘em. So that right there, when I heard that last year, I said, there’s a hire. That’s a hockey man. When I met with Hunts and Shanny when I first got in here that day, I can talk to that guy. He’s a hockey man.
-Mike Babcock

His Blashill prediction came true...
Title: Re: McCrimmon
Post by: Frank E on June 10, 2015, 03:54:35 PM
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Well, Mark Hunter, when they hired Hunts last year, I said home run. The two guys that I know that are two of the best hockey men, period, there’s a guy named Kelly McCrimmon, and there’s a guy named Mark Hunter. They’re the guys for me. They just flat out do it year after year after year. They find players, they can smell ‘em and bring ‘em. So that right there, when I heard that last year, I said, there’s a hire. That’s a hockey man. When I met with Hunts and Shanny when I first got in here that day, I can talk to that guy. He’s a hockey man.
-Mike Babcock

Where the hell did you find that?  Were you just keeping that in your back pocket for when his name came up?

Title: Re: McCrimmon
Post by: herman on June 10, 2015, 04:18:04 PM
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Well, Mark Hunter, when they hired Hunts last year, I said home run. The two guys that I know that are two of the best hockey men, period, there’s a guy named Kelly McCrimmon, and there’s a guy named Mark Hunter. They’re the guys for me. They just flat out do it year after year after year. They find players, they can smell ‘em and bring ‘em. So that right there, when I heard that last year, I said, there’s a hire. That’s a hockey man. When I met with Hunts and Shanny when I first got in here that day, I can talk to that guy. He’s a hockey man.
-Mike Babcock

Where the hell did you find that?  Were you just keeping that in your back pocket for when his name came up?

It was from one of Babcock's introductory interviews upon landing in Toronto. http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=768528
Title: Re: McCrimmon
Post by: Zee on June 16, 2015, 09:11:00 AM
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Well, Mark Hunter, when they hired Hunts last year, I said home run. The two guys that I know that are two of the best hockey men, period, there’s a guy named Kelly McCrimmon, and there’s a guy named Mark Hunter. They’re the guys for me. They just flat out do it year after year after year. They find players, they can smell ‘em and bring ‘em. So that right there, when I heard that last year, I said, there’s a hire. That’s a hockey man. When I met with Hunts and Shanny when I first got in here that day, I can talk to that guy. He’s a hockey man.
-Mike Babcock

Where the hell did you find that?  Were you just keeping that in your back pocket for when his name came up?

It was from one of Babcock's introductory interviews upon landing in Toronto. http://mapleleafs.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=768528
Is it wrong that I read that statement using Babcock's voice in my head?
Title: Re: McCrimmon
Post by: Highlander on June 16, 2015, 10:09:06 AM
is this McCrimmon related to Brad who died in the KHL plane crash a few years back, used to play for Calgary?
Title: Re: McCrimmon
Post by: Guru Tugginmypuddah on June 16, 2015, 10:31:21 AM
is this McCrimmon related to Brad who died in the KHL plane crash a few years back, used to play for Calgary?

Brothers.   
Title: Re: McCrimmon
Post by: Highlander on June 16, 2015, 10:38:29 AM
thanks on that, still strikes me a tangible tragedy, such negligence on the part of the pilots/airline.
Title: Re: McCrimmon
Post by: CarltonTheBear on June 16, 2015, 10:47:02 AM
Brad was also an assistant coach under Babcock with the Wings before going to Russia.