Monday, June 08, 2009

Shuffling the Deck

Well, I thought I would keep a collection of key off-season moves in which I could update over the summer. My main goal here is to maybe find some sort of fantasy relevance going forward, but I'm finding that's being more of the case for the coaches. I suppose if I keep it up over the summer, there will be some sort of relevance from the GMs as well. We'll see how it all pieces together.

TeamPositionFormerNewly HiredPossible Fantasy Effects
Head CoachMike KeenanNot hired
General MangerFrancois GiguereGreg Sherman
Head CoachTony GranatoJoe SaccoHired within the organization, Sacco has worked with some of the younger minor league pros that are now on the Avalanche.  His NHL playing career did span 738 games, so he should know what he's talking about, but only two seasons in the AHL may question his effect on an NHL level.
General ManagerLes Jackson/Brett HullJoe Nieuwendyk
Head CoachCraig MacTavishPat QuinnWith a string of successes with young players, both at the World Juniors and the U18s, Quinn should be able to walk into Edmonton and make some of the younger kids a little bit better right away.  Gagner, Cogliano, O'Sullivan, and Nilsson should all have positive effects.
General ManagerJacques MartinNot hired
Head CoachJacques MartinNot hired
General ManagerDoug RisebroughChuck Fletcher
Head CoachJacques LemaireNot hired
Head CoachBob GaineyJacques MartinMartin is a veteran coach that is starting to lean towards the puck possession game, which seems to fit right into a defense-first mentality.  The team is building the bulk of it's team back up and now have a system to build around.

It's a pretty rough start to this table, but at least it is a start. I will be updating it as the summer moves along, so hopefully the table can improve that little bit each time.

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