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Atlanta Thrashers -> Jets Retain Much of Thrashers Operations Staff
 
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  Valabiktorian
 
August 25, 2011 12:08:06 pm
 
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Jets Retain Much of Thrashers Operations Staff
Larry Simmons and several of the Thrashers old pro and amateur scouts were retained by the Jets. Somewhat surprising to me given how they seemed to want to really clean house and plug in a lot of the Moose infrastructure they had on hand already.

http://www.winnipegsun.com/2011/08/25/jets-announce-operations-training-staff

 
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  Bongo
 
August 25, 2011 12:40:53 pm
 
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If I were the Jets I would slash and burn any and everything from the old franchise given it's dubious history. I hope somebody writes a book about all this someday.
 
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  behind the net
 
August 29, 2011 9:02:16 pm
 
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That GM of theirs has DW version 2.0 written all over him.

Chevaldayoff had the deepest pocketed owner in the AHL to get top players with the Wolves, climbed into the Blackhawks front office at the perfect time to claim the rewards of the front office men who came before him, and has fallen upwards into a franchise that appears to be owned and run by a man who only knows and understands the AHL.

I just wonder how long Chipman & Co. will keep him around, as they seem prepared to stink it up for several years to stockpile lottery picks just like Waddell and the Thrashers in the early years. It is hard to tell if you have the right management staff when you do not plan on putting together a winning team.

For a supposedly financially healthy team in a healthy market, they sure seem to be continuing the Waddell policy of young unprepared talent and dumpster diving for "Top 6" forwards like Zherdev(lost him to a Russian team), and now the tubby Kyle Wellwood.

 
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  TheBrickwall
 
August 30, 2011 3:54:33 pm
 
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May they be -blessed- with 88 point seasons til**** freezeth over
 
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