Read: There Is Just Too Much To Lose Not To Have A Season

NHL-NHLPAAt USA Today, Kevin Allen lists five reasons why there will be an NHL season and chief among them is the fact that there is just way too much that both sides will lose if there isn’t a season.

He says that players would lose more than $1 billion in salary if they don’t play this season and would still be facing concessions when play restarts. As he notes “It’s not a practical position to allow that to happen.”

The owners are risking heavy damage to the game by not having a season and the backlash from a canceled season could solidify that all progress created in the past few years will be destroyed.

Allen also notes that a 10 year CBA would be in everyone’s best interest as it would give certainty that there wouldn’t be a lockout for at least a decade.




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jetsjerk
jetsjerk

Consultants have reputations and whomever is hired as GM will reflect directly on the consultant.  So far, what Woody is doing is right on the money.  Let's hope Casserly and Wolf are worth the dime.  I believe they are and I think they will choose the best available GM/HC tandem to prove their commissions were money well spent.  Thank you Mr Johnson, in advance, for righting the ship!

Floyd Toucanet
Floyd Toucanet

PLAN OF ACTION. HIRE:

McCloughan: GM

Cable: HC

Malzahn: Offensive Coordinator

Dunbar: Defensive Coordinator


I would drop Cable for Malzahn if he would only come for the head coach position.


Lets buy a billboard.

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

Typical TJB comment over the past week:

1. Assume X (despite lack of evidence)

2. Assume X implies Y (despite lack of evidence)

3. Claim Y implies Z because W (despite lack of any logical relationship)

4. Get upset when someone calls you out for building a giant pile of logical fallacies.

DarrolRayFanClub
DarrolRayFanClub

So if Mccagnan and Marrone are going to be coupled together due to their friendship, how does not signing Marrone the day of his interview equate to him having a poor interview, when they hadn't interviewed the GM he'd likely be paired with yet? 


I hate the media.

funkymonk
funkymonk

Here's the news I was looking for. Steiny had said Jets were interested in McCloughan. I'd probably feel more comfortable with him as, say, head of scouting or player personnel than as GM, but there's no denying his player evaluation IQ. Doesn't sound like any team has offered him a GM job, the reports all say "prominent position" and such.


https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/552523227369844736

williamg1
williamg1

Woody is throwing names out there, and then trolls the comment section searching for feedback. We will make this decision for Woody. Never forget that. 

jvsvn
jvsvn

I think a lot of the coverage of these searches is kinda silly. There's an assumption that all the potential coaches and GMs who know each other from a previous organization would be happy to work together. Maybe the opposite is true. Maybe Mccagnan thought Morrone was a jerk when they were in NFL Europe together. Previous knowledge of someone means that you probably have an opinion about them - it doesn't mean your opinion is a good one.

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

Work the crowd Woody, you got all the time you Need!

Seth Plaut
Seth Plaut

I really hope they hire him. He is my selection for GM. Anyone aside from Graves, and Kuhriach would be a good hire.

funkymonk
funkymonk

@Marcus Armstrong He definitely seems like the frontrunner, based on what's come out of the rumor mill. I'm fine with him or Trent Kirchner, both have drafted well at their respective teams, and that's really all we have to go on. I prefer either one over Kuharich or Mueller. Some people seem to think it's basically Macagnan/Marrone or Kirchner/Quinn. I don't know that that's actually the case, but I'd probably prefer the latter.

DarrolRayFanClub
DarrolRayFanClub

@jvsvn They have remained very good friends. While that doesn't necessarily mean they want to work together, I'd imagine close friends would prefer it in this field.

harold
harold

We can only so!!  We should have been flying banners for that all year. 

jvsvn
jvsvn

@DarrolRayFanClub @jvsvn My only point was that the NFL is a really small universe. There's probably one degree of separation between everybody on every NFL staff between all the college and pro stops these guys make in a career. Maybe these guys actually are friends but it's got to cut the other way sometimes as well. Guys get fired a lot, or they get passed over or eased out. Do you think that they are happy to see all their previous co-workers down the road when that happens.

DarrolRayFanClub
DarrolRayFanClub

@jvsvn @DarrolRayFanClub I agree on that -- the media plays six degrees of separation on everyone to connect the dots and try to predict the future that they don't know, so they can say they knew it and hopefully get a few more twitter followers. That's the world we live in now -- but in this case with Marrone and Maccagnan, I do believe there is a reality to it. 


There are very few facts in any of the reporting but some are:


Marrone and Maccagnan are friends to this day.

Maccagnan and Casserly are close. 

Marrone opted out of his job at the last second. 


Without a whole lot else to add up for or against my educated guess, I stand by a Macagnan/Marrone hiring by the end of the week.