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How Canucks GM Rumors Start

From Elliott Pap at the Vancouver Sun:

Gino Odjick is a friend of Vancouver Canucks owner Francesco Aquilini, but the former NHL enforcer insisted yesterday he is not being consulted in the search for a new general manager.

“It’s just a bad rumour,” said Odjick, whose name was bandied about on national TV as a member of Aquilini’s advisory committee. “I’m not involved at all. Yes, we’re friends, just friends, but he hasn’t called me to ask what he should do.”

That’s because I’ve just heard from a very reliable source that Gino Odjick is actually the Aquilinis’ true target for the position.  If all goes as expected, Odjick may be named to the Vancouver Canucks GM post as early as Wednesday morning.

(And THAT, my friends, is how stupid hockey rumors get started…) smile

Anyway, the choices being bandied about so far (in no particular order) are: Mike Gillis, Brian Lawton, Jim


Nill, Trevor Linden, Pat Quinn, Doug Armstrong, Bob Nicholson, Steve Tambellini, Neil Smith…

That’s all I can remember at the moment.  Got any rumors of your own to spread?

Update 7:18pm PT: Canucks GM has been named tonight.

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Alanah McGinley has been blogging hockey since 2003 (with a notable gap in time through 2010, kicking it with new baby Lucy while living knee-deep in chaos while reading "parenting for complete idiots" during every spare minute) sharing opinions, rants and not-so-deep thoughts with anyone who will listen.

In addition to writing Canucks & Beyond and helping manage Kukla's Korner, Alanah was one of the founders and co-hosts of The Crazy Canucks Podcast. She has contributed pieces to FoxSports.com and the New York Times Slapshot blog, as well as other stray destinations in cyberspace.

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