Quick Hits: The Old Western GM Edition
In Red Wings Land
Coach Blashill raving about Kenny Holland’s patience and who he is as a person and GM. Said he was a great boss to work with during their time together #LGRW @DetroitRedWings— Carley Johnston (@carleykjohnston) November 9, 2021
Around the League
We have placed Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Murray on administrative leave pending an ongoing investigation. https://t.co/6ZumyhaKtI— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) November 9, 2021
Dreger on Insider Trading: "It sounds like, according to source, that the allegations are based on how Bob Murray, GM of the Anaheim Ducks, dealt with coaches, staff members, the threatening of job security, allegations of aberration, that type of behaviour"— NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) November 9, 2021
I don’t know what “Allegations of aberration” means unless he was doing some real eldritch shit.
I was kind of dismayed to learn how many people had no idea how ‘Barstool Bob’ even got his nickname. There’s not a lot of surprise that Bob Murray is shitty, but a whole bunch of people never knew (or plain forgot) that when the Wings ousted the Ducks in the 2009 WCF, Murray threw a temper tantrum in the JLA that ended as he threw a chair that struck a woman. He was cleared of liability in 2012 on a technicality due to the victim’s original lawyer having filed for assault but not negligence, so while it was clear he threw the chair that hit the person, they couldn’t prove he MEANT to do it, so he wasn’t found liable.
Bob Murray sucks.