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Report: Cheveldayoff offered Winnipeg GM position

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Blackhawks assistant general manager Kevin Cheveldayoff, a highly regarded talent evaluator, has been reportedly offered the GM position of Winnipeg's new NHL franchise.

According to the Winnipeg Free Press, True North Sports & Entertainment Limited declined to retain Atlanta Thrashers GM Rick Dudley after purchasing the team. Dudley, a former assistant GM and front-office member of the Hawks, had signed a contract extension with the Thrashers in February.

True North purchased the Thrashers on May 31, although the deal still requires approval from the NHL Board of Governors at their meeting on June 21. Winnipeg's new team recently reached its goal of 13,000 season tickets, which was set by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman.

Cheveldayoff just finished his second season with the Hawks. He joined the team in August 2009 after spending 12 seasons as the GM of the Chicago Wolves. He was the chief architect of four championship teams with the Wolves.

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I'm sure he did a better job as Assistant GM than his predecessor, Little Bowman--who, voila, got kicked upstairs after botching that RFA mailing deadline, which McDonut conviently blamed Talon on---when all along it was little Bowmans job, as assistant and the man with the business degree from ND, to be in charge of those kinds of details...meanwhile we lost a whole season while little bowman ojt'd the gm role...thanks mcdonut. The guy cost the hawks uneeded millions because of that miscue and Talon gets fired, and Bowman gets promoted---this thing was a set up from Day One.

I'm sure Kevin will do a great job if he takes it with Winnipeg, he did with the Wolves...too bad though he couldnt stop little Bowman from getting tricked by Doug E Wilson with that phony and inflated offer sheet to Hjammer which utlimately caused the Hawks to overpay him and lose Ladd. Little Bowman is still learning on the job and why the hawks are paying his daddy is beyond me, as surely he isnt advising his son.

chevy is not wanted in winnipeg STAY HERE IN CHICAGO ARSHOLE

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