Dudley Comes Aboard

Rick Dudley has been lured away from Toronto to assist Marc Bergevin in Montreal, and it’s another step on the road to respectibility for our wounded bunch. I remember Rick Dudley as a player, especially with Buffalo in the 1970’s when he’d wear a headband, and he was a solid and important guy on a team that boasted the French Connection – Gilbert Perreault, Rick Martin, and Rene Robert.

Now, with the GM and assistant GM in place, I suppose naming a coach is next, and with each change that is made, I get excited because I’m an eternal optimist when it comes to this team. I expect them to win the Stanley Cup every year, and it’s probably a bad thing that I do.

Brian Burke in Toronto had asked that Dudley not take part in the June draft with Montreal, considering he knows all of the Leafs trade secrets, and that’s fair that he sits on the sidelines. Although it’s kind of neat when we see Burke’s blood pressure rise, and I’m not sure we want to know any of Toronto’s trade secrets anyway.

The full story about this Dudley hiring can be seen right here.


4 thoughts on “Dudley Comes Aboard”

  1. Things really ARE looking better already. Right off the bat we have a few good moves. Everyone seems to love Bergevin and Dudley. Bergevin is also hiring scouts which is a very good thing to do. You dummy Gauthier.

    The vibes around here are pretty positive so far. I don’t think I’ve run into anyone that’s worried yet. Well, maybe people are worried about another damn strike but beyond that they seem to be very confident in the team so far.

    We may not win the Cup this year but everyone I’ve read seems to believe that we may only be a couple of years away from being one hell of a good team again.

    Is it October yet?

  2. Darth, I’m feeling good about next year already. Such an optimist but I can’t help it. I think I wouldn’t like myself if I predicted every year that the boys are gonna suck. It just doesn’t seem right.

  3. Denis, just a few more things to do. Actually, it’s a lot. New coach, draft day, Gomez, a couple of trades, me as stickboy…

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