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Official Jason Karmanos Hired as Sabres Associate GM


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Just now, Randall Flagg said:

Rutherford is the proxy for Terry info innit?

I believe the scuttlebutt was Rutherford would only come if Terry butted out. I heard no such caveat attached to Karmanos.

Hope this is the first of several hires to build out the front office again.

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2 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

Chad mentions Scott Luce as another candidate. He is currently Director of Amateur Scouting for Vegas. His contract is up this year. 

That would be interesting. The Knights 2017 draft was excellent... until they traded most of it but still. 

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7 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

Associate per Dreger 

Thanks.  That’s probably good.

On one hand it’s sort of just a title, but on the other it’s an indication of how much power/responsibility he will have.  Karmanos is a guy who is a borderline GM candidate.  Someone who is more qualified than Adams himself, so I want him to have serious influence.

I expect Karmanos to take over revamping the analytics and scouting department.  Something he did in both Carolina and Pittsburgh.

Also, as a guy with 20 years of high level FO experience, I’m sure he has lots of useful contacts and relationships around the league.

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3 minutes ago, PromoTheRobot said:

Does Jason have a magic wand? Because he'd need one to make Hall's NMC to disappear.

northwestern football magic GIF

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12 minutes ago, LGR4GM said:

That would be interesting. The Knights 2017 draft was excellent... until they traded most of it but still. 

Check the Florida Panthers Drafts when he was there as well 

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12 minutes ago, Curt said:

Thanks.  That’s probably good.

On one hand it’s sort of just a title, but on the other it’s an indication of how much power/responsibility he will have.  Karmanos is a guy who is a borderline GM candidate.  Someone who is more qualified than Adams himself, so I want him to have serious influence.

I expect Karmanos to take over revamping the analytics and scouting department.  Something he did in both Carolina and Pittsburgh.

Also, as a guy with 20 years of high level FO experience, I’m sure he has lots of useful contacts and relationships around the league.

He was instrumental in laying the groundwork for what is now the Carolina Hurricanes Analytics Department and set up Pittsburgh’s as well. Adams wants to expand the Sabres Department as well. This hiring is a positive sign of that being accomplished.

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26 minutes ago, Brawndo said:

Associate per Dreger 

Associate "TO THE" GM?

Season 2 Nbc GIF by The Office

31 minutes ago, dudacek said:

I believe the scuttlebutt was Rutherford would only come if Terry butted out. I heard no such caveat attached to Karmanos.

Hope this is the first of several hires to build out the front office again.

I hope Terry butts out.  That's going to right the ship more than anything.

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1 hour ago, PASabreFan said:

Does an assistant GM warrant this much excitement? I think it's going to take Rutherford to make me schwing.

In this case yes because KA now has an experienced front office guy working with him. Rutherford I see more as an organizational advisory role.

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2 minutes ago, nfreeman said:

This looks like a good move, and a good sign that the FO will be built back up to NHL standards.

Obviously it's too soon to start declaring victory, but wouldn't it be wild if years from now we're talking about how the Sabres being horrible way longer than planned ended up being their saving grace?

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32 minutes ago, PromoTheRobot said:

How many chefs do you really want?

Not sure because it's hockey. But in any case as many it takes to get job done.

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