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Mike Foligno signed as Assistant Coach

Postby Hockey Widow » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:31 am

Mike Foligno named assistant coach of Chicago Wolves. Interesting news on a non news day.
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Re: Mike Foligno signed as Assistant Coach

Postby damonberryman » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:40 am

Why did we not try to get his kid from Ottawa? We could use what I saw versus the Rangers for sure. Sometimes the lack of info coming out of Canuckland is depressing. I keep watching good players with an edge go to other teams but not ours. Chris Neil almost won the Ranger series on his own and they resign him for 3 mill per or thereabout? I wonder how the Boston SCF would have gone if we had a comparable player?

Lots of questions for me and a growing unease with Gillis.
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Re: Mike Foligno signed as Assistant Coach

Postby Aaronp18 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:49 am

damonberryman wrote:Why did we not try to get his kid from Ottawa? We could use what I saw versus the Rangers for sure. Sometimes the lack of info coming out of Canuckland is depressing. I keep watching good players with an edge go to other teams but not ours. Chris Neil almost won the Ranger series on his own and they resign him for 3 mill per or thereabout? I wonder how the Boston SCF would have gone if we had a comparable player?

Lots of questions for me and a growing unease with Gillis.


Mike Foligno is 53 years old, well past the kid stage of his life.

Are you talking about his son Nick who was traded to Columbus then signed?
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Re: Mike Foligno signed as Assistant Coach

Postby damonberryman » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:52 am

I am talking about his kid. :D :D
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Re: Mike Foligno signed as Assistant Coach

Postby Aaronp18 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:02 am

damonberryman wrote:I am talking about his kid. :D :D


Well Nick was dealt to Columbus as a RFA when Ottawa and Columbus were trying to make a deal for Nash. Though apparently Nash wouldn't waive for Ottawa.

So perhaps Columbus wanted Foligno in that deal but since it didn't happen they put together a little side deal.

So essentially Nick likely wasn't shopped.

But lets give Gillis shit for not squiring the guy regardless :crazy:
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Re: Mike Foligno signed as Assistant Coach

Postby Strangelove » Fri Jul 20, 2012 10:20 pm

Aaronp18 wrote:But lets give Gillis shit for not squiring the guy regardless :crazy:


Once everyone is on the Gillis Hate Bandwagon, the Dude will start loving on the guy. :thumbs:

So there are other forums here besides the OF, HT, and GD forums?? :crazy:

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Re: Mike Foligno signed as Assistant Coach

Postby Fred » Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:47 pm

Hockey Widow wrote:Mike Foligno named assistant coach of Chicago Wolves. Interesting news on a non news day.


Strange choice. The guy has moved around a lot, he was an assistant coach in the NHL and now is an assistant coach in the AHL he's trending in the wrong direction.
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