Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Bruins Fire GM

The Pipeline Show has learned that the Chilliwack Bruins have fired General Manager Darrel May.

The Bruins are currently in 9th place in the 10-team Western Conference, 6 points back of the 8th and final playoff spot.

Losing Mark Santorelli to the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL and Oscar Moller to the Los Angeles Kings in the NHL were huge blows to the Bruins early on. Evan Pighin's decision to bolt for the BCHL was another torpedo as was netmined Matt Esposito's choice to hold out from the team in the fall.
EDIT: Just before 5 PM the news hit the WHL website with this official statement.

1 comment:

reijo29 said...

Really bad move by the Bruins. I thought the only thing the Bruins had going for them was May and his scouting ability. They have some real nice young players (Howse, Sundher) and some really solid prospects (Chris Collins, Mitch Topping).
Also, I have some trouble with the official press release stating that this move was made for the people of Chilliwack. Daryl Porter is a joke and knows nothing about hockey, he's an old Molson Marketing Guy not a hockey guy.
Hope other WHL Teams and even NHL teams recognize how good a talent evaluator May is.