Questions for Poulin

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The MLHS summertime interview series will continue with Vice President of Hockey Operations Dave Poulin on Monday afternoon. As always, I will incorporate a few of the best questions submitted by members of the MLHS community. Try to pick your single juiciest question rather than listing off a whole buffet. Submit it in the comments below.

  • lukethenuke

    Awesome

  • Alec Brownscombe

    -Keon- That’s gonna be the lead off question.

  • daveybolland

    No question to submit, after the Cronin interview I’m quite confident you’ll ask better ones than I can come up with. Just want to pass along thanks for the amazing work.

  • lukethenuke

    What was you and management’s thinking process with buying out Komisarek and Grabovski versus other candidates such as Liles, who has more term and $

    • .JVR.

      lukethenuke 
      Perhaps he felt that Liles was movable, while Komisarek and Grabovski weren’t

  • Numbersgame

    Who on the maple leafs is the most inquired about, for a trade option from other teams? Is there a single player teams are looking at? Or who would the the top 3 players on the leafs nhl teams have interest in?

    • Numbersgame

      The answer to this should get us thru till the pre season lol, rumours and trade speculation!

  • rustynail

    -Keon-48 hours beginning on the third day Deadline for such Club’s Second Buy-Out Period [Only  
    after Club’s last salary arbitration for Clubs with Salary Arbitration Cases]  
    award or settlement

    • rustynail

      -Keon- quoted from CBA

      • rustynail

        -Keon- hell no been reading the CBA for that info and I do not see anything about going over the cap involved

      • rustynail

        -Keon-full CBA not the one from January got it from NHLPA site I think

      • rustynail

        -Keon-http://www.nhlpa.com/inside-nhlpa/collective-bargaining-agreement

  • loaferoatan

    Do you miss Brian Burke?

    • reenergized

      loaferoatan who the fuck cares?

      • rustynail

        reenergized loaferoatan at least 4 on here :)

        • reenergized

          rustynail reenergized loaferoatan to each their own i guess …

        • loaferoatan

          reenergized rustynail loaferoatan What exactly did Brian Burke do wrong for the Leafs and MLS&E?

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    What are the differences between working with Burke compared to Dave Nonis??

    • Leafbites

      Bon Scott was a Leaf fan In that vein, Bon, with Burke we were always told that the ‘big man’ has a plan. I’d be curious to know how much new management has/intends to deviate from the Burke plan, considering it was only Burke that was iced.

      • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

        Leafbites Bon Scott was a Leaf fan 
        Exactly.  How much of the initial blueprint are they sticking to…and what are they changing (and how)??  However, aside from that, I really am curious to know what the main (or subtle) differences are between working under Nonis compared to working under Burke.

  • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

    How much input does Leiwke have on hockey operations??

  • loaferoatan

    Here’s another one (because I’m still perplexed as to why Brian Burke was fired because the only real change was BB’s departure): What do you [Poulin] think or feel was the final reasoning of the new owners of MLS&E for terminating Brian Burke’s contract?

    • Bon Scott was a Leaf fan

      loaferoatan 
      Hey won’t answer that (and it would be unfair to put him on the spot like that….imo).

      • loaferoatan

        Bon Scott was a Leaf fan loaferoatan Agree, but maybe and “off the record” response would be given:)

        • rustynail

          loaferoatan Bon Scott was a Leaf fan lmao but that does us no good

        • loaferoatan

          rustynail loaferoatan Bon Scott was a Leaf fan maybe, but later on a blog might be written suggesting certain things that may have led up to the firing. I just find it really strange that BB went out and hired everyone, put all the bricks in place, worked hard on the new CBA for the league and then was shown the door by the new owners…..So maybe another question could be: How much of the new CBA has the desires of MLS&E installed in the blueprint and does MLS&E feel that enough was done with the NHLPA for the betterment of hockey for the next decade?