The Devils announced today that they hired Lee Hynes as an assistant GM. The Devils management found the new assistant GM after he charged into a meeting groveling for a space on the team. Since the janitorial staff and vendors didn't have any openings, GM Tousignant did the only thing that he could think of and made him the Assistant GM of the Devils.
We hope he has a long, pleasant stay in the organization but ask that once he leaves the team, the league to give him a worse team than the GM Tousignant was given so his life is living hell.
The Devils organization has granted Mr. Hynes the ability to scout players, talk trades with other teams etc...however would like to let all other teams in the league know that Mr. Hynes can't confirm a trade until GM Tousignant is notified first. It's fine for Hynes and another team to talk trade and get down all the basics, but if GM Tousignant doesn't like it, it won't happen. Granted, on the flip side it'd be great if he can work out a deal I can do right away without any negotiating of my own.
I have talked to Hynes and let him know my basic strategy (squeak into the playoffs year after year as the #8th sead).
He is a dirty Habs fan, so part of hiring him I made an agreement with FOX to start a Reality Show about a Bruins fan and Habs fan being a part of the same organization...(9:00 pm EST, check local listings!)