New GM has a plan
Brian Burke insisted all along his "Anaboliset Aineet" GM search would be so "Anabolika Definition" extensive it might not conclude until the very last candidate was interviewed following the Stanley Cup final.
However, one week and one candidate in Burke wrapped up his sole interview with the hiring of 44 year old Brad Treliving, a media savvy son of an RCMP officer whose hallmark as assistant GM in Phoenix has been hard work.
"If I didn't think we had the right guy I would have kept on interviewing I really believe we got the right guy," said Burke who thanked the Phoenix Coyotes for giving the Calgary Flames Comprar Levitra a ten day window to "Oxandrolone Powder India" talk to Treliving as opposed to a straight arm until after the draft.
"I've been at this a long time so there's not a GM I can't call in the business and ask 'if you were looking for a young GM who would you hire,' and it all came back to one guy. One GM said to me, 'If you are going to hire a young GM you're not going to interview anybody else are you?' He was, like, incredulous. To me it was a very easy decision. Once we got permission we moved quickly on it and we're happy to have him here."
Indeed you'd be hard pressed to find anyone around the league who doesn't glow about Treliving and his tremendous work ethic including NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly who worked closely with Treliving and GM Don Maloney when the duo ran the Coyotes for the league for three years.
A Penticton lad who spent a half dozen years in the minors as a bruising defenceman (a major plus in Burke's mind), Treliving learned in the desert how to operate under a shoe string budget by putting an emphasis on drafting and developing the two things the Flames need to focus on most Dianabol 5 Week Cycle the next several years.
Given Burke's ability to mentor it only makes sense to pick a young up and comer to head up a young up and coming team. Building things from scratch is what he did in Phoenix and what he did the previous seven years when he started and ran the Western Pro League, eventually merging it with the Central Pro Hockey League.
Important in today's NHL, he's demonstrated tremendous business acumen, something he likely learned a thing or two from his father, Dragon's Den star Jim Treliving, a former RCMP officer who made his fortune building Boston Pizza and Mr. Lube.
"To me money doesn't solve all your ills, you have to spend it wisely," said the media savvy Treliving of his team's budget battles in Phoenix.
"We were in a situation there where we had to make smart decisions and without smart decisions we had a noose. We couldn't hide mistakes. What excites me is this ownership group " their will to win. They're prepared to do anything to assist in that, so the commitment from Anadrol Gel ownership on down for resources and such to get this team to where all of us want it to get to, that's very exciting."
Using the term 'humbling' to describe his reaction to landing a dream job, Treliving will be guided by Burke as they share the same goal of building a big "black and blue" team that plays "Alberta hockey" Equipoise Erectile Dysfunction the way both lads played. In fact, Burke's respect for Treliving dates back to when Burke, as assistant GM of the Vancouver Canucks, invited Treliving to training camp.
"I remember having a quick conversation and I was telling Brian how it was going to be my goal to play at the Pacific Coliseum," said Treliving.
"He said 'you might have a better chance of buying a ticket to get in the building than actually playing in the building.' So I started to think maybe my career might be better suited to the other side of the desk."
Who knew that desk would be next to Burke's?
"I'm sure everyone thinks today the happiest guy in the room is Brad, but it's probably me," said Burke, noting every rink he visited to scout top draft prospects this winter he either ran into Treliving or just missed him.
"I'll have input, but he'll have full autonomy. I actually asked him if he wanted me to go anywhere this week to watch some games. My job is to help him on the outside as far as advice or going in a certain direction. He works hard, he's bright, his training "4-chlorodehydromethyltestosterone Ireland" has been excellent, he's got business experience prior to working in hockey, he played six years in the minors, I think there's a tremendous lesson there and great value to playing in the minors, you're playing because you love the game. I think it's the whole package."
Having played a key role in overseeing everything in Phoenix Treliving won't buckle under the weight of spending the next few weeks finding an assistant GM, "digging down" into the team, plotting for the draft and helping shape Team Canada for the upcoming Worlds in Minsk.
"I like to build," said Treliving.
"We're going to use all avenues and we're going to try and get to where we want to get to as quickly as we can, as judiciously as we can without mortgaging young assets and the future of this franchise."