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Bates Steps Down As Devils GM

2019-11-07

General Manager Bates formally announced his resignation as Devils GM on Wednesday.

The one year tenured GM cited personal life and ability to commit as his main reasons.  

"I wish the very best to all those involved in the EHE.  It's been a ton of fun but unfortunately due to my personal life and schedule I am un certain about my ability to commit moving forward" Said Bates

Bates was one year into an aggresive rebuild that saw many aging declining veterans moved in favour of picks and prospects.  Bates' hope was to see this rebuild through fully, and hopes that the following GM will remain patient.  

"My hope is that those two 2020 1st Rounders, along with Barzal, and many of the pieces accrued will be integral to the long term perreneal success of The Devils moving forward." Said Bates

Bates also apologized he would not be here to see this who rebuild process through.  Only to add that despite that on the bright side, he is confident his long list of acquisitions will all be valuable assets for the organization moving forward.

Names (in no particular order) like Frost, Garland, Barre-Boulet, Olofsson, Smith, Lundestrom, Carlo, Oettinger, Blais, Bouchard, Clifton, Dorofeyev, Heinola, Steen, Beaudin, Bemstrom, Sikura, Jonsson-Fjallby, Fix-Wolansky, Davies, Appleton, Durzi, Rempal, Fagemo, etc in no particular order will all be interesting to track moving forward.

"Best of luck and well wishes to everyone in the EHE. So many great guys, it's really been a pleasure! Thank you Kevin for all of your work in running this amazing league." Concluded Bates




Doug Waite

Really sad to see you go Cole. I always enjoyed talking with you, and hope to see you back one day in the future.

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Martins Auzins

Booking a flight to Peg as we speak. Going to slap yo ass, Batesy!

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Brandyn Errickson

Sorry to see you go.

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Ian Gurtowski

I'll miss our conversations and rapport, Cole. Best of luck in life

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Thomas Gidlow

Man, been a bad offseason for turnover and will miss our crazy convos sir. Hope to see you again down the trail!

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Stephen Gough

Best of luck, sorry to see you go.

Bates Steps Down As Devils GM
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