September 8, 2000 |
Jack Ferreira, who built the expansion Mighty Ducks into winners after only four seasons as general manager, accepted a job Thursday as director of player personnel with the Atlanta Thrashers. Only the day and destination were surprises. Ferreira's role with the Ducks had diminished greatly since Pierre Gauthier was hired as team president and general manager to restore stability to the organization during the turbulent summer of 1998.
August 7, 1998 |
Five weeks ago, after leaving his job as general manager of the Ottawa Senators, Pierre Gauthier said, "No way, not a chance," in response to rumors that he would replace longtime friend Jack Ferreira as general manager of the Mighty Ducks. Thursday, he did just that. Of course, Gauthier is now Ferreira's boss, having been named president of the Ducks three weeks ago.
June 17, 1998 |
Pierre Page said Tuesday he knows why the Mighty Ducks fired him Monday. It had nothing to do with philosophical differences with General Manager Jack Ferreira and everything to do with Ron Wilson's success with the Washington Capitals. "There was a lot of heat in the kitchen," Page said, breaking his 24-hour silence during a subdued news conference in a Costa Mesa hotel ballroom. "It was a timing thing.
March 23, 1998 |
If Jack Ferreira's job is indeed in jeopardy, would Pierre Gauthier be a logical replacement as Duck general manager? A headline over a story quoting unnamed sources Sunday in the tabloid Ottawa Sun read: "Lame Duck GM." No one in the Duck organization has said publicly Ferreira will be out after five seasons on the job. Team President Tony Tavares recently said he will evaluate Ferreira's performance at season's end.
October 17, 1997 |
Mighty Duck President Tony Tavares, General Manager Jack Ferreira and Paul Kariya's agent renewed contract negotiations Thursday, meeting face to face for the first time in more than a month. The meeting, which took place in Chicago, is an indication each side would like to resolve the stalemate soon. A lengthy absence could prove damaging to the Ducks' hopes for a second consecutive Stanley Cup playoff appearance.
August 10, 1997 |
He's been called a workaholic, bright, innovative, demanding, a straight shooter and too emotional for his own good. Pierre Page denies none of it. He is what he is. In many ways the Mighty Ducks' new coach sounds a great deal like their old one. There is one substantial difference, however. Page, unlike Ron Wilson, is one of General Manager Jack Ferreira's closest friends.