Sharks GM Mike Grier doing a press conference.
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NHL GM gives shocking statement about employee's firing

Published March 19, 2024 at 10:37

The season for the San Jose Sharks has been atrocious to say the least which has led to General Manager Mike Grier making some shocking statements on the recent termination of Sharks Russian amateur scout Igor Eronko.


Grier, a former NHL player didn't mince his words when he gave his explanation to which Eronko was fired. According to SJ HockeyNow , Grier went further stating,

«We gave him several warnings about getting his reports in. Cleaning up his lists. And seeing games. You can't scout or get a good feel of the players if you're not at the rinks. For whatever reason, he was given plenty of notice that he needed to improve in this area, and he didn't. It's disappointing. He was an assistant GM with Omsk there. We felt like he had a pretty good in with the league and knew some of the players and young players and had scouted some of them. So, we thought it was a good fit,» Grier said about the initial hire, announced last August. «But ultimately, the situation that Russia is in, when you can't really be over there and be hands-on and kind of follow people, they can kind of do what they want. He chose to do it half-heartedly. That's not what we're looking for.»

It's not common for many General managers to make statement this strong as many feel these issues need to stay in house. However, with the season they are having and the team is continuing their rebuilding, it's clear the team prefers to leave issues out in the open.

With no end in sight, the fans of the Sharks will need to wait and watch their team twist in turmoil.
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NHL GM gives shocking statement about employee's firing

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