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Winnipeg statement on Rick Dudley

Sunday, 06.05.2011 / 2:35 PM / Winnipeg NHL Franchise

By True North Sports and Entertainment

True North Sports & Entertainment issued the following statement with regards to the status of Mr. Rick Dudley and the General Manager's position of the new National Hockey League franchise in Winnipeg:

"After meeting with Rick Dudley this week, we have decided to go in another direction with the position of General Manager of our team," said Mark Chipman, Chairman of the Board, True North Sports & Entertainment. "We informed Rick of our decision late yesterday afternoon, and thanked him for his work in building a foundation and future for this team. We will have no further comment on any personnel matters at this time."

I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.

— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series-winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round