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Bud Poile
Bud Poile
Right Wing
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 189
Shoots: Right
Born: Feb 10, 1924
Birthplace: Fort William, ON, Canada
Hometown: Fort William, Ontario
Acquired: Traded to Detroit by Chicago with George Gee for Jim Conacher, Bep Guidolin and Doug McCaig on October 25, 1948.
Norman R. "Bud" Poile was a fine player and a superlative hockey executive. Success was a recurring theme in his career both on and off the ice. Poile's determination and positive outlook won him a legion of followers and admirers during his exemplary career.

Born in Fort William, Ontario, Poile was a local hero with a fine scoring touch and a deadly accurate shot. He was leading the Thunder Bay League in scoring when the Toronto Maple Leafs signed him to a professional contract in November 1942. He led Toronto in playoff scoring in 1943 and formed the effective "Flying Forts" line with fellow Fort William natives Gus Bodnar and Gaye Stewart.

After serving in World War II, he returned to Toronto and won a Stanley Cup in 1947. Poile seemed set in Toronto but was stunned when he was one of the "five ordinary players" sent to Chicago for superstar centre Max Bentley. Poile went on to play for five of the Original Six teams, the lone exception being Montreal.

In 1950, Poile began the second stage of his pro career as coach of the Tulsa Oilers of the United States Hockey League (USHL). He then moved into the Detroit organization and ran their Glace Bay team in the Maritime Senior League. The next year Poile began a nine-year run coaching the Edmonton Flyers of the Western Hockey League (WHL) where he won three league titles and was named executive-of-the-year by The Hockey News in 1953. During this time he developed a close relationship with Jack Adams who was grooming Poile as his successor in Detroit.

When Adams stepped down, the Red Wings opted for former star Sid Abel instead. Poile continued his run of success in the WHL with the San Francisco Seals, winning the league championship and attracting crowds of 10,000 to the Cow Palace.

When the NHL expanded in 1967, Poile was finally granted his big league opportunity as general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers. He played a major role in forming the nucleus of the future Stanley Cup champions by drafting or trading for players like Bobby Clarke, Bernie Parent.

He took over the GM position for the expansion Vancouver Canucks in 1970 and guided the team until 1973 when he moved to the World Hockey Association as executive vice president. In 1976 he returned to the minors to begin an eight-year term as the Commissioner of the Central Hockey League (CHL). During the 1983-84 season, then International Hockey League (IHL) head Jack Riley resigned and Poile took over giving himself two leagues to run in the short term. Later that year Poile was forced to suspend the operations of the CHL but ran the IHL until he retired in 1989. That same year he was presented the Lester patrick trophy in recognition of the model work he had done in establishing the IHL as a solid breeding ground for NHL talent. When he left the "I", seven of the ten teams were the top affiliates of an NHL club.

He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1990.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 51 18 19 25 37
H. Zetterberg 52 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 51 15 17 -2 32
G. Nyquist 52 14 15 -2 29
J. Abdelkader 52 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 37 6 20 11 26
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 38 5 10 6 15
D. DeKeyser 48 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 19 10 4 .932 2.03
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89