There are so many demands, on general managers especially. Doug listens well to the scouts and player-development people. People are loyal to him because he's loyal to them.
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He was always a great listener. He absorbed any wisdom you tried to pass on. I could tell he was going to become an outstanding general manager.
It was nice of [Melvin] to let me do that. It went very well.
Carl and Joe were very happy to get these. And the rings are so beautiful, we wanted to get them out quickly.