"Russ Farwell" is the owner, governor, and general manager of the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League. He is most well known for his stint as general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers from 1990 to 1994, during which he made a blockbuster trade with the Quebec Nordiques to acquire the rights to Eric Lindros. However, the Philadelphia Flyers/Flyers did not qualify for the playoffs during any year Farwell was general manager and had a losing record of 136 wins, 150 losses, and 42 ties. He played one junior A hockey game for the Pass Red Devils scoring zero points and two penalty minutes.

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We don't have a lot of leverage -- we understand that. It's going to be decided strictly on the Sonics' issues.

When we're healthy, we don't feel like we're 10 points behind anybody. We really feel like we can win our division. We only had a short stretch when everybody was healthy and we really liked the look of our team.