Based out of the Rock City Arena in Sudbury, ON
Past yearbooks described GM Kent as “a builder that uses youth” and questioned him for “How long until he gives up on players?”. The truth be told, GM Kent has been one of the best drafters and prospect developers in BBY history. He came into the pool with the huge splash of acquiring Alex Ovechkin for what turned out to be a discount price. GM Kent looks to be in the midst of a sudden rebuild after courting with a top-5 finish throughout the past few seasons.
This franchise was an original 1999 founding team of the BBY as the PuTang Clan under GM Shannon. Highly successful in GM Shannon’s short time at the helm, the team has remained respectable under GM Kent’s rule since 2003, making him one of the longest-serving GM’s in the BBY.
GM Shannon named his team in honor of his favourite (?) Hip-hop group the Wu-tang Clan. So he stole their logo for his own.
GM Kent gave his team such a descriptive name, it was easy to see the logo connection to the KISS reference of lead singer Gene Simmons. This was one of the first photo-image style logos used in the BBY, a tactic that doesn’t usually work but in this case was okay.
The current Gene’s Tongue logo is a more refined, cartoon caricature of Gene himself. This logo prints better in the yearbook than the previous photo-image logo. Looking closely, one will note the King Cobra silhouette the logo forms. This logo makes many BBY observer’s lists for “Best suited to the team name” & “original for a hockey pool”.
|2013 (lockout)||Matt Moulson||44|
|2005 (lockout)||Sergei Fedorov|
|2013 (lockout)||Claude Giroux||35|
|Ashley Judd||Head Scout||2003-2009|
|Rebecca Romijn||Assistant GM, GM||2003-present|
|Milla Jovanich||Chief Scout||2009-present|
The Arch Enemy
GM Kent wants to defeat the Skating Sens. The 2013-2014 season saw circumstances fall perfect for a Tongue win but GM Scott swooped in on some trade parts first and ended up being the champ…
|Draft Year||1st selection and position taken (if known)|
|1999||Jaromir Jagr (1st)|
|2000||Andrew Brunette (5th)|
|2001||Steve Duchesne (38th)|
|2002||Shawn Bates (12th)|
|2003||Nathan Horton (11th)|
|2004||Andrew Ladd (8th)|
|2005||Bobby Ryan (4th)|
|2006||Dustin Boyd (4th)|
|2007||Steve Downie (8th)|
|2008||Claude Giroux (14th)|
|2009||Alex Pieterangelo (12th)|
|2010||Alex Steen (4th)|
|2011||Brian Bickell (19th)|
|2012||Carl Hagelin (14th)|
|2013||N/A as he did not select|
|2014||Nik Bjustad (14th)|