Based out of his garage in Coldwater, ON
GM Josh has been the subject of much commentary in past yearbooks in respects to his plan(s). We appear to be at a crossroads in his GM career as his team is strongly composed in the top end roster and really is only lacking sure-thing depth in the bottom to be a solid contender for several years. Needless to say, GM Josh appears to be on his game. He does like to make trades though, and this may end up being his undoing as far as earning that elusive 2nd championship win.
GM Josh expanded into the BBY in the year 2000, making him one of the longest-serving members of the BBY today. He was the league champion in his fourth season in the league, and the first non-founding team to win it all.
The original Marauder logo had a buccaneer-type fellow in a fists-down-ready-to-fight kind of pose. It looked sort-of like the sample shown .
GM Josh never liked his “Metallica M” logo, mostly because he doesn’t like Metallica.
The current logo is a modified “Captain Canuck” with Marauder elements. A very busy logo in dire need of a higher resolution rendition to bring it up to modern BBY standards, at least it is unique.
|2004||Martin St. Louis||94|
|2009||Nathan Horton/Michal Frolik||45|
|2013 (lockout)||Martin St. Louis||43|
|2004||Martin St. Louis||94|
|2005 (lockout)||Martin St. Louis|
|2006||Martin St. Louis||61|
|2013 (lockout)||Evander Kane||33|
|Edge and The Edge||Assistants||2003-2009|
|“Bones” McKoy||Medical Staff||2009-present|
|“Mystery Voice”||Role unknown||2013-present|
The Arch Enemy
The Marauders #1 all-time rival is GM Rez of the Guts ‘n’ Glory. They don’t see running a BBY franchise the same at all and the both love destroying each other in the standings. It has been especially amusing the years both of them managed to be terrible yet still battle it out with each other.
GM Josh isn’t content with one rival though. He regularly bad-mouths GM Wayne of the Daredevil and GM Jake of the Spartans. He loves being ahead of GM Dunlop of the Steel Belted Radials as well, but that has only happened a few brief moments in BBY history.
The 2013 season saw the clear establishment of a rivalry between the Elite and the Marauders, with GM Dustin practically saying “Show it on the scoreboard Pierre” (Pierre is GM Dustin’s pet name for GM Josh). GM Josh didn’t really take the bait when GM Chad of the Expendables tried to provoke him at season’s end in 2014, so it remains to be seen if a rivalry is brewing there.
|Draft Year||1st selection and position taken (if known)|
|2001||Martin Lapointe (17th)|
|2002||Donald Brashear (6th)|
|2003||Alex Ovechkin (1st)|
|2005||Guilliame Lattendresse (27th)|
|2006||Jason Pominville (9th)|
|2007||Paul Statsny (1st)|
|2008||Jared Staal (28th)|
|2009||Chris Pronger (16th)|
|2010||Angelo Esposito (50th)|
|2011||Nick Foligno (54th)|
|2012||Guilliame Lattendresse (53rd)|
|2013||Alexander Barkov (3rd)|
|2014||N. Ritchie (25th)|