Based out of the Bass Lake Doghouse in Oro-Medonte, ON
Past yearbooks predicted “Expect GM Wayne to start to settle into his current line-up and watch his boys grow. He has shown he is a bit of a team collector. Buffalo seems to be his team of choice.” Basically that yearbook was mostly wrong as GM Wayne has stayed super-active on the roster overhauling. He won a championship that way and is sticking with his methods. He does like to collect teams, but frequently changes teams (even mid-season). He also likes to reacquire players he has traded away in the past, even after sometimes badmouthing them repeatedly. He’s even trying to teach his little brother to be the same as him.
The BBY expansion of 2006 saw GM Wayne bring in his The Daredevil franchise along with Brian and his 67 and Counting Franchise. Brian fizzled out in one year, his team mismanaged into dissolution by the league. GM Wayne has mismanaged his team into contender status on multiple occasions. His team name comes from his son Matthew Murdoch (aka Daredevil’s secret identity) in one of the more clever/amusing BBY team name origins.
GM Wayne has always used an image of Marvel Comics Daredevil as his logo. This image has changed at least once, but not that significantly. Since this character has no hockey connection it is actually kind of fresh. However, even the newer editions of the yearbook in which most logos print crisply, this one is a bit busy and lacking in contrast/clarity of details. Overall it is conceptually one of the better logo ideas in the BBY, but in implementation one of the lesser.
|2013 (lockout)||Mike Ribiero/Ryan Getzlaf||49|
|2013 (lockout)||Alex Ovechkin||15|
|Wanda Maximoff (Scarlett Witch)||Public Relations||2014-present|
|Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver)||Trainer||2014-present|
GM Wayne steadfastly maintained that he needed no staff until halfway through his 8th season.
The Arch Enemy
GM Wayne is naturally dislikable as an opponent. Pretty much any team in the league is happy to beat him, though some of the newer GM’s have yet to do so. Ultimately though, it is GM Jake of the Spartans that he relishes conquering.
|Draft Year||1st selection and position taken (if known)|
|2006||Colby Armstrong (10th)|
|2007||Alexei Cherepanov (6th)|
|2008||Cody Hodgson (56th)|
|2009||Evander Kane (4th)|
|2010||Ryan Johansen (65th)|
|2011||Grant Clitsome (38th)|
|2012||Chris Higgins (49th)|
|2013||Tuomo Ruutu (32nd)|
|2014||Nik Goligoski (23rd)|