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Hazen, O'Halloran promoted by Red Sox

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Hazen, O'Halloran promoted by Red Sox

The Red Sox may still be looking for a new manager, but they did take Thursday to promote several members of their front office.

The team has two new Vice PresidentAssistant General Managers in Mike Hazen and Brian O'Halloran. Dave Finley was promoted to Director of Player Personnel, while Zack Scott was promoted to Director of Major League Operations.

General manager Ben Cherington served as assistant general manager under Theo Epstein last season.

Hazen has worked as the Red Sox Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting since February. From 2006-10 he was the Director of Player Development. O'Halloran has been the Vice President of Baseball Operations since February.

More Red Sox promotions:
Allard Baird -- Vice President of Player Personnel
Raquel Ferreira -- Director of Minor League Operations
Ben Crockett -- Director of Player Development
Jared Porter -- Director of Pro Scouting
Eddie Romero -- Director of International Scouting
Galen Carr -- Special Assignment Scout

Morning Skate: Golden Knights happy to get Malcolm Subban back

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Morning Skate: Golden Knights happy to get Malcolm Subban back

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while watching old Super Friends episodes with my 4-year-old on a Saturday morning.

*Has anybody ever been as excited to get a healthy Malcolm Subban back in the lineup as the Vegas Golden Knights are this weekend? Pro Hockey Talk is asking the question, and I think I can honestly answer with a resounding “No.” We’ll see if he’s actually worth all the excitement, but obviously, he’s better than what the injury-plagued Golden Knights had in the interim.

*The Buffalo Sabres continue to get very little return for any of the investments they’ve made in the team over the last couple of years.

*Ryan Suter knows what it takes to remain among the NHL defenseman workhorses in the NHL, and he is consistently there year in and year out.

*Dustin Brown has been a resurgent performer for the Los Angeles Kings this season and is one of the big storylines behind their turnaround.

*The Detroit Red Wings are beginning to more openly adopt Jeff Blashill’s speed game, but the question is how much that will pay dividends for them.

*For something completely different: Good piece in the Boston Globe about Danny Ainge’s relationship with recently passed Red Sox great Bobby Doerr.