Additionally, Stan Bowman has had conversations with several NHL clubs about various opportunities. However, before Bowman can accept a job he must have NHL approval. https://t.co/vnY1cXKwvg
– Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) May 19, 2023
There’s been a lot of movement in the NHL in recent weeks.
The Flames have announced that Brad Treliving will not be back with the team next year…
The Penguins fired Ron Hextall after the team failed to qualify for the playoffs…
The Leafs announced earlier this morning that they would not be renewing Kyle Dubas’ contract, thus ending his stay in the Queen City…
This time of year, we often see big personnel moves, and that’s exactly what’s happening right now.
Some names have already begun to circulate for the vacant general manager positions in Pittsburgh, Toronto and Philadelphia. We’ve seen (among others) Marc Bergevin linked to the Flames and Penguins, but all indications are that he’ll have to wait before finding a new job as GM.
However, there may be two cases we’ve forgotten about that could become available to the various teams we’ve been talking about. These are John Quenneville and Stan Bowman.
Darren Dreger reported on Twitter earlier today that Gary Bettman would be meeting John Quenneville shortly to “discuss his status”, and added that Bowman has been courted by some of the league’s teams.
But, should the scenario become a reality… I find it hard to believe that they’ll be out of work for a while, considering their respective roadmaps.
To tie in with everything we’ve been saying since the beginning of this article, Georges Laraque believes Bowman would be “the ideal candidate” for the Leafs.
Given that we all know that some star players could leave the team, even if it’s a difficult decision…
Dreger on who could be the next Leafs GM (Leafs Lunch): “Brad Treliving jumps off the page for me, and the reason is look at the heavy lifting he had to do and grenades he had to juggle as GM of the Flames and some of it wasn’t pretty, but he did admirable work”.
– NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) May 19, 2023
In reality, the Leafs didn’t necessarily want to fire Kyle Dubas.
At least, that’s what we understood when Brendan Shanahan said openly at a press conference earlier today that he had expressed his desire to keep Dubas in Toronto after the most recent trade deadline.
It’s often said that things change quickly in the National League… and this is a fine example.
Shanahan says he told Dubas after trade deadline that he wanted to sign him to an extension.
– luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) May 19, 2023
We can’t expect any big decisions to be made in the next few days… But let’s not forget either that the draft is only six weeks away.
– I’ve got a lot on my mind.
What’s your favorite Andrew Shaw memory?
– The Raw Knuckles Podcast (@RawKnucklesPod) May 19, 2023
– Calvary, hehe.
boss: leaves early for the long weekend
– Montreal Canadiens (@CanadiensMTL) May 19, 2023
– Not a funny story.
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– Radio-Canada Sports (@RC_Sports) May 19, 2023
– I have nothing to add.