Will Ryan Smith bring a team to Salt Lake City? What’s next on the Senators’ ownership timeline? And what will be the fallout from the Brad Treliving and Kyle Dubas hirings? @FriedgeHNIC has that & more in 32 Thoughts. @GMCcanada | #GMCSierra #AT4X https://t.co/Nev9AAnNK2
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 2, 2023
In recent weeks, Pittsburgh has been in a state of flux. After seeing the team miss the playoffs, the organization wiped the slate clean in terms of its field hockey organization chart, and yesterday announced that Kyle Dubas (freshly dismissed from his position in Toronto) was the team’s new President of Hockey Operations.
Clearly, missing the playoffs is not a satisfactory outcome for the Penguins, and they seem intent on taking steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again next year.
According to Friedman, hearing Dubas talk about his desire to make a “progressive” hire yesterday makes the question arise. Perhaps he was referring to the fact that the GM position will have to be a promotion if you’re going to draw from within an organization, but then again, we know that many women have an assistant GM role in the NHL.
If the club wants to consider women for the position, it will have several quality candidates to choose from. We can expect Cammi Granato (Canucks), Kate Madigan (Devils), Émilie Castonguay (Canucks), Meghan Hunter (Blackhawks) and Meghan Duggan (Devils) to be considered, among others.
Hayley Wickenheiser is a field hockey legend. Would the Hall of Famer be a good fit to take over as the next general manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs? She’d be the first woman in history to be an NHL GM. #tmltalk #LeafsForever https://t.co/1hH0esTu2G
– The Hockey News – Women’s (@TheHockeyNewsW) May 20, 2023
Clearly, then, this will be something to keep an eye on over the next few weeks, but don’t be surprised to see women being considered for the GM position in Pittsburgh. We know Dubas is a forward-thinking guy (not least because of the advanced stats) and he could prove it again if he feels a woman is the most qualified person to lead the Penguins on a day-to-day basis.
– Speaking of Dubas.
– The Sick Podcast with Tony Marinaro (@thesickpodcasts) June 2, 2023
– The Remparts return to training.
The Remparts return to training after two days off in Kamloops. Preparation for Sunday’s final continues.
We’ll know their opponents tonight pic.twitter.com/4kow3f4fQq
– Kevin Dubé (@KDubeJDQ) June 2, 2023
We’re experiencing the most offensive #MemorialCup since 1990
This year 58 goals in 7 games
The 5 most offensive tournaments
2023 8,29 **
Avg. since 1972: 7.43
– Stephane Leroux (@StephRDSJunior) June 2, 2023
– I love it.
Playoff beard champion of the world Radko Gudas says he is getting food caught in it “all the time lately.” pic.twitter.com/QCT4K6Zamn
– luke fox (@lukefoxjukebox) June 2, 2023
– The end for Denis Shapovalov at Roland-Garros.
Shapovalov beaten in three sets, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2, by world no. 1 Carlos Alcaraz.
He will still leave Paris with his best result at Roland-Garros (3rd round) and a few good matches to reassure himself after his knee injury at the beginning of the month.#RolandGarros
– Alexandre Gascon (@GasconAlexandre) June 2, 2023