I kept hearing that if the Kimel group got in that John Chayka would be involved somehow.
The obvious question is what becomes of Pierre Dorion. Staios was President in Hamilton, maybe Dorion keeps his role.
– Steve “Dangle” Glynn (@Steve_Dangle) June 13, 2023
That’s a lot of money.
The next step is to ask ourselves what lies ahead for Pierre Dorion. His position as GM in Ottawa is not set in stone, and if the club has a new, trusted owner, Dorion’s job could be on the line.
After all, Andlauer makes the decisions now. If he wants to move in another direction, that’s his choice… And the way the Senators have been performing since Dorion’s arrival in Ottawa, seeing him “tased” wouldn’t necessarily be a surprise.
There are whispers behind the scenes that Steve Staios, who is very well known to Andlauer, may be able to secure a role in the Senators organization. There’s even talk of him being the team’s next GM…
One thing should be noted, though. DJ Smith has not yet been fired. The head coaching position is not vacant in Ottawa… But chances are it will be soon, should Andlauer choose to “start all over again”.
There’s also a world in which Smith keeps his job, as he still has one year left on his contract. It would be a bit surprising, but it’s possible.
All this to say that the situation is still very unclear in Ottawa. We still don’t know what Michael Andlauer’s plans are, and it’s the new owner’s next decisions that will rock the boat.
But the facts are clear. If Dorion does leave the Senators, it’s not looking good for Patrick Roy and his chances of coaching in the NHL again. If there’s one thing that’s clear, it’s this.
– All the same!
Even though he’s only been with the @CanadiensMTL for 490 days, Martin St-Louis ranks 14th in the NHL for seniority with the same team behind the bench.
There have been 17 coaches named (soon to be 18) across the league since MSL has been in MTL.
– Michel Laprise (@MLapriseRDS) June 13, 2023
– Incredible, but true.
Peter Laviolette will now have coached 5 of the 8 Metropolitan Division teams. Only teams he has not coached is Pittsburgh, Columbus and New Jersey.
– NHL Watcher (@NHL_Watcher) June 13, 2023
– Stay tuned.
Regarding Matthew Tkachuk’s status for Game 5 tonight, Paul Maurice said he knows his status but he is not going to share it publicly. So we wait and see.
– Dan Rosen (@drosennhl) June 13, 2023
– Nice mentality.
– Adam Kimelman (@NHLAdamK) June 13, 2023