– RDS (@RDSca) June 19, 2023
The Senators were officially sold last week. Michael Andlauer, the franchise’s new owner, has some decisions to make…
And he’ll have to start thinking quickly about those decisions. After all, we’ve been talking about the possibility of Pierre Dorion (GM) being fired for some time now. The same goes for DJ Smith…
Smith’s case isn’t as pressing as Dorion’s, however. The draft, after all, is almost a week away… And the Senators can’t afford to arrive at the draft with so much uncertainty hanging over the team’s management.
Pierre Dorion has been the team’s GM since the 2016-2017 season. In his first year at the helm, the Sens came within one goal of reaching the Stanley Cup Final…
Will Michael Andlauer decide to start anew if the current coach is unable to take the team to the next level? That’s what we’re wondering right now.
There’s a logical basis to all this. Michael Andlauer knows Julien BriseBois very well, and he could convince the latter to let Mathieu Darche go so that he can finally get the GM job he’s been coveting for several years now.
Remember that Darche “came close” to getting the GM job in Pittsburgh in the last few weeks, but that Kyle Dubas came along to muddy the waters. Remember also that the former CH player was in the running for the job in Montreal (about) a year and a half ago… As in Anaheim.
I think the idea makes sense. After all, the Senators really seem to need a fresh start with the hiring of the new owner because the results on the ice just aren’t there.
I can’t wait to see what decisions Michael Andlauer makes.
It should also be noted that Andlauer is expected to meet Daniel Alfredsson this week to see if the former captain of the organization is interested in a position within the team’s field hockey operations.
BREAKING: Michael Andlauer will sit down with Senators legend Daniel Alfredsson this week, per @SunGarrioch.
– ONLYSENATORS (@onlysenators) June 17, 2023
– Minor signing in Boston.
#NHLBruins re-sign Brandon Bussi to a one-year deal at a $775,000 cap hit (two-way)
– Brennan Klak (@nhlupdate) June 19, 2023
– A new challenge for former Canucks head coach Travis Green?
There is word Travis Green will join New Jersey’s staff in the position vacated by Andrew Brunette. Green had several options – believed to include Calgary and Toronto, and chose the Devils.
– Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) June 19, 2023
– A promotion for Derik Johnson in Los Angeles.
Some #GoKingsGo news: I’m told LA has promoted skills coach Derik Johnson to assistant coach.
– David Pagnotta (@TheFourthPeriod) June 19, 2023
– Absolutely. The Leafs are one to watch in the coming weeks.
With the Maple Leafs firmly in their competitive window, and possessing just one pick in the first four rounds, the 2023 draft story will be more about the club’s present than its future.(@lukefoxjukebox) https://t.co/cw3eBH8PAn
– Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 19, 2023
– He’s done his homework.
“We wanted to be aggressive in addressing the needs in our blueline, and we got two solid top-4 defensemen that can help us a lot.“#CBJ general manager Jarmo Kekäläinen explains what drew him toward trading for Ivan Provorov and Damon Severson with @JeffMarek.
– Sportsnet 590 The FAN (@FAN590) June 19, 2023
– Big news in the NBA. Will he be back with the Warriors next year?