Could Sean Burke and Brandon Pridham curiosity the Calgary Flames?
NHL Watcher: Elliotte Friedman on 32 Thoughts: The Podcast: “Someone said to me a couple of weeks ago that they would not be surprised if Sean Burke was on Don Maloney’s radar for the Calgary Flames, as a General Manager.”
Frank Seravalli: Have heard that Flames will likely be in search of permission to talk with Toronto Maple Leafs assistant GM Brandon Pridham for his or her GM place.
- Wes Gilbertson: “Brandon Pridham, 49, has a reputation as a salary-cap whiz, something that could be very valuable for a #Flames team with some major contract decisions coming up after next season.”
Last yr for Ken Holland as the Edmonton Oilers GM?
NHL Watcher: Elliotte Friedman on 32 Thoughts: The Podcast: “It’s the last year of Ken Holland’s current contract, 5-year deal, and I think this could be his final year too. I don’t think he’s going to push all his chips in because it’s probably going to be his last year. I think he pushes them all in cause I think he recognizes the team is good enough to win”
The Pittsburgh Penguins GM search is underway
Pierre LeBrun: The Pittsburgh Penguins have been planning to interview 10 to 12 GM candidates by way of zoom of their first wave of interviews.
Among the group being interviewed have been Marc Bergevin, Eric Tulsky, Jason Karmanos and Peter Chiarelli. Some will likely be shifting on to the second wave.
Rob Rossi: So Kyle Dubas is out as a GM candidate for the Pittsburgh Penguins. They had been hoping to speak to him.
A supply mentioned that the Penguins are in search of two folks for the GM and president of hockey operations.
Frank Seravalli reported a few of the GM candidates embrace Marc Bergevin, Jason Botterill, John Chayka, Mathieu Darche and Ryan Martin.
Eric Tulsky (Hurricanes AGM) has the Penguins. The Penguins didn’t get permission to speak to the Blackhawks affiliate GM Jeff Greenberg.
Shawn Simpson: “Bergevin and Mario are good friends, so that’s gotta help. He also did some good things on the pro side early on with the Habs.”
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