Hockey Widow wrote:-(T) (asked when he hires GM how he sees himself functioning)
has a profile of a GM he would like, has a profile for whole group he would like, that will be part of hire.
Putting Candidate list together. He wants to make sure Hockey Ops team is well balanced.
Will work with GM on pro side, amateur side. Gives examples of being involved with how they use trainers, medical stuff etc.
-(T) Wants to have a GM by draft, hopefully earlier
-(T) (asked about qualities in a GM) says he has profile of what he wants team to look like, gaining permission to speak to certain people will be a challenge, thats when he will be able to speak more freely about it
Well the players will be in fit condition!
Regier, Feaster are out of work iirc so speaking to them will unfortunately come first.
But the primo assistant GM's will have to wait I guess till their teams are finished the season.
With the best of em might be going till close to the draft like Benning (bruins) McNab (ducks), Botterill (pens) and Joe Will (sharks)
Fenton (preds), Hextall (flyers) and maybe Shanahan are probably the best bet to get permission to talk to soon after Regier and fester.