haha even the Sabres interviewed Treliving, just saying.
Sabres narrowed it down to Murray and Benning in the end it appears, but they chose Murray.
Already spoken about Paul Fenton, so anyways found some info on some potential GM's, some of you probably already seen em, but for those that didn't..
Jim Benning: http://sabrenoise.com/2014/01/07/jim-benning-right-guy-sabres-gm-job/
Everywhere Benning goes success seems to follow him there. Whether it’s drafting players, making or suggesting trades, evaluating players or signing free agents, Benning know’s how to attract success. He pretty much runs the draft for the Bruins and considering the Sabres are rebuilding and have a plethora of draft picks in the next few season’s, a guy who knows how to work the draft and draft the right guys will be a huge benefit.
Throughout his time with both the Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins, Jim Benning has shown that he knows how build winning hockey teams in the NHL. It’s one thing to build a championship calibre team in the AHL, but it’s another to build one in the NHL. Benning knows how to find talent through the daft and through trades.
David McNab: http://www.anaheimcalling.com/2010/5/17/1471086/duck-tales-david-mcnab
imo I think McNab is a Duck for life, he took a interview with minny before, but that was because his wife's family is from there, and they got married there iirc.Mike Futa: http://www.diebytheblade.com/2013/12/11/5198228/sabres-wont-hire-gm-until-2014-add-la-kings-scout-mike-futa-to-the
Brad Treliving: http://www.diebytheblade.com/2013/12/1/5162918/buffalo-sabres-gm-search-brad-treliving-phoneix
Los Angeles Kings co-director of amateur scouting Mike Futa. Futa has served in that capacity for LA over the past six years, and helped build the team that won the Stanley Cup in 2012. Prior to his work in California, Futa served as the GM of the Owen Sound Attack of the OHL for five seasons, where he earned OHL Executive of the Year honors in 2005.
If you're looking for a more well-rounded candidate, Futa has experience as both a head and assistant coach in the OHL, and has also been both a head and assistant GM in the junior leagues. Toss in a few years as a professional player in Europe, and you've got a guy who has seen every side of the league, from the ice to the bench to the press box.
Futa. In his role as the Kings’ director of amateur scouting, he drafted Drew Doughty, Slava Voynov, Andrei Loktionov, Brayden Schenn, Kyle Clifford, Jordan Nolan and Linden Vey — from just the 2008 and ’09 classes alone. Futa doesn’t just have a great eye for talent, he has an eye for the heavy, truculent talent.
Treliving is currently in his seventh season as the assistant general manager in Phoenix, where he also manages their minor league clubs. The 44-year old doesn't have the Stanley Cup winning resume that some of his peers do, but Treliving does bring executive experience, having served as the president of the Central Hockey League for seven seasons prior to joining the Coyotes.
Over the past few seasons, Phoenix has earned a reputation as an organization that generally makes smart trades, takes their time developing prospects...
Treliving, who is also vice president of hockey operations and GM of the Coyotes’ minor-league club, helps in all personnel decisions and manages the amateur and pro scouting staffs. It’s not clear if Buffalo has asked for permission to interview Treliving.
"Brad is a very, very important person in our organization," Phoenix GM Don Maloney said. "We’d have to think very long and very hard about granting permission during the course of a season."
Treliving, who is also vice president of hockey operations and GM of the Coyotes’ minor-league club, helps in all personnel decisions and manages the amateur and pro scouting staffs.