Oilers won’t move their leading choice, leading potential customers and head coach
Greg Wyshynski: Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland stated he’s not thinking about trading their 2022 first-round choice, along with their leading potential customers.
TSN: Oilers GM Holland when inquired about making an in-season coach modification: “I don’t believe in it.”
GM search continues for the Canucks, Ducks, and the Canadiens
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: The Vancouver Canucks will have 5 more in-person interviews for their GM position. Patrik Allvin and Scott Mellanby are 2 of the finalists.
Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: The Canadiens are lowering their GM list.
The Anaheim Ducks aren’t that far along at the same time and have a large range of prospects. Internal prospects for the Ducks consist of Martin Madden, Dave Nonis, Jeff Solomon.
NHL Watcher: Elliotte Friedman on The Jeff Marek Show on the Los Angeles Kings hiring Marc Bergevin.
“I think what it means is it keeps Bergevin’s feet in the game right now, but he’s still going to look to get the big chair somewhere else, I’m assuming he’s got his eye on Anaheim in particular.”
Pierre LeBrun: Believe that the Montreal Canadiens are still in their preliminary of GM interviews.
They have actually talked to the majority of the prospects however there are still a couple of more to go. Have been informed that there will have to do with 10 prospects spoke with in round one.
TSN: Pierre LeBrun stated it was a surprise to lots of that Ducks AGM Martin Madden wasn’t talked to by the Canadiens in their very first wave of interviews.
“I think a lot of people figured he’d be a shoe-in to be part of those first interviews with Montreal, but what we’re being told is that, in fact, the Habs did ask for permission to speak to Martin Madden but were denied by the Ducks, which is well within Anaheim’s rights, of course. As we’ve reported before, Martin Madden is considered one of the in-house candidates for the GM job in Anaheim so now you can understand why perhaps Anaheim wants to interview him before they let other teams start talking to him, but he would have been a candidate for sure, I think, among others in Montreal.”