Friedman Discloses Candidates Interviewed for the Maple Leafs' GM Position

Published May 29, 2023 at 6:14 PM

In the wake of Kyle Dubas' recent exit from the Toronto Maple Leafs, the organization has initiated their quest for a new general manager.

The Maple Leafs have revealed a list of prospective candidates who've had preliminary conversations with Brendan Shanahan. However, the final selection is still pending.

Interviews and Speculation: The Known and the Unknown

During an episode of '32 Thoughts: The Podcast', hockey insider Elliotte Friedman offered some insight into the candidates under consideration. According to him, the Leafs have already interviewed Brad Treliving, former Calgary Flames GM, in-person.

Additionally, a virtual interview with Marc Bergevin, ex-Montreal Canadiens GM, and conversations with Doug Wilson, former San Jose Sharks GM, have taken place. Furthermore, Friedman teased about a mystery interviewee whose identity has not been disclosed yet.

He also suggested that the clandestine interviewee is unlikely to be Peter Chiarelli, Mark Hunter or Jason Botterill.

Potential Candidates: Awaiting the End of VGK/DAL Series

Renowned insider Darren Dreger has fueled the rumor mill by suggesting that the Leafs might be delaying their decision until the Dallas/Vegas series wraps up.

Fans' Uncertainty: Confidence Lacking in Prospective Appointees

While the search for a new GM continues, the situation remains largely conjectural. Leafs fans are grappling with doubts about the decision to let Dubas go.

Moreover, there is a minimal amount of faith in the prospective replacements to alleviate these concerns.

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Friedman Discloses Candidates Interviewed for the Maple Leafs' GM Position

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