The Toronto Maple Leafs are casting a wide net in their search for a new GM after firing Kyle Dubas last week. Former Calgary GM Brad Treliving is considered the favorite and has already interviewed for the position, but one name that has been mentioned as a candidate is former Buffalo Sabres GM Jason Botterill.
Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman mentioned on his recent 32 Thoughts Podcasts that Botterill was on a short list of candidates with previous GM experience. Also mentioned were former Montreal GM Marc Bergevin, ex-Edmonton and Boston GM Peter Chiarelli.
Botterill served as Buffalo’s GM from 2017 to 2020 and was under consideration for the Penguins vacant Team President and GM positions, but everything is on hold with Pittsburgh due to Dubas’ sudden availability.
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Buffalo Sabres Jack Quinn, Peyton Krebs, and Devon Levi are advancing to the Gold Medal game at the 2023 IIHF World Championships in Finland and Latvia after Canada’s 4-2 victory over Latvia on Saturday. Quinn tied the game early in the third period and Krebs had the primary assist on Sammy Blais’s tally early in the second. Levi once again served as the backup to Canadiens goalie Samuel Montembeault.
— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) May 27, 2023
Alex Tuch and Team USA face JJ Peterka and Team Germany on Saturday.
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