Shanahan requested and was given permission from the Arizona Coyotes to speak with Sean Burke earlier this week. Ongoing discussions.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) April 17, 2015
Burke’s potential role isn’t clear, but the two have history dating back to their New Jersey Devils days.
He wouldn’t exactly be an experienced candidate, but some may be unaware Burke has been in a managerial role for six years dating back to 2008, when he was hired by the Coyotes as the ‘Director of Prospect Development.’ He now works as both an AGM and a goalie coach in Phoenix.
- Lance Hornby: Even if Leafs get McDavid, they have a long way to go (Toronto Sun)
“We must be realistic,” Dubas said, en route to watching the Marlies play Friday in Milwaukee. “If we win, of course it would be great. There’s quite a buzz about this year’s draft and about Connor. Our (long-term) goal would not change, do our best to support him by building a solid lineup around him. But the odds aren’t really with us on Saturday.”
- Mark Easson: Flyers – Voracek, Del Zotto, Berube and Offseason Wants (NHL Trade Rumours)
Hextall isn’t expecting to move young players like Brayden Schenn or Sean Couturier.
- James Mirtle: Destiny looms for Leafs, Oilers as franchise-altering draft lottery nears (The Globe and Mail)
“Some organization will get a whole lot smarter,” Oilers general manager Craig MacTavish said. “After the lottery.”
- Less than 36 hours left to repent and pray for McJesus.
NHL draft lottery probabilities for all 14 teams. The drawing will be around 8 p.m. Saturday. pic.twitter.com/XM9QQ9r9Ed
— James Mirtle (@mirtle) April 17, 2015