Originally published by NHLRumors.com
Stan Bowman needs the NHL’s approval
Darren Dreger: Stan Bowman has spoken with some teams but he would need approval from the NHL to be hired.
Kyle Dubas was looking for big money and autonomy … too much for Pittsburgh?
Jonah – @YYZSportsMedia: “From various sources, in round #s I’m told Kyle Dubas demanded ~ between 6-7m for 5 yrs & total autonomy. That’s Shanahan $ btw. Leafs offer was somewhere around $4m per year with the use of the jet to ease travel etc. Not clear on power. When KD didn’t budge they walked.”
Dan Kingerski: “If Dubas’ wants $6-7 million, I suppose FSG could pay it, BUT … I’d pass (and yes, I’ve championed Dubas to Pittsburgh).
I know it’s play money for FSG, but that’s a stack of play money.”
Sheldon Keefe could become a Rangers candidate if he gets fired
Vince Z. Mercogliano: The chances of Sheldon Keefe being the coach of the Toronto Maple Leafs next season have decreased now that Kyle Dubus is no longer their GM
It wouldn’t be a surprise if Keefe interviews with the New York Rangers if that happens.
Everyone should calling Jason Spezza
Mike McKenna: “31 NHL teams should be calling Jason Spezza right now. He’s a Leaf through and through, from Toronto, dreams of winning a Cup with that franchise was probably his LIFE GOAL.
And whatever went down made him walk away. WOW.”
Flyers associate coach among the Anaheim Ducks coaching candidates
Chuck Bausman of Philadelphia Hockey Now: The OC Register reported that Philadelphia Flyers associate coach Brad Shaw is a candidate for the Anaheim Ducks head coaching position along with Jay Leach, Kirk Muller, Mike Vellucci and Trent Yawney.
Elliotte Friedman reported that Mike Babcock could also be a candidate.
Anthony Mingioni: “Interesting. If Shaw gets the job over the other candidates, could we see a possible Tortorella reunion with Brad Larsen?”