NHL GMs face chopping block

Here’s a look at some GM’s who could be in trouble:

  • David Poile, Nashville: He has been with the club since 1998 but the fact is the Predators have never won anything and haven’t enjoyed any playoff success either. It’s not a huge marketplace but they spend and won’t make the post-season this spring. If he goes, expect coach Barry Trotz to be given his walking papers as well. The talk is assistant GM Paul Fenton is poised to take over.
  • Mike Gillis, Vancouver: This one could be a very interesting dynamic if the Canucks don’t make the playoffs. It looks like it’s going to come down to a choice between Gillis or coach John Tortorella. The way the goaltending situation was handled was just bizarre. However, Tortorella hasn’t exactly set the world on fire. The Canucks are better than this and maybe Gillis deserves a “do over” on the coach.
  • George McPhee, Washington: His contract is up and there’s a good chance he’ll be thanked by the organization. He won’t be out of work long because Brian Burke may have a warm seat waiting for McPhee in Calgary. McPhee has been the VP and GM of the Caps for 16 years. They are always respectable but don’t have any banners hanging in their rafters either and this year they could miss the playoffs.


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