The Ottawa senators have a major project ahead of a major renewal, and want to attract more help to ensure its success.
"One of the things that we have heard is that Ottawa is considering hiring a president of hockey operations, and senators today said that this is true," reported Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet on Saturday. Headlines segment on Hockey night in Canada, along with colleagues Insider Nick Kypreos and Chris Johnston. "Not necessarily, but one thing that he wanted to say and say clearly is that this does not mean that Pierre Dorion is in trouble. They supported the work he did in building their options and choices. "
The owner of Senators Eugene Melnyk gave a very loud support to Dorion and the work he had done in Ottawa. On Saturday, Senators also issued a statement reiterating the franchisee's belief in Dorion and their intention to hire an executive director who will "support and provide guidance" for GM.
Director General Pierre Dorion has done a masterful job of collecting these important assets and positioning senators for the future. One of the main reasons why Eugene Melnyk still fully trusted Pierre Dorion and his team.– Statement by senators
"What they do is to increase or return a person to a position that Late Bryan Murray has had," explained Friedman. "He was called for crucial for the future of the team. They want to do this. "
It is possible that senators may not be the only club that wants to hire a position.
"As far as Edmonton Oilers is concerned, it's still questionable how deep it owns – especially Darry Katz – wants to make important changes," Kypreos said.
Oilers are already on the market for the new CEO since January, when they were fired by Peter Chiarellio, but Bob Nicholson, executive director, made it clear that he took the time to find the perfect candidate when he wanted to repair the culture in Edmonton. Can this search be extended to hire another executive?
"[Katz] it also has the possibility, like the Ottawa senators, to find a president who will oversee his director-general and their relationship with the coach who will move forward. Currently, it belongs to Bob Nicholson, "explained Kypreos. "But what would the president of the hockey operation do, it would have excluded Bob Nicholson from the hockey and put him only on the business side."