You can bet on 20 potential general managers the Leafs might hire

May 23 2023, 6:48 pm

There are some familiar names in the mix for who the Toronto Maple Leafs could hire as their next general manager.

Former Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving has been the most-rumoured candidate for the job, but he’s far from the only one gunning for a shot at taking over the role with Toronto.

Odds from Sports Interaction detail a list of 20 candidates to replace Kyle Dubas, who was let go last week after a five-year span in charge of the team.

Many felt that Dubas had earned another contract with Toronto, although he publicly expressed some of his own uncertainty about continuing forward in his role in a season-end press conference last week.

“I think at that point there was a dramatical shift in my thinking as I drove home that night, that, as Kyle expressed, he might not want to be our GM,” Toronto president Brendan Shanahan said following Dubas’ departure. “I have to take that very seriously.”

Treliving leads the list of candidates with +126 odds to replace Dubas, while former Montreal Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin, former Oilers general manager Peter Chiarelli, and former Canucks general manager Jim Benning all make appearances on the list as well.

Behind Treliving are a pair of assistant general managers: Eric Tulsky of the Carolina Hurricanes, and the Leafs’ own Brandon Pridham, who is Toronto’s de facto interim general manager while the team sorts out their next steps.

While he’s seen as an extreme longshot, Leafs legend Doug Gilmour is another option to bet on to take the top job.

  1. Brad Treliving +126
  2. Eric Tulsky +395
  3. Brandon Pridham +800
  4. Marc Bergevin +1,200
  5. Mark Hunter +1,200
  6. Stan Bowman +2,000
  7. Jason Botterill +2,100
  8. Peter Chiarelli +2,100
  9. Laurence Gilman +2,100
  10. Jim Benning +2,500
  11. Scott Mellanby +2,600
  12. Michael Futa +3,300
  13. Ron Hextall +3,500
  14. Hayley Wickenheiser +3,500
  15. Ray Whitney +4,100
  16. Brian Burke +4,200
  17. Brad Pascall +5,200
  18. Doug Gilmour +7,700
  19. Eric Lindros +7,900
  20. Mike Keenan +10,200

Only time will tell who Toronto replaces Dubas with, but it’s sure to be a media circus until then.

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