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Is Shanahan GM Material?

fro Kevin Allen of USA TODAY,

Although Shanahan hasn’t said it’s his objective to run his own NHL team, this seems like the direction we are headed. Even without saying the word, Shanahan probably could be the leading candidate for any GM opening from this point forward.

Shanahan’s transition from player to league official has been impressive. This is a man who recorded 17 Gordie Howe hat tricks when he played. Now he can command a league general managers meeting with the same level of authority he showed on the ice.

I would not expect Shanahan to leave the league office any time soon, not with collective-bargaining negotiations upcoming. He will want to see his player safety department fully developed before he leaves. But he’s a player in his heart, and he undoubtedly misses wins and losses. He won’t take any GM job, but when the right one comes along, it’s my bet that he will take it.

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