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The Shanahan Way

from Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun,

Brendan Shanahan’s ultra-secretive search for a general manager meanders on with a large portion of the hockey world left wondering exactly where the wealthiest team in the National Hockey League is headed.

Whatever the Shanaplan involves — and that seems to include the hiring or wooing of a Maple Leafs coach before he hires the next Leafs general manager — it does not centre around anything resembling conventional hockey thinking or order.

Clearly, Shanahan has chosen to look the other way on well-regarded general managers with winning records and impressive resumes. He passed on Peter Chiarelli, hired quickly by Bob Nicholson in Edmonton after being fired in Boston. He passed on Ray Shero, hired quickly by the experienced Lou Lamoriello in New Jersey, when Lamoriello was pushed upstairs. He hasn’t spoken to George McPhee, architect of the Washington Capitals.

Shanahan is doing things his way. Whether that’s the right way will be determined in time.

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WingedRider's avatar

Ah, The Leafs Way, LOL Hire a Coach before the GM….Good luck with that!!

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 05/11/15 at 08:24 PM ET

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