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Las Vegas Close To Naming Their GM

07/11/2016 at 4:20pm EDT

from Steve Carp of the Las Vegas Review-Journal,

“We’re hoping to have an announcement in a few days,” Foley said Monday. “We’ve got two primary candidates and we’re trying to get this done. We need to get a scouting staff hired and whoever we hire as our GM will be responsible for putting the (scouting) staff together.”

While Foley would not reveal who the finalists are or who the pool of seven interviewees were, he said they were all solid hockey people who have a wide range of abilities and expertise.

“I can tell you the people we talked to are all well-known in the hockey community and are well-respected,” Foley said. “They’re all very smart and they’ve done different things for different teams. Some are strong on the (salary) cap. Some are strong when it comes to assessing talent. But they all have strong backgrounds.”

Foley said some of the candidates he interviewed currently work for NHL teams and to make their names public could cause potential problems with their current employers.

“We don’t want to cause any distractions,” he said. “We tried to be very careful and do it the right way. We worked with the NHL on how to contact teams for permission and I know we did it the proper way.”

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