Four NHL general managers in desperation mode
The NHL trade deadline may have been the final act for some general managers.
With only three weeks left in the season, all 30 teams tried to tweak at Wednesday’s cutoff to make trades, but a chosen few were more desperate than others because their jobs are on the line if they don’t make a playoff push.
Here’s a look at some GM’s in trouble:
- Greg Sherman, Colorado: Many believe he’s in over his head and he’ll be the first one gone with coach Joe Sacco. The betting money is former star Joe Sakic takes on the lead role to try to get the Avs back to respectability.
- George McPhee, Washington: Trying to save his butt, he dealt Filip Forsberg to the Predators for Martin Erat. The Caps might squeeze into a playoff spot, but Forsberg and Russian prospect Evgeny Kuznetsov have been available all season.
- Jay Feaster, Calgary: Was getting rid of Jarome Iginla, Blake Comeau and Jay Bouwmeester enough to save Feaster? Hardly. A lot of speculation about the future of president Ken King, as well. The Flames’ situation is fluid.
- Dale Tallon, Florida: He all but assured the fan base the club would make the playoffs this season. The signings of Sean Bergenheim, Alexei Kovalev and Ed Jovanovski were disastrous and the team has taken a major step back.