Looks like the hiring of the GM may take a bit longer than we previously suspected. Speaking to Steve Carp of the LVRJ, The Creator talked about his plans on when he thinks the staff will come together.
We need to get a GM hired and get our scouts hired. That is the priority to me. No question. We want to do things the right way. We don’t want to violate any rules. -the Creator
Carp was able to pry a specific date out of him.
Foley said he is hoping to have his general manager hired by no later than Aug. 1. Sometime next week, Foley will contact NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly to learn the protocol on approaching other teams for talking to their front office personnel. -Steve Carp, LVRJ
A few names we’ve heard are Dale Tallon, George McPhee, and Scott Mellanby, but it’s still pure speculation, no one seems to have any inside information on which way they are leaning.
Have to say I’m a little disappointed the GM won’t be in place by the opening of free agency on July 1st. I knew it would be tough to get someone in place by the draft (it’s tomorrow), but a lot is going to go down in the next few weeks and the longer this takes the further behind Las Vegas will be.
Nonetheless, know they are working. Even if it’s not as quickly as we would have liked.