Well it didn’t take long for Tim Leiweke to start making moves after the Toronto Maple Leafs were eliminated from playoff contention.
According to multiple reports, the Leafs are set to name Brendan Shanahan their team president as early as today. Shanahan has been the NHL’s lead disciplinarian for the past few seasons, handing out suspensions and fines. Now, it appears he will get his first real management experience.
According to CBC, General Manager Dave Nonis is expected to stay with the team. However, if in the weeks that follow the announcement Shanahan feels that the Leafs need a new GM, anything could happen. CBC also says that Leiweke wants to have someone between him and Nonis, hence the proposed hiring of Shanahan as President.
Shanahan would not be just the president of hockey operations. He would also take control of the business side of things.
This hiring continues the trend of teams bringing in former players in management positions which started in Colorado before the season. What’s different this time is that Shanahan never played for the Leafs. He is, however, from the Toronto suburb of Mimico.
So what do you guys think? Is the hiring of Brendan Shanahan a good idea?