General Manager Candidate: Dave Nonis
Edmonton Journal’s Jonathan Willis looked at whether Dave Nonis would be a good General Manager candidate at this point, and he ended up concluding: “Nonis is still quite young, and frankly I eventually expect him to run an NHL team again, but the fear here is that he’ll be an average rather than spectacular manager.”
Nonis who is currently Toronto Maple Leafs General Manager Brian Burke’s right-hand man might get a look this summer when there may be some vacancies. The Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch recently looked at some gigs that might open up, and pinpointed the Columbus Blue Jackets, Montreal Canadiens, Los Angeles Kings and Washington Capitals as teams that could fire their General Managers this summer.
Nonis replaced Brian Burke as the Vancouver Canucks’ General Manager in 2004. Prior to being General Manager for the Canucks, he spent six years working closely with Burke as Senior Vice President and Director of Hockey Operations for the franchise. In three seasons as General Manager, his most significant transaction was trading for superstar goaltender Roberto Luongo from the Florida Panthers.
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