Montreal Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes and vice president of hockey operations Jeff Gorton
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Canadiens to Fall Victim of Massive Betrayal? Insider Hints at the Possibility

Published February 15, 2024 at 3:52 PM

In the last few hours, we've reported the major news that the Columbus Blue Jackets have fired their general manager, Jarmo Kekäläinen, after 11 years in the position.

As the well-known insider Darren Dreger raised the point following Kekäläinen's dismissal, the Canadiens could be in for an unpleasant surprise with their Vice President of Hockey Operations, Jeff Gorton.

"While speculations pile up... I don't know what the Canadiens would think about this, but why wouldn't CBJ call Montreal and ask for permission to speak to Jeff Gorton? A history with Davidson and a general manager at heart. Geoff Molson might hang up, but is there any harm in asking?" - Darren Dreger

Dreger highlighted that John Davidson, who will serve as interim general manager until a replacement is found, is familiar with Gorton. Given that the Canadiens' VP is a former GM, Dreger wonders if the position in Columbus might interest him.

The potential loss of Gorton would be a blow for the Canadiens, especially at this stage of the rebuild. The idea was to have a solid leadership at the helm of the club, and it would be unfortunate to lose one of its members only two years after their arrival.

This will be a situation to monitor in the coming weeks.

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Canadiens to Fall Victim of Massive Betrayal? Insider Hints at the Possibility

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