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Jeff Gorton Leaving for the GM Position of the Blue Jackets? He Officially Makes a Big Decision on His Future

Published February 17, 2024 at 7:33 PM
BY AARON
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As you know, the Blue Jackets fired their general manager, Jarmo Käkäläinen, earlier this week. Moreover, many observers have indicated that Jeff Gorton could be a very interesting candidate to fill this role in Columbus.

After all, Gorton has an excellent relationship with the President of Hockey Operations of the Blue Jackets, John Davidson, as they have worked together during their time with the New York Rangers.


Obviously, this would be a significant loss for the Montreal Canadiens since he has been doing excellent work alongside Kent Hughes since his arrival at the organization. The two men form a formidable duo and seem to finally be steering the team in the right direction.


However, in the last few hours, an interesting turn of events occurred, and a verdict has officially been announced.

Jeff Gorton Wishes to Stay in Montreal

Indeed, according to information reported by the excellent Jimmy Murphy, the Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations at the CH, Jeff Gorton wants to stay with the Canadiens, as he wishes to finish the work he started since his hiring by the organization.

"Regarding the Vice President of Hockey Operations of the Montreal Canadiens, Jeff Gorton, who has become a major candidate to become the new General Manager of the Columbus Blue Jackets...

A source close to the matter tells me that, from now on, Gorton intends to stay with the Canadiens to 'finish the work he started.' - Via Jimmy Murphy"

Wow! What wonderful news for the Bleu-Blanc-Rouge!

Jeff Gorton has given his word to Geoff Molson and he clearly wants to stay with the Tricolore to help the team aspire to the highest honors.

A true one!


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