Via KK: A Seattle-related rumor regarding a front office friend for KH

Via Kukla’s Korner, the Toronto Sun’s Steve Simmons makes quite the assertion tonight:

Mark Hunter will have at least two options available when mid-July hits and he’s available to join another NHL team. Lamoriello has interest in him with the Islanders. But word around now is that Detroit GM Ken Holland would be able to offer Hunter the same job he had in Toronto with a promise of being the next GM of the Red Wings. Holland, apparently, has serious interest in being involved with the Seattle expansion team, which would open the door for Hunter.

Simmons’ hockey notes continue, and I really don’t know what to make of the assertion. Holland is the company man in an organization of company men, but he’s over 60 and we know he’s “looking for a friend” in the front office.

I’m not sure he’d jump to the Seattle team simply because it’s close to home (Vernon, BC) because he wants to see out the Wings’ rebuild, but one never knows for certain what lurks in the hearts of GM’s.

All of that being said, the Red Wings’ organization has seen talented and intelligent front-office personnel leave the braintrust for years, and it would be lovely if the Wings were able to lure a bright person into the fold.

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6 thoughts on “Via KK: A Seattle-related rumor regarding a front office friend for KH”

  1. Could it be that easy to get KH out of Detroit????? Say it ain’t so….

  2. Great news. I suggested this a couple weeks ago. Please let this be true….

  3. Hiring Hunter would be a huge for this for the front office. Please let this be true!

  4. That would be great.

    Is this the same Hunter that ran AA out of London when he was in junior or was it his brother?

  5. Hunter would come in as the hatchet man for the organization. If this does come to fruition, then I think you see the wings take whatever necessary steps to unload bad contracts. The problem is we will still have the potential of Kenny doing many of these same bad contracts before he walks out the door.

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