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.