A rumor implicating several big names among National League executives is getting louder now.
Reputable reporter for the New York Post >Larry Brooks detailed it on his Twitter account recently, even saying that a player on the Bettman circuit had told him that this scenario was causing a lot of talk right now.
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The rumored personnel move involves the Toronto Maple Leafs, Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Rangers.
Speculation has it that general manager Kyle Dubas and head coach Sheldon Keefe are leaving the Queen City to then be hired by the Pens. Remember that the two men are currently in the hot seat after the elimination of the Leafs in the second round of the playoffs. The two men do not have a contract in their pocket for the next season.
According to the script, the stooges would land together in Pittsburgh and current Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan would be fired.
The Rangers would later hire the 55-year-old to lead their roster.
The Blueshirts decided to let Gerard Gallant go after their first round loss to the New Jersey Devils. Hired in 2021, Galland maintained a 99-46-19 record at the helm of the Big Apple organization. He also helped the Penguins reach the Eastern Conference Finals in 2022.
To return to the Penguins, the Pennsylvania team fired President Brian Burke and the GM Ron Hextall after missing the playoffs for the first time since the 2005-06 campaign. Sullivan, who has been at the helm since 2015, signed a contract extension with the Pens before the start of the current season. He has a valid contract until the conclusion of the 2026-2027 campaign.