Although much of the recent coverage of the Toronto Maple Leafs’ ongoing search for a new general manager has focused on ex-Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving, former Maple Leaf defenceman Carlo Colaiacovo threw a new name out there on Thursday.
Speaking on the TSN 1050 radio show “First Up” with Aaron Korolnek, Colaiacovo mentioned longtime Dallas Stars general manager Jim Nill as a potential candidate to replace Kyle Dubas in Toronto.
Nill, 65, won four Stanley Cups as an executive in the Detroit Red Wings organization before joining the Stars in 2013. Maple Leafs president Brendan Shanahan played for the Red Wings during Nill’s tenure as assistant general manager.
Here’s the transcript of what Colaiacovo had to say about Nill:
Carlo Colaiacovo: At the end of the day, we sit here and we wait to see what the Maple Leafs’ plans are. I think a name that I heard pop up yesterday was Jim Nill of the Dallas Stars. He’s got one year left on his deal and he’s got a really close relationship with [Maple Leafs president] Brendan Shanahan from their days in Detroit. I know Jim Nill really well from my time in Detroit and I think he’d be an outstanding candidate for this job, so we’ll see how this plays out [and] if that’s a guy they choose to interview when Dallas gets eliminated. Clearly, right now, all the talk is [Brad] Tre …
Author: Mike Gould / The Leafs Nation