Part of the challenge of having the money to spend on a quality front office is that when good opportunities open up around the league, someone from the Leafs could very well get tapped for them. Presently that person is Laurence Gilman. Gilman is probably going to get a lot of calls from NHL teams in the next few months and the Leafs have probably prepared themselves for that reality. The fact that Toronto elevated Gilman’s role this offseason and handed much of his previous responsibilities over to Ryan Hardy puts Gilman’s time in Toronto into the context of enjoy what we can get from him while he’s still here.
That brings us to Tuesday’s Insider Trading on TSN:
Darren Dreger: Gilman, who is currently with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Marlies, is definitely in the mix with the Vancouver Canucks. His name won’t be unfamiliar to Canucks fans as he spent several years in Canucks’ management and 20-plus years in the National Hockey League. He has a good relationship with ownership and knows that market well.
But because of his experience, there’s also reason to connect him with the Chicago Blackhawks.
Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation