NHL Insider Reveals Front Runner for Next Team Canada GM

Published September 26, 2023 at 9:54

This NHL insider recently leaked who he believes will be the next person to run Team Canada if they are able to send NHLers to the Olympics again.

NHL Insider Thinks Doug Armstrong the Front Runner to Run Team Canada

As reported in The Athletic, Pierre Lebrun has revealed who he believes would be the likely candidate to run the next Team Canada Team if they are able to organize another World Cup of hockey for 2025 or if they send NHLers to the Olympics again, slated for 2026.

"My understanding is that St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong, the GM of the 2016 World Cup champion team and GM of the would-be 2022 Team Canada had NHLers gone to China, is the front-runner to run Team Canada again.

Armstrong was also the GM for Canada in the World Hockey Championships this past spring in Finland. He has also led the St. Louis Blues to a Stanley Cup championship in 2019.

LeBrun Thinks New Faces Could be Added to Canada's Executive

LeBrun also speculated that Team Canada could be looking to experiment by adding some new faces to their management team. This might include young GM Kyle Dubas of the Pittsburgh Penguins and formerly the Toronto Maple Leafs.

It wouldn't surprise me to see some new faces as part of the next management team, though. For example, I could see Kyle Dubas being approached to be part of it." - Pierre LeBrun

It's common to hear players explain their excitement about playing for their Countries during international play, and it's safe to say that Managers feel the same way.

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NHL Insider Reveals Front Runner for Next Team Canada GM

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