The Minnesota Wild have started their search for a new general manager and have targeted former Leafs Pat Quinn and John Ferguson, as well as Pierre McGuire according to a Toronto newspaper report.
In Monday’s Toronto Star it was reported that McGuire is expected to be interviewed by Wild owner Craig Leipold either Monday or Tuesday, and interivews will also happen wtih Quinn, Ferguson, Chuck Fletcher, player agent Neil Sheehy and others. Also being considered is Sportsnet Hockeycentral analyst Doug MacLean.
The Wild fired Doug Risebrough in April after 10 years as general manager. Head coach Jacques Lemaire resigned as well.
Quinn has been out of the NHL since leaving the Leafs in 2006, while Ferguson is currently a scout for the San Jose Sharks since being fired as Leafs GM in January, 2008.
Fletcher, son of former Flames and Leafs GM Cliff, is currently an assistant GM with the Pittsburgh Penguins.
McGuire meanwhile has experience in NHL management (Hartford, Ottawa) and coaching (Pittsburgh).