According to Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, the Ottawa Senators are close to locking up their General Manager for the foreseeable future.
As has been rumoured for the past couple weeks, Garrioch suggests that Bryan Murray has agreed to an extension that will keep him in the organization for at least the next few years. In the article a league source indicates that Murray will remain as GM for at least two more seasons and that he’ll stay in the organization in a different role beyond that.
In a week where the Senators lost Tim Murray to the Sabres, it’s great to see the team lock up the guy calling the shots. The deal will likely be made official on Monday.
First on his To Do list is to fill the role of Assistant GM, which Murray has suggested will be done through an internal promotion and should be done in the near future. Pierre Dorion and Randy Lee are two clear cut favourites to fill the role.