When Tim Murray’s name first emerged as a potential General Manager in Buffalo, it was a little concerning for fans in Ottawa. Murray had long been rumoured to be the next in line here in Ottawa when Bryan Murray was ready to retire.
Losing him to a Division rival certainly wasn’t an ideal scenario.
I’ll admit, I sort of assumed it was a case of the Sabres being thorough in their search and in the end they would end up going with one of the other options on what was a lengthy list of candidates. Yet this morning, both Nick Kypreos and Bruce Garrioch are suggesting that Tim Murray may in fact be the favourite for the job in Buffalo.
Senators AGM Tim Murray may have emerged as top candidate in Buffalo. #Sens
— Bruce Garrioch (@SunGarrioch) January 6, 2014
Obviously it would be disappointing for the Senators to lose Murray. While some I have talked to suggest he wasn’t a slam dunk to be the next GM in Ottawa, losing him would be pretty unfortunate. Murray has always had a great eye for talent and is considered to be a huge part of the drafting success Ottawa has had in recent years.
Meanwhile the Senators will continue to work on an extension for Bryan Murray as Melnyk has already hinted that they would like to bring Bryan back for another season.
Will be interesting to see if Tim Murray does indeed land that job in Buffalo.