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Report: Bruins interviewed former Caps GM McPhee

George McPhee, Troy Brouwer

George McPhee, Troy Brouwer


Former Washington Capitals general manager George McPhee (aka “GMGM”) is at least being interviewed for a couple GM openings, as HNIC’s Elliotte Friedman mentioned on Saturday.

It’s unclear how serious the Toronto Maple Leafs may be, but’s Joe Haggerty believes that the Boston Bruins are more interested in B’s assistant GM Don Sweeney or New York Rangers assistant GM Jeff Gorton:

In other words, there’s no good reason to disassociate from the sense that Sweeney and Gorton are the two main people of interest for the B’s GM job with the current Boston assistant GM as the expected choice.

If a team is looking for experience, McPhee is the right man for the job. He spent a whopping 17 seasons as the Capitals’ general manager, enjoying the sort of longevity that’s truly rare in the NHL and sports in general (few beyond fellow ex-Caps GM David Poile can relate).

Again, Haggerty indicates that McPhee might not be a leading candidate for the Bruins’ gig. Still, last summer showed the front office situations can change on a dime, so we’ll see.

More Bruins front office rumblings

Rangers haven’t granted Gorton permission just yet

Bruins are interested

Boston fired Peter Chiarelli in April; fired scouts too