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Friday, August 24, 2007

Anaheim Ducks News - One More Thing

I have had trouble with this accessing this article so I posted the whole thing.  It is about how Bob Murray is interviewing with the Blue Jackets for their GM position.  Here is the article.

Bob Murray, vice president of hockey operations for the Anaheim Ducks, will interview for the Blue Jackets' vacant general manager's post.

The Ducks have granted permission for Blue Jackets president Mike Priest to talk with Murray, but it's unclear when the interview will take place. It could be as soon as this weekend, before the Ducks open the Stanley Cup Finals on Monday against the Ottawa Senators, if Ducks GM Brian Burke gives Murray clearance to leave the club for a couple of days.

Burke did not return calls seeking comment yesterday.

Murray was not with the Ducks yesterday. The club said he would be out of town today as well but did not reveal his whereabouts.

Priest, too, was traveling yesterday. A club spokesman said a meeting between Priest and Murray did not take place yesterday.

Priest might have to wait until the Stanley Cup Finals are completed to meet with Murray, but it seems unlikely they'll wait that long. If the Ducks and Senators play seven games, the Finals will end June 9.

Priest, according to sources, hoped to narrow their field of candidates to three or four finalists by next week, at which point more serious interviews -- quite possibly including majority owner John H. McConnell -- will take place.

A source yesterday confirmed to The Dispatch that Edmonton Oilers assistant general manager Scott Howson was in Columbus last week to interview with Priest.

Former New York Islanders and New York Rangers general manager Neil Smith interviewed earlier in the month.

There have been other interviews, too, but the Blue Jackets have stressed to candidates that they wish to keep the proceedings private.

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