Wings Front Office Headed to Toronto

… or so the Canadian media might have you believe.

TSN has a bit today about what top executives might be headed to Toronto. Of the thirteen names mentioned, four are currently in the Detroit organization.

The selection of the man to be tasked with rebuilding the Maple Leafs is big news up there and big names are being thrown around. The thirteen names?

Ken Holland, Jim Rutherford, Brian Burke, Scotty Bowman, John Muckler, Doug Armstrong, Neil Smith, Craig Patrick, Rick Dudley, Colin Campbell, Jim Nill, Steve Yzerman and Glenn Healy.

Holland, Bowman, Nill and Yzerman are all with the Wings in various capacities.

Why would any of them leave the Detroit organization? The answer seems to come down to “Because it’s Toronto.”

I say that answer applies to a different question. The question of why they wouldn’t want the job.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.