The hockey world keeps on turning and a member of the Calgary Flames front office has been touted as a contender for the open general manager position with the Buffalo Sabres.
During the Headlines segment on Saturday night’s Pittsburgh/Washington game, Elliotte Friedman reported that Flames assistant general manager Craig Conroy has either already interviewed for the Sabres job or has been granted permission to do so. His name was included among a list of several candidates for the position.
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Conroy, 45, has had a pretty interesting career since retiring from being an active player back in February 2011. First he served as special assistant to the general manager under Jay Feaster. He was retained in that position after Feaster was axed in December 2013 by interim GM Brian Burke and was promoted to assistant general manager after Brad Treliving joined the Flames the following spring.
Conroy’s duties have varied over his tenure in the Flames front office, running the gamut from scouting and compiling the team’s draft list to running the day-to-day of the club’s AHL affiliate. The approach has given him a pretty broad skillset, which combined with his affable nature and sunny disposition likely make him an attractive prospective GM.