Shanahan Staying At NHL League Office, Not Joining Flames
NHL VP/Player Safety & Hockey Operations Brendan Shanahan is "not leaving the league's office" to join the Flames, in spite of previous reports and speculation. Shanahan "had interviewed for a job that would put him in charge of the Flames' hockey operations." That position "is still likely to be filled" (SPORTINGNEWS.com, 6/27).
Meanwhile, Rangers Special Assistant and Hockey HOFer Mark Messier announced that he is leaving the organization and “denied that being passed over for the head coaching job played a role in the decision” (N.Y. TIMES, 6/28).