Add another name to the list of candidates for the job of Buffalo Sabres General Manager.
TSN's Bob McKenzie reports the Sabres have asked the Los Angeles Kings for permission to speak with Mike Futa, the Kings Director of Amateur Scouting. There was no word as to whether or not the permission had been granted.
The 45 year old Futa is in his seventh season with the Kings hockey operations department. Prior to coming to LA, Futa spent five years as General Manager of Owen Sound in the Ontario Hockey League. The native of Toronto was also Assistant Coach and Assistant GM in Oshawa for two years.
McKenzie believes there are six to 10 names on LaFontaine's list and that he's probably spoken to two thirds or three quarters of those candidates.
McKenzie thinks the Sabres won't have a GM in place until the New Year at the earliest and perhaps closer to the Olympics.
The Ottawa Sun reports Senators Assistant GM Tim Murray did interview with LaFontaine on Tuesday. The Sun quotes a Sabres insider as saying "He's(LaFontaine) waiting for someone to knock his socks off."