Are the Sabres waiting to announce hiring of GM until after Penguins series?

Posted at 3:05 PM, May 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-07 09:35:09-04

The search was expected to be quick, at least that's what Terry Pegula said when he spoke with media on April 21.

There were rumblings and reports the Sabres could announce their newest general manager as early as last Tuesday as the search and interviews stretched into a 12th day.

We're now at day 16, but with all signs pointing to Penguins Associate General Manager Jason Botterill as the "last candidate standing", could the Sabres be waiting until the conclusion of Pittsburgh's second round playoff matchup against the Washington Capitals?

At least one NHL Insider believes so.

"I just wonder right now if the Penguins are waiting until they finish their series, whenever that is and wait until that's done to make a formal announcement," Elliotte Friedman said during an appearance on NHL Tonight.

Currently, only Botterill has been granted a second interview with the team, as 7 Eyewitness Sports Reporter Nick Filipowski confirmed on Wednesday.

Matt Bove also brought up a great point regarding the Pegulas and second interviews.

Makes you think, right?