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REPORT: Blackhawks assistant GM front runner to land Sabres opening

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Posted at 7:06 PM, Apr 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-20 23:24:44-04

We already know the names beginning to circulate regarding the Sabres head coaching vacancy.

Now, we're getting an idea of who could be a front runner to land as the next general manager of the franchise, and it's an assistant with recent success of winning a Stanley Cup.

According to Chuck Gormley, a strong candidates to replace Tim Murray is Blackhawks assistant GM Norm MacIver.

The 52-year old Ontario, Canada, native joined Chicago in 2006 and served as the team's director of player development.

Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman called MacIver "a stabilizing force" for the organization a year ago in an interview with the Chicago Tribune.

He was promoted to assistant general manager following the 2012-2013 season.

The Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in 2010, 2013 and again in 2015.