Originally Posted by Unbiased
What's the point of doing this when we're not even halfway through the season? They can't get an outside replacement until the end of the season. Do they have someone who can fill in for the 9-10 games they have left?
The GM makes his money in the off-season. During the season they manage the roster.
The only plus to this is the new guy can start working on the draft prospects sooner but if they hire a new guy at the end of the season it doesn't help that much. But you have to think any possible GM hire is working on scouting the draft process right now. It wouldn't be tailored to the Panthers system but they are working on it.