On Thursday night, NHL insider Pierre LeBrun dropped a bomb on Vancouver Canucks fans, reporting that the team was in talks with Peter Chiarelli about adding the former Edmonton Oilers general manager to their front office.
While there might be anguish in the fanbase, the move makes sense. Chiarelli and Canucks general manager Jim Benning worked together while with the Boston Bruins, winning a Stanley Cup in 2011 when they defeated the Canucks in seven games.
However, LeBrun also noted that Chiarelli is also talking to other NHL front offices, which could mean he could end elsewhere for the 2019-20 season.
Chiarelli was fired by the Oilers back in Jan. 2019 after being hired by the Canadian team in 2015.
It was just a matter of time before he found his way back to the front office of an NHL club…