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Rumor: NHL GM may be at the end of his tenure.

NHL GM may be at the end of his rope.

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It sounds like one National Hockey League general manager may be at the end of his rope.

In an interview with Boomer & Warrener on Sportsnet's 960 the Fan, Sportsnet insider Elliotte Friedman revealed that the writing may already be on the wall for Calgary Flames general manager Brad Treliving who's contract is set to expire at the end of this season.

"Even if Calgary makes the playoffs, I'm not 100% convinced he's gonna be your GM next year," said Friedman on Monday.

Friedman pointed to the fact that the Flames have not re-signed him as an obvious indicator of Treliving's current status in the eye's of the Flames organization and openly questioned the attempts by that organization to downplay the situation.

"They say it shouldn't be taken ominously, it's tough for me to say that, that it shouldn't be taken ominously, because when you have a league where 30 teams do it one way and one team does it differently... that's not usually a good sign."

We have to agree with Friedman's perspective here, and it seems likely that Treliving may already be a lame duck GM.