Coyotes get their man
The Coyotes will name Don Maloney as their general manager at news conference Tuesday. He will replace Michael Barnett.
Maloney, who was one of three candidates on the final list, spent nine seasons as the assistant general manager of the New York Rangers, assisting team president and general manager Glen Sather on player transactions and some contract negotiations. He was also involved in professional and amateur hockey operations.
Maloney's also only 48, meaning he's not quite part of hockey's old guard, but he's been part of the Rangers organization for much of the time since being drafted there in 1978 (and even earlier if you consider his junior career with the Kitchener Rangers).
One other bit of related business: Does this pave the way for Mark Messier to move into an executive role in New York?