Dec 11, 2013, 12:21 PM EST
A new candidate has emerged in Buffalo’s search for a new general manager — Mike Futa, the Kings’ director of amateur scouting.
The Sabres have asked L.A. permission to interview Futa for the gig, according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie. Futa, who has served in the Kings’ scouting department since 2007, has overseen drafts that include the 2008 haul (Drew Doughty, Slava Voynov, Andrei Loktionov) and a solid 2009 class (Brayden Schenn, Kyle Clifford, Jordan Nolan, Linden Vey).
New Sabres president Pat LaFontaine has been active in his search for a new GM. Futa joins a lengthy list of candidates that includes Ottawa assistant Tim Murray, Nashville assistant Paul Fenton and Penguins assistant Jason Botterill.
Buffalo also made overtures to former GM Rick Dudley, who opted to stick as Marc Bergevin’s assistant in Montreal and re-upped with the Habs.
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