Mercury News had an article https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mercurynews.com%2F2022%2F04%2F08%2Fwho-fits-as-the-sharks-next-gm-here-are-some-potential-candidates%2F
Hope Wilson recovers. Wouldn't wish ill on him yet it was time for him to go.
It's frustrating that they didn't fire him. Frustrating that they haven't said the right things that show they recognize how bad things are. They keep talking about re-tooling, and being competitive soon. And even worse, ownership has said the next GM won't rebuild.
But with all the frustration it's probably just words. What can they do? Really not much. So will they be buyers or sellers? They will be "do-nothings", because Wilson painted them into a corner, and it will be at least a few years before the paint dries. They don't really have much to sell. But as long as they keep picks they can try to work out of this mess in the most efficient way possible.
It is still critical to get the right GM ASAP though, to stop the bleeding. The Hill acquisition was stupidity. Arguably the Hertl deal too. So they were still doing dumb shit up until the end. I say "they" because obviously it's impossible to know just exactly who has been making the decisions. So I'm trying to accept the language this is couched in, but we'll see how much power the new GM is given. That will be critical. While the GM's hands will be tied with DW's baggage for a few years, that person needs to have the power to clean house of all the DW Jr. front office, and the coaching staff, if it is deemed necessary.