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B.C. Bettors Backing Laurence Gilman to be Next Canucks GM

December 09, 2021


Will the Vancouver Canucks bring back a familiar face to turn the franchise’s fortunes around? On PlayNow.com, bettors are placing wagers on who will fill the vacant general manager (GM) role. 

Laurence Gilman was the Canucks’ assistant GM from 2008 to 2014 and has been linked to the GM vacancy. Currently, 43 per cent of bets placed on PlayNow.com for the next Canucks GM are for Gilman, who opened at lofty 26.00 odds but has since catapulted to one of the favourites at 8.00 odds. 

Gilman isn’t the only former Canucks executive on the list of candidates. Gilman worked under former GM Mike Gillis, whose odds of returning to his old role are listed at 50.00 on PlayNow.com. 

A handful of other potential GMs have surfaced in rumours and discussion in Canuck circles, including Montreal’s former GM Marc Bergevin (6.00) who is the odds-on favourite. His former assistant GM Scott Mellanby (8.50) is also in the mix, as are a pair of former Canuck players in Ryan Johnson (8.50) and Roberto Luongo (18.00).

PlayNow.com’s odds on who will be the next Canucks GM:

  • Marc Bergevin (6.00)
  • Laurence Gilman (8.00)
  • Chris MacFarland (8.50)
  • Mathieu Darche (8.50)
  • Ryan Johnson (8.50)
  • Scott Mellanby (8.50)
  • Jim Rutherford (10.00)
  • Eric Tulsky (12.00)
  • George McPhee (13.50)
  • Roberto Luongo (18.00)
  • Mike Futa (25.00)
  • Mike Gillis (50.00)
  • Ray Ferraro (75.00)

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