Rangers assistant GM, Chris Drury potential candidate for Flyers GM

Determined Drury now assistant GM

Chris Drury has now been mentioned by Elliotte Friedman in his 31 Thoughts columns and Bob McKenzie on Insider Trading as a potential candidate for the vacant Flyers GM position. Drury is currently the GM of the Wolf Pack and an assistant GM, with the Rangers.

Insiders On Drury

Why Drury? It was in July 2007 that Holmgren, in his first full off-season as Philadelphia’s GM, signed Daniel Briere to an eight-year, $52 million contract. When Briere retired in 2015, Holmgren invited him to learn the business. Now, Briere is GM of the ECHL Maine Mariners, who have an affiliate agreement with both the Flyers and the New York Rangers — who employ Drury, an old friend and teammate. -Friedman

On Insider Trading, McKenzie cited Drury’s relationship with Briere as well, but believes Cliff Fletcher is the lead candidate to land the job.

Will the Flyers ask for permission? Better yet, will the Rangers grant it?