Anaheim Ducks: 6 Things on Bob Murray’s Offseason To-Do List

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The offseason has officially begun, and this marks the beginning of a very busy summer for Anaheim Ducks General Manager, Bob Murray.

For the first time in franchise history, the St. Louis Blues have won the Stanley Cup. Now that Lord Stanley has a home for the remainder of the summer, the offseason has officially begun. For General Managers, this is normally an incredibly busy time of the year. Bob Murray is no exception to the rule of thumb, but the Anaheim Ducks GM has a busier offseason than normal.

With only 95 days until preseason and less time until development camp, Murray has less than two months to check all the boxes and make some very important decisions regarding his team. They are still without a coach, and if Eakins is hired he will also have to find a new coach for the San Diego Gulls, there is a big question mark surrounding next season’s leadership, and the draft and free agency are almost upon us.

His summer to-do list is quite long, and so far, the only moves he’s made is reportedly signed defenseman Jani Hakanpää, signing Lukas Dostal to an ELC, and hiring Jeremy Bettle and Director of High Performance. With a busy summer ahead of him, today we’re going to put his “to-do” list under the microscope and focus on everything that needs to be done during the offseason in order to make the Anaheim Ducks a more successful team come 2019-20. Time is of the essence, so GMBM better get started.