On November 13, the Buffalo Sabres fired general manager Darcy Regier. Regier had spent more than 16 years in the top job in Buffalo and had guided the team ably through some extremely difficult ownership struggles during his tenure. But with Buffalo mired in last place in the NHL, it was time for him to go.
A month later, the Calgary Flames followed the example of the Sabres and shed Jay Feaster. Unlike Regier, Feaster was a relative newcomer to the job, but the Flames struggled badly during his time at the helm.
The dismissals of Regier and Feaster are relatively rare events in the NHL: General managers as a rule have significantly better job security than the coaches they routinely hire and fire.
The following list is based on our view of which managers currently employed should be in danger of losing their jobs. Read on to see who landed on it.