Murray, 2 other GMs on hotseat

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:31 PM ET

The heat will be on a few GMs at the deadline.

While there has been talk across the NHL about the future of the Senatorsí Bryan Murray, he wonít be the only one on the hotseat to make changes with the Feb. 28 trade deadline approaching.

Murray might have been the most vocal about trying to make moves, but thereís a couple of other GMs who are in tenuous spots and need to make changes ó possibly to save their jobs.

Scott Howson, Columbus: The Jackets earned their first playoff berth under Howson in 2009, but they havenít been able to get any further. The organization has taken a huge step back when it needs to start showing progress. Howsonís moves havenít worked; what he does at the deadline is pivotal.

Darcy Regier, Buffalo: While Regier signed a two-year extension in the off-season, thereís a strong belief new owner Terry Pegula might clean house. He can afford to eat Regierís contract and bring in his own guy. That whatís Tampa owner Jeff Vinik did when he hired Steve Yzerman.


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