Scratch Paul Fenton's name off the list.
Remaining candidates include New Jersey Devils AGM Tom Fitzgerald, former Vancouver Canucks AGM Laurence Gilman, Buffalo Sabres AGM Steve Greeley, and Hurricanes AGM Mike Vellucci. Some are expected to be interviewed in-person next week, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman.
Fenton is in his 10th season in his current role with the Predators, and his 18th year with the franchise.
The Hurricanes' new owner, Tom Dundon, stripped Ron Francis of his GM duties and anointed him president of hockey operations last week. The new GM will report directly to Dundon.
Don Waddell, the Hurricanes president who oversees the business side of both the franchise and PNC Arena, is reportedly expected to represent the club at the upcoming GM meetings in Florida.