McKenzie: Rob Blake is Shanahan's preferred choice to replace Nonis

Jayne Kamin-Oncea / USA TODAY Sports

Brendan Shanahan's vision of the Toronto Maple Leafs executive boardroom is something of an old boys club from the Hockey Hall of Fame. 

In an appearance on TSN Drive on Friday, Bob McKenzie speculated that Rob Blake is Shanahan's preferred candidate to replace general manager Dave Nonis, who is presumably seeing out his final days in charge of the Maple Leafs roster.  

However, McKenzie doesn't believe Shanahan will be able to convince Blake to take on the weather-beaten reins. 

I personally don't think Rob Blake has any interest in leaving Southern California. He's a surfer, he likes working with the Kings and as much as maybe one day he wants to be a general manager, I would be absolutely shocked if he wants to do it in Toronto.

For now, Nonis will spearhead a crucial trade deadline for the Maple Leafs, who finally appear prepared to strip down their failing roster. 

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