It would be a flirtation with the New Jersey Devils organization that derailed the relationship between former general manager John Chayka and the Arizona Coyotes.
This is what the ESPN network reported on Wednesday.
The Devils reportedly approached Chayka to discuss a job opportunity during the hiatus from National Hockey League (NHL) activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo reportedly initially refused to grant the Devils permission to speak with their GM before finally changing his mind.
Chayka would have however been met for a post other than that of general manager. Devils owners Josh Harris and David Blitzer also own the Philadelphia 76ers, Crystal Palace FC and several minor league teams.
The Arizona Coyotes recalled that the breach of contract between their organization and Chayka, which was confirmed on Sunday, does not allow him to occupy a position of general manager or president of hockey operations for another NHL team. . Chayka will not be able to perform this type of function again until the end of the contract he signed with the Coyotes, ie in three years.