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An exerpt from Ken Warren's piece in today's Citizen:

Yesterday, the Lightning issued a release that stated Tortorella wouldn't be back next year, giving him the opportunity to shop himself around.

But Murray, speaking to the Team 1200-AM yesterday before the Lightning issued their release, answered indirectly to speculation he wanted Tortorella to gain his freedom so he could interview him.

"I heard I was waiting for a particular guy on another team ... that's not true," Murray said. "Very definitely the people I'm talking to, I've got permission to talk to, and, at this point in time, I'm going to hire one of them."

Murray says he will cut down his list and bring "one or two" candidates back next week for a second round of interviews.

The plan has always been to have a coach in place before the NHL entry draft at Scotiabank Place June 20-21, but Murray insists he isn't going to rush.

And in case you needed a refresher on the current candidates (again -- according to Murray's claims):

Senators general manager Bryan Murray is expected to talk today with Peter DeBoer, coach of the Ontario Hockey League's Kitchener Rangers, and Murray has also acknowledged interviewing Bob Hartley and Craig Hartsburg for the position.

Kevin Dineen, the former Senator who has spent the past three seasons as coach of the Portland Pirates of the American Hockey League, may also have spoken to Murray about the job.

Just a thought: Can you imagine what it would be like having Tortorella here, and Ron Wilson in Toronto? It'd be a total media bitch-fest, 24-7.