The Arizona Coyotes could have their next general manager in place as soon as next week.

That's the latest from club president Anthony Leblanc, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman on Saturday's "Headlines" segment. There are two leading candidates, Friedman added.

"That leads to one of two names as the likely choice: Les Jackson, the current director of scouting in Dallas, or John Chayka, who's already the Coyotes' current assistant general manager," Friedman said. "I think it would be a surprise if it came this quick if it was anyone but those two.