It seems Ray Shero isn't going to be the general manager for the Boston Bruins after all.
The Providence Journal reports that Shero, who was offered the position over the weekend, is asking the team for too much money and negotiations have broken down.
The Bruins were also interested in Ottawa Senators assistant GM Peter Chiarelli, who now emerges as a lead candidate.
Shero, 43, worked in stints as an assistant GM for the Ottawa Senators and Nashville Predators over the past 14 seasons.
According to the reports, Shero and his wife met with team president Harry Sinden and executive vice president Charlie Jacobs, the son of club owner Jeremy Jacobs last week. Shero has been the Predators' assistant GM for the past eight NHL seasons.
The Pittsburgh Penguins were also reportedly interested in Shero's services.
Ray is the son of the late Fred Shero, who coached the Philadelphia Flyers to back-to-back Cups in 1974 and 1975.
He worked as a player agent before joining the Ottawa Senators in 1993 and spent six years as assistant GM. Shero joined the Predators in 1998.