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Pittsburgh Penguins Name Jacques Martin Senior Advisor Of Hockey Operations

via the Pittsburgh Penguins,

The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Jacques Martin senior advisor of hockey operations, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.

Martin, 61, has over 25 years of NHL experience as a general manager, head coach and assistant coach with Pittsburgh, Montreal, Florida, Ottawa, Colorado/Quebec, Chicago and St. Louis.

His duties will include monitoring NHL games, with an emphasis on Eastern Conference teams, assessing how the Penguins compare to the competition. He will report his information to general manager Jim Rutherford.

Martin, who spent last season as an assistant coach on the Penguins’ staff, has won 613 games and made 12 playoff appearances in 17 seasons as a NHL head coach. He won the Jack Adams Award as the NHL’s ‘most outstanding coach’ with Ottawa in 1999 and was a finalist for the award on three other occasions.

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I can only speak of his time with Florida but he was both a terrible coach and terrible GM. He totally lost the team when he continued to play the game when Jokinen cut Zednik with his skate and nearly killed him. His handling of Bouwmeester practically got nothing for him if not for acting GM Sexton trading his rights for basically a third round pick. Martin could have got players and draft picks the summer before when he knew Bouwmeester was not going to sign and would be a UFA. Martin rates as one of the worst GM/coaches in Florida history and we have had some bad ones. He may be in a three way tie with Dudley and Keenan for worst GM ever.

Posted by Puckbubba on 07/23/14 at 12:57 PM ET

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