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Scotty Bowman On Pierre McGuire And The Pittsburgh Penguins Too

from CBS Pittsburgh,

Former Pittsburgh Penguins Hall of Fame coach Scotty Bowman joined Bob Pompeani on his Saturday show on The Fan to talk about the Pens’ current situation as they search for a new general manager and possibly a new head coach.

Bowman worked closely with NBC Sports NHL analyst Pierre Maguire who has been rumored to be a possible candidate for the open general manager position with the Pens.

He tells Bob that Maguire has been a candidate recently for many open positions and that he has a real desire to return to a team.

“He has a good broad knowledge of amateur hockey,” Bowman said. “But the big thing he has going for him for me is that he has a lot of connections. He has kept up with the hockey league. He is a hard worker. His knowledge of the NHL would be very high for sure.”

Bowman also told Bob that he thinks injuries played a huge role in the Pens early exit from the playoffs this year and he doesn’t think the window for this team to win another Stanley Cup has closed.

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The idea of Pierre McGuire as a) a GM and b) a GM for the Pens is just too fantastic to actually happen.

Holy cow, that would be hilarious.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 05/24/14 at 06:57 PM ET

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UGH !!! Pompeani is Buddy Buddy with Mario & if he asked Scotty about Regis he might know something about who they prefer

Posted by Evilpens on 05/24/14 at 07:02 PM ET

Savage Henry's avatar

I thought Pittsburgh already employed Pierre as Crosby’s fluffer.

Posted by Savage Henry on 05/24/14 at 08:27 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

OH GOOD *#$%@& GOD !! whoever or whatever team plays well Regis blows them ! Hell I thought many games when Flyers played well that Giroux should be wearing 99

Posted by Evilpens on 05/24/14 at 08:51 PM ET

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I can’t wait for this to happen.  Maybe he would hire Eddie O. and I could watch the Wings on NBC.

Posted by guy on 05/24/14 at 09:13 PM ET

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Crosby’s fluffer haha

Posted by SlimChance on 05/24/14 at 09:26 PM ET

awould's avatar

Whatever gets him off tv. Will be a tough transition from giant player-ass kisser to GM.

Posted by awould on 05/24/14 at 11:02 PM ET

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What a coincidence, he has a broad knowledge about being an amateurish broadcaster as well.  Nothing would please me more than watching Douche Canoe run Pitt into the ground, other than maybe watching Oldick do the same for the Cawks.

Posted by Hootinani on 05/25/14 at 01:20 AM ET

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hes a fantasy monster and should be treated as such!

Posted by Luongo-is-my-hero on 05/25/14 at 02:49 AM ET

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I now consider Pierre McGuire a Hall of Fame GM.

Posted by HockeyinHD on 05/25/14 at 07:30 AM ET

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