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The Pittsburgh Penguins Schedule A News Conference Today

via the Pittsburgh Penguins,

The Pittsburgh Penguins will hold a news conference today at 11:30 a.m. in the media room at CONSOL Energy Center.

added 9:43am, Here you go..

 

added 9:54am, another McKenzie tweet,

PIT assistant GM Jason Botterill likely to take over on an interim basis. Shero likely to immediately become frontrunner for GM job in WSH.

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Paul's avatar

That was the complete press release, no mention of who will attend, etc.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/16/14 at 08:15 AM ET

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Clean sweep. Shero and the most overrated coach in hockey are gone.

Posted by VitoLambruski on 05/16/14 at 08:42 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Thank God & Greyhound they’re gone !!!

Posted by Evilpens on 05/16/14 at 08:49 AM ET

Paul's avatar

EP, who do you want as GM and coach?

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/16/14 at 08:51 AM ET

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Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/16/14 at 09:51 AM ET

Was going to ask the same thing!

Posted by gowings from MTL on 05/16/14 at 09:06 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

hahahaha Babcock VERY small chance GM Tom Fiitzgerald who is/was special asst. to Shero would be my pick

Posted by Evilpens on 05/16/14 at 09:06 AM ET

socalwingnut's avatar

It would be interesting to see what Barry Trotz could do with talent and an owner that will spend to the cap.

Posted by socalwingnut on 05/16/14 at 09:09 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

yeah now that Shero is gone I wouldn’t mind Trotz !I want Tocchet & Ulfie as asst. Coaches

Posted by Evilpens on 05/16/14 at 09:10 AM ET

Iggy_Rules's avatar

Trotz in Pittsburgh would be very good for the pens. Not sure on the gm front though.

Posted by Iggy_Rules from Calgary, Canada on 05/16/14 at 09:12 AM ET

Paul's avatar

How about Pierre McGuire as GM and bring back Eddie O as coach?

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/16/14 at 09:16 AM ET

TreKronor's avatar

How about Pierre McGuire as GM and bring back Eddie O as coach?

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/16/14 at 10:16 AM ET

YES x 1billion!

Posted by TreKronor on 05/16/14 at 09:19 AM ET

Russian Rocket's avatar

Reports of Crosby’s agent Pat Brisson as a candidate for GM, hate to see the backlash from that (spoiled! Baby!). It’s tough to be happy when your team has fired their GM while making the playoffs every year, but he sealed his fate when wanting to bring Dan back AGAIN!?

Interested to see what Botterill can do in the interim, he was a top candidate for a GM gig a few places elsewhere.

Posted by Russian Rocket on 05/16/14 at 09:21 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

How about Pierre McGuire as GM and bring back Eddie O as coach?

Paul you want me ttyo have a Stroke on a Happy Day & Friday to boot?

Posted by Evilpens on 05/16/14 at 09:23 AM ET

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.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) No he wasn’t he didn’t even get interview for Sabres GM Job ! he is there to hold down the fort till they hire a New GM

Posted by Evilpens on 05/16/14 at 09:24 AM ET

Paul's avatar

NHL Network will televise the presser at 11:30am,  If I find an embed, I will also open a post with it.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/16/14 at 09:36 AM ET

SYF's avatar

PIT will announce this morning GM Ray Shero and head coach Dan Bylsma have been fired.

Wow.  Honestly, I was expecting one or the other, but both?

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 05/16/14 at 09:54 AM ET

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I would like to see Nashville AGM Paul Fenton come in as GM and bring Barry Trotz with him as coach. Probably just wishful thinking though..

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Chicago, IL on 05/16/14 at 10:00 AM ET

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.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) Shero drafts have been AWFUL & he went to bat for Bylsma after last years shitshow against Bahstan ! those 2 things doomed him, He & Bylsma were joined at the brain could not fire Bylsma & not Shero

Posted by Evilpens on 05/16/14 at 10:06 AM ET

SYF's avatar

CAR, WAS, and now, PIT, in the race for Trotz.

Please stay in the West, Trotz.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 05/16/14 at 10:06 AM ET

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I getcha, EP.  It still astonishes me.  I guess I’m spoiled as a Wings fan because of the great amount of patience shown by Ilitch to stay with Holland and Babcock even though they haven’t made it to the Conference Finals since ‘08-‘09.

Posted by SYF from The Revenge of Johnny E on 05/16/14 at 10:11 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

& that is why Shero traded all those picks @ deadline because the talent pool @ Forward is TERRIBLE Beau Bennett is their only young F with any pedigree at all & he announced yesterday he has to have another surgery on his wrist. He can’t stay healthy !!


Sid’s Linemates in Game 7 was Undrafted Free Agent & 5 Foot 6 Brian Gibbons & Chris Kunitz who in my opinion is a 3 liner or at best a 3rd line on a top 2 line to do the dirty work

Posted by Evilpens on 05/16/14 at 10:23 AM ET

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Please hire McGuire so we never have to listen to him again on an NHL national broadcast. Please.

Posted by ryanloral on 05/16/14 at 10:25 AM ET

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It’s hard to draft well when you’re winning. When you’re not a top 4 pick every year, it’s difficult to stay young and deep. I don’t blame Shero for having little success when the organization isn’t built for that. They don’t have the same level of scouting as other teams.

I do think it is funny that it was only a couple years ago everyone was calling Shero the GM of the year because of how he was able to manipulate the free agency periods to stack his team.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 05/16/14 at 10:26 AM ET

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Also, add one more hoping that PM and EO get the nods for GM and HC respectively.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 05/16/14 at 10:26 AM ET

SnLO's avatar

I hope this ushers in a new era in Pens history reminiscent of the era that saw them almost go bankrupt and move to a new city. Bring on the hiring of Edzo and Douche Canoe to fill the vacancies.

Posted by SnLO from beyond the M-1 on 05/16/14 at 10:37 AM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Say it right now Botterril will be new GM & Bylsma will be GC with him having to fire the ASST Coaches !

Burkle & Morehouse are Strangling this OrganIzation with their ARROGANCE ! Burkle thinking that a Democratic Political Hack can run a Sports team & Morehouse has never done anything.

Bob Mckenzie tweeting that some people in Pgh. Believe that Burkle wants J.P. Brisson to be GM is all you need to know about what the Problem is in Pgh.

Posted by Evilpens on 05/16/14 at 10:51 AM ET

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