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Why Or Why Not- Pierre McGuire As The Next GM Of The Pittsburgh Penguins

from Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,

Pierre has friends and enemies in the game. That is normal when you've been navigating the NHL's shark-infested waters as long as he has. He knows everybody. He's a legendary schmoozer.

Do I think he's the right person to replace Ray Shero as Penguins general manager?

Wow. That is a question I never dreamed we'd be pondering. Pierre is the talk of the town in the wake of his second interview with Penguins brass, including co-owners Ron Burkle and Mario Lemieux, this past weekend.

As early as Tuesday, the Penguins could name a GM.

What if it's Pierre?

I am of two minds. One says, “Bad idea, PR nightmare.” The other says, “Why not?”

Perhaps unfairly, I tend to view Pierre the way I viewed Russ Grimm when he was after the Steelers coaching job. Both seem more like the guy who buys you a beer and talks about the organization rather than the guy actually leading it.

Pierre is a media guy. Has been for a long time. He's one of us!

He also has a pleasantly quirky personality that could lead one to believe he is more suited for court jester than king.



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I would be so damn embarrassed.  Getting rid of Shero for Pierre?

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 06/03/14 at 09:24 AM ET

bezukov's avatar

Oh man.  I would not stop laughing.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 06/03/14 at 09:38 AM ET

Hootinani's avatar

No more Douche Canoe, and the Pens get run into the ground?

yes, please

Posted by Hootinani on 06/03/14 at 09:46 AM ET

Tripwire32's avatar

It would be too laughable.

I’d be scared to know what Peeaire is doing to Rosby in the back office between practices. Licking the creamcicle.

Yes please. Do it.

Posted by Tripwire32 from Kay He Mar Heart on 06/03/14 at 10:02 AM ET

LivinLaVidaLockout's avatar


Posted by LivinLaVidaLockout on 06/03/14 at 10:06 AM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

Please no.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Denver on 06/03/14 at 10:13 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

I almost want to start a whitehouse.gov petition to get the president to beg the Penguins to make this happen.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 06/03/14 at 10:25 AM ET

JBytes's avatar

Please make it so!

Posted by JBytes on 06/03/14 at 11:23 AM ET


Only if he takes Eddie subtle interference O with him

Posted by SlimChance on 06/03/14 at 11:37 AM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

Why? Because no one wants to watch another game with the Douche Canoe blathering on…and on…and on…and on…and…

Why not? Because the Pens are already big enough whiners without adding one more to the mix.

He also has a pleasantly quirky personality that could lead one to believe he is more suited for court jester than king.

In the end, Starkey nailed it.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 06/03/14 at 11:58 AM ET

Mistercristo's avatar

Perfect.  Based on his broadcasting, you’d think he already works for the penguins.

Posted by Mistercristo from Cameron Frye's garage, circa 1987 on 06/03/14 at 01:34 PM ET

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