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#1 DH26

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:34 AM

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Carolina's secretly been terrible for the last 5 years and only won in the super freaky year. Shoulda just kept Shero if they were gonna hire him. Even Pierre has more upside 


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 09:39 AM

Dammit. That means we're still stuck with Pierre on TV.
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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:46 AM

Dammit. That means we're still stuck with Pierre on TV.

 

This was my first thought as well. Bummer.

 

But just think how sad he is?? He was THIS CLOSE to being able to follow Crosby around every day in an "official capacity".


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:54 AM

How could Pierre McGuire ever have been considered for a GM position of Pittsburgh. He was fired from Hartford in like 1994 and from ottawa as an assistant a year later. He's been broadcasting since 1997. This guy hasn't had any sort of meaningful managerial or coaching job in forever. How does he even get an interview? Other than a tryout with the Devils 30 years ago he's never seen NHL ice and never played in the AHL.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 10:55 AM

I think everyone is peeved off with that hiring. Why does Pitt have to be dumb. Wait that's right cuz they need pierre to talk up Crosby and the pens cuz nobody else has a love affair with him besides pierre. God I hate this move hahahahaha.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 11:07 AM

Our rivals Philly got just a little bit better with coach Berube.

 

Our rivals New York got pretty damn good for a temporary window of the next few years.

 

I'm glad to say I think Pittsburgh is finally on the decline.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 11:40 AM

Our rivals Philly got just a little bit better with coach Berube.

 

Our rivals New York got pretty damn good for a temporary window of the next few years.

 

I'm glad to say I think Pittsburgh is finally on the decline.

 

The rags peak window is this year. They'll be a playoff team next year and are capable of winning rounds...but they're not winning any cups in the near future if they don't do it now. Lundqvist is turning 33 next year, St. Louis 39, Richards 35. They may lose Stralman and top to bottom they don't really have great goal scoring prowess.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 11:47 AM

Bylsma fired. Wasting no time lol. http://www.thestar.c...al_manager.html

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 11:52 AM

Bylsma fired. Wasting no time lol. http://www.thestar.c...al_manager.html

 

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 11:54 AM

How could Pierre McGuire ever have been considered for a GM position of Pittsburgh. He was fired from Hartford in like 1994 and from ottawa as an assistant a year later. He's been broadcasting since 1997. This guy hasn't had any sort of meaningful managerial or coaching job in forever. How does he even get an interview? Other than a tryout with the Devils 30 years ago he's never seen NHL ice and never played in the AHL.

 

this has been discussed, but i would argue that there is noone with more knowledge of players and prospects that mcGuire. he may not necessarily peg the winners from the losers, but he clearly knows what he's looking at and what he sees. i am obviously in the minority in that i like pierre a lot on tv. i've met him several times in person and had conversations with him. seems like a genuinely good guy who loves everything about hockey. the knock is that he also loves KNOWING that he knows everything about these players and can talk over plays with additional commentary that isn't necessary.

 

everyone loves to hate on him for felating crosby. news flash - crosby is really good and often does really impressive things on the ice. i've also seen pierre criticize him when he's dogged it or made a bad play.

 

i would have absolutely no problem with pierre being a part of the braintrust for my team.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:01 PM

Hmm...Pittsburgh making some very foolish moves here.  Just because the team has struggled in the playoffs, they look like they're ready to blow the team up.  The firing of Byslma is NOT confirmed though as that is only a report, I could see it happening though.  Most teams would kill to have the success that Pittsburgh has had in terms of being a contender on a yearly basis.

EDIT: Nevermind.  I'm watching the presser right now.  Byslma is done in Pittsburgh


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:03 PM

Has Paul Maurice signed to be the head coach in Winnipeg? Whether he would return there was based on family considerations for him I had heard. I'd have to think he'd be Rutherford's #1 choice if he's available.
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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:12 PM

I'd kill to have PIerre working for the Devils scouting department.  The guy clearly knows what he's talking about.

 

As a GM though..not so much.  Can you imagine him during a contract negotiation?  It'd be hilariously awkward.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:20 PM

Shero has been good, minus this past season, making moves such as acquiring Goc and Stempniak. 


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:32 PM

Has Paul Maurice signed to be the head coach in Winnipeg? Whether he would return there was based on family considerations for him I had heard. I'd have to think he'd be Rutherford's #1 choice if he's available.

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:36 PM

Rutherford says that the character department of the Penguins top 6 forwards is lacking.  I think this means Neal is gone. 


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:38 PM

I'd kill to have PIerre working for the Devils scouting department.  The guy clearly knows what he's talking about.

 

As a GM though..not so much.  Can you imagine him during a contract negotiation?  It'd be hilariously awkward.

 

I like Pierre a lot as well, for many of the reasons Sundstrom mentioned.  I kind of agree with you though that what's probably holding him back from getting a GM job is that he's probably been unimpressive in interviews (he interviewed for the Canadians' job a few years ago) when it comes to contract negotiations and salary cap management.  Or at least that's my guess.


Shero has been good, minus this past season, making moves such as acquiring Goc and Stempniak. 

 

The Jordan Staal trade could prove to be a giant winner as also. 


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:38 PM

http://www.theglobea...rticle18037987/

Ah ok. Thanks.
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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:50 PM

Dammit, now Pierre can't build his All-Monster team, a hand picked group of seasoned veterans whom are the product of Shattuck Saint Mary's Boarding School.


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Posted 06 June 2014 - 12:56 PM

Interesting to see if Rutherford poaches Carolina for a player the likes of Cam Ward to work a 1A - 1B combo with Fleury


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