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Report: McGuire, Rutherford interviewed for Pens GM gig

Jun 3, 2014, 2:33 PM EDT

Some new names have surfaced regarding the vacant Pittsburgh Penguins general manager position.

On Tuesday, NBC Sports’ Pierre McGuire confirmed reports of being in the mix during a radio interview with TSN 1050:

Shortly thereafter, TSN’s Darren Dreger reported that ex-Carolina GM Jim Rutherford had also interviewed for the position:

McGuire, 52, has a connection to the Pittsburgh organization. He served as a scout in 1990 and an assistant coach under Scotty Bowman during the club’s Stanley Cup wins in 1991 and ’92. In the TSN interview, he added “it’s been a pretty fluid process throughout the last 10 days to two weeks.”

Rutherford, 65, was recently replaced as GM in Carolina by Ron Francis after 20 years on the job. He too has ties to the Pittsburgh organization, having played in goal for the club from 1971-74.

  1. canucks30 - Jun 3, 2014 at 2:50 PM

  2. lowenni - Jun 3, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    I hope they hire McGuire, just so NBC can get him off the air. I feel like he’d actually be a very strong drafter and builder of a team, he’s good at noticing traits of players and seeing potential, but I doubt his ability to manage a team towards the Cup.

  3. pitpenguinsrulez - Jun 3, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    NO! NO! NO! Pierre!!!!

  4. papajack1259 - Jun 3, 2014 at 4:32 PM

    “In my day” that’s what I think when I here his name you would think he was Bobby Orr Gordie Howe And Wayne all in one. Hey he has to be a better office man than both player and announcer. My opinion

  5. rushledger - Jun 3, 2014 at 5:13 PM

    I think I’d get sick of either of them took over.

  6. terrier92 - Jun 3, 2014 at 6:12 PM

    Two very qualified men

  7. fingbob - Jun 3, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    Here and hear are not the same moron!

  8. slickytfox - Jun 5, 2014 at 7:46 AM

    Bob Johnson was head coach of the Pens in the 90-91 Stanley Cup year. Scotty Bowman was head coach in 91-92.

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