Pierre McGuire confirms he's in the running for Penguins GM job

Pierre McGuire poses in this file photo. (QMI Agency)

Pierre McGuire poses in this file photo. (QMI Agency)

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, Last Updated: 11:21 PM ET

TV hockey analyst Pierre McGuire could be set for a second go-round with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

McGuire, who was previously a scout then assistant coach with the Pens during their back-to-back Stanley Cup runs in 1991 and ‘92, confirmed Tuesday he has been interviewed for the vacant general manager post in Pittsburgh. The Penguins fired GM Ray Shero last month after their second-round playoff exit.

“I met with the Pittsburgh Penguins,” McGuire said during a conference call. “I talked with the Pittsburgh Penguins. So have a lot of other people.”

Earlier reports indicated McGuire has met twice with the Penguins.

The 52-year-old is thought to be one of a number of candidates for the job.

Jason Botterill, the interim GM, and Tampa Bay Lightning assistant GM Julien BriseBois are also in the mix.

“You know, there are 30 manager jobs in the league, and a lot of people think that when there’s an open you just put your resume together, throw it in and someone calls you back,” McGuire said on TSN 1050 radio.

“That’s not how it works.”


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