Pierre McGuire Is Now the Front-Runner for Tampa Bay GM Job

May 13th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
Several sources are reporting that Detroit Red Wings Vice President of Operations, Steve Yzerman, has turned down an offer to become GM of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

This news comes just days after Dave Nonis, another prospective Lightning GM, signed an extension to stay on with the Toronto Maple Leafs; effectively taking his name out of consideration for the job.

Though Yzerman was reportedly the first choice of team owner, Jeff Vinik, the Lightning did not appear to offer the right opportunity for Yzerman to begin his GM career.

With Nonis, and now Yzerman, out of the running, the team has now apparently turned its sights toward TV analyst Pierre McGuire as a front-runner for the GM job.

A representative of Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC (owned by Jeff Vinik) spoke to Bleacher Report, on condition of anonymity, regarding Vinik's targeting of McGuire for the vacant GM position.

"Pierre McGuire has a wealth of experience in the NHL, beyond his recent history as a TV analyst."

McGuire was a scout and an assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 1991 and 1992, years in which they won the Stanley C ...

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