Pierre Maguire mentioned as Pens coaching candidate
The author of the article, Bucky Gleason, who I regard with the same warmth as Pierre Maguire thinks he'll get a long look. He mentions Maguire's previous work with the Pens and his good relationship with Shero. It's around the middle of the article.
The downside for hockey fans, of course, would be losing him on television. He’s knowledgeable, articulate and fearless when making his assessments on the fly. It’s why he’s one of the best in the biz.
That's a sacrifice millions of hockey fans would gladly make.
He was on the Drive a few days before MT got fired. Pretty much ripping the way the Pen's are coached. And mentioning what he would do. Pauslen asked him if he was "looking at houses in Pittsburgh", Pierre just laughed.
According to Pierre, he would solve Sid's winger problem. He said that he would put Jordan Staal on Sid's wing. He would want Jordan to play down low in the offensive zone and have Sid up high.
I don't know if I could handle him being our coach. If fact, I pretty much know I couldn't.
It's funny how he is supposedly so close to Shero, and just indirectly bashes the hell out of him when discussing last season's trade with Atlanta. Yeah, I realize he could be bashing Mario instead on that one, but that doesn't make it anymore legit. In fact, it makes it less, especially since according to him they (Pierre and Mario) are still close. Yeah, right Pierre.
He has an ego the size of the Grand Canyon, and is exactly the type of coach a team with two franchise players needs to stay away from. If we're going for an ego-laden coach, I want Torts.
McGuire = guy who is way too sure of himself. His comments on the Atlanta trade in particular (though he's not the only Canadian genius to make the comments) are really indicative that he doesn't know the team well. He just thinks he does. Also if he is a close personal friend of Shero's that's probably all the more reason why Shero would never hire him. It would look really bad, considering he has no real credentials to coach this team.
His commentary makes him look like a penguin hater. Does he ever have anything nice to say about the pens?
If saying something about how much he's in love/lust with everyone and everything involved with the Red Wings organization is saying something nice about the Pens, then yeah. He says something nice about them every 2.3 seconds he's on the air.