Tuesday, May 05, 2009
There's a long list of commentators that end up in front office jobs, but it seems to happen in Hockey more often than any other Sport. Most recently, Barry Melrose took a turn in the coach's seat for the Lightning, and now NBC analyst Pierre McGuire is on the short list of candidates for the vacant GM spot with the Minnesota Wild. Via the Star Tribune....
With the help of a committee that includes former Wild CEO Jac Sperling, owner Craig Leipold has weeded down a list of nearly 30 applicants to a handful of men who bring vastly different perspectives to the job, multiple league and team sources say.Well that's certainly an interesting list of potential employees. I've always enjoyed McGuire's "Between The Glass" segments and insight, but it's rare that a move like this works out. No matter what the Sport is.
The short list includes Pittsburgh Penguins assistant GM Chuck Fletcher, TSN and NBC color analyst Pierre McGuire, longtime NHL GM and coach Pat Quinn, Nashville Predators assistant GM Paul Fenton and Wild acting GM Tom Lynn.
While other unidentified candidates possibly could emerge, sources say the two considered frontrunners have interviews lined up.
Fletcher, 41, is expected to be in town later this week, while it's believed McGuire, 47, will interview today.
Interviews on tap for short list of Wild GM candidates (Star Tribune)