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Report: McGuire, Rutherford interviewed for Pens GM gig


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:

Pierre McGuire moments ago on @MikeRichardsTSN@TSN1050Radio “yes I can confirm there have been discussions with #Pens management...”

— TSN 1050 Toronto (@TSN1050Radio) June 3, 2014

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

Add Jim Rutherford’s name to the list of those who have interviewed for Penguins vacant gm job.

— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) June 3, 2014

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.