Nov 18, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Network broadcaster Pierre McGuire (left) interviews Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brian Gibbons (49) after Gibbons was named the first star of the game for scoring his first career NHL goal against the Anaheim Ducks during the third period at the CONSOL Energy Center. The Penguins won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

NBC Analyst Pierre McGuire a Candidate for Pens GM?

Saturday will mark the 15th-straight day since the Pittsburgh Penguins relieved general manager Ray Shero, and there hasn’t been a single idea of who could replace him.

Until now.

According to Josh Yohe of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, NBC analyst Pierre McGuire is in the running to replace Shero, and reportedly has a good chance due to his relationship with the Pens’ brass.

Dejan Kovacevic of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review earlier tweeted that Pittsburgh is expected to choose a new GM by early-to-the-middle of next week, but added later that McGuire wouldn’t be an ideal fit.

McGuire has a history with Pittsburgh.

In 1991, McGuire was an assistant coach for the Pens while Scotty Bowman served as the interim head coach. That year and the next, McGuire – as many Pens’ fans can probably recall – won two Stanley Cups with the organization. So, the familiarity is there.

We’ll have to wait and see where Pittsburgh goes, but so far, McGuire has been the only name to surface officially. Pat Brisson – Sidney Crosby’s agent – was thought to possibly be a candidate, but turned down the idea.

Jason Botterill is currently serving as the interim GM.

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