Guerin Named New Wild GM

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  1. NEPA

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    Sorry for the confusion, it wasn't anything you said in particular I was just saying in general. I agree with you that people/fans whine too much. No patience and never let things play out it seems.
     
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    Please call Ron Francis!!! though he is not dusty
     
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    I miss the highlighted puck with the raid trail and speeds of the shots lol.
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    Ah. I think I've spotted what's going on.

    I thought you were talking next in line to be Pens GM, not next in line to be a GM somewhere/next in line to be the most prominent AGM.

    The former I'd argue with. Next in line to be the most prominent AGM, well... probably yeah. I'm not sure he'll be quite prominent though. I don't know if he's getting WBS, I don't know if he'll be getting press quotes. But I'm sure he'll be leaned on heavily and probably given extra responsibilities.
     
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    I don't mind Karmanos as AGM.
     
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    That's not quite how things happened.
    Under Shero, Botterill was an Assistant GM, Fitzgerald was "Assistant to the GM", and Guerin was the Player Development Coach.

    When Rutherford was hired, the first thing he announced (on 6/6/14) was that Botterill was promoted to "Associate GM", and both Fitzgerald and Guerin were promoted to "Assistant GMs". 6 days later (on 6/12/14), he announced that he had hired Karmanos as VP of Hockey Ops.
    At this point, the Pens had a GM, an Associate GM, two Assistant GMs, and a VP of Hockey Ops.

    Fitzgerald left to join Shero in NJ in 2015.
    Botterill left to become GM of the Sabres in 2017, and shortly after that, Karmanos was promoted to Assistant GM, and Guerin was made GM of WB/S.

    Karmanos is already an Assistant GM, and there's no VP of Hockey Ops in the wings, so the options would seem to be:
    1. Promote someone from within. Possibly Scott Young, who is Director of Player Development, Patrik Allvin, who is Director of Amateur Scouting, or even Mike Velucci, though it seems more likely he'd just get GM of WB/S, but not AGM of Pittsburgh.
    2. Hire a new AGM from outside the org.
    3. Stick with just one AGM, which was standard for a long time, anyway.

    There's a good chance they'll just make Velucci GM of WB/S, and do nothing else at this time, but if they do promote from within, my guess is that it'll be Allvin.
     
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    Alvin was made the Director like a year ago wasnt he? Just for stability I dont know if theyd promote him again.
     
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    KIRK WHERE ARE YOU
     
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    Makes sense. Let's see if they see that.
     
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    I would imagine he has been drunken celebrating ever since he heard the news.
     
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    Two years.

    I think the question there is "What extra things are they expecting Allvin to do if he's called AGM?" Like, if he just got Karmanos' responsibilities and Karmanos got Botterill's, then Allvin would have oversight of analytics - no idea how much extra work that is - oversight of amateur scouting - basically what he already does - and I don't know how much more just general hockey stuff. It's possible that'd be pretty stable if the extra stuff isn't that huge.

    My guess would be Scott Young. The beat reporters have mentioned him more often, he's been in situ longer, the team promotes from Player Development more often than from Amateur Scouting, and we just got another Player Development guy to help carry the load.
     
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    Maybe GMJR can pawn JJ off on him. Actually Guerin needs to make some decisions here as they need to begin the unloading of bad contracts so maybe a deal can be made here.
     
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    I was thinking of maybe hiring another teams Director of Amateur scouting. Maybe target teams like Tampa/San Jose that have great drafting. Those guys obviously have good talent recognition.
     
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    I guessed Allvin because, a) he's been with the Pens for longer, b) Director of Amateur Scouting is a fairly common stepping stone to GM positions, c) he's been a more public face of the team than Young has, and d) he clearly has the trust of JR.

    That said, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they went with Young, instead (assuming they even promote from within in the first place).
     
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