I participated, on the pro side of the “Does GMJR need to go?” on the Pens board. It was after the Kessel trade. I didn’t like the way he badmouthed players on the way out. In this case blaming Kessel for locker room troubles last year. And of course the signing of Jack Johnson the year before. The signing of Tanev looked like a similar, but much less egregious mistake. Well, it turns out that Tanev has been great and some other moves HOFGMJR made were excellent—getting Kahun, Marino, Sprong for Pettersson, keeping Jarry. Signing Jack Johnson is still a mind bottling self shot in the foot, but otherwise the Pens look great and a large part of that is GMJR.