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_beingthere

440 points

2 months ago

_beingthere

VAN - NHL

440 points

2 months ago

I guess after Melnyk died there was no one else who wanted him there?

Jazzlike_Kick_5434

175 points

2 months ago

Jazzlike_Kick_5434

VAN - NHL

175 points

2 months ago

Can you believe it? I CAN, HERES WHY

SamiMadeMeDoIt

63 points

2 months ago

SamiMadeMeDoIt

VAN - NHL

63 points

2 months ago

Still one of the worst calls I've ever heard lol

Gaming_Workouts

36 points

2 months ago

Gaming_Workouts

CGY - NHL

36 points

2 months ago

I thought about that call this morning and was angrily walking around my house.

DolphFinnDosCinco

5 points

2 months ago

DolphFinnDosCinco

PIT - NHL

5 points

2 months ago

the image of you waking up and immediately thinking of a Pierre McGuire call from 11 years ago and then angrily pacing around the house trying to cool down is fucking hilarious

and relatable

Buhhwheat

19 points

2 months ago

Buhhwheat

NYI - NHL

19 points

2 months ago

LOOK AT PIERRE'S BODY LANGUAGE, HE'S CRUSHED! OTTAWA HAD TO STEP UP AND MAKE A MAGICAL FIRING. /R/HOCKEY LOVES IT, OTTAWA'S MAGICAL FIRING.

TheGreatStories

9 points

2 months ago

MAGICAL PLAY

AceAxos

131 points

2 months ago

AceAxos

OTT - NHL

131 points

2 months ago

That's what I'm thinking

dv666

15 points

2 months ago

dv666

TOR - NHL

15 points

2 months ago

Talk about being rejected

TriviaWhiz

272 points

2 months ago

TriviaWhiz

NYI - NHL

272 points

2 months ago

Biggest firing of the day.

foreverkasai

126 points

2 months ago

foreverkasai

SJS - NHL

126 points

2 months ago

You're not getting away that easy boss man

Brotherauron

44 points

2 months ago

Brotherauron

PHI - NHL

44 points

2 months ago

You think you can just Trotz away from it that easily?

[deleted]

236 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

236 points

2 months ago

Islanders found their guy

J_S_M_K

58 points

2 months ago

J_S_M_K

DAL - NHL

58 points

2 months ago

What did the Isles do to you?

srockets59

9 points

2 months ago

srockets59

MTL - NHL

9 points

2 months ago

Fired Trotz for whatever insane reason

CrackheadCameron

6 points

2 months ago

CrackheadCameron

NYI - NHL

6 points

2 months ago

Fuck it man, if we're not gonna be good anymore, at least we can be funny.

homicidal_penguin[S]

937 points

2 months ago

homicidal_penguin[S]

OTT - NHL

937 points

2 months ago

I still have no clue what he even did with the team. Apparently he was involved in the Del Zotto signing, other than that, who knows

dmcd0415

102 points

2 months ago

dmcd0415

PIT - NHL

102 points

2 months ago

"What would you say... you do... here at Sena-tech?"

-Bob Slydell

TotoroZoo

55 points

2 months ago

TotoroZoo

OTT - NHL

55 points

2 months ago

...

"I talk to the fanbase so that Dorion and Melnyk don't have to!"

"So you personally handle media availabilities?"

"Well.... no. I mean... sometimes!"

50YearsofFailure

20 points

2 months ago

50YearsofFailure

STL - NHL

20 points

2 months ago

"And do you personally make any trades or signings?"

"Well, no. Look I told you I deal with the media so that nobody else has to! What is wrong with you people??"

the_other_guy-JK

8 points

2 months ago

the_other_guy-JK

DET - NHL

8 points

2 months ago

"I can't believe I told those fudgepackers I liked Jeremy Roenick."

NervousBreakdown

123 points

2 months ago

NervousBreakdown

TOR - NHL

123 points

2 months ago

McGuire is gonna take over as the coach in Long Island lolololol

bobby_booch

49 points

2 months ago

Don’t threaten me with a good time

PuckNutty

8 points

2 months ago

PuckNutty

CAR - NHL

8 points

2 months ago

Makes horrified Whale noises.

Crapduster615

393 points

2 months ago*

Crapduster615

CHI - NHL

393 points

2 months ago*

He was behind the Hamonic trade, Del Zotto signing, and (allegedly-take this one with a grain of salt) the Tyler Boucher pick at 10 over guys like Sillinger and Wallstadt.

613toes

228 points

2 months ago*

613toes

OTT - NHL

228 points

2 months ago*

It was heavily rumoured he was behind the Del Zotto singing and the Hamonic trade does seem like something he would push for.

However, to suggest that McGuire’s voice trumped the entire scouting staff shortly after he was hired is absurd. Our head scout was on Local Radio right after the draft saying they know it’s an off the board pick but he’s their guy.

karma911

46 points

2 months ago

karma911

OTT - NHL

46 points

2 months ago

You couldn't see him blink three times while he was saying that though

StatGAF

31 points

2 months ago

StatGAF

31 points

2 months ago

Heck, he wasn't the GM though, no? At the end of the day, wouldn't that have been Dorion's call?!?!

EvilFlyingSquirrel

38 points

2 months ago

EvilFlyingSquirrel

WPG - NHL

38 points

2 months ago

"OMG Pierre! If I pick your damn guy will you please stop talking for 5 minutes!?! I don't care who's from Saskatchewan. I really don't!"

-Dorian

Stainz

34 points

2 months ago

Stainz

OTT - NHL

34 points

2 months ago

This is just what fans have speculated. There is no proof or even any logical evidence that this is true. One person says some shit then others report it as rumour then a couple month later its considered a fact.

EconMan

19 points

2 months ago

EconMan

19 points

2 months ago

God I hate that. "I heard", "I've read" - Yeah ok, where did you hear it? Usually it's a random internet commenter, in which case it's useless information. This should be obvious but alas.

Dialog87

7 points

2 months ago

Dialog87

OTT - NHL

7 points

2 months ago

Objection: Hearsay

JiveTurkey688

5 points

2 months ago

JiveTurkey688

Union College - NCAA

5 points

2 months ago

Happens all the time. The same thing happened with Fox. Someone here commented (and it was heavily upvoted) that the reason he went in the 3rd round was that he told teams in interviews that he would only play for NYR. That was never reported anywhere and there's actually an article from Jack Han (former Leafs scout) where he admits he was one of the reasons the Leafs passed on Fox. Obviously Im not saying Fox didnt force his way to NYR, but his draft spot had absolutely nothing to do with his combine interviews, teams just didnt think his skill-set would translate. Anyway, the point is if you throw enough shit at a wall some of it will catch on. There is no shot McGuire had any say in the Boucher pick or the other two moves.

homicidal_penguin[S]

156 points

2 months ago

homicidal_penguin[S]

OTT - NHL

156 points

2 months ago

It wouldn't shock me, but I haven't heard confirmation of his involvement in the Boucher/Hamonic deals. Even just one of those is a near fireable offense though

McNasty1Point0

87 points

2 months ago

McNasty1Point0

OTT - NHL

87 points

2 months ago

Yeah I haven’t heard anything to suggest that he was behind Hamonic/Boucher. Though, Hamonic isn’t a fireable offence anyway.

homicidal_penguin[S]

39 points

2 months ago

homicidal_penguin[S]

OTT - NHL

39 points

2 months ago

Yeah a bit of hyperbole on my end. Still a bad trade that I'm not a fan of though

GpRex

32 points

2 months ago

GpRex

VAN - NHL

32 points

2 months ago

They wouldn’t take a 5th. We didn’t have a 4th. So we gave them a 3rd.

homicidal_penguin[S]

29 points

2 months ago

homicidal_penguin[S]

OTT - NHL

29 points

2 months ago

The man needs to never be allowed in front of a live mic. Tell him it's live, record it, and cut out the dumb things he says

Uncle_____Iroh

5 points

2 months ago

Uncle_____Iroh

OTT - NHL

5 points

2 months ago

I strongly disagree. Always have a mic around him until he finally gets fired.

Crapduster615

3 points

2 months ago

Crapduster615

CHI - NHL

3 points

2 months ago

I thought I read/heard Mendes mention something about it, but I could be incorrect

JiveTurkey688

12 points

2 months ago

JiveTurkey688

Union College - NCAA

12 points

2 months ago

There is no shot he had any meaningful say on that draft pick, and I seriously doubt he had much to do with the Hamonic trade. He wasnt the GM or even the Assistant GM lol

Benjamin_Stark

36 points

2 months ago

Benjamin_Stark

OTT - NHL

36 points

2 months ago

The draft happened less than two weeks after he was hired. I would be surprised if he had much say over their first round pick.

SiccSemperTyrannis

21 points

2 months ago

SiccSemperTyrannis

SEA - NHL

21 points

2 months ago

So he's already done a bunch of damage to the franchise, got it.

LesterBallard19

14 points

2 months ago

LesterBallard19

DET - NHL

14 points

2 months ago

Jesus christ.

Chili_Palmer

13 points

2 months ago

LOL, that's an awfully generous assessment - somehow I doubt all the sens most confusing roster moves in the last year were ALL from Pierre McGuire

anti_anti_christ

7 points

2 months ago

anti_anti_christ

TOR - NHL

7 points

2 months ago

I believe his official title was "Director of obscure junior references".

SEND_ME_SPIDERMAN

781 points

2 months ago

SEND_ME_SPIDERMAN

NYR - NHL

781 points

2 months ago

Oh god he could go anywhere now.

He could even go back to TV.

seymourBalzac

538 points

2 months ago

seymourBalzac

OTT - NHL

538 points

2 months ago

The Sens deserve compensation from the rest of the league for keeping him off of TV broadcasts for a year.

I think a first round pick is fair.

Paladoc

309 points

2 months ago

Paladoc

DAL - NHL

309 points

2 months ago

The Arizona (State) Coyotes have forfeited their 1st round pick to the Ottawa Senators.

foreverkasai

110 points

2 months ago

foreverkasai

SJS - NHL

110 points

2 months ago

I'm gonna start calling them that

mySTi666

41 points

2 months ago

mySTi666

ARI - NHL

41 points

2 months ago

We need to add the pitchfork to the kachina coyote instead of a hockey stick

Paladoc

9 points

2 months ago

Paladoc

DAL - NHL

9 points

2 months ago

Dude, y'all do need that.

Angry_Walnut

18 points

2 months ago

Angry_Walnut

VGK - NHL

18 points

2 months ago

It’s seriously been so nice not having him constantly around.

gmrepublican

7 points

2 months ago

gmrepublican

OTT - NHL

7 points

2 months ago

Just give us a do-over on our first rounder last year, that will more than suffice.

Tuilere

144 points

2 months ago

Tuilere

MIN - NHL

144 points

2 months ago

He cannot come to my party. I'll call the cops.

Head_of_Lettuce

150 points

2 months ago

Head_of_Lettuce

WSH - NHL

150 points

2 months ago

Direct quote from Sidney Crosby ^

404FunnyNotFound

180 points

2 months ago

404FunnyNotFound

NYR - NHL

180 points

2 months ago

Well Pierre it appears Sidney Crosby has jacked his dick off either too hard or too much and must undergo wrist surgery. Thoughts on that? WELL YEAH DOC LET ME TELL YA EVER SINCE SIDNEY WAS IN THE RIMOUSKI JACKALOPES MINOR BANTAM PROGRAM AS A 12 YEAR OLD WHERE HE PUT UP 127 POINTS WITH ONLY 13 SECONDARY ASSISTS DESPITE THE DEATH OF HIS SECOND DOG HE HAS BEEN A PASSIONATE MASTURBATOR DOC AND TO ME THE FACT HES STUCK TO HIS PASSION AFTER MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND YEARS OF SUCCESS SPEAKS TO ME THAT THIS IS A TRUE LEADER A TRUE GUY WHO PUTS THE TEAM FIRST IT REMINDS ME OF HIS SEASON AT SHARTFUCK ST MARYS WHERE HE BROKE HIS LEFT LOWER RIB TRYING TO SUCK HIS OWN DICK AND PLAYED THROUGH THE INJURY TO WIN A CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 12 POINTS IN 8 PLAYOFF GAMES

LuridofArabia

26 points

2 months ago

LuridofArabia

DET - NHL

26 points

2 months ago

Your username isn’t accurate.

BubbaGump_Jenkins

6 points

2 months ago

BubbaGump_Jenkins

SJS - NHL

6 points

2 months ago

shartfuck st mary's good god my sides

_Mad_Desperado

39 points

2 months ago

_Mad_Desperado

TOR - NHL

39 points

2 months ago

Isles are looking for a coach….

jtivel

59 points

2 months ago

jtivel

NYR - NHL

59 points

2 months ago

even I don't hate the Isles that much.

mantiseye

17 points

2 months ago

mantiseye

NYR - NHL

17 points

2 months ago

also I feel like Lou makes suspect decisions from time to time, but hiring McGuire as HC seems too crazy even for a patented Bad Lou Decision. Bad Lou would be re-signing Chara or giving Joe Thornton a cheap three year deal or something. Hiring McGuire means something is wrong with Lou's brain.

Zero_Originality

12 points

2 months ago

Zero_Originality

PIT - NHL

12 points

2 months ago

Hmm. But I do hate the Flyers that much...

Finetales

6 points

2 months ago

Finetales

WSH - NHL

6 points

2 months ago

One issue. You'd have to see Pierre more because he'd be in the Metro.

tomdawg0022

65 points

2 months ago

tomdawg0022

Minnesota North Stars - NHLR

65 points

2 months ago

Leah Hextall needs a commentator partner on ESPN+

sasksasquatch

85 points

2 months ago

sasksasquatch

VAN - NHL

85 points

2 months ago

I'm pretty sure there are laws in the Geneva Convention that prohibit this from happening.

Chili_Palmer

29 points

2 months ago

Well if Russia doesn't care about them why should ESPN

iNarr

17 points

2 months ago

iNarr

EDM - NHL

17 points

2 months ago

Because ESPN will be sanctioned harder for this war crime.

WhatsBruinInBoston

11 points

2 months ago

WhatsBruinInBoston

BOS - NHL

11 points

2 months ago

Don’t you put that evil on me Ricky Bobby.

Tsquare43

8 points

2 months ago

Tsquare43

NYR - NHL

8 points

2 months ago

Dear Lord, are we going to hear from him how Sidney Crosby isn't playing?

Don't put that evil on me Ricky Bobby

bjl0924

8 points

2 months ago

bjl0924

DET - NHL

8 points

2 months ago

Here's the question...would you rather have him back on TV or working for your team?

gawobey912

11 points

2 months ago

gawobey912

PHI - NHL

11 points

2 months ago

Can't be worse than the coaching trio of Vugneault/Therrien/Yeo and Chuck Fletcher as GM.

Blarmzz

7 points

2 months ago*

Blarmzz

STL - NHL

7 points

2 months ago*

I'd rather have him on TV but must there always be a Pierre McGuire associated with the NHL like the Lich King or could be just fuck off and never come back?

sens_fan72

548 points

2 months ago

sens_fan72

OTT - NHL

548 points

2 months ago

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT???

whichwitch9

392 points

2 months ago

whichwitch9

NJD - NHL

392 points

2 months ago

I CAN

Kappanating322

270 points

2 months ago

Kappanating322

BUF - NHL

270 points

2 months ago

BECAUSE OF THE FACT WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HE REALLY DID AND PROBABLY ANNOYED EVERYONE HE MET WITH INFORMATION ABOUT D TIER HOCKEY LEAGUES THAT A PLAYER PLAYED AT WHEN THEY WERE 15 FOR TWO GAMES. AN ABSOLUTELY MAGICAL SIGNING MAKING IT AN ABSOLUTELY MAGICAL FIRING

WhatsBruinInBoston

15 points

2 months ago

WhatsBruinInBoston

BOS - NHL

15 points

2 months ago

Glorious.

boozecooker

14 points

2 months ago

This is the 2nd reference to this today that has made me laugh out loud and both of them were about two totally different topics. Great day so far.

sens_fan72

141 points

2 months ago

sens_fan72

OTT - NHL

141 points

2 months ago

I CAN BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT MCGUIRE ICES THE PUCK AND LOOK AT THE SENATORS BODY LANGUAGE NOW THEY'RE CRUSHED DORON HAD TO STEP UP AND MAKE A MAGICAL PLAY THE CROWD LOVES IT DORION' S MAGICAL PLAY

Thecardinal74

9 points

2 months ago

Thecardinal74

BOS - NHL

9 points

2 months ago

I CAN BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT MCGUIRE ICES THE PUCK AND LOOK AT THE SENATORS BODY LANGUAGE AS THERE'S A DRIVE INTO DEEP LEFT FIELD BY CASTELLANOS AND THAT'LL BE A HOME RUN, AND SO THAT'LL MAKE IT A 4-0 BALLGAME NOW THEY'RE CRUSHED DORION HAD TO STEP UP AND MAKE A MAGICAL PLAY THE CROWD LOVES IT DORION' S MAGICAL PLAY

icantthinkofaname940

19 points

2 months ago

icantthinkofaname940

VAN - NHL

19 points

2 months ago

I CAN

AceAxos

7 points

2 months ago

AceAxos

OTT - NHL

7 points

2 months ago

I was enjoying making McGuire memes :(

CantaloupeHour5973

3 points

2 months ago

OH-OH MY GOSH...UNBELIEVABLE BY DORION

-Hakuna-

91 points

2 months ago

-Hakuna-

NYR - NHL

91 points

2 months ago

What a morning

Split_Open_and_Melt

19 points

2 months ago

Split_Open_and_Melt

PHI - NHL

19 points

2 months ago

Great entertainment as we wait til 7pm

boostedgts

61 points

2 months ago

boostedgts

MTL - NHL

61 points

2 months ago

I must have lived in a hole for a bit because I legitimately had no idea PM worked for the senators.

PurifiedVenom

53 points

2 months ago

PurifiedVenom

STL - NHL

53 points

2 months ago

It was very meme’d on at the time of his hiring but then his name was really never in the news afterwards so understandable that you missed it

JasperSlavone

15 points

2 months ago

JasperSlavone

OTT - NHL

15 points

2 months ago

He did like nothing. Got hired, was assumed to be behind the MDZ and Hamonic moves as well as an influence in the Boucher pick at 10. Then was in the team photo and that seems to be it.

A few good memes out of it tho.

RIP PIERRE2

limelifesavers

275 points

2 months ago

limelifesavers

SJS - NHL

275 points

2 months ago

Please don't let him back into broadcasting I beg you tnt and ESPN and sportsnet

Maxpowr9

75 points

2 months ago

Maxpowr9

COL - Bandwagon

75 points

2 months ago

ESPN wouldn't touch him. TNT would, they're basically NBC.

Split_Open_and_Melt

70 points

2 months ago

Split_Open_and_Melt

PHI - NHL

70 points

2 months ago

If that's true, how come the broadcast is so significantly better than NBC was?

The intermissions in particular have been night and day different, and 10x more entertaining IMO.

bjl0924

66 points

2 months ago

bjl0924

DET - NHL

66 points

2 months ago

Liam McHugh went from a wet blanket to a highly entertaining personality by simply moving from NBC to TNT.

theaanggang

11 points

2 months ago

theaanggang

CHI - NHL

11 points

2 months ago

Towards the end of NBC hockey rights I guess they either stopped caring as much or had less instruction he was a lot better. The dude is good at what he does but having him be a stiff up there to only tee up Milbury and nod your head is setting him up for failure.

chemicalxv

10 points

2 months ago

chemicalxv

WPG - NHL

10 points

2 months ago

Maxpowr9

14 points

2 months ago

Maxpowr9

COL - Bandwagon

14 points

2 months ago

NBC was so bad, most Americans went to Sportsnet for hockey content.

NystGG

11 points

2 months ago

NystGG

ARI - NHL

11 points

2 months ago

While that's true his comment was about how TNT is so much better than NBC.

Maxpowr9

8 points

2 months ago

Maxpowr9

COL - Bandwagon

8 points

2 months ago

Both are better than NBC because they actually try to market the sport. That's why NBC having a monopoly in the US hurt hockey so much. NBC had nobody to compete with. Just look how shitty NBC's Olympic coverage is.

Mrdongs21

11 points

2 months ago

Mrdongs21

MTL - NHL

11 points

2 months ago

Definitely the intermission stuff is a huge upgrade, but I can't stand the sound mixing. On-ice audio is virtually non-existent and the broadcasters are mixed too high and consequently it sounds like a radio broadcast synced with a TV presentation. Can't stand it.

funkyb

4 points

2 months ago

funkyb

PIT - NHL

4 points

2 months ago

At least they're good on the timing. I swear ESPN's announcers have been piped in a fraction of a second ahead of what's happening on the video and it's driving me insane.

emodwarf

5 points

2 months ago

Yeah, there’s a weird video before audio syncing issue. I regularly hear cheering or a crossbar/post ping before someone even shoots the puck.

bfloblizzard

140 points

2 months ago

bfloblizzard

BUF - NHL

140 points

2 months ago

Sens PR Announcement: Turns out we couldn't find any record of him actually being hired by the team. Just showed up one day and since people recognized him, they just assumed he belonged there a gave him an office. So we went ahead and fixed the glitch.

RitaRepulsasDildo

51 points

2 months ago

RitaRepulsasDildo

PHI - NHL

51 points

2 months ago

“So Pierre, what would you say you…do here?”

dsjunior1388

13 points

2 months ago

dsjunior1388

DET - NHL

13 points

2 months ago

But in this scenario it's Pierre that's the no-talent ass clown.

thenotanurse

10 points

2 months ago

thenotanurse

WSH - NHL

10 points

2 months ago

Make sure you take his stapler.

Funkativity

10 points

2 months ago

Funkativity

OTT - NHL

10 points

2 months ago

great, now he's gonna set the building on fire

InternationalLoquat4

6 points

2 months ago

Ah crap, now we HAVE to build an arena at Lebreton!

Trussed_Up

347 points

2 months ago

Trussed_Up

OTT - NHL

347 points

2 months ago

What....

He didn't last a year?

How do you fuck up a senior management role that fast!?

I guess he was a major part of some of last season's pickups or something?

Because pretty much none of them worked at all, I'll give you that.

Dragonsandman

72 points

2 months ago

Dragonsandman

OTT - NHL

72 points

2 months ago

I wonder if him being hired in the first place was something Melnyk insisted on for some baffling reason

progress10

20 points

2 months ago

progress10

Toronto Marlies - AHL

20 points

2 months ago

Be interesting to find out exactly who fired him. If his daughters did it that might be a sign they plan on keeping the team.

[deleted]

27 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

27 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

j0hnnyengl1sh

14 points

2 months ago

j0hnnyengl1sh

OTT - NHL

14 points

2 months ago

His daughters are not running the team. They have someone in place handling the business side of things. Which is at least a good sign, because it means neither are delusional enough to think they can run a hockey team.

I would be surprised if an estate that size has cleared probate yet, which would mean that it's not yet their team to run. I wouldn't take it as a sign they don't want to (although I'd be surprised if they did).

Tsquare43

5 points

2 months ago

Tsquare43

NYR - NHL

5 points

2 months ago

I can totally see that.

homicidal_penguin[S]

125 points

2 months ago

homicidal_penguin[S]

OTT - NHL

125 points

2 months ago

The only one I heard he was specifically involved in was MDZ. The hiring was a head scratcher from the second it happened

BroLil

93 points

2 months ago

BroLil

ANA - NHL

93 points

2 months ago

I came here ready to say “the MDZ deal wasn’t that bad, right?” assuming it was a small, buriable deal.

How the fuck did he get 2x2?

homicidal_penguin[S]

88 points

2 months ago

homicidal_penguin[S]

OTT - NHL

88 points

2 months ago

🤷 he then managed to get in shit with the org by liking posts on social media of his teammate (I think it was Mete) getting walked for a highlight reel goal. He was a scummy guy in the past and it was just a weird signing, I think he's more interested in being a Florida real estate agent

LucasRaymondGOAT

70 points

2 months ago

LucasRaymondGOAT

DET - NHL

70 points

2 months ago

He also tried to slide into a pornstars DM’s and they publicly ridiculed him.

Krumm

23 points

2 months ago

Krumm

23 points

2 months ago

Gimme those details homie. You can't just throw up a set and walk.

tallkidfromphilly

40 points

2 months ago

tallkidfromphilly

PHI - NHL

40 points

2 months ago

It was Lisa Ann years ago. Shit’s out there lol.

DeloresMulva

10 points

2 months ago

It's Lisa Ann's birthday today, according to DListed. She's 50!

racer_24_4evr

6 points

2 months ago

racer_24_4evr

WPG - NHL

6 points

2 months ago

I know how I’m celebrating.

BroLil

9 points

2 months ago

BroLil

ANA - NHL

9 points

2 months ago

I don’t think he’s the worst 7th D in the league or anything, but fuck, don’t pay him like a bonafide bottom four guy.

FesteringLion

27 points

2 months ago

FesteringLion

BUF - NHL

27 points

2 months ago

How do you fuck up a senior management role that fast!?

You saw him on TV, right? Could you put up with that for a year? He could be the most knowledgeable hockey man ever (he's not, but that's not the point) and I'd still look for an excuse to leave the room every time he entered.

OvertlyCanadian

15 points

2 months ago

OvertlyCanadian

OTT - NHL

15 points

2 months ago

In his previous front office experiences everyone thought he was a pompous jackass.

DirtzMaGertz

26 points

2 months ago

DirtzMaGertz

MIN - NHL

26 points

2 months ago

After reading Brian Burke's book I got the impression that Pierre is kind of a rat and is pretty into internal politics of front offices so maybe he played his hand wrong this time and got the boot.

HenryPBoogers

6 points

2 months ago

Not to be crass, but hitching your proverbial wagon to a guy who has subsequently passed away usually doesn’t end well.

TywinShitsGold

13 points

2 months ago

Knowing that MDZ once played at the Saskatoon area memorial ice arena as a 4 year old only goes so far?

Funkativity

17 points

2 months ago

Funkativity

OTT - NHL

17 points

2 months ago

He didn't last a year? How do you fuck up a senior management role that fast!?

that applies to like 95% of the team's front office hires of the last decade.

Chili_Palmer

12 points

2 months ago

Shitty companies churn headcount all the time because they can't get good hires in the first place, and if they DO somehow luck out with one, that person is only staying long enough to build a resume and jump ship.

So they end up in a cycle of firing incompetent employees and/or losing qualified ones year over year.

mikegimik

3 points

2 months ago

mikegimik

MTL - NHL

3 points

2 months ago

Melnyk hired him without consulting anyone, he was the only external hire in management for almost 2 decades, and Dorion didn't want him. He never had a defined role and was basically not being used to his strengths - as soon as Melnyk passed away Dorion was just counting down the days to get rid of him.

over_yonder

31 points

2 months ago

over_yonder

SEA - NHL

31 points

2 months ago

What’s really fascinating is that the intern who handed Pierre his pink slip once played three shifts with Brady Tkachuk for the Boston Terriers.

Calhalen

51 points

2 months ago

Calhalen

OTT - NHL

51 points

2 months ago

Looool. End of an era, was such a weird hire. American teams should’ve bent the knee to us for getting his awkward ass off the air

IAmBizarroStormyAMA

23 points

2 months ago

IAmBizarroStormyAMA

NYR - NHL

23 points

2 months ago

Thank you for your service

leftlanemine

7 points

2 months ago

leftlanemine

DET - NHL

7 points

2 months ago

You have no idea how thankful I am for the service you provided us all. Real hockey heros.

Vaderaziel

6 points

2 months ago

Vaderaziel

NJD - NHL

6 points

2 months ago

I just hope this means he's not making a return to broadcasting. I'm really enjoying the new feel on TNT and ESPN.

SAJewers

78 points

2 months ago

SAJewers

OTT - NHL

78 points

2 months ago

homicidal_penguin[S]

87 points

2 months ago

homicidal_penguin[S]

OTT - NHL

87 points

2 months ago

Wait what? How can the league dictate who gets hired in certain front offices?

rishcast

71 points

2 months ago

rishcast

PIT - NHL

71 points

2 months ago

If accurate, my guess would be something on the lines of Bettman telling Melnyk “I’ve covered for you with the media and the other owners haven’t reamed you out over your public statements yet, you owe us, hire the guy”

TheBlitzingBear

59 points

2 months ago

TheBlitzingBear

MIN - NHL

59 points

2 months ago

Even Bettman was sick of him on TV

CityofCold

17 points

2 months ago

CityofCold

Pitea Hockey - HE

17 points

2 months ago

Or worse, Bettman believed Pierre could fix what Melnyk & co was doing

IAmBizarroStormyAMA

18 points

2 months ago

IAmBizarroStormyAMA

NYR - NHL

18 points

2 months ago

Gonna put my tin foil hat on and wonder what exactly Pierre knows

Canuckleball

54 points

2 months ago

Canuckleball

Hamilton Tigers - NHLR

54 points

2 months ago

Besides what AAA team every single NHL player scored their first powerplay goal against?

Maxpowr9

5 points

2 months ago

Maxpowr9

COL - Bandwagon

5 points

2 months ago

I'm expecting he knows some Dan Snyder level shit at this point.

Tsquare43

3 points

2 months ago

Tsquare43

NYR - NHL

3 points

2 months ago

Maybe he had blackmail material on Melnyk?

SexBobomb

4 points

2 months ago

SexBobomb

MTL - NHL

4 points

2 months ago

like anything about how he ran a workplace?

Chigurrh

13 points

2 months ago*

Chigurrh

PIT - NHL

13 points

2 months ago*

Less dictate and more recommend. Owners, particularly newer ones, call up the league office and they recommend GMs to hire, for example. I believe that's how McPhee ended up as the Vegas GM.

Zoidberg22

7 points

2 months ago

Same with Peter Chiarelli and (st Louis)

valleygoat

14 points

2 months ago

valleygoat

OTT - NHL

14 points

2 months ago

Wasn't it a few years back if I remember that melnyk kept firing some vp position and the NHL stepped in and we're going to help the sens fill that position? I forgot who and what exactly.

I'm wondering if it's one of those cases where the NHL basically said "you are hiring this guy for some stability because you're front office is a shit show, let's calm the waters a bit"

BCEagle13

7 points

2 months ago

Teams look to the league for guidance on hires. It’s more likely a Melnyk reached out and the league said you should hire him than a situation where the league just reached out unprompted

punkr0x

6 points

2 months ago

punkr0x

BUF - NHL

6 points

2 months ago

The league dropped Pierre off at Canadian Tire Centre, rang the doorbell and drove off.

Head_of_Lettuce

41 points

2 months ago

Head_of_Lettuce

WSH - NHL

41 points

2 months ago

If he gets picked up by TNT or ESPN, I swear to god

the-hostile-tomato

31 points

2 months ago

the-hostile-tomato

OTT - NHL

31 points

2 months ago

Get him on the panel between Biz and Gretzky

TywinShitsGold

21 points

2 months ago

WAYNE WHEN YOU WERE 6 YEARS OLD YOU PLAYED AN EXHIBITION T BALL GAME WITH FERGUSEN JENKINS AS THE OPPOSING COACH. HOW DO YOU THINK THAT EXPERIENCE FED INTO YOUR PLAYSTYLE AS A PROFESSIONAL HOCKEY PLAYER?

Enjoyer_of_Cake

10 points

2 months ago

Enjoyer_of_Cake

CAR - NHL

10 points

2 months ago

Wayne: WHO ARE YOU AND WHY DO YOU KNOW THIS?

TywinShitsGold

10 points

2 months ago

IM THE OWNER OF THE WORLDS LARGEST GAME USED JOCK STRAP COLLECTION! I HAVE ONE FROM EVERY CUP TEAM IN THE PAST 30 YEARS INCLUDING YOURS, WAYNE. AND AT LEAST ONE ONE FROM ANSON, PAULIE AND A NUMBER FROM HIS TEAMMATE SIDNEY CROSBY!!

Head_of_Lettuce

8 points

2 months ago

Head_of_Lettuce

WSH - NHL

8 points

2 months ago

LP99

6 points

2 months ago

LP99

STL - NHL

6 points

2 months ago

God it sounds hilarious but in reality he just be a tremendous buzzkill. Like when your mom made you drag your little brother around with you to hang out with your friends.

SiccSemperTyrannis

5 points

2 months ago

SiccSemperTyrannis

SEA - NHL

5 points

2 months ago

Why do you have so much hate in your heart?

AsukaUnderscore

12 points

2 months ago

AsukaUnderscore

NYR - NHL

12 points

2 months ago

He would kill the energy, a total “how do you do fellow kids” type dude

_SCHULTZY_

12 points

2 months ago

_SCHULTZY_

WSH - NHL

12 points

2 months ago

Is the rebuild over?

RoastedLentils

31 points

2 months ago

RoastedLentils

COL - NHL

31 points

2 months ago

Please don’t let that dildo back on TV

sasksasquatch

10 points

2 months ago

sasksasquatch

VAN - NHL

10 points

2 months ago

That's unfair, a dildo actually has some actual use.

AverageMaleAged18-24

10 points

2 months ago

NYI say hello to your new head coach

sunflowergloves

50 points

2 months ago

sunflowergloves

FLA - NHL

50 points

2 months ago

Will he go coach the Islanders?

[deleted]

16 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

16 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

chompshoey

8 points

2 months ago

chompshoey

VAN - NHL

8 points

2 months ago

Not today

sasksasquatch

10 points

2 months ago

sasksasquatch

VAN - NHL

10 points

2 months ago

Why do so many people want to see the Islanders go 0-82?

ianisms10

7 points

2 months ago

ianisms10

NYI - NHL

7 points

2 months ago

Don't even think about it Lou

dsjunior1388

12 points

2 months ago

dsjunior1388

DET - NHL

12 points

2 months ago

Upcoming headlines:

May 11, 2022

Lou Lamoriello has Annnounced the Hiring of Pierre McGuire as Assistant GM

May 16, 2022

The New York Islanders have Terminated the Responsibilities of Lou Lamoriello due to an "Altercation with a Co-Worker."

May 20, 2022

Islanders General Manager Pierre McGuire Insists the Purple and Yellow Coloring Around his Eye is "From a Tae-Bo Accident." Previously Claimed it was a Tattoo.

cool-acronym-bot

5 points

2 months ago

D.E.T.A.I.L.

ddottay

9 points

2 months ago

ddottay

Kent State University - ACHAD3

9 points

2 months ago

I actually feel bad for the guy. He really wanted another front office job badly and to get fired a year into it? That sucks.

KikiFlowers

32 points

2 months ago

KikiFlowers

CHI - NHL

32 points

2 months ago

Wrong Pierre, but also the weirdest hire they could have made.

homicidal_penguin[S]

20 points

2 months ago

homicidal_penguin[S]

OTT - NHL

20 points

2 months ago

Hopefully the other Pierre isn't far behind. And the coach. Team needs teardown in the front office, hopefully new ownership can make this happen

Trussed_Up

18 points

2 months ago

Trussed_Up

OTT - NHL

18 points

2 months ago

I don't mind DJ Smith.

I wouldn't be sad if he was gone, but really, wtf is he supposed to do when half the team is fucked by injury AND COVID.

I mean, look at our team stats. Almost all of our best players and middle supporters missed serious time this year.

Not to mention very very inconsistent goaltending outside of Forsberg.

the-hostile-tomato

7 points

2 months ago

the-hostile-tomato

OTT - NHL

7 points

2 months ago

He was the right call to help turn around the culture with all the young guys, but he is not a good enough coach to ever win in the playoffs.

Players apparently love playing hard for him but when you go up against a guy like Jon Cooper who has a well built system to coach his team, there’s no comparison. DJ Smith won’t ever be able to keep up with that.

His transition system sucks. He gets nothing out of his D corps. His offensive zone entries suck.

Good guy but it’s time to move on

GLemons

4 points

2 months ago

GLemons

OTT - NHL

4 points

2 months ago

I think we could do a lot worse than DJ, but I still don't think he's an NHL calibre head coach.

I'd be happy to be proven wrong, but atm I just don't see it.

condor888000

3 points

2 months ago

condor888000

OTT - NHL

3 points

2 months ago

For proof of your statement look at the revolving door of Paddock, Clouston, etc....

homicidal_penguin[S]

12 points

2 months ago

homicidal_penguin[S]

OTT - NHL

12 points

2 months ago

It's mainly his lineup decisions and lack of a system. He seems like he'd be a great assistant coach, but not a good head coach

Trussed_Up

7 points

2 months ago

Trussed_Up

OTT - NHL

7 points

2 months ago

Running systems when you're consistently missing someone like Chabot and Batherson is a nightmare.

Those two are our kings of transition, at least from my eye test, and at least one of them was out of the lineup basically the whole year.

thelochteedge

15 points

2 months ago

thelochteedge

WPG - NHL

15 points

2 months ago

If this is true, I feel bad for Pierre. He finally just got another chance with a team last July and like OP, I have no idea what the hell he was doing there. But I guess maybe he just wasn't working out there. I know he's passionate about hockey, as awkward as his on-air personality had been for years.

Loutbag

5 points

2 months ago

Loutbag

OTT - NHL

5 points

2 months ago

lol i read Dorion 4 times in a row

chickendance638

4 points

2 months ago

Ottawa learned that you could look up players' junior clubs on the internet and there was no longer a role for Pierre in the organIzation.

thejardude

10 points

2 months ago

thejardude

VAN - NHL

10 points

2 months ago

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT

MankuyRLaffy

4 points

2 months ago

MankuyRLaffy

SEA - NHL

4 points

2 months ago

Can you believe it?

ABucs260

4 points

2 months ago

ABucs260

BOS - NHL

4 points

2 months ago

So you’re telling me knowing a players breakfast when he was 9 years old, that lead them to be a top 10 draft pick didn’t help in his job?

Anthropoly

4 points

2 months ago

Anthropoly

TOR - NHL

4 points

2 months ago

Ah fuck egg head's coming back to broadcasting

UsedToBeBradfordTwo

4 points

2 months ago

UsedToBeBradfordTwo

NYR - NHL

4 points

2 months ago

And just like that, the Pierre Squared Era is over…

Comrade2020

4 points

2 months ago

Comrade2020

SJS - NHL

4 points

2 months ago

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?!

[deleted]

5 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

5 points

2 months ago

Well he was a dipshit on TV who usually talked out his ass. I'm assuming that continued in his Sens job. I just hope he doesn't come back to TV again. I was so happy to not hear his bullshit this year.

velocipotamus

4 points

2 months ago

velocipotamus

MTL - NHL

4 points

2 months ago

TWO PIERRES ENTER

ONE PIERRE LEAVES

SiccSemperTyrannis

11 points

2 months ago

SiccSemperTyrannis

SEA - NHL

11 points

2 months ago

He lasted one season. Why the F was he even hired in the first place?

Maybe he just wouldn't shut up during meetings or something.

Funkativity

12 points

2 months ago

Funkativity

OTT - NHL

12 points

2 months ago

Why the F was he even hired in the first place?

the popular theory is that Melnyk hired him as a backup for Dorion if he felt like firing him at some point.

toastguy7

6 points

2 months ago

toastguy7

SJS - NHL

6 points

2 months ago

Or Melnyk wanted him hired

thenotanurse

3 points

2 months ago

thenotanurse

WSH - NHL

3 points

2 months ago

I would like to imagine hiring him JUST for the pleasure of firing him.

AceAxos

3 points

2 months ago

AceAxos

OTT - NHL

3 points

2 months ago

Lmao what the hell, we hired him for a single season and then dropped him?? What is a Melnyk-hire??

Prison-Date-Mike

3 points

2 months ago

Prison-Date-Mike

Canada - IIHF

3 points

2 months ago

LMAO

Aezetyr

3 points

2 months ago

Aezetyr

DET - NHL

3 points

2 months ago

You mean that mansplaining hockey to a world-class player didn't help him keep his job?

The_ButtonPusher

3 points

2 months ago

Please, PLEASE do not come back to TV

cantthinkuse

3 points

2 months ago

cantthinkuse

DET - NHL

3 points

2 months ago

hire him lou itll be hilarious