Report: Canadiens interview McGuire for vacant GM job Staff

4/29/2012 2:06:33 PM

Francois Gagnon of La Presse reports that NBC commentator and former NHL on TSN analyst Pierre McGuire had an interview with the Montreal Canadiens for their vacant general manager post.

While it wasn't known if the talks were done in person or over the phone or whether McGuire met with Canadiens owner/president Geoff Molson or advisor Serge Savard, sources told the paper that a meeting did take place over the last few days.

McGuire won two Stanley Cups as a scout and assistant coach with the Pittsburgh Penguins and was also head coach of the Hartford Whalers. He also worked as a pro scout and assistant coach for the Ottawa Senators before going into radio broadcasting in 1997.

McGuire joined TSN in 1999 and was an analyst/colour commentator for 12 seasons.

The Canadiens began their GM search after the firing of general manager Pierre Gauthier on Mar. 29, with Molson and Savard leading the hiring process.

Others rumoured to be in the running for the job include Tampa Bay Lightning assistant GM Julien BriseBois, Chicago Blackhawks assistant GM Marc Bergevin, Maple Leafs assistant GM Claude Loiselle and Minnesota Wild director of player personnel Blair Mackasey.

Savard also told reporters last week that he had talks with Quebec Remparts coach/GM and former Canadien Patrick Roy about his intentions for the future.