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Report: Coyotes talk to Pierre McGuire about GM role

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The Arizona Coyotes may be looking between the benches for their next general manager.

"An interesting name surfaced this week, Ron, and that's Pierre McGuire," Sportsnet's Chris Johnston reported while addressing host Ron MacLean on "Saturday Headlines."

"The longtime broadcaster working at NBC has had some conversations with the Coyotes about that opening," Johnston added.

"What's interesting here, to me, is that Steve Sullivan, who's holding the job on an interim basis, is taking calls right now ... I know he's getting a lot of interest in (goaltender) Darcy Kuemper ... so in the background of this GM search, (Sullivan) is also talking to some teams about trades."

McGuire has been a broadcaster since 1997, and with NBC since 2011. The 59-year-old previously held coaching, scouting, and executive roles with several clubs, including the Pittsburgh Penguins and Hartford Whalers.

Arizona also reportedly interviewed Penguins assistant GM Jason Karmanos for the Coyotes' GM job.

John Chayka, Arizona's previous GM, terminated his contract in late July, and the team accused him of "quitting" on the club as postseason play was beginning.

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