Pierre McGuire, a senator no longer

Pierre McGuire’s term of office lasted only one year in Ottawa after the late owner appointed him to the Senate last summer.

As much as a surprise when Ottawa Senators hired Pierre McGuire as Senior Vice President of Player Development on July 12, 2021, it was even bigger when TSN1200, AJ Jakubec and Steve Lloyd tweeted about his firing after just 10 months.

An enthusiastic McGuire arrived in Ottawa with the goal of putting a “shoe on the ground” to help grow the current prospects of Senators and research potential future players.

A member of the NBC Sports broadcast staff, who operates between the seats, McGuire was seeking a hockey-related position due to NBC losing their rights to NHL games.

At the time, the 59-year-old said via his Zoom media availability, “Mr. Melnyk suddenly called me because I was thinking of going to another team. I am so grateful for that phone call. It was the Friday before Father’s Day Sunday. From that point on we were pretty much in touch except for the last week, where I think he feels pity for me because he knows I’m going to move on.”

“Believe it or not, game five of the Stanley Cup Final, it was a Wednesday — I signed my contract that afternoon. You know how hard it is to keep your mouth shut when signing a contract, and that’s not to be told to anyone,” Mr. Melnyk said. I flew home on Thursday I told my wife it was over and we were leaving I put the house on the market right away I actually flew to Canada on Friday after getting tested for Covid on Thursday afternoon after I landed Then spent time in Tremblant (Quebec) He met Pierre Dorion Sunday for four hours at my house in Tremblant and the press conference was on Monday.”

McGuire spent the majority of his short time traveling back and forth to Belleville to watch the AHL perform their regular scouting missions.

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The 59-year-old was believed to have signed a three-year contract to do so.

So what went wrong?

There was a major slip to the right of the gate.

McGuire commented that it is set to be the front of the franchise when it comes to media availability.

“There’s no question. It’s part of the role. That’s something Mr. Melnyk talked about when we first met two or three times over a phone conversation. So yeah, it’s definitely part of it. And I appreciate that. It’s something I feel comfortable with. I made a living doing it.” so over the past twenty years.”

This did not pay off. In fact, McGuire rarely spoke in public all season, if at all.

So what really happened to leave Maguire?

We may never know. It could be bad advice in general given to the director general of the Senate over time or just a general disagreement with philosophy. Whatever the case, the team’s board of directors was literally “on the board” with the decision to relieve McGuire of his last two years off his contract.

But for now, all we have is this via Ottawa Senators:

“We thank Pierre for his contributions and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”

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