NHL: Sources: Exec’s buzzing about Pat Brisson being a potential top GM candidate for Penguins, if Shero goes

Could Sidney Crosby’s so-called “camp” end up taking over the Penguins organization? If Ron Burkle and David Morehouse get their way and sway Mario Lemieux to make a General Manager change, NHL executives are buzzing about one likely top candidate in Pittsburgh.

The chatter in the past couple hours won’t go away of agent Pat Brisson, one of the NHL’s most prominent agents with top clients including Sidney Crosby, becoming a top contender for the Penguins GM position if it becomes available.
Brisson has been looked at as one of the most intriguing eventual GM’s but no job out there has been enough to get him away from the agents desk after giving strong consideration to taking the Montreal Canadiens job in 2012 before pulling his name from consideration.
Sources close to Brisson say the super agent who has a “great” relationship with Mario Lemieux has sought the perfect job to jump into an NHL executive role and Pittsburgh could be that.
The Penguins hiring Brisson would surely be one that will be questioned due to his obvious ties to Sidney Crosby who reportedly felt Dan Bylsma was too hard on him this season.
Penguins ownership are deliberating today whether Ray Shero remains the right guy for the job. Shero’s best hope of staying is with Mario Lemieux who sources say needs to be talked into going in another direction. Ron Burkle and David Morehouse are among those pushing for a change, multiple sources say.
Rob Rossi of the Tribune-Review, citing sources, reports today that Burkle firmly believes a new general manager is needed to rebuild a championship contender around Crosby.

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