Former GM Craig Patrick still making his mark on the franchise


When former Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Craig Patrick (1989–2006) was fired in April of 2006, there was a notion in league circles that the “game” had past Patrick by. More than three years later, that notion continues to follow Patrick. The architect of two Stanley Cup Championships in Pittsburgh, has been aggressive in getting back into a front office occupation. Despite a number of GM openings around the league over the past 2-3 years, Patrick has not been on the short-list of any GM positions and according to sources has only been sought out by the Tampa Bay Lightning in a consultant role. Patrick went through some tough years during the Penguins rebuilding process (2002-2006), which he has not been able to over-come and other reasons have played a factor in teams shying away from Patrick. But, the former GM made a number of key draft picks, which has ledRead More »

NHL: Ex Penguins GM Craig Patrick interested in Minnesota


Former Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Craig Patrick, the architect of two Stanley Cups in the early 1990’s has contacted the Minnesota Wild to express his interest in the Wild’s GM job, a league source tells Inside Pittsburgh Sports. Patrick, the Penguins general manager from 1989-2006 has only interviewed for two GM jobs since being let go from the Penguins in the spring of 2006. Patrick has not ruled out getting back into the game in the role of an advisor or assistant GM but Patrick did decline an offer from the Tampa Bay Lightning this past summer, to work as an advisor under current GM Brian Lawton As for Penguins assistant GM Chuck Fletcher, sources tell Inside Pittsburgh Sports Fletcher remains