Who Will Be Next GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins?

Who Will Be Next GM of the Pittsburgh Penguins?
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With many NHL teams finding themselves eliminated sooner than they had hoped this season, several vacancies in the front offices of these teams are popping up.

Not meeting expectations or missing the playoffs entirely results in change. One of the teams involved in significant change is the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Fans of the Penguins and PA betting sites are well aware of the difficult season without a postseason berth. That brought on a wholesale firing of the hockey operations department with President Brian Burke and General Manager Ron Hextall paying the price for missing out on the playoffs despite having Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang all on the team.

Pittsburgh wasn’t the only team to get rid of its general manager. The dismissals of some other managers have given the Penguins a pool of experienced options to hire. There also are some potential first-time GMs in the mix that have been interviewed by the Penguins.

With the hiring process well underway, BetPennsylvania.com – your source for PA sportsbook apps - decided to develop hypothetical odds for who will be the next GM of the team.

We utilized the rumors, history and news to develop hypothetical odds for the next Pittsburgh GM.

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Next Penguins GM Odds

CandidatePercentage ChanceOdds
Kyle Dubas, former Toronto GM25.0%+300
Eric Tulsky, Carolina asst. GM18.2%+450
Mathieu Darche, Tampa Bay asst. GM18.2%+450
Jason Botterill, Seattle asst. GM15.4%+550
Dan MacKinnon, New Jersey asst. GM11.1%+800


Examining the Field

Recently dismissed Toronto GM Kyle Dubas tops the list with +300 hypothetical odds and a 25% chance to be hired by the Pens. Dubas’ contract with Toronto was up at the end of the year and he wasn’t renewed after a second-round playoff exit. Rumors have swirled that talks between him and the Leafs broke down when Dubas wanted more power within the organization, something the Fenway Group surely will be OK with offering if the Penguins decide to try to hire him.

Dubas originally had said he was only interested in the Toronto gig, but after being let go unceremoniously those feelings might have changed.

Brad Treliving, the former Calgary Flames GM, also has been rumored to be of interest but he is still technically under contract with Calgary after resigning from his position. That means he might not get permission to interview until July 1, which would likely be too late.

A crew of current assistant GMs fill out the rest of the hypothetical odds board with Carolina’s Eric Tulsky, Tampa Bay’s Mathieu Darche, Seattle’s Jason Botterill and New Jersey’s Dan MacKinnon.

Tulsky’s name has been in the mix for GM openings for a couple of years now and Botterill has history with the organization, giving those two some more name recognition for fans.

With the off-season rapidly approaching, Pittsburgh will want to get someone hired right away, and odds are that the desired man for the job is Dubas. If he wants it, the gig is likely his. If not, there are several strong options for the Penguins.

BetPennsylvania.com will keep a close eye on developments with the Penguins and other pro teams in the state, as well as provide PA sportsbook promo codes.


Panthers on Verge of Cup

Anyone pick the Florida Panthers to win the Cup before the playoffs began? Didn’t think so.

Florida can finish a sweep Carolina with a win Wednesday and make it to the finals.

Heading into the playoffs, DraftKings Pennsylvania had the Panthers at +11000 to win the Stanley Cup back on April 24.

DraftKings now has the Panthers at +125, second choice behind the Vegas Golden Knights (+120).

The Penguins hope the decisions they are making now will have them back in the mix for next season.



Cecil Peters is a Senior Betting Analyst for BetPennsylvania.com. A professional sports bettor in Canada, Cecil specializes in analyzing the latest odds impacting pro sports teams, with a focus in Canada.

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