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GVB Goes One-On-One with Ray Shero

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Though we haven’t posted one of GVB’s interviews in a while, he recently sat down with Ray Shero for his bi-yearly talk with Penguins’ General Manager Ray Shero. As we have all come to expect with a GVB interview, he touches on every hot button topic, transaction, injury and personnel move that the team has made.

This conversation took place right before the start of the season, so some of the info has changed a bit, specifically talk about Joe Morrow, but there is still plenty of great stuff. George gets Shero to discuss:

  • Free agency – losing Rupp, Talbot/gaining Sullivan
  • The fact that Shero bolstered his defense last season so that he didn’t have to spend quite as much as some of his peers did this off-season.
  • The fact that his best acquisitions just might be his own players returning from injury — Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, and Jordan Staal.
  • Crosby’s recovery process — how soon he may or may not be back in the line-up.
  • Geno Malkin’s hunger for a big year and how great he looked in the pre-season.
  • Thoughts on Joe Morrow, Scott Harrington and other young players such as Eric Tangradi.
  • The new power play configurations and thoughts on how it has looked to this point.
  • The strong play of Marc Andre Fleury.
  • The head shot issue in the National Hockey League.
  • Is Matt Cooke really a changed player?
  • Much more…

To listen to the full interview, just click the play button below!

** George Von Benko is a long time fixture in the Western Pennsylvania sports scene and can be heard hosting his weekly sports talk show on WMBS Radio in Uniontown (AM 590) airing every Saturday from 10:15 am to 12:00 noon.

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Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brian Metzer has been covering the Pittsburgh Penguins and National Hockey League since 2004. He is the host of Penguins Live Weekly, a show that airs Saturday mornings on 105.9 the X and iHeart Radio. He serves as the Pittsburgh Penguins correspondent for NHL Network Radio on SiriusXM, and is the NHL and Penguins correspondent for the Beaver County Times. Metzer is also a contributing writer for NHL.com and is the primary contributor for this site www.fromthepoint.com.

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  1. Rick

    October 13, 2011 at 8:26 am

    Great stuff as always George! Always strong insight into Shero’s thinking!