Shero hired by Pens after talks with Bruins lapse

Updated: May 25, 2006, 4:34 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Ray Shero is the Pittsburgh Penguins' new general manager, signing a five-year contract Thursday after the Nashville Predators assistant general manager broke off talks with the Boston Bruins.

Shero replaces Hall of Fame executive Craig Patrick, whose contract was not renewed in April after 16-plus years on the job.

"I think I'm ready for it; I've had 14 years as an assistant [GM]," Shero said. "I'm thrilled to get this thing going."

The 43-year-old ...

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