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A key managerial asset is about to leave the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The mastermind behind the Pens’ success is about to leave for a rival team.

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He may join Jason Botterill in Buffalo.

After a thorough review of the entire organization from owner Terry Pegula, the Buffalo Sabres ended up hiring the man many suspected he would all along: Jason Botterill. The consensus amongst most NHL insiders is that Botterill is a good fit for the position. In 2011, The Hockey News named Botterill one of the NHL’s most powerful people under the age of 40. Now 40 in 2017, Botterill remains a well respected executive thanks to his attention to detail and ability to relate to players on a personal level.

Chuck Gormley, award-winning reporter, author with 28 years of experience covering the NHL, is reporting a key managerial asset is about to leave the Pittsburgh Penguins for a rival team. If Botterill is known to be a smart guy, he certainly did a great move by considering the mastermind behind the Pens’ success.

According to Gormley, Penguins director of amateur scouting Randy Sexton may join Jason Botterill in Buffalo.

This would be a major loss as he was ultimately responsible for Penguins getting Maatta, Murray, Guentzel, Sheary, Rowney, Wilson, etc.