In my morning NHL story trolling, I came upon a minor note that the Phoenix Coyotes have added former Sens GM John Muckler to their executives’ box, as he has been anointed the senior adviser to the GM. To my knowledge, having the role of Senior Advisor to the GM instead of actually being the GM has two perks. First, you get to stand against the wall in personnel meetings cross-armed and simply nod your approval or disapproval on any potential transaction. Secondly, you get to ramble on about how hard it was during the war without being told to shut up. I’m telling you, being old has its perks.
Now I don’t know exactly old Mucks is, but that’s only because the Canadian Press article I pulled from TSN.ca didn’t exactly spell it out. (I’m lazy.) But the only reason the Canadian Press article I pulled from TSN.ca didn’t exactly spell it out is because Muckler’s Wikipedia page didn’t do the math for them.