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JIM RUTHERFORD RUMORS

Pittsburgh Penguins still need top-six winger

Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford is adamant that his team has all the pieces they need to be competitive this season. Sorry, but I don’t see it. Don’t get me wrong, I love just about everything Rutherford has done this summer. Rutherford. His shrewd business plan has landed the Penguins a quality group of bottom-six forwards, most of them on one-year deals,...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Rutherford Made The Right Moves

from Sam Page of Sports Illustrated, Rutherford’s strategy for fixing this hasn’t so much been to bolster the bottom half as to erase the traditional top six/bottom six divide completely. His first move—trading Neal for Hornqvist and Spaling—typified this mentality. He parted with the team’s best winger for two forwards whose odd skill sets allowed them to play all...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

New general manager Rutherford, Penguins in favor of short-term deals

The Penguins aren't interested in long-term relationships these days. General manager Jim Rutherford has signed six unrestricted free agents who could play prominent roles for the Penguins next season — defenseman Christian Ehrhoff, goaltender Thomas Greiss and forwards Steve Downie, Blake Comeau, Marcel Goc and Zach Sill — in the opening days of the NHL free agency signing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Pittsburgh Penguins free agency

Jim Rutherford Before free agency started on July 1st, Pittsburgh General Manager Jim Rutherford was interested in going after a top-line winger (Nikolai Kulemin) as his primary target. Three day later, and the Penguins have made quite a few moves, filling holes at just about every position possible except the one most fans were expecting them to: a winger for second-line center...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Next set of tasks looms for Penguins GM Jim Rutherford

The Penguins made no surprise free-agent signings Thursday. Didn't pull off any trades, either. And, while it still is possible that they'll work something out with another free agent or two -- and a trade to further remake their roster certainly can't be ruled out -- general manager Jim Rutherford soon should be able to begin devoting a little time to more mundane...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agency Update: Penguins Sign Thomas Greiss

The remake of the Pittsburgh Penguins continues under general manager Jim Rutherford with the signing of goalie Thomas Greiss.Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins target top free-agnet Nikolai Kulemin

Will Nikolai Kulemin land in Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford made more than a few waves at this year’s NHL draft. First there was the controversial trade of James Neal to the Nashville Predators for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling.  Then during his post-first round press conference, Rutherford proclaimed that the Penguins would be extremely active...
Via isportsweb.com
22 days ago  |  1 Comment

Pens Coaching Search Update: WTF is going on?!

By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Here’s a recap of the week with a plethora of thoughts at the end about how this search is going. Monday We knew the coaching search would begin Monday based on Rutherford’s comments in his introductory press conference two weeks ago. The interview process began as expected, with WBS coach John Hynes up first. Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coach John...
Via The PensNation
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

First seven candidates interview for Penguins coaching job

Jim Rutherford isn't easing himself into the Penguins' coaching search. He interviewed a total of seven candidates to replace Dan Bylsma Monday and Tuesday and has one name left in his list of possibilities. But even though that final candidate is supposed to meet with Rutherford and members of his staff today, that doesn't mean a hiring is imminent. "There are...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Ex-'Canes exec Rutherford gets fresh start as Penguins GM

Few Eastern Conference general managers can match Jim Rutherford's run with the Carolina Hurricanes from 2001-09 (seven total seasons). During that span, the Hurricanes advanced to the conference finals three times, won the Prince of Wales Trophy twice (conference champions) and captured the Stanley Cup in 2006. Most of those teams were underdogs and overachievers. After this...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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