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JIM RUTHERFORD RUMORS

Penguins are trying to acquire a first-round pick

The Pittsburgh Penguins are a team without a first-round pick in the upcoming 2015 NHL Draft. The Penguins shipped their first-round selection (16th overall) to the Edmonton Oilers in the deal which brought in David Perron. Now, the Penguins are trying to jump back into the first round and they’re talking trades with several teams. According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Staff changes coming in Pittsburgh?

Most of the front office staff that was inherited by GM Jim Rutherford is still employed by the Pittsburgh Penguins. With a number of jobs open or opening league-wide, that may not remain the case for long.When the off-season began, Rutherford indicated that he did not intend to make any significant changes to his staff. With the hiring of Ray Shero to take over for Lou Lamoriello...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutherford making the most out of an inherited staff

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford inherited most of his front office staff last summer when he assumed his role. For some, bringing in their own regime and way of thinking throughout the organization would have been the natural way to go. Rutherford, however, has made the most of the people who were already in place. "I like everybody who's here, they've been very helpful," Rutherford...
Via Fox Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutherford says Penguins were Cup contenders without injuries

With the Penguins having made an early exit from the playoffs, there's been a lot of talk already about what needs to be done to get the team back into Stanley Cup contention going forward.It might not be a whole lot, though, according to Penguins GM Jim Rutherford."I'm not so sure we weren’t there this year, with a healthy team," he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins GM to columnist: ‘You’re a (expletive) jerk’

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford allegedly confronted Pittsburgh Tribune-Review columnist Rob Rossi in a Consol Energy Center elevator on Monday night. The Pens’ first-year GM apparently is unhappy with some critical columns Rossi has penned about the team over the past several months and finally decided enough was enough, letting the writer have it...Read More...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Sources: Jim Rutherford will be removed as GM this offseason 

Now, we don’t get spoon-fed our info like others in town: But we’ve confirmed that Jim Rutherford is out as GM the minute the season ends, unless the season somehow ends in a Cup run. According to at least two people with knowledge of the situation, Rutherford will be asked to resign to avoid public perception that the Penguins will have fired their second GM in as many seasons...
Via The Pensblog
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

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
July 16, 2014  |  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
July 05, 2014  |  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
June 29, 2014  |  1 Comment
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