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JIM RUTHERFORD RUMORS

Scott Wilson recalled by Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford  announced on Monday the team has recalled forward Scott Wilson from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL). Wilson has already made a few trips back-and-forth from the AHL to NHL this season, but the forward is back with the NHL club. With the WBS Penguins...
Via Mill City Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Rutherford Evokes Memories of Bastien

As I was thinking about yesterday’s trade and how it might affect our Penguins—artistically and financially—it brought to mind a general manager from the past. His name was Aldege “Baz” Bastien. Like present-day GM Jim Rutherford he, too, was a former goalie who had backstopped a Steel City hockey team. In Baz’s case, the old Pittsburgh Hornets of the AHL. He was struck...
Via PenguinPoop
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Rutherford continues to contradict himself, does anyone notice or care?

Dateline: December 15, 2015. This quote appeared in Friedman’s 30 thoughts: One defenceman we may not see in a Penguins uniform too quickly: Derrick Pouliot. “We’re going to be careful with him,” GM Jim Rutherford said last Saturday, “We were too quick to push him last year. It’s better to leave him in the minors, where he can play and play and play. There were nights...
Via The Pensblog
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Jim Rutherford Panic trades begin: David Perron and Adam Clendening for Carl Hagelin

Mercifully the David Perron era in Pittsburgh is over. After trading a first round pick to get Perron last year, Jim Rutherford has seen enough. At around 3:00am Saturday morning Rutherford traded Perron and little used Adam Clendening for Carl Hagelin. Perron, Clendening come in at $4.573M for ANA, Hagelin at $4M for PIT. Perron a UFA this summer, Clendening RFA. Hagelin signed...
Via The Pensblog
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Rutherford is mad in the papers again

As his tenure continues to head towards its embarrassing conclusion Stone cold Jim Rutherford keeps getting more upset. Here are his latest rants: “Am I disappointed? Yes. Makes me sick, actually,” he said. “More sick than I’ve ever been in my career when I’ve managed a team. I feel for the fans. I feel for everybody.”   Rutherford’s become a parody of himself at...
Via The Pensblog
December 20, 2015  |  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

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

Jim Rutherford out, Ron Francis in as GM of Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes didn't have a lot of veterans on the roster this year, but perhaps the oldest and most well-respected announced he will be stepping down this year. Jim Rutherford, who until Monday had been the longest-tenured General Manager in the NHL, announced he would step down in that capacity with the Hurricanes. In his place will be another executive...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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