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Penguins sign GM Jim Rutherford to 3-year contract

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins have rewarded the architect of their Stanley Cup winning roster with a new deal. The team and general manager Jim Rutherford agreed to a new three-year contract Friday that will run through the 2018-19 season. The 67-year-old Rutherford came to Pittsburgh two years ago and totally revamped the roster around stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni...
Via Associated Press
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins goalie Fleury will start season in Pittsburgh says club GM

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has been at the center of several trade rumors over the last couple of weeks, but after a deal failed to come to fruition at the 2016 NHL Draft, the Penguins are now content to start the season with Fleury on the roster. Jim Rutherford, GM of the Penguins, stated that Fleury will begin 2016-17 in Pittsburgh. Jim Rutherford just...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

QUICK CAP: All Hail Jim Rutherford and the second place Pittsburgh Penguins

The month that everything came up Jim Rutherford. We don’t watch the Bachelorette, but she’s in Pittsburgh this season. We assume she’ll be picking Jim Rutherford. We don’t watch Game of Thrones but we assume Jim Rutherford traded for one of the characters, and the character killed everyone he or she had to. The GM that seemed like he couldn’t do a damn thing right, has...
Via The Pensblog
March 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Ethan Prow A Steal For Jim Rutherford

  Jim Rutherford got a head start on free-agency this summer by making a sneaky-good signing this morning out of NCAA Division 1 hockey. Both Bob McKenzie and Elliotte Friedman reported this morning that Ethan Prow, unrestricted collegiate defenseman and captain of St. Cloud State Huskies, inked a two year entry level deal with Pittsburgh early this morning. I think this signing...
Via The Pensblog
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Break Down: The Jim Rutherford puff piece that can only leave you shaking your head

Disclaimer – because you can’t say anything bad about the Penguins anymore without thousands of irrational Penguin fans, and journalists accusing you of “hating” the Penguins. 1. Yes, in a rare attempt to beat people to a story. We said we heard that Jim Rutherford would be fired after last season. Of course that didn’t happened. As “journalists” and many of the people...
Via The Pensblog
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

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

By Jason Rowan Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford allegedly confrontedPittsburgh 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...
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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