Is Ron Francis a good replacement for Jim Rutherford as GM?

It sounds like #10 will be the next Hurricanes GM
Via Puckrant.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Canes Recall Ryan Murphy from Charlotte

Jim Rutherford, President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled defenseman Ryan Murphy from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Murphy, 20, has totaled 12 points (2g, 10a) in 46 NHL games with the Hurricanes during his first full professional season. The Aurora, Ont., native has...
Via Pro Sports Daily
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Rutherford to resign as Hurricanes GM

Jim Rutherford is expected to step down as the general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes at the end of the season according to the Raleigh News & Observer. The 65-year-old Rutherford helped the Hurricanes win the 2006 Stanley Cup championship but things have not gone well since then as the team has just one playoff appearance since. There is a chance that Rutherford would remain...
Via Tireball.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes ready to hit reset button

This disappointing 31-31-9 season will trigger a long-overdue overhaul in Carolina. Various media reports suggest general manager Jim Rutherford will yield daily control of the hockey operation this season. He would move upstairs into a general oversight position. “I think we want to get to the postseason and take a look at what direction we’re going,” Rutherford, 65, told...
Via Fox - The Hockey Guy
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes Rumors: Is Faulk signing Rutherford's last move as GM

In what is likely to be the final move made by Carolina Hurricanes general manger Jim Rutherford, the Caines have resigned restricted free agent Justin Faulk to a six year $29mil contract extension.Faulk, who was the 37th overall pick in the 2010 draft, blossomed this year into one of the leagues better young defensemen, and was named to the U.S. Olympic team. The Hurricanes have...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Big changes coming in Carolina: Canes’ GM on his way out

According to the newsobserver, Canes GM Jim Rutherford is on his way out. It’s expected Ron Francis, the Hurricanes’ vice president of hockey operations, will succeed Rutherford as general manager. That decision will be made by team owner Peter Karmanos Jr The news comes on the heels of another report that the Canes may be looking to slash some salary. According to the New York...
Via Puck Drunk Love
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Canes' Rutherford expected to give up GM duties at end of the season

Jim Rutherford, who serves as president and general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, is expected to give up his general manager duties at the end of the season. Rurherford, contacted Monday, said he did not want to comment on his situation with the team or any potential changes until the season is completed. Sources close to the team say Rutherford may stay as team president...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutherford working phones, wants changes in Carolina

It appears the Carolina Hurricanes are nearing their breaking point. Or, at the very least, GM Jim Rutherford is. Looking to snap his team out of its current funk — the ‘Canes have lost five straight and eight of nine – Rutherford is reportedly working the phones and looking to make changes, according to the Raleigh News & Observer. The ‘Canes have been at the center...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Karash: Trying to decode Jim Rutherford's cryptic comments

First, as I have said before, what I express here is speculation, intuition, opinion, etc. I do NOT have access to any inside information nor do I have any contacts that get me access to legitimate rumors. So yesterday the Canes Twittersphere heated up following a spot by Canes GM Jim Rutherford on 99.9 The Fan yesterday afternoon. The summary version is that the Canes are reasonably...
Via HockeyBuzz
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Kirk Muller a good fit for Hurricanes

Raleigh, NC --- Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford had something specific in mind when he began thinking about a coaching change a month ago. First of all, he wanted a "good fit" for the franchise. Second, he wanted to go outside of the organization and bring in someone that would offer a different perspective and bring a different flavor to the Hurricanes...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
November 28, 2011  |  Discuss

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