JIM RUTHERFORD NEWS

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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: Looking Ahead

“I believe that we will make the playoffs.” With a singular forceful statement, All-Star center Evgeni Malkin reflected the growing sense of optimism over the fortunes of our Pittsburgh Penguins. Almost overnight, it seems, they’ve transformed from a crew of rag-tag underachievers struggling to keep pace in the Eastern Conference playoff chase into a tight-knit bunch that might...
Via PenguinPoop
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Continue To Improve In The NHL Power Rankings

By Larry Snyder The majority of the Pittsburgh Penguins (24-17-7, 55 points) can enjoy the National Hockey League All-Star Game break this weekend to rest, re-charge their batteries and heal from any nagging injuries. With their victory over the Devils Tuesday, the Black and Gold are now tied with New Jersey (25-20-5, 55 points) for the last Wild Card playoff berth in the NHL’s...
Via The PensNation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Penguins best move would be to make no move at all

Despite all their flaws, the Penguins sit one point out of the playoffs. To recap how amazing that is, look at this: Once again: Every NHL team's points since December 2nd. The #Habs are in complete free fall. pic.twitter.com/mh09f6YoUm — Andrew Berkshire (@AndrewBerkshire) January 18, 2016 To further that the Penguins chance of making the playoffs are hovering around 50%...
Via The Pensblog
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins shake up forwards with trade

The Pittsburgh Penguins have once again switched up their forward core by trading winger David Perron and defensemen Adam Clendening to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Carl Hagelin. GM Jim Rutherford first acquired Perron, who is a free agent at the end of the season, in January of 2015 from the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a first round pick. A right-handed shot, Perron had...
Via isportsweb.com
23 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
23 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
24 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Wilson sent back to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-assigned forward Scott Wilson to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL), announced Pittsburgh executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Wilson was on his second trip of the 2015-16 season after being recalled a few days after Christmas. During his most recent stint, the forward saw action in three...
Via Mill City Sports
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins re-assign Scott Wilson to WBS Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford announced on Tuesday they have re-assigned forward Scott Wilson to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL). Wilson made it into a single game for the Penguins during his first call up of the 2015-16 season. He tallied his first NHL point when he set up Phil Kessel...
Via Mill City Sports
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins' GM Jim Rutherford 'sick' over team's start

The expectations for the Pittsburgh Penguins this season were enormous following the offseason acquisition of sniper Phil Kessel from the Toronto Maple Leafs. He joined an impressive core of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Kris Letang, Marc-Andre Fleury and Olli Maatta. Through 32 games, the Penguins haven’t lived up to the hype, stumbling their way to a 15-14-3 record, putting...
Via The Comeback
December 20, 2015  |  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

Scott Wilson recalled by Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford  announced on Saturday the team has recalled forward Scott Wilson from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League (AHL). Wilson is making his third trip to the NHL over his three year professional career. The forward made his NHL debut with the Penguins in December 2014. During...
Via Mill City Sports
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Jim Rutherford Have Two Steals In The Draft? by @_MAF29

We all know about Daniel Sprong, at this point. Drafted 46th overall in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via PensInitiative
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins fire Mike Johnston, Mike Sullivan named new coach

Today it was announced that the Pittsburgh Penguins relieved head coach Mike Johnston of his head coaching duties. He will be replaced by Mike Sullivan, who is as of this moment the new full time head coach. In addition to Mike Johnston’s firing, they also let assistant coach Gary Agnew go. Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had a slew of tweets from the post firing press...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins fire Mike Johnston, Mike Sullivan named new coach

Today it was announced that the Pittsburgh Penguins relieved head coach Mike Johnston of his head coaching duties. He will be replaced by Mike Sullivan, who is as of this moment the new full time head coach. In addition to Mike Johnston’s firing, they also let assistant coach Gary Agnew go. Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had a slew of tweets from the post firing press...
Via Bloguin Best
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Bruins Player, Coach Mike Sullivan Hired As Penguins Head Coach

The Pittsburgh Penguins will have a new man behind their bench when they visit TD Garden this week. The Penguins, losers of six of their last nine games, on Saturday fired head coach Mike Johnston and assistant Gary Agnew and announced the hiring of Mike Sullivan, who will make the jump from Pittsburgh’s AHL affiliate to take over for Johnston. “I felt it was time for a coaching...
Via NESN.com
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

A Half-Assed Move by @BrianK_PI

In news that has been anticipated ever since Jim Rutherford publicly called out his head coach, the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Via PensInitiative
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins' sputtering offense remains a growing concern

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is on record this week as saying that the team has "underachieved" to this point in the season.While a case can be made that upper management always wants more, most would agree that the Penguins' offense has been inconsistent at best. With two-time Hart Trophy winner Sidney Crosby, 2012 recipient Evgeni Malkin and five-time 30-goal...
Via Fox Sports
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: an organization in dysfunction?

Not many teams in the NHL have underachieved like the Pittsburgh Penguins have this season. With a 14-10-2 record and 30 points, the team currently sits in fifth in the Metropolitan Division, which would not be good enough for a playoff spot if the season ended today. The Penguins’ problems have been widespread. Sidney Crosby hasn’t looked at all the superstar we’ve grown used...
Via isportsweb.com
December 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bob Mckenzie: Penguins exploring trades with Dupuis cap space

Bob Mckenzie appeared on TSN1050 on Tuesday afternoon, and said the Penguins are looking to make some deals. Today’s SlapShot transcriped the audio: But you’re right, they’ve got to get more goal scoring. I think they’re looking hard at trying to make some trades. They’re trying to find a puck-moving, top-4 defenseman. They’re still continuing to look for an elite level...
Via The Pensblog
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Jim Rutherford is being candid, and stupid again as he throws Mike Johnston under the bus

Admittedly, the first time Jim Rutherford went on one of his candid rants, we thought, “hey cool it’s refreshing to hear honestly.” After years of the tightly wrapped Ray Shero, we weren’t use to hearing a GM be so candid. And then, we realized how poor of a decision, and how stupid being candid is. It is a product of being passionate, which can be a good thing. But there...
Via The Pensblog
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins RoundUp: Maatta, Dupuis, Rutherford, And More

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins have back-to-back contests this Saturday and Sunday with the Los Angeles Kings (15-8-1, 31 points) and the Anaheim Ducks (9-12-5, 23 points). The Black and Gold at 14-8-2, 30 points sit in fourth place in the Metropolitan Division of the National Hockey League. Head coach Mike Johnston’s squad is 7-5-1 against the Western Conference of the...
Via The PensNation
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins GM: 'No concern' on Crosby's slow start to season

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has heard it ad nauseam."What's wrong with Sidney Crosby?", or some variation of that question, echoes in his ears from countless reporters following each of the team's contests this season."I know why it's a story, so I'm not saying it's a non-story," Rutherford told Yahoo! Sports. "But there's certainly no concern."Rutherford cited...
Via Fox Sports
November 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Bottom Six Exceeding Expectations

Jim Rutherford has done a lot of great things for the Penguins, but perhaps one of his most impactful recent endeavors was his work to change the Penguins imbalance. In recent years, the Penguins management team pushed all their chips onto the plate of Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Now, that’s partially understandable; these two forwards are among the best in the game and are...
Via The Pensblog
November 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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