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Creative Rutherford, blunt Sullivan key Penguins' turnaround

PITTSBURGH (AP) The door closed and Mike Sullivan started to talk. Over the course of the next 10 minutes, the Pittsburgh Penguins coach laid out for rookie goaltender Matt Murray why veteran Marc-Andre Fleury was starting Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals even though Murray's rapid maturation was one of the reasons Pittsburgh found itself two wins from a spot in the Stanley...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MacLellan, Nill, Rutherford finalists for NHL GM of Year

NEW YORK (AP) Washington's Brian MacLellan, Dallas' Jim Nill and Pittsburgh's Jim Rutherford are the finalists for the NHL General Manager of the Year Award. Voting by the 30 club general managers and a panel of NHL executives, print and broadcast media at the conclusion of the second round determined the finalists announced Wednesday. The winner will be announced June 22 during...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Jim Rutherford Apology Post

2009 – Newspaper Column It was 2009.  Gene Collier wrote this iconic bad column.  At that time, the Penguins were battling for a playoff spot and everyone knew they could turn it around. Except Gene Collier, who wrote: “The Penguins can fool themselves to whatever extent they please that they earned two points that were absolutely indispensable last night, but the way they’ve...
Via The Pensblog
18 days ago  |  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

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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