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Hurricanes' Rutherford named Penguins GM

Posted June 6, 2014

Hurricanes president Jim Rutherford to be named the new general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, sources told WRAL Friday.

Rutherford is currently serving the Canes in an advisory role after 20 years as the team’s general manager.

The Pittsburgh Penguins fired general manager Ray Shero on May 16 after he held the position for nine years and led the team to a Stanley Cup win in 2009. The Penguins announced Friday that head coach Dan Bylsma has also been fired.

Reports came out Tuesday that Rutherford had interviewed for the Pens GM position but told WRAL he had no comment as he was still under contract with the Canes.

The 65-year-old Rutherford played goalie for the Penguins in the 1970s.

 

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  • jenniferislonely Jun 9, 2014

    when does he sell out?

  • wlcat609 Jun 6, 2014

    Interesting questions - How can the president of one NHL tam become the GM of a different NHL team?

    Will the Penguins become the 'farm team' of the Canes or will the Canes become the 'farm team' of the Penguins?

    Was Dan Bylsma fired before JR became the GM or did JR fire Bylsma? I find it very interesting that now both Rutherford and Francis will be in competition for a head coach for their respective teams.

    And how will Peter K react to this situation? PK and JR have been so 'tight' for the past many years.

    Should be an interesting off season to say the least.......

  • JohnnyWalker Jun 6, 2014

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    Also wondering about this also.

  • George Herbert Jun 6, 2014
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    I thank him for the 2006 Stanley Cup team. Since then, he hasn't shown me much other than mystifying trades.

  • a sports fan Jun 6, 2014

    interesting...i thought he was a part owner of canes and thus couldn't take this job. i gather then he sold his shares back......

  • imback Jun 6, 2014

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    What's with people always trying to convince everyone else they know a lot about hockey? Its the only sport that posters seem to do this for.
    Regardless, if you really believe that Eric is worth 9 million a year, ( 5th highest in the league), please tell us why.

  • areyououtofyourmind Jun 6, 2014

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    It's also economics at times. Cole went to the Habs for crazy money. Something north of 4 mil/year which he wasn't worth at that stage of his career, hence the trade from the Habs.

  • Tony Spicchiali Jun 6, 2014
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    It's because when they play for the Canes they mainly never reach their full potential whether it be poor coaching, conditioning, etc. As soon as they go to other teams they excel.

  • Dana McCall Jun 6, 2014
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    AWK...WARD.

  • NoRespect Jun 6, 2014

    Has anybody noticed how many former Hurricanes are now stars for other teams? How does that happen? Why don't we keep the good ones and let the others go? We seem to be constantly in a "rebuilding year" which never ends... Gotta put that one on management.

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