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Hurricanes' Rutherford named Penguins GM

Posted June 6

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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  • KT has Shaniqua's SNAP card Jun 6, 10:33 a.m.

    Oh boy. The pens are in trouble now.

  • zonk Jun 6, 10:51 a.m.

    Funny how is good enough for the Pens but not the Canes. We don't even have a coach !

  • Wags Jun 6, 10:58 a.m.

    He did a lot of good things for us...he's the one that put the 06 team together. Many thanks Jim. Good luck in Pittsburgh.

  • thomasew Jun 6, 11:03 a.m.

    Weird!

  • NCCaniac Jun 6, 11:11 a.m.

    Apparently others in the NHL (or at least the Pens organization) have a higher opinion of Rutherford than some Canes fans do. Since the Pens have had more success than the Canes, I am sure they were not going to pick a bad GM.

  • SpermWhalePucky Jun 6, 11:11 a.m.

    Seriously?
    Why?

    I will say that Jimbo is very passionate about the game, but he has been the mastermind and whipping boy for the Hurricanes since day one. He's done alot for NC Hockey (not Hartford- their plan was to move back when they bought it in '94), and now you're 65 and you are going to pick up and go to another team?

    Are you not part owner of the Hurricanes?

    Why not stay where you are- work for the team that you helped create and enjoy your wife who is like, younger than your daughter!

    Let's go Pens!

  • jdpridg Jun 6, 11:24 a.m.

    NOOOO!!!!!! I give them two years of the new car smell... then comes the odor. What age does he want to retire?

  • KT has Shaniqua's SNAP card Jun 6, 11:34 a.m.

    Funny how is good enough for the Pens but not the Canes. We don't even have a coach !

    — Posted by zonk

    if he was such a good GM, why did most of his teams miss the playoffs? why were his draft choices awful? why were the majority of his trades laughable?

  • tuitionfund Jun 6, 11:40 a.m.

    Can we trade Jordan Staal back to Pens for Brandon Sutter?

  • PowderedToastMan Jun 6, 11:52 a.m.

    This is great news for the Canes. He was terrible and he will kill the Pens too.

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