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Rutherford rumored for GM job in Pittsburgh

Posted June 3

— Former Carolina Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford is rumored to be a candidate for the Pittsburgh Penguins general manager opening, according to an ESPN report Tuesday.

The 65-year-old Rutherford had been the general manager of the Hurricanes for 20 years and remains part of the ownership group.

Rutherford told WRAL Tuesday, "I don't have any comment on this as I am under contract with the Canes."

NHL analyst for NBC Pierre McGuire confirmed to a Toronto radio station that he has had contact with Pittsburgh for the position also.

The Penguins fired general manager Ray Shero on May 16 after he held the position for nine years. He led the team to a Stanley Cup win in 2009.

Ron Francis was named the new general manager of the Hurricanes April 28. He relieved Kirk Muller of his head coaching duties the following week. The Hurricanes are still searching for their next head coach as the NHL season moves to the Stanley Cup finals.

Many people have pointed to current New York Rangers assistant Ulf Samuelsson as a potential replacement for Muller. Samuelsson played for the Hartford Whalers and was a teammate with Francis on two Stanley Cup championship teams in Pittsburgh in the 1990s.

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  • jdpridg Jun 4, 1:42 p.m.

    Please no! As a Pens fan originally from Western PA, Please no!

    Besides, he's part owner of the... View More

    — Posted by SpermWhalePucky

    +1000!!!!!!
    Find a spot for him somewhere in Boston

  • alloyd1995 Jun 4, 9:26 a.m.

    Get ready to see Corvo in a Pens sweater!

    — Posted by bstslave2

    That just made my day lol

  • ajoplin Jun 4, 8:28 a.m.

    Pierre. What a joke!! Hopefully he will get it so no more commentating. Enough of that clown already.

  • SpermWhalePucky Jun 4, 7:53 a.m.

    Please no! As a Pens fan originally from Western PA, Please no!

    Besides, he's part owner of the Hurricanes... that would be a D- Move!

  • bstslave2 Jun 3, 5:35 p.m.

    Get ready to see Corvo in a Pens sweater!

  • GunnyGoesBaaaarf Jun 3, 4:34 p.m.

    I'm not saying Rutherford is perfect, but he has a lot of history with the Whalers/Canes, and with the transition of the GM job to Ronnie Francis, I hope JR remains in Raleigh.

  • NCCaniac Jun 3, 4:23 p.m.

    good for Canes....he will drive Pens into the ground

    — Posted by a sports fan

    I had the same thought!

    — Posted by vance203

    Yeah, the Pens are such an unsuccessful hockey club they must only be interested in lousy GMs. Yeah, right...

  • vance203 Jun 3, 4:19 p.m.

    good for Canes....he will drive Pens into the ground

    — Posted by a sports fan

    I had the same thought!

  • a sports fan Jun 3, 3:53 p.m.

    good for Canes....he will drive Pens into the ground

  • JohnnyWalker Jun 3, 3:25 p.m.

    Newsflash!! ESPN and hockey don't mix.

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