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Fit the system: Penguins trade deadline recap

Following earlier trades for David Perron and Maxim Lapierre, Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford made three additional moves leading up to Monday’s trade deadline. The post Fit the system: Penguins trade deadline recap appeared first on Along the Boards.
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Murray active in second deadline season by @2ITB_Buffalo

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 28: Tim Murray, General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres speaks with Jim Rutherford, General Manager of the Pittsburg Penguins on Day Two of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) The 2014-15 trade deadline was much different for Tim Murray than the 2013-14 deadline...
Via Buffalo Wins
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: Rutherford Pulls Two Shockers

Just when you thought it was safe to toss your old Ben Lovejoy jersey, GM Jim Rutherford pulled off two buzzer-beaters at the trade deadline. Moving boldly to improve the Penguins’ defense for the postseason, JR swapped rugged Robert Bortuzzo to St. Louis for sturdy Ian Cole. He followed up by dealing talented but error-prone Simon Despres to Anaheim for ex-Pen Lovejoy. Here...
Via PenguinPoop
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colligan: 4 Questions on Jordan Staal, Jim Rutherford, and Trade Rumors

This a column by Mike Colligan that appears every Monday morning on The Pensblog. You can find more of Mike’s work at his site, ColliganHockey.com. (1) Which rumors are true? Which rumors are made up? I get very skeptical of anything I hear in the month leading up to the trade deadline. Front offices use the media as pawns to manipulate the trade market. Agents do the same to...
Via The Pensblog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rutherford: “We’re not looking to add a game-changer.”

Jim Rutherford gave an interesting interview to Sportsnet590 today. You can listen to it here. Rutherford hints that he really wants to see Christian Ehrhoff back before deciding on the D. He seems pretty clear that he isn’t looking for big-time, game changing player. Guess we’ll see.
Via The Pensblog
14 days ago  |  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

Ex-'Canes exec Rutherford gets fresh start as Penguins GM

Few Eastern Conference general managers can match Jim Rutherford's run with the Carolina Hurricanes from 2001-09 (seven total seasons). During that span, the Hurricanes advanced to the conference finals three times, won the Prince of Wales Trophy twice (conference champions) and captured the Stanley Cup in 2006. Most of those teams were underdogs and overachievers. After this regular...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

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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