Jim Rutherford

Penguins Add A Big Name To Their Front Office

The Pittsburgh Penguins added a new man to their front office staff today. GM Kyle Dubas announced that Doug Wilson, who was most notably the longtime GM of the San Jose Sharks, has joined the Pens as the senior adviser to hockey operations.  Per the Pens, he will provide counsel, opinions, and expertise to hockey […]

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Drew O’Connor Gives Pens New Option in Potential Karlsson Deal

If the Pens end up snagging Erik Karlsson from the Sharks, forward Drew O’Connor is likely to thank.  On Wednesday, DOC filed for arbitration. In doing so, he unlocked a free buyout window for the Pens. Dubas can create his own cap space to acquire Karlsson by removing a player with a high cap hit.  […]

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Francesco Aquilini, owner of the Vancouver Canucks, wearing a frustrated and concerned expression at a press conference.

Turning Point or Missed Fortune? Vancouver Canucks’ Drafting Drama Revealed

The 2016 NHL Draft: A Fateful Decision The 2016 NHL draft marked a turning point for the Vancouver Canucks, as they faced a critical decision with the fifth overall pick. Led by then-General Manager Jim Benning, the team chose to select Olli Juolevi, a promising defenseman from the London Knights. However, their choice meant passing […]

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Canucks are Eliminated, Now What?

The Canucks have officially been eliminated from playoff contention. While many fans have seen this as inevitable as the team lost 7 to start the season, now management has to take a long hard look in the mirror and figure out what went wrong with a team that needed to make the playoffs. We look […]

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Pittsburgh Penguins Forward Kasperi Kapanen Takes Shot During Warm-Ups Vs. New York Rangers

The Penguins Place Kasperi Kapanen on Waivers

This afternoon the Pittsburgh Penguins have finally made a move, placing forward Kasperi Kapanen on waivers. The 26-year-old winger is coming off signing a two-year extension last summer that carries an annual value of 3,200,000. The deal was concerning as soon as it was signed, and it surely hasn’t played out the way Penguins General […]

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What Will It Cost The Kraken To Land Bo Horvat?

The Kraken are enjoying a solid season in just their second year as a franchise. After finishing last in the Pacific Division last season, the Kraken find themselves second in the Division this season, trailing the Vegas Golden Knights by one point while having a game in hand. Thanks to their early success, the Kraken […]

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Winnipeg Jets Should Make Luke Schenn a Priority Trade Target

When a team has no glaring weaknesses and sits in second place in the Central Division past the mid-way point of the NHL regular season, finding trade targets who will fit in and not ruin team chemistry sometimes isn’t as simple as one may think. With a 31-16-1 record through 48 games, the Winnipeg Jets […]

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The Canucks Are An Embarrassment

The Vancouver Canucks went into this season with a lot of optimism. After parting ways with head coach Travis Green in the middle of last season, the team went out and hired Bruce Boudreau. Under Boudreau, the Canuck s went 32-15-10, giving fans hope that this season was going to be a good one. Unfortunately […]

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