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Jim Rutherford at his end of the season press conference touted the Penguins blueline as the best group he’s during his tenure as General Manager.
It was laughed at by many and for good reason.
“I think our defense is the best now that it’s been since I’ve been here as a group,” Rutherford said on April 18th. “You always like mobile defensemen and guys that can move the puck. We have one on each pairing, and now we have enough push back.”
Actions, though, speak louder than words and Rutherford has been vigorously attempting to revamp his defensive group in trade talks ahead of the draft and free agency.
None bigger right now than an aggressive pursuit of Want the Full Story? Get "Inside Access"