Big news has come down this afternoon as Jim Rutherford has stepped down as General Manager, citing personal reasons.
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They baby and coddle Malkin because he is a child…I have never seen so much hand holding for a professional athlete that has been a pro for a long time….grow up or retire Geno !!
Wait he made a trade then steps down?
Yeah, it’s a two way deal, they can bury him in WBS.
I wonder how much Lemieux, Moore house and Burkl tied Rutherford’s hands? I have a funny feeling Rutherford wanted to move either 58 or 71 and the owners said no….
Timing is too weird and odd for this to happen right now…especially if Rutherford is healthy which he seems to be..
I’m thinking something was said…..or differences in where the organization is going. .I wouldn’t be surprised if there were disagreements about certain players moving on or moving forward.
If he quit the Pens owe him nothing money wise!
If I had to bet I’d guess he was blocked sometime recently trying to move 58, and lost it after how letang played irresponsibly again
I think that is a real possibility…
Holy crap I wonder if I’m dunlaps source
I think the common perception of gmjr in Pittsburgh is a bit off, but who knows how this will work out. He traded for Hornqvist, Schultz, Kessel, Bonino and Hagelin. His importance to the organization, namely those two cups, can’t be understated. With all that, it may have been time to go in a new direction anyway. Apparently his contract situation was a primary factor. Hopefully whomever comes in has an effective vision and can either get this team in contention this year or perform a concise rebuild, maximizing the aging assets they currently have. Hats off to GMJR and… Read more »
Shultz was a mess after the cups, Kessel was causing problems, Bonino wanted to much money, Hags was not producing and Hornqvist was making to much money and was getting injured to often but the trade return was terrible.
All that’s true, but all those guys were integral to winning the cups. That’s more or less what I was referring to. They didn’t age well after the cups, but necessary to win them.
Crosby is still elite…letang just does dumb things but he still skates well..Malkin has lost his drive to be elite ad is dumb
Agreed.. All of them are thriving elsewhere! Hornqvist has 4 or 5 goals already in Florida, Bonino doing well in Minnesota, Schultz two goals already for Washington, Hagelin skating well fo the Capitals, Kessel 3 goals already for Arizona.
weird… All your points are spot on though all struggling with the Penguins before leaving.
Wow everyone has some good points. I think there were some disagreements on maybe some players being moved.
I think there may have been some feelings hurt over no contract extension.
LeBrun tweeted that it was 100% JR. caught the team off guard
Rutherford can be a prickly little fucker….
JR: I am steeping down but before I go, I got you Weber as a defensemen!
JR: Nope, Yannick. Later bitches!!
Sully: Don’t let the door hit you in the ass!!!
my theory is rutherford had a trade lined up this summer shipping the paycheck stealing russian thief down to miami and moreheist cancelled the deal. after the 2-0 debacle last night rutherford lost his mind and walked out.
This isn’t that far fetched. Could be he didn’t want his hands tied by the organization with trades or payroll
Who is that good hire? Fitzgerald is under contract to New Jersey. Jason Botterli was a good choice but he screwed up royally in Buffalo…
You need someone experienced to come in for next year..
rutherford probably told the orzigization to buy out malkin and they said no so he quit
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Thumbs up lol
Basically the writing was on the wall and they gave him the option?
Best to him and his family. We don’t win back to back cups without him….The new guy has work to do though…
Can never take away the fact that he helped Sid and Geno get back to the promised land. He was the architect of the key pieces around the core that made them great.
He questioned himself and made a string of mistakes that piled up over and over since that last cup. Probably a year or two late.
Agreed on both parts.