Hockey fans got some bad news today. TSN's Bob McKenzie is reporting that Jim Rutherford will reportedly be named Penguins GM.
Chris Peters, CBS Sports -- Jim Rutherford will be named general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. Rutherford, who earlier this spring stepped aside from his duties as general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes, had been the dean of NHL general managers having spent 20 consecutive years with the Carolina organization.
Other rumored candidates for the job included Pens assistant general manager Jason Botterill, NBC analyst Pierre McGuire, Tampa Bay Lightning assistant general manager Julien BriseBois and a number of others.
Rutherford stepped aside from GM duties, but was expected to stay on with Carolina as the club's president. He was replaced by Hurricanes legend and former Penguin Ron Francis.