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GM Rutherford in Carolina stepping down

Postby brwi on Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:56 am

After 19-20 years as GM. Rumor has it that Ron Francis will be next GM.

http://espn.go.com/nhl/story/_/id/10666 ... ricanes-gm
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Re: GM Rutherford in Carolina stepping down

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:04 am

Oh well, I guess Shero won't be able to fleece him any longer...Ronnie will be onto Ray's shenanigans, right? :lol:
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Re: GM Rutherford in Carolina stepping down

Postby Gaucho on Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:04 am

Staal, Staal, and Skinner for Malkin, Neal, Kennedy and a pick.
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Re: GM Rutherford in Carolina stepping down

Postby mikey287 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:05 am

It stays in the family in Carolina, always. They are probably the lead dog in country club memberships...one you're a Cane, you're always a Cane...

That said, all the best to Ronnie, I hope he does really well there. Very sharp hockey mind.
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Re: GM Rutherford in Carolina stepping down

Postby Digitalgypsy66 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 9:22 am

First order of business: re-sign Joe Corvo on July 1.
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Re: GM Rutherford in Carolina stepping down

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:12 am

Rod Brindamour assistant (I have no idea if he's at that point already, off the top of my head)?
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Re: GM Rutherford in Carolina stepping down

Postby dodint on Tue Mar 25, 2014 1:33 pm

The only time I've ever seen the Stanley Cup in a social setting was in 2006. I was sitting in a bar in Atlantic Beach, NC and it walked in the front door. It went around the bar right next to us, my drunk friend reaching out and touching it, and then into a side room to a private party. Read in the paper the next day that one of the front office folks has a condo near Atlantic Beach and it was their day with the cup.

So, thank you for that memory, Mr. Rutherford. :thumb:
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Re: GM Rutherford in Carolina stepping down

Postby JS© on Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:11 pm

MRandall25 wrote:Rod Brindamour assistant (I have no idea if he's at that point already, off the top of my head)?


assistant coach since 2010, but previously worked in player development

http://hurricanes.nhl.com/club/page.htm?id=64347
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Re: GM Rutherford in Carolina stepping down

Postby sniper on Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:20 pm

This will make Canes fans very happy.

Carolina has seemed to be the place where players that other teams don't really want anymore end up lately. They have some good players with a whole lot of blah around it. It was time for him to go. If Francis is the next GM he's got his hands full with some of the contracts they have with several years left on them.
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Re: GM Rutherford in Carolina stepping down

Postby columbia on Tue Mar 25, 2014 11:34 pm

It should be interesting when have enough Staals to defend a 5 on 3.
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Re: GM Rutherford in Carolina stepping down

Postby bhaw on Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:55 am

sniper wrote:This will make Canes fans very happy.

Carolina has seemed to be the place where players that other teams don't really want anymore end up lately. They have some good players with a whole lot of blah around it. It was time for him to go. If Francis is the next GM he's got his hands full with some of the contracts they have with several years left on them.


They always seem to have a really weak D compared to any of the good/decent teams in the East.
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Re: GM Rutherford in Carolina stepping down

Postby brwi on Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:49 am

bhaw wrote:
sniper wrote:This will make Canes fans very happy.

Carolina has seemed to be the place where players that other teams don't really want anymore end up lately. They have some good players with a whole lot of blah around it. It was time for him to go. If Francis is the next GM he's got his hands full with some of the contracts they have with several years left on them.


They always seem to have a really weak D compared to any of the good/decent teams in the East.


Yes indeed. They have drafted studs in Faulk and Ryan Murphy, but they have needed help on the blueline with a couple of more rugged guys to fill out the other spots besides "offensive d-man" for several years. Putting in the Corvo's and Pitkanen's and signing Ron "I won't touch you, I swear" Hainsey doesn't cut it.
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Re: GM Rutherford in Carolina stepping down

Postby mikey287 on Wed Mar 26, 2014 12:40 pm

Sekera has been very good this NHL season.
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Re: GM Rutherford in Carolina stepping down

Postby dodint on Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:46 pm

Ron Francis officially takes the reigns. Hope he has a long stay with the club.
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Re: GM Rutherford in Carolina stepping down

Postby sniper on Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:27 pm

dodint wrote:Ron Francis officially takes the reigns. Hope he has a long stay with the club.



It will be interesting to see who he trades and doesn't trade this offseason. Lots of hard contracts to move on that club.
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Re: GM Rutherford in Carolina stepping down

Postby MRandall25 on Mon May 05, 2014 2:34 pm

Francis recently fired the Canes' coaches. Here's the options:

‏@TSNBobMcKenzie 34s
Ulf Samuelsson, Kevin Dineen and Ed Olczyk will be amongst ex-teammates of CAR GM Ron Francis mentioned as potential coaching candidates.
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Re: GM Rutherford in Carolina stepping down

Postby mikey287 on Mon May 05, 2014 6:03 pm

Lolczyk. That would be hilarious.

Note the only assistant coach not let go was Rod Brind'Amour. A major part of the family.
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