In today’s NHL rumors, the Vancouver Canucks hired Jim Rutherford as the new interim general manager and president of hockey operations. How long has he signed and what’s next for the Canucks? At the same time, a reporter investigated the possibility of a deal between the New York Rangers and the Chicago Blackhawks, including Patrick Kane.Finally, what is supporting a Jack Debruske trading?
The Canucks hire Jim Rutherford, a possible GM candidate
Vancouver Canucks team veteran as their new President of Hockey OperationsJim Rutherford has been hired and will assume the position of interim general manager until the search for a replacement for him is completed. The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun notes Just days after Bruce Boudreau was awarded a two-year coaching contract, Rutherford signed a three-year contract. Many people think this means Canucks is not considering rebuilding.
Canucks owner Francisco Aquilini issued a statement on the decision to hire Rutherford:
Now is the time for a new vision and a new leader, who will set the way forward for this team. Jim has extensive experience in building and leading winning organizations, and I believe he will help the Vancouver Canucks become a team that can compete for the championship again.
Rutherford is known for making sensational deals. During his most recent tenure as the general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, he averaged nearly one deal per month. It will be interesting to see if he wants to change the Canucks roster or keep the job for the new general manager he hired.
Thomas Drance and Harman Dayal of The Athletic studied possible candidates for General Motors and listed the following: Jason Botterill, Stan Smyl, Mike Gillis, Laurence Gilman, Hayley Wickenheiser, Marc Bergevin, Scott Mellanby, Eustance King, Chris MacFarland , Ryan Johnson, Henrik and Daniel Sedin, JP Barry, Josh Flynn, Mike Futa, Ray Ferraro, Craig Conroy, Ross Mahoney, John Ferguson Jr., Kevin Weeks, Alexandrea Mandrycky and John Chayka. They wrote:
Botterill is a key player for the Penguins and supervises a combination of professional scouts under the leadership of Rutherford of Pittsburgh. Now that Canucks has made Rutherford president, you can bet that Botterill’s name will be at the top of Rutherford’s GM candidate list.
Source – ‘Canucks Hockey Operations Leadership Search: Who can join Jim Rutherford in Vancouver? – Thomas Drance and Harman Dayal – The Athletic – 12/09/2021
Patrick Kane to Rangers trade scenario
Larry Brooks New York PostI don’t know if the Rangers and Blackhawks are willing to talk about the possibility of a blockbuster deal, which includes Patrick Kane To the Rangers, there are Kapo Kako, Niels Lundquist, Vitali Kravtsov and a 2022 first-round pick to return to Chicago. He wanted to know whether the Rangers’ new general manager Chris Drewry would work hard for it, because he knew the Rangers would have a “super lineup” with Kane as the protagonist. Artemi Panarin And Ryan Strom.
Kane Brooks did acknowledge there is a clause immovable, and Chicago is no news that the team is now seeking to trade him. He is not sure whether now or next season is to consider such a move in the right time. He pointed out that before becoming a legitimate contender, the team have a lot of work to do. He wrote:
The team is not complete. Need to be strengthened. One or two defensive players need to be added. In order to run in the championship for a long time, the depth needs to be increased. And need the right wing of the top six. This is the need that Patrick Kane will meet.
ESPN.com: Emily Kaplan reports that Blackhawks interim general manager Kyle Davidson and his staff are still evaluating their club and have not yet made a decision on the direction of the team. Prior to this, there will be no discussion asking Kane to waive his inaction clause.
DeBrusk meets arbitration conditions and leads to trade issues
Although Elliotte Friedman (Elliotte Friedman) reported that they will only move forward on their terms, the Boston Bruins hope to facilitate De Brusk’s trade request. Part of the problem with trading De Brusque is that the 25-year-old is eligible for arbitration, which has stopped some teams.
The St. Louis Blues, Calgary Flames, and New York Rangers are all connected to Debruske, but some people may want to know that they can sign his long-term contract extension before joining him, and sign the number they feel is suitable. .
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