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Matt’s Net-Front Presence: Rutherford Did Penguins Favor By Quitting



The abrupt resignation of former Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford seemed to leave the team in a lurch, scrambling to restructure its leadership just as the new season gets off the ground.

But as I argue in my Net-Front Presence, Rutherford’s departure did the Penguins a big favor as they enter a pivotal phase in the franchise’s competitive arc:

Watch the rest of my Net-Front Presence commentaries here on Pittsburgh Sports Live!

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A lifelong hockey addict, Matt has been fortunate enough to make his career in his sport of choice, working in high school, juniors, college and the pros in various multimedia roles. Previous to joining PHN, Matt was a credentialed Penguins/NHL beat reporter from 2016-18, including coverage of the 2017 Stanley Cup Final. He contributes commentary and analysis here in various forms.

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