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Pittsburgh Penguins trade Matt Murray
PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 30: Pittsburgh Penguins Goalie Matt Murray (30) and Pittsburgh Penguins Right Wing Bryan Rust (17) celebrates after the game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the San Jose Sharks on January 30, 2018, at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. The Penguins defeated the Sharks 5-2. (Photo by Jeanine Leech/Icon Sportswire)

It was an interesting discussion a few media folks had following Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford’s press conference to talk about his selection to the Hockey Hall of Fame in the Builders’ category. We argued, threw a few barbs but it was an enjoyable conversation. The other participants are people I respect greatly.

Moments before, Rutherford walked into the little concrete block walled workroom at the Penguins practice facility in Cranberry Township and spoke about the recognition of his life’s work. He was clearly humbled and overwhelmed.

The magnitude of that is not something anyone could brush off.

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Pittsburgh Hockey Now Editor-in-Chief, formerly 93.7 The Fan, Sportsnet Hockey Tonight, NHL Home Ice. Catch Dan tweeting @theDanKingerski and the official @pghhockeynow account.