Cranberry Township, PA — The fun isn’t over, yet. Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford spoke at length about the glowing scouting reports on Brandon Tanev, his head coach’s job security and the defense. He also came back to the microphone to tease us of borderline NHL players who will challenge for spots in training camp but admitted he couldn’t tell us who, yet. But it was Rutherford’s admission in the middle of his press conference which will ignite Penguins trade rumors.
The red flags were raised when Rutherford was asked about the Penguins current salary cap situation and he offered a one-word answer.