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04-05-2013, 06:07 PM
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Time for Rutherford to step aside?

Long time lurker, first time poster. As many of you, I am highly disappointed with the teams performance this year. Up until this debacle that is the 2013 Carolina Hurricanes season, I have been a staunch supporter of Rutherford and his moves. While I cannot say I agreed with everything he has done, or agree with the team he iced, I did believe he was a comptant general manager given the circumstances under which he had to operate. But now, it is quite clear that it is time for Rutherford to step aside. Does anyone think this may occur this off season? If so, who would we look to as a replacement?

I have put some thought into my questions, more so his replacement though. Personally, I believe that if Rutherford were to step aside or be removed we should pursue a Brian Burke-esque type general manager. The current team obviously lacks in size, toughness, and checking ability. Given the division we will be a part of next year, the three aforementioned qualities will be invaluable to ensure we are at least able to compete. Our bottom six is too small currently and our skill players (with the exception of Ruutu, who I agree is on a terrible contract) do not check much to speak of.

Hopefully, I am not the only one who feels this way regarding the direction we need to go in. If I am, flame away!

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