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Report: Jim Rutherford to Step Down as Carolina Hurricanes GM


Since winning the Stanley Cup in 2006, the Carolina Hurricanes have qualified for the Stanley Cup Playoffs just once in the past seven seasons. That lack of success often leads to major organizational changes in any sports league, and it appears as major changes are going to happen come the offseason.

According the News & Observer in Raleigh, Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford is expected to give up his role as GM after the season. It’s unclear if he will remain on as team President past this season.

The report states that Hockey Hall of Famer and former Hurricanes captain Ron Francis, who currently serves as the teams VP of Hockey Operations, will take over the GM duties.

This season will be the fifth straight that Carolina won’t make it to the postseason.

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