Jim Rutherford to resign as Hurricanes GM


Jim Rutherford is expected to step down as the general manager of the Carolina Hurricanes at the end of the season according to the Raleigh News & Observer.

The 65-year-old Rutherford helped the Hurricanes win the 2006 Stanley Cup championship but things have not gone well since then as the team has just one playoff appearance since.

There is a chance that Rutherford would remain as the team president, although no decision has been made.

Ron Francis is expected to succeed him as the teams general manager. Francis is currently the vice president of hockey operations.

The future of head coach Kirk Muller is also in question. He has one year left on his deal with the Hurricanes currently 31-31-9 on the year.