Canucks’ Rutherford Won’t Rush into Any Deal

While he noted that he is more likely to do the job as general manager and he said several teams called him before he arrived in Vancouver, the new President of Hockey Operations Jim Rutherford’s bridge has a preference and it doesn’t immediately trade to improve the listing for the Canucks.

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In her first media broadcast after landing in Vancouver, Rutherford explained:

“I am not in a hurry to trade. I received the call. I got the call before I arrived in Vancouver: ‘I like this player, I like that player, give me a call if you decide to move someone.’ If someone calls and something pretty good comes along that we think will improve our team now and in the long run, yes, we’ll look into it. But I won’t call much. “

Instead, Rutherford explained that his focus will be on immediately restructuring his hockey operations division, getting everyone in the right place and having a stronger team behind the scenes to organize. can create a stronger team on the ice. Included in that search will be a new GM and an assistant GM that he can mentor.

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Rutherford recognizes that there are holes in the squad and that it is the intention of the organization to fill those holes, but he notes that “one of the real pluses for us is that we have a franchise goalkeeper (Thatcher Demko). When you’re trying to build a championship team and you already have that piece of the puzzle ready, you can start to break things. “

He also noted that he wants to be careful with any trades he takes and is not interested in trading draft options unless they are later round options. “That’s not the cycle we’re in,” he said.

Rutherford has a plan

While fans may call for an exchange, the team is leading 4-0 since head coach Bruce Boudreau took over and between him and Rutherford, there will be patience, if nothing else. Both are known for their willingness to move quickly and act quickly, but both are experienced and have been there and do it in the NHL.

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Subhankar Mondal

Subhankar Mondal is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Subhankar Mondal joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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