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Top Line: Carolina Hurricanes' wind of change; Injury alters West; more links

By Allan Muir

An annotated guide to this morning’s must-read hockey stories:

• Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford knows when the gettin’ is good. With his team on the verge of yet another playoff DNQ, Rutherford is rumored to be stepping down at season’s end after 20 years on the job. 639 more words


Jim Rutherford to step down, with Ron Francis as new Hurricanes GM?

By Greg Wyshynski

Carolina Hurricanes President and GM Jim Rutherford gave Michael Smith a curious quote after signing defenseman Justin Faulk to a six-year contract extension with an average cap hit of $4.833 million. 305 more words


staying and (possibly) going

Justin Faulk signed a new contract this morning, for six years and $27,000,000.   In talking about it after the fact, the team seemed to feel like it was a priority to get this done now rather than waiting for the summer- there’s always a lingering fear of another team submitting an offer sheet to a player who is coming to the end of their contract, and the ‘Canes didn’t want to have to overpay or lose out on their current and future top defenseman.  504 more words