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Video: Behind the scenes of the James Neal trade

It was the biggest trade at the actual NHL Draft – the Nashville Predators picking up scoring forward James Neal from the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Penguins, led by new general manager Jim Rutherford, … 237 more words

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The deal was real, Pens and Preds come out winners

Pittsburgh Penguins general manager “Carolina” Jim Rutherford has been under fire since he stepped in as the successor to social media superstar Ray Shero.

From not getting his first two choices for head coach, to not pulling punches with the local media, Rutherford doesn’t seem to be the people’s choice in Pittsburgh. 344 more words


Pittsburgh Penguins: Replacing "The Real Deal" James Neal

Penguins fans received shocking news Friday night during the 2014 NHL Draft. The organization announced they had traded forward James Neal to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling. 288 more words


Penguins say goodbye to James Neal

When Jim Rutherford was brought in to be a caretaker GM for two or three years in Pittsburgh until somebody younger is ready, he was never going to clean house but he was always going to sweep away some of the stagnant roster and he did the dirty deed with former 40-goal man James Neal Friday night at the draft. 533 more words

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Penguins GM Rutherford wanted to 'change the mix' with Neal trade

Jim Rutherford is beginning to put his stamp on the Pittsburgh Penguins as the new general manager. He started that by trading James Neal to the Nashville Predators for winger Patric Hornqvist and center Nick Spaling. 288 more words

Shea-ved Ice: Pens Get Solid Return For James Neal

After five straight playoff disappointments, the Pittsburgh Penguins needed to make some changes.

Ray Shero, Dan Bylsma, Todd Reirden and Tony Granato? All shown the door. 530 more words


Quick Analysis: Predators land Neal in trade with Pittsburgh

By Jim Diamond

Leading up to this weekend’s NHL Draft, Nashville Predators general manager David Poile made no secret of his desire to land a top-six forward. 519 more words