Jim Rutherford, who resigned as general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, did not approve of preventing the Quebec defenseman from completing a transaction involving Christopher Letang.
At least this is the theory put forward by a journalist from Pittsburgh on his Twitter account, claiming that he has many sources.
93.7 Colin Dunlop, who works for The Fan, wrote: “The owners did not want him to do that.
Rutherford said in an official statement on Wednesday: “It is a great privilege to be the GM of the Penguins. The owners, including Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkill, have a lot to thank me for starting with President David Morhouse. Whether it is hockey or business, there is unwavering support from everyone here. ”
“I knew it was a little unusual during the campaign, but I thought the departure time was right,” the 71-year-old added, citing personal reasons.