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After three-time Stanley Cup champion Jim Rutherford abruptly resigned from the Pittsburgh Penguins, the team named Assistant GM Patrik Allvin as interim GM but who will be the next General Manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins?

Speaking of the Penguins, the Boston Bruins will try and sweep their two-game set with the Pens at TD Garden tonight.

Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella has no regrets about how he handled the Pierre-Luc Dubois trade request.

That and more in your BHN Daily:


Now former Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford took the Penguins and the NHL world by surprise when he suddenly resigned from his post on Wednesday. As colleague and friend of BHN Dan Kingerski pointed out, Rutherford left interim GM Patrik Allvin and the Pens in a bad spot. Now the question is, will it be Allvin who takes over full time, or will the Penguins go external with their hire and if so, who will be the man in Pitt going forward? (Pittsburgh Hockey Now

Apparently, former Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis’ application for the Penguins GM job accidentally went public. (

The Bruins will look to sweep their two-game set with the suddenly baffled and dumbfounded Penguins tonight at TD Garden. Partner-in-crime Joe Haggerty has you covered with the BHN Gameday Preview. (Boston Hockey Now)

Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella has taken plenty of heat for his handling of the Pierre-Luc Dubois trade request but he has no regrets. IMHO, he shouldn’t have regrets. He did what he thought was best for the team and enabling Dubois’ actions and attitude was not that. (Sportsnet)

Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland did what he could to improve his team via unrestricted free agency and as longtime friend Mark Spector pointed out, it’s time for those signings to deliver. (Sportsnet)

Not the Boston Bruins really miss their basically absent owner Jeremy Jacobs, but some teams have hands-on and pretty cool owners and sadly the pandemic has prevented owners from attending games and being around their teams. (TSN)

It appears that FOX Sports is ready to make a major push to become rights holders for the NHL. (FrontOfficeSports)

Finally, today is Bell ‘Let’s Talk’ Day in Canada as people are encouraged to raise awareness for mental health and erase the stigma around it. I know, for myself, I need to be better at tackling my mental health issues and my life would be a lot better if I did that on a regular basis. I’m trying and for anyone out there going through a tough time, trying and talking is the first step. We can’t beat this alone and there are people ready to be there for you. Don’t Give Up!


With 20 years of experience (SiriusXM NHL Network Radio, ESPNBoston, NESN,, etc.) covering the Bruins, the NHL, NCAA and junior hockey and more, Jimmy Murphy’s hockey black book is full of Hall of Famers, current players, coaches, management, scouts and a wide array of hockey media personalities that have lived in and around this great game. For 17 of his 20 years as a hockey and sports reporter, Murph covered the Bruins on essentially a daily basis covering their victorious 2011 Stanley Cup run and their 2013 run to the Final as well. Murphy has hosted national and local radio shows and podcasts and also has experience in TV as well.

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