Jim Rutherford http://wunc.org en Canes Extend Rutherford's Contract http://wunc.org/post/canes-extend-rutherfords-contract <p></p><p></p><p>The Carolina Hurricanes have extended the contract of General Manager Jim Rutherford. Rutherford is the only G-M the franchise has had since moving to North Carolina 14 years ago.</p><p>The tenure of many professional sports general managers can be measured in months. But Rutherford has been at the helm of the franchise for 18 years – the second longest tenure in the National Hockey League.</p><p>In that time, the Hurricanes have a winning record overall, have hosted an NHL All-Star game, and won a Stanley Cup in 2006.</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:39:00 +0000 Dave DeWitt 7425 at http://wunc.org Canes Extend Rutherford's Contract