When the Penguins won the franchise's fourth NHL championship a year ago, general manager Jim Rutherford's fingerprints were all over the Stanley Cup.

His trades to acquire Phil Kessel, Trevor Daley and Carl Hagelin in the 11 months prior drastically changed the face of the team.
This season, as the Penguins claimed their fifth title, Rutherford's moves were more subtle, but make no mistake. For the second straight year, the 68-year-old Rutherford had the golden touch.

“This was the toughest one,” Rutherford said, comparing his most recent championship to last year's run and his title in Carolina in 2006. “We had a lot of guys banged up. They had the will to win and play. They're just gutsy, determined, talented guys.” ..............

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