Hextall varies from Rutherford in committing to Penguins core

General manager Ron Hextall and former GM Jim Rutherford, who manned the Penguins’ helm for the two prior playoff runs, have approached their plans for Pittsburgh’s core players very differently through these past three offseasons. Here are Hextall’s comments on the security of the Penguins’ core, spoken in a postseason press conference on June 2, 2021, following a Game 6 loss to the New York Islanders.