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Report: Ron Hextall has second interview with Penguins for open GM position

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Hextall is a candidate to replace Jim Rutherford’s position.

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The Penguins open position for general manager may be coming closer to being filled.

Following Jim Rutherford’s shock resignation less than two weeks ago, a short list of candidates to replace him had trickled out. That list included Ron Hextall, Mike Futa, Chris Drury, John Ferguson Jr., Mike Gillis, Tom Fitzgerald, and a few others.

Since then, Chris Drury has removed himself from consideration and received a promotion with the New York Rangers.

Late last night, an update came in from Elliotte Friedman.

Friedman says that Ron Hextall has had a second interview with the Penguins.

Following Rutherford’s resignation, it was said that the Penguins would like to have the position filled in 2 to 3 weeks.

With tomorrow hitting the two week mark and Hextall reportedly having a second interview, one might assume that the team has its shortlist of candidates and might be making a decision coming up here soon.

What do you say, Penguins fans? Would you be happy if Hextall was the new GM?