General manager Jim Rutherford and the scouting staff added six new players to the Penguins’ fold yesterday at the NHL Entry Draft in Chicago.
With the 51st overall pick—acquired from St. Louis in the Ryan Reaves deal—the Pens selected defenseman Zachary Lauzon from Rouyn-Noranda of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Although a bit unders [...]
Say this about Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford. He ain’t afraid to be bold.
A fortnight after hinting at reinforcing his quicksilver Cup-winners with a much-needed physical presence, JR backed up his words with deeds.
Upset with the way foes took liberties with his players—Sidney Crosby in particular—with little-to-no protection from [...]
The NHL arrived in Sin City last night with predictable glitz and fanfare. The Vegas Golden Knights officially revealed their picks last night at the NHL Awards Show before a hometown throng at T-Mobile Arena.
Under the direction of owner William Foley and general manager George McPhee, the Golden Knights plucked 30 players from their NHL bre [...]
I grew up during a bygone era before salary caps and free agency, when our beloved sports heroes spent their entire careers with one team.
How I wish it still were so. It broke my heart to hear Marc-Andre Fleury bid adieu to the ‘Burgh at a press conference last Thursday.
“It’s been such a long time, a great ride,” said an emotional Fleury. “ [...]
The Penguins released their Protection List for the upcoming Expansion Draft.
Opting to protect eight skaters and a goalie, the black and gold shielded forwards Sidney Crosby, Patric Hornqvist, Phil Kessel and Evgeni Malkin, defensemen Brian Dumoulin, Kris Letang, Olli Maatta and Justin Schultz, and goalie Matt Murray.
Players in the first a [...]
With the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft just around the corner, I thought I’d take a stab at deciphering the rules and determining who the Penguins might protect and expose.
Teams must submit their list of protected players to the league by 5 PM (ET) this coming Saturday. The league’s new entry—the Las Vegas Golden Knights—will then announce its se [...]