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Penguins Trade For Jussi Jokinen Add Depth to Already Deep Roster

jokinen Going into trade deadline day today you would be hard pressed to find a deeper roster than that of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Their first two lines could fill an All-Star team.  Penguins GM Ray Shero added yet another player to the Penguins and once again did it without losing a roster player only a conditional 6th or 7th round pick. 30 year o [...]

Today is the 25th Anniversary of Mario Lemieux’s Greatest Game and Greatest Goal

pp0362 It’s funny how history works. If the Penguins didn’t go on to win the Stanley Cup in the 1990-91 season, most Pittsburgh Penguin fans wouldn’t be familiar with “The Save” that Frank Pietrangelo made that turned the playoffs around. If the Pittsburgh Pirates didn’t have a defensive lapse in the ninth inning [...]

Penguins GM Ray Shero Steals Jarome Iginla While Boston Sleeps

Crosby & Iginla In the biggest craziest trade shock I can remember, Ray Shero just re-united the tandem that led the Canadian Hockey team to the gold medal in Vancouver 2010.  Yes, Ray Shero pulled the rug out from under Boston and landed the 2013 trade deadlines biggest prize. At around midnight NHL.com and TSN had reported Jarome Iginla was traded to the B [...]

Letang Out: Penguins Playing Musical Chairs with Defensemen

Kris Letang Yesterday morning Ray Shero had eight active defensemen on his roster and one defenseman, Kris Letang, on Injured Reserve.  In between then and now defenseman Simon Despres was returned to the WBS Penguins, Kris Letang was taken off IR, Robert Bortuzzo was sent down to the WBS Penguins for “conditioning assignment”,  Kris Letang i [...]

Pittsburgh Penguins and Dallas Stars Trade Two Morrows and Picks

Brandon Morrow The Penguins have traded promising defensive prospect and 2011 first round draft pick Joe Morrow to the Dallas Stars in return for veteran captain of the Stars Brenden Morrow.    The trade reads as this:  Pittsburgh gets Brenden Morrow and Dallas’ 3rd-round pick in 2013 for prospect Joe Morrow and Penguins 5th-round pick 2013. To make r [...]

Malkin Injury is Perfect Reason for Penguins to Look for Rentals

Evgeni Malkin If you haven’t heard Malkin has been ruled out of tonight’s game and placed on IR.  As well he should be.  That is of course if the media has correctly speculated he has a shoulder injury or a head injury.  Both of those injuries take more than just a few weeks to heal correctly and both of those injuries are injuries that could a [...]

Video: Pascal Dupuis tips in Game Winner for Hat Trick vs Buffalo

Dupuis Hat trick You still have time to throw your hat!  Pascal Dupuis’s 2nd career hat trick wins game for Penguins 4-3 over Buffalo.  Penguins are now in 1st place.

Is Zack Boychuk the Winger Malkin Has Been Looking For?

Boychuk When Steve Sullivan hightailed it out of Pittsburgh in the offseason the search for a winger to compliment Evgeni Malkin and James Neal took off.  Tangradi failing to make his mark kickstarted rumors of big trades for players such as Iginla, Kessel and others. In the middle of all the trade hoopla stands a 23-year-old 14th overall pick. A guy [...]

Penguins Claim 2008 1st Round Pick Zack Boychuk from Carolina

Boychuk The Penguins picked 23 year old Carolina Hurricanes Left Winger Zack Boychuk off of waivers today.  Boychuk was a first round 14th overall pick in the 2008 entry draft. Boychuk saw on average 9 minutes playing time in the 16 games he played for Carolina last year and got to play all of 1 game with them this year.  My guess is that Dustin Jeff [...]

Why is the Pittsburgh Penguins Defense so Bad?

Letang The Penguins have new lineups for their first and second power plays. The first power play has the same players on it with one small twist. Evgeni Malkin will be on the point and James Neal will be moving up. The interesting thing is the Penguins second powerplay which practiced with Dustin Jeffrey and Paul Martin at point. The Penguins have [...]

            

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