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Penguins sign warm bodies on first day of lukewarm free agent signings

shero2   The highly anticipated free agent frenzy that was supposed to kick off at 12:01 PM yesterday never materialized as only a couple of “big” names signed with new teams, and like the really hot girls at prom time, the giant names sat back and let the courting begin.  Along with  the millions of dollars being offered to guys li [...]

Are the Penguins a better team today, or excuse me, is anyone using this Staal?

Jordan_Staal2 Coming to Pittsburgh to cover the NHL entry draft this past weekend, most media pundits expected a rather dull, uneventful two days based on the fact that this year’s draft class was mediocre at best.  The Penguins were determined not to let that happen.  Rumors began circulating on Thursday night that Jordan Staal had turned down the P [...]

Penguins land solid back up goalie in Tomas Vokoun

00ppfront Today the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired goalie Tomas Vokoun from the Washington Capitals in exchange for a 7th round draft pick in this year’s upcoming draft.  Vokoun, 35 and an unrestricted free agent come July 1st then went on to sign a two year deal with the team worth $2 million per season effectively ending the Penguin career of Bre [...]

Could the Penguins lose Malkin in 2 years?

00ppfront The KHL has announced, according to multiple sources, that all returning Russians from the NHL will not count against the salary cap. What will the Penguins do in 2 years if some crazy, stupid, rich KHL owner offers Geno $25 million tax free per season like Jaromir Jagr was making in Omsk? Sure it’s the KHL, but Geno speaks the language [...]

Just kicking around some crazy Penguin trade ideas

00ppfront I was sitting around with a couple of my buddies talking, what else, Penguins hockey and what they might be doing in the coming months ahead.  We wondered what would happen if NHL general managers acted like fantasy hockey owners so we started throwing around some crazy trade ideas just to see which ones might actually be feasible in today [...]

Disco Stu: Should There be Changes in the Penguins Future?

00ppfront Over the next week or so each of us here at PenguinPoop will be taking a hard look at whether or not the Pittsburgh Penguins organization needs to make any changes.  First up is Disco Stu.  Disco Stu Time to Blow it up, or just do a remodeling job? After three consecutive years of heading into the playoffs as prohibitive favorites to get to [...]

Flyers finally show their true colors or Anyone want to buy a broom cheap?

00ppfront No matter the result of last night’s Game 4 between the Penguins and the Flyers at “Whatever the hell bank bought us this week” Arena, the Penguins would be coming back to Pittsburgh today either to get the golf clubs out of the closet or start preparing for Game 5 at the Consol Energy Center Friday night, and thanks to the [...]

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step (Or a good left hook)

00ppfront Like everyone else, I’m assuming that the Penguins will add Dustin Jeffrey, Eric Tangradi and Joe Vitale to the starting lineup tonight to replace the suspended Craig Adams, James Neal and Aaron Asham. Anyone else like me that thinks Stave McIntyre would be a better addition than Tangradi?

Crosby’s return hasn’t lifted everyone’s stats

00ppfront They say a rising tide lifts all boats, and there hasn’t been a bigger tidal wave around here than the return of Sidney Crosby after a three and a half month absence.  Not that the Penguins weren’t playing well before he returned, they were having won 12 out of their previous 14 games, and it’s not like they weren’t sc [...]

Thursday’s game against Predators could now be more difficult for the Penguins

00ppfront Former NHL Wunderkind, Alexander Radulov, who bolted from Nashville to the KHL three years ago has come to an agreement with his Russian team, Ufa Salavat Yulayev, to be let out of his contract so that he can return to the NHL. He is still property of the Nashville Predators, and if all goes well with his return to the USA, he could be in the [...]

            

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