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Penguins Update: Cullen Signs with Wild

It appears the Penguins will have two center slots to fill this season. Forty-seven days after Nick Bonino left the ‘Burgh for the Music City, Matt Cullen signed a one-year deal with his home state Minnesota Wild. The contract carries a base salary of $1 million, plus incentives. Despite his advanced age, the 40-year-old Cullen was a re [...]

Penguins Ink Sheary to Three-Year Deal

The Penguins have signed forward Conor Sheary to a three-year contract worth $9 million, general manager Jim Rutherford announced today. The deal will carry an average annual value of $3 million. The signing heads off an arbitration hearing set for this coming Friday in Toronto. The club also sidestepped a scheduled hearing with Brian Dumoul [...]

Penguins Update: Creating Order from Chaos

Before I begin, I fully realize what I’m about to suggest will never be given a whiff of consideration, let alone be implemented by the National Hockey League. However, Jim’s recent article got me to thinkin’ (always a dangerous thing). Why not establish performance-based pay grades for hockey players, just like in the business world? First, [...]

Penguins Update: Where We Stand Today

With nothing in particular to write about and curious about how our Penguins look at the present, I decided to compile an organizational depth chart. Kind of an on-the-fly glance at our prospective team. According to CapFriendly.com, the Pens currently have a cap hit of $64,620,000, with $10,380,000 in available cap space. However, they don’t [...]

Penguins Update: The Sexy Seven

Who’s going to play third-line center? It’s been the hot-button topic for Penguins fans. Liable to be all summer, too, or at least until Pens GM Jim Rutherford makes a move. Last week we looked at some internal candidates. Today we’ll glance at potential trade options, or at least the ones who’ve churned through the rumor mill. For lack of a [...]

Penguins Update: Recchi to Replace Tocchet

The Arizona Coyotes have hired popular Penguins assistant Rick Tocchet as their new head coach. The appointment–rumored to be in the works for some time–was announced earlier today by Coyotes GM John Chayka. “I’m extremely happy to be back with the Coyotes organization,” Tocchet said. “I loved playing here [...]

            

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