When I first learned that the Penguins were entertaining the idea of bringing Jaromir Jagr back to the ‘Burgh, I must confess to having mixed emotions.
On one hand, a Jagr return to the Steel City would have revved fan interest to a fever pitch, not to mention providing a happy ending to what was heretofore one of the saddest chapters in fran [...]
Lost amid the turmoil of the Jaromir Jagr “my heart’s in Pittsburgh but my wallet’s in Philly” fiasco, Max Talbot signed a five-year deal with the Flyers on Friday.
I’ve always loved Talbot. The son of a construction worker, Max was a big-time scorer in junior hockey who had to adapt to a blue-collar role to make it in the NHL. Possessing und [...]
The free agent frenzy began at 12:01 with Jamaal Meyers signing with the Blackhawks for one year, and it hasn’t slowed down yet. Before noon, the Penguins announced that they had broken off negotiating with Jaromir Jagr, and instantly turned their attention to resigning Tyler Kennedy. Kennedy’s new deal was announced shortly aft [...]
With the conclussion of the Stanley Cup Finals this past week. PenguinPoop readers turn their attention to the NHL hockey draft followed by free agency on July 1st. I was extremely fortunate to be able to talk to Jay Grossman Presdient of the Puck Agency LLC. Some of the http://www.puckagency.com/ clients are Ilya Kovalchuk, Vezina trophy c [...]
Dan Bylsma won a well deserved Jack Adams award for “Coach of the Year”. Bylsma is the first Penguins coach to win the award. This is the video of his acceptance speech.
We had an idea Bylsma was going to win the award back in March, you can read about it here: Penguins Coach Bylsma Deserves Jack Adams Award Consideration
Well, here we are…the first day of the Stanley Cup Finals. It doesn’t matter what team you’re a fan of, there’s some excitement that comes as a hockey fan at this point in the playoffs. I think it has to do with a month and a half of waiting and anticipation finally coming down to the final two teams. I think it has [...]
Time to review my round 2 picks and look at my predictions for the Conference Finals. I went 75% again. Kudos again to the West for playing along! And, in the East, well…apparently no one told Tampa that they weren’t supposed to still be in the game.
Again, not a whole lot for me to say about how things went in the West. I t [...]
It’s time to take a look back at my own predictions and see how I did. And, since I went 6-2, I have a little tweaking to do for the second round.
I know that we’re five days until the second round, but this will have to do given that it started the day after the Pens season ended. I needed a couple of days to get out of that pos [...]
Another season, another heck of a ride. It’s not the ride we feared we were in for back in October. It’s not the ride we were thrilled to be on in November. It’s not the one that punched us in the gut both in early January and again in February. The roller coaster that we rode with this team from mid February until last [...]
Here is a current list of Pittsburgh Penguin players who’s contracts are up and become free agents as of 12:01 pm, July 1st 2011.
Click here if you are looking for all of the Pittsburgh Penguin salary cap numbers: Pittsburgh Penguins 2010 – 2011 Salary Cap Numbers
*Penguins signed 36 year old winger Steve Sullivan from Nashville for $1.5 mil [...]