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Penguins Update: Rutherford Named GM of the Year

The National Hockey League confirmed last night what Pittsburgh Penguins fans already knew. Jim Rutherford, who did a masterful job of transforming a shopworn black-and-gold team into Stanley Cup champions, was named General Manager of the Year in a vote of his peers at the league’s Annual Awards banquet in Las Vegas. With typical modesty, t [...]

Review of Striking Gold: The Penguins’ Amazing Run to the 2016 Stanley Cup

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Triumph Books have teamed up once more to produce a gem of a commemorative book. Striking Gold: The Penguins’ Amazing Run to the 2016 Stanley Cup expertly chronicles the Pittsburgh Penguins’ recent Stanley Cup season in a style that’s eye-catching, entertaining and informative. Experience the Pens’ drive to the [...]

Trading Fleury at this Point Would be Extremely Stupid

The Penguins have a rare opportunity in the age of the salary cap, they can bring back every player that played a main role in their winning of the Stanley Cup, even Reverend Lovejoy.  All of the talk is about Fleury and his salary cap value. The NHL is expected to raise the salary cap 3 million.  The best GMs are the ones that plan for the f [...]


I can write this now without fear of jinxing our guys. Throughout the Stanley Cup playoffs and, especially, during the Finals, I’ve felt an odd sense of calm. As if our Penguins were somehow predestined or preordained to win the Cup. A notion reinforced yesterday morning at church. Following the service, I stopped to greet associate pastor an [...]

Penguins Stanley Cup Update: Chinks in Murray’s Armor?

We’ve all heard the comparisons. He’s the next Ken Dryden. A sure-fire NHL All-Star for years to come. Maybe even a future Hall of Famer. The plaudits…and excitement…were understandable. Especially given the way Penguins rookie goalie Matt Murray wowed us down the homestretch and through the first couple of rounds of the playoffs. So cool. S [...]

Not So Fast: Sharks Top Penguins in Game 5 to Extend Finals

Put the champagne back on ice. Cancel those victory parade plans. The Penguins’ must wait a couple more days for another shot at hoisting Lord Stanley’s glittering chalice. In the Game 5 battle of young goalies, San Jose’s Martin Jones reigned supreme. Imitating his former Kings mentor, Jonathan Quick, the first-year starter made 44 saves—inc [...]


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