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Penguins Deal Scuderi to Blackhawks for Daley

I remember smiling the day I learned that former GM Ray Shero had signed ex-Penguin Rob Scuderi to a free-agent deal back in the summer of 2013. Broadly. What wasn’t to like? “Scuds” had served as the defensive anchor on another Cup winner—this time in Los Angeles—while mentoring talented young Drew Doughty. I figured Shero had found the per [...]

Penguins Plus/Minus

As our Penguins prepare to enter a brand-new era under Mike Sullivan, I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on some pluses and minuses through the first third of the 2015-16 season. It’s not meant to be an all-inclusive list. Obviously, players such as Evgeni Malkin and Marc-Andre Fleury deserve praise, as do the unsung defensive tandem of [...]

Penguins Dismiss Mike Johnston

The Penguins have dismissed head coach Mike Johnston. The move was announced today by general manager Jim Rutherford at a press conference at Consol Energy Center. Assistant coach Gary Agnew was relieved of his duties as well. “I felt with where we are right now (fifth place in the Metropolitan Division), and how we’ve played over the first p [...]

Penguins Update: Au Revoir Pascal

He was a throw-in. A warm body to plug one of the gaps created when then-GM Ray Shero sent fan favorite Colby Armstrong and Erik Christensen to Atlanta as part of a blockbuster five-player deal for sniper Marian Hossa at the 2008 trade deadline. Indeed, when Pascal Dupuis first arrived in Pittsburgh, he was regarded as little more than a 28-y [...]

Penguins Are WYSIWYG

Like many Penguins fans, I’ve spent a good part of the season trying to get a read on our team. Hardly an easy task, given last summer’s significant turnover and the black-and-gold’s streaky nature. After waiting 25 games for the Pens to coalesce, I’ve concluded that the answer’s been right under our noses the whole time. We’re WYSIWYG. What [...]

Penguins Update: Perron a Plus

It sure was great to see the Penguins’ offense bust loose in San Jose on Tuesday night. Indeed, the five-goal outburst represented the high-water mark for a team that has struggled to light the lamp all season long. Pacing the attack was the line of Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel, and David Perron. The trio combined for a whopping four goals and [...]

            

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