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Penguins Update: Swan Song for Kuny and Scuds?

“I wish we had a team full of Chris Kunitzes.” I’ve uttered those words many times to my hockey buddies over the past few years. Right up to the time the peppery winger mysteriously stopped producing last season. It’s easy to jump off the band wagon, isn’t it? Especially in the City of Champions, where we’re accustomed to (and spoiled by) so [...]

Penguins Sign Matt Cullen

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford may be getting along in years. But he sure isn’t dull…or predictable. In his latest surprise move of the summer, JR signed veteran forward Matt Cullen to a 1-year deal worth $800,000. The 38-year-old Virginia, Minnesota native—who won a Stanley Cup with Rutherford’s Hurricanes in 2005-06—can play center and left win [...]

Penguins Defense a Worry

Give Penguins GM Jim Rutherford credit. Under less-than-ideal circumstances, he’s done his utmost to breathe new life into a franchise that’s dropped a peg or two over the past couple of seasons. The acquisition of super-sniper Phil Kessel? A bold stroke. Ditto the flurry of moves that saw the Pens add Nick Bonino, Eric Fehr and [...]

Penguins Swap Sutter for Bonino and Clendening, Sign Fehr

I’ll say this for Penguins GM Jim Rutherford. He ain’t afraid to roll the dice. Displaying the brass of a riverboat gambler, JR wrested center Nick Bonino and defenseman Adam Clendening from Vancouver for third-line center Brandon Sutter. The black and gold also received the Canucks’ second-round pick in 2016 in exchange for [...]

Penguins Rutherford Trading Like a Boss

I will be the first to admit that I was, almost to the last moment, against the Penguins trading for Phil Kessel. I am not going to be a hypocrite and act like I was an advocate all along because I wasn’t. My concerns, for the most part, were not about Kessel being out of shape, or a poor character in the locker room. I did not like the [...]

Penguins Beef Up

Back in 1984 Wendy’s fast-food restaurant struck advertising gold with the catchphrase, “Where’s the beef?” The clever lament could apply to our recent Penguins squads, too. According to James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail, the Pens (with an average weight of 199.6 pounds) were the 25th heaviest team in the NHL to start the 2014-15 season. Th [...]

            

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