I’ll be honest. Jim Rutherford wasn’t my choice to succeed Ray Shero as the Penguins’ general manager back in the summer of 2014.
I’m not sure he was the Pens’ top choice, either. The club was considering associate GM Jason Botterill and analyst Pierre Maguire, among others, before JR emerged—seemingly from left field—to win the job.
Now? It [...]
As I took my seat at the Pennsbury Pub and Grille last night to view the Penguins-Capitals game on the big screen, I felt an odd blend of excitement tinged with trepidation.
Scarcely 24 hours earlier, I watched our Pens clobber a very good Flyers squad. Heading into the weekend, I confided to a hockey buddy that I’d be happy if we got two poi [...]
The Pittsburgh Penguins are on a roll. Winners of five straight, including Saturday’s 4-1 thrashing of those notorious bullies from Broad Street—the Philadelphia Flyers—in the latest installment of the Battle of Pennsylvania. One that enabled the black and gold to leapfrog the Islanders and claim third place in the Metropolitan Division.
In Ray we trust.
Remember that axiom? Indeed, it wasn’t all that long ago that former Penguins (and current Devils) general manager Ray Shero was the toast of the town. Back when he regularly fleeced his GM brethren (Chris Kunitz for Ryan Whitney). Moves that earned him General Manager of the Year honors in 2013. Before a string of playoff di [...]
Emerging from their corner at the opening bell last night, the Penguins got tagged right on the kisser with the ol’ one-two. Scarcely five minutes into their Metro Division tilt with Carolina at the CONSOL, the hosts were down by a pair and reeling on the canvas.
They didn’t stay down for long.
Paced by a two-goal effort from Sidne [...]
The Penguins’ drive to the playoffs took another hit today.
Coach Mike Sullivan revealed this morning that left wing Scott Wilson will be out long-term. Although the nature of the injury was not disclosed, it’s believed to involve Wilson’s right foot or ankle.
“Scott is going to need surgery,” Sullivan told Jenn Menen [...]