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Now That Iginla is a Penguin, Is This Cup Bylsma’s to Lose?

I’m not completely sold that adding Iginla to the roster is all it’s cracked up to be, but that conversation has already happened in an earlier post, and the deal is already done. Let’s all put down our etching machines for a minute to ask an important question: Now that the Pens have an embarrassment of riches in terms of b [...]

Penguins GM Ray Shero Steals Jarome Iginla While Boston Sleeps

In the biggest craziest trade shock I can remember, Ray Shero just re-united the tandem that led the Canadian Hockey team to the gold medal in Vancouver 2010.  Yes, Ray Shero pulled the rug out from under Boston and landed the 2013 trade deadlines biggest prize. At around midnight NHL.com and TSN had reported Jarome Iginla was traded to the B [...]

Penguins Update: Lose One for the Gipper

As he lay dying of pneumonia in 1920, Notre Dame All-American George Gipp called to his coach, Knute Rockne, who was keeping a vigil by his bed side. “Some time, Rock,” he whispered, “when the team is up against it, when things are wrong and the breaks are beating the boys, ask them to go in there with all they’ve got and win just one for the [...]

Letang Out: Penguins Playing Musical Chairs with Defensemen

Yesterday morning Ray Shero had eight active defensemen on his roster and one defenseman, Kris Letang, on Injured Reserve.  In between then and now defenseman Simon Despres was returned to the WBS Penguins, Kris Letang was taken off IR, Robert Bortuzzo was sent down to the WBS Penguins for “conditioning assignment”,  Kris Letang i [...]

Penguins Trades: Renting Iginla Akin to Buying the Cup

I hate the Yankees. They and their talent acquisition model represent everything wrong with America today. I hate the concept of buying talent with no regard for team chemistry in order to try to get whatever trophy awaits you and your overpayed superteam. If the Penguins rent Jarome Iginla and end up going the distance, it will turn that swe [...]

With Doug Murray acquisition, Ray Shero announces, “We’re going for the Cup this yea...

As he did with two of his previous acquisitions, Ray Shero did not wait for the NHL’s trade deadline day to improve the Penguins’ roster.  Like both the Chris Kunitz and James Neal deals, Shero acted while the rest of the NHL GMs were busy preparing for the April 3rd trade deadline.  Yesterday, it was the trade for Brenden Morrow [...]

            

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