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Penguins Ink Sheary to Three-Year Deal

The Penguins have signed forward Conor Sheary to a three-year contract worth $9 million, general manager Jim Rutherford announced today. The deal will carry an average annual value of $3 million. The signing heads off an arbitration hearing set for this coming Friday in Toronto. The club also sidestepped a scheduled hearing with Brian Dumoul [...]

Somebody Has to Stop the Puck!

Of the top 100 drafted players in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, only nine were goaltenders. Taken at number 83, late in the 3rd round, was the Penguins’ own Matt Murray. To date he has only played 62 NHL games. His career average numbers? A .925 save percentage and a very respectable 2.32 goals against average. Matt has two Stanley Cups to his n [...]

Life on the Farm: Part II

Yesterday I examined the basic components of an NHL farm system—scouting, developmental teams and coaching. Today I’ll delve into the true lifeblood of any hockey team…the players. THE PLAYERS They say all men are created equal. I’m sorry to tell you, fellow Pens fans, that does not apply on a hockey rink. Men are not all equal in hockey abil [...]

Life on the Farm: Part I

When Rick Buker asked me if I would write a few articles for PenguinPoop, I was both thrilled and scared at the same time. I was scared because I knew that someday, sometime, there would be a topic that I was so passionate about, that I could not ignore it and would have to write about it honestly. There are times in life you should just keep [...]

The Penguins Great Third Line Center Debate goes on.

This is the off-season. Not much is really going on around the league, nor have the Penguins done much either. However, that doesn’t mean that there is nothing to talk about. With little else to do many people talk about the “what ifs” and the possible moves a team could make. So it is with our boys of winter; the Great Third Line Center deba [...]

Penguins Update: Creating Order from Chaos

Before I begin, I fully realize what I’m about to suggest will never be given a whiff of consideration, let alone be implemented by the National Hockey League. However, Jim’s recent article got me to thinkin’ (always a dangerous thing). Why not establish performance-based pay grades for hockey players, just like in the business world? First, [...]

            

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