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Penguins Free-Agent Bulletin Board

The first day of free agency was a busy one for the Penguins. General manager Jim Rutherford added six new players, including defenseman Matt Hunwick and goaltender Antti Niemi. Likewise, six players departed, including forwards Nick Bonino and Chris Kunitz and defensemen Trevor Daley and Ron Hainsey. Here’s a list of the Pens’ arrivals and d [...]

Penguins Update: Farewell Flower

I grew up during a bygone era before salary caps and free agency, when our beloved sports heroes spent their entire careers with one team. How I wish it still were so. It broke my heart to hear Marc-Andre Fleury bid adieu to the ‘Burgh at a press conference last Thursday. “It’s been such a long time, a great ride,” said an emotional Fleury. “ [...]

Penguins Playoff Update: Let’s Hope History Doesn’t Repeat Itself

Buried deep within the Penguins’ glorious Game Five victory over the Predators on Thursday night is a most disturbing pattern. One I feel compelled to write about in hopes of dispelling any bad juju or lingering negative mojo. Go back with me eight years, if you will, to June of 2009. Led by superstar Pavel Datsyuk and perennial Norris Trophy [...]

Penguins Playoff Update: Ramble On

I confess. When the Penguins beat Nashville in Game Two on Wednesday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Stanley Cup Final, I started feeling giddy about our chances to repeat as champions. Then I was reminded that the last team to have a shot at winning back-to-back Cups had gone up 2-zip as well. Indeed, the Detroit Red Wings defeated our Pens [...]

Penguins Acquire Streit, Corrado at Deadline

Laboring under the mistaken assumption that Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford stood pat at the trade deadline, I started to compose a piece for PenguinPoop based on Kenny Rogers C&W classic, The Gambler. The one where he sings, “Know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em.” I was convinced JR had held ’ [...]

Penguins Update: Never, Never on a Sunday

According to the Holy Bible, Sunday is a day of rest. It appears our Pittsburgh Penguins heeded that time-honored spiritual truth yesterday afternoon at PPG Paints Arena. While the Detroit Red Wings came ready to play—the black and gold appeared to take the day off en route to a dismal 5-2 defeat. “They outcompeted us,” said Pens forward Tom [...]

            

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