With the NHL trade deadline fast approaching, I thought it’d be fun to glance in the rearview mirror and do a quick summary of general manager Jim Rutherford’s trades since he arrived in Pittsburgh.
Of course, the ratings are completely subjective, based on the observations of yours truly. Feel free to chime in if you disagree.
The date may not live in infamy. But Friday, June 27, 2014 was nonetheless a bellwether day in Penguins history.
Barely three weeks into his new job, Pens GM Jim Rutherford swung his first major trade. He dealt James Neal—former 40-goal man, big and ornery, bomb of a shot—to Nashville for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling.
“We wanted to chang [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins have fared thus far in 2016-17. Stats include games played through Saturday, January 21.
Marian Hossa tops the ex-Pens with 17 goals. James Neal is second with 15. Hossa and Jaromir Jagr are tied for the scoring lead with 29 points, four ahead of David Perron and Matt Niskanen (25 apiece). Niskanen leads t [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins have fared thus far in 2016-17. Stats include games played through Saturday, December 24.
Marian Hossa leads all ex-Pens in scoring with 23 points, followed by Jaromir Jagr, James Neal and David Perron. Hossa tops the list in goals (16), with Neal running second (14). Jagr, who recently passed Mark Messier [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins have fared thus far in 2016-17. Stats include games played through Saturday, November 5.
Marian Hossa leads all ex-Pens in scoring with 9 points, followed by Lee Stempniak, Mark Letestu, Brandon Sutter, and Alex Goligoski with 6 points each. Hossa tops the list in goals (5), with Stempniak and Matt Moulson [...]
A buddy and I were rehashing the Penguins’ scintillating Game 2 triumph over Tampa Bay when the subject turned to goalie Matt Murray.
My friend commented that Murray seemed “off.”
Not that the kid didn’t tough it out and make some huge saves. He’s got a wonderful mental makeup—a resilience between the pipes that his teammates rever [...]