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Penguins Stun Blue Jackets in Series Opener

A little over a year ago, Marc-Andre Fleury was in a groove. Entering a Thursday night clash with Nashville, the Pens goalie had won seven of his past eight starts. He’d win that one, too. Midway through the contest, however, a blast off the stick of former teammate James Neal caught “Flower” flush, dislodging his mask. Shortly after the game [...]

Ex-Penguins Update: March 19, 2017

Here’s a look at how former Penguins have fared thus far in 2016-17. Stats include games played through Saturday, March 18. Jordan Staal leads the Ex-Pens scoring race with 40 points. Marian Hossa and Jaromir Jagr are tied for second with 39 points, one ahead of James Neal and David Perron (38 each). Hossa tops the list with 22 goals. Neal i [...]

Penguins Update: Deadline Doozies ‘n’ Duds

While we’re waiting to see if Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford pulls the trigger on any more deals, I thought it would be fun to glance back at the best (and worst) deadline trades in team history. I’ll call ‘em doozies ‘n’ duds. The best deadline deal of all-time? That’s easy. “The Trade.” Given a mandate by Hartford owner Richard Gor [...]

Ex-Penguins Update: February 19, 2017

Here’s a look at how former Penguins have fared thus far in 2016-17. Stats include games played through Saturday, February 18. Marian Hossa tops the ex-Pens with 20 goals. James Neal is second with 17. Hossa and Jaromir Jagr are tied for the scoring lead with 34 points, two ahead of David Perron and Matt Niskanen (32 apiece). Niskanen leads t [...]

Penguins Update: Rating Rutherford’s Trades

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. Minor-league [...]

Hornqvist Paces Penguins Victory

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 [...]


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