With the first day of NHL free agency rapidly approaching, I thought I’d evaluate the Penguins potential needs and see who’s available.
First, let’s look at the forwards.
Nick Bonino and veteran Matt Cullen are set to become free agents on July 1, potentially leaving the black and gold with a gaping hole down the middle.
Bonino, who [...]
General manager Jim Rutherford and the scouting staff added six new players to the Penguins’ fold yesterday at the NHL Entry Draft in Chicago.
With the 51st overall pick—acquired from St. Louis in the Ryan Reaves deal—the Pens selected defenseman Zachary Lauzon from Rouyn-Noranda of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Although a bit unders [...]
Say this about Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford. He ain’t afraid to be bold.
A fortnight after hinting at reinforcing his quicksilver Cup-winners with a much-needed physical presence, JR backed up his words with deeds.
Upset with the way foes took liberties with his players—Sidney Crosby in particular—with little-to-no protection from [...]
With the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft just around the corner, I thought I’d take a stab at deciphering the rules and determining who the Penguins might protect and expose.
Teams must submit their list of protected players to the league by 5 PM (ET) this coming Saturday. The league’s new entry—the Las Vegas Golden Knights—will then announce its se [...]
I realize it’s awfully early to ponder our chances for next season. Heck, the sheen’s barely been smudged from the glittering silver surface of the newly captured Cup. However, since so many folks seem to be talking about it, I thought I’d risk appearing presumptuous and toss my two cents in.
Can the Penguins accomplish something that no bla [...]
Unlike the king-sized catfish that landed with a splat on the otherwise pristine Bridgestone Arena ice before the opening faceoff, the Penguins let Game Three of the Stanley Cup Final wriggle off the hook.
It was theirs for the taking. After scoring the opening goal on a hustling second-effort tally by Jake Guentzel—his 13th of this magical p [...]