After absorbing a 3-0 drubbing at the hands of nettlesome New Jersey on Thursday night, the Penguins desperately needed a bounce-back effort against the Red Wings yesterday afternoon.
They got one…in spades.
Sparked by five-point performances from Nick Bonino and Phil Kessel and Carl Hagelin’s two-goal game, the Pens erupted for a seas [...]
I’ll be honest. Jim Rutherford wasn’t my choice to succeed Ray Shero as the Penguins’ general manager back in the summer of 2014.
I’m not sure he was the Pens’ top choice, either. The club was considering associate GM Jason Botterill and analyst Pierre Maguire, among others, before JR emerged—seemingly from left field—to win the job.
Now? It [...]
In Ray we trust.
Remember that axiom? Indeed, it wasn’t all that long ago that former Penguins (and current Devils) general manager Ray Shero was the toast of the town. Back when he regularly fleeced his GM brethren (Chris Kunitz for Ryan Whitney). Moves that earned him General Manager of the Year honors in 2013. Before a string of playoff di [...]
Back on February 16, I posted an article on PenguinPoop bemoaning the Penguins’ lack of scoring depth. While commending their collective effort, I singled out the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton kids for their inability to find the net.
Then a funny thing happened. Scott Wilson scored his first NHL goal the very next game against the Red Wings, courtes [...]
What a difference a day makes. Scarcely 24 hours after a no-show, 4-2 loss to Calgary on home ice, the Penguins turned on the jets and walloped the overmatched New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center by a score of 6-1.
“Obviously this was the response we were looking for,” coach Mike Sullivan said. “We believe in our leadership group. We [...]
For Penguins fans expecting a blockbuster, it must’ve been a disappointing day. Quiet, too. Aside from a pair of minor deals with Arizona, Pens GM Jim Rutherford was content to play the role of bystander. A far cry from last season, when he orchestrated two of the more shocking and controversial deals at the trade deadline.
As anticipated, th [...]