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.
It’s a question I’ve posed—and had posed to me—by numerous hockey pals. Especially over the past year.
What’s the Maatta with Olli (pun intended)? Or more to the point, what’s the matter with Olli Maatta’s skating?
A puzzler, to be sure. While the 22-year-old Penguins defenseman still possesses keen instincts and skills, not to mention the c [...]
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 [...]
The time for a more traditional post had long since passed when I got to wondering. How many times have the Penguins rallied from a 3-games-to-2 deficit to win a playoff series?
I decided to do some digging. The Pens have overcome 3-2 series deficits (or worse) to emerge victorious six times in their storied postseason history. Coincidence o [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins performed during the 2015-16 NHL regular season.
Jaromir Jagr paced the ex-Pens with 66 points, followed by Jussi Jokinen (60). James Neal topped the list in goals (31), with the ageless Jagr running a close second (27). Jokinen led the black-and-gold alum with 42 assists.
Jarome Iginla (22) and Jordan St [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins have performed thus far in 2015-16. Stats reflect games played through Thursday, March 24.
Jaromir Jagr and Jussi Jokinen pace the ex-Pens in points (56). James Neal leads in goals (29), followed by Jagr (24). Jokinen tops the black-and-gold alum with 40 assists.
Among other notables, Jarome Iginla and Jor [...]