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Penguins Sign “Sarge” to a Tryout

00ppfront In his latest in a string of head-turner moves, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford signed veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar to a tryout contract yesterday. One of the most popular and revered players ever to don the black and gold, Sergei’s happy about the prospect of returning to the ‘Burgh. “I just wanted to play for that team,” he said. “It’ [...]

Ex-Penguins Update: March 8, 2015

pp0515 Here’s a quick glance at how former Penguins are faring around the NHL. Stats include games played through Saturday, March 7, 2015. Marian Hossa tops the ex-Pens in scoring with 48 points, while Jarome Iginla and James Neal lead the expatriate pack with 21 goals apiece. A number of former Pens changed teams at the trade deadline, including a [...]

Ex-Penguins Update: All-Star Break

pp0506 Here’s a quick glance at how former Penguins are faring at the NHL All-Star break. Stats include games played through Wednesday, January 21, 2015. (more…)

Ex-Penguins Update: December 7, 2014

pp0503 Here’s a quick glance at how former Penguins are faring throughout the NHL. Stats include games played through Saturday, December 6, 2014. (more…)

Ex-Penguins Update: November 2, 2014

00ppfront Here’s a quick glance at how former Penguins are faring throughout the NHL. Stats include games played through Saturday, November 1, 2014. (more…)

Black-and-Gold Update: Penguins Show Tons of Heart in Victory Over Philly

Kunitz Celebration They say confession is good for the soul. If so, I must confess here and now that this isn’t my favorite Penguins team. I think they’re too small. They lack defensive structure, especially in their own end. And coach Dan Bylsma seems rigidly resistant to making meaningful adjustments. Still, I couldn’t be more proud of our boys for the way th [...]

Plug ‘N’ Play Penguins Too Predictable?

Coach Bylsma For the past couple of seasons I’ve watched with increasing alarm as the Penguins have downsized (and defanged) in order to better fit Dan Bylsma’s “damn-the-torpedoes, full-steam-ahead” system. It’s no secret that Bylsma’s approach is predicated on wearing the other team down with a relentless attack. While speed certainly is an asset in tod [...]

Penguins Free-Agent Plans Go Pfft

Shero It wasn’t supposed to work out this way. Thanks to a pair of bold trades by Penguins GM Ray Shero at the Entry Draft that freed up millions in salary-cap space, the black and gold were supposed to be major players in the Zach Parise–Ryan Suter free-agent sweepstakes. One could almost picture Parise working the give-and-go to perfection [...]

Penguins Update: Malkin the Magnificent

00ppfront Back in 1963 Avis was determined to pry rent-a-car sales away from its giant rival Hertz. So president Robert C. Townsend devised a catchy new slogan to highlight his company’s underdog status—“We’re Only No. 2. We Try Harder.” Penguins superstar Evgeni Malkin can relate. The gifted center has spent virtually his entire career skating in the [...]

Penguins Update: History Repeating Itself

Neal & Niskanen In nature everything runs in cycles. Seasons change from winter to spring to summer to fall, and back again. The same holds true in sports. Championship teams are cultivated and nurtured through a combination of drafts, trades and free-agent signings until they peak. Then they gradually diminish until they enter a rebuilding phase. Only three [...]

            

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