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 McGuire, 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 [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins have fared thus far in 2015-16. Stats reflect games played through Saturday, February 20.
Ageless Jaromir Jagr leads the ex-Pens in points (43). James Neal tops the list in goals (21), with Jagr a close second (20). Jussi Jokinen paces the black-and-gold alum with 29 assists. Jarome Iginla has 17 goals, f [...]
It isn’t the easiest thing to do. Improving a team through trades. Indeed, there’s a certain hit-or-miss quality about the process that comes with the turf. Kind of like panning for gold nuggets in a partially played-out stream, hoping to strike it rich.
Especially if your counterpart senses you’re itching to make a deal. Overplay your hand a [...]
Here’s a look at how former Penguins have performed thus far in 2015-16. Stats reflect games played through Friday, January 22.
Lee Stempniak tops the list in points (34) and assists (22). James Neal leads the ex-Pens with 17 goals. Ageless wonder Jaromir Jagr has 15 goals and 32 points. Fellow future Hall-of-Famer Jarome Iginla has 13 goals [...]
The Pittsburgh Penguins have a new left wing. Burning the midnight oil in the wake of last night’s 5-4 overtime loss to Tampa Bay, general manager Jim Rutherford swapped underachieving forward David Perron and spare defenseman Adam Clendening to Anaheim for left wing Carl Hagelin.
Impetus for the deal? Struggling offenses and disappointing ov [...]