The Penguins have acquired veteran defenseman Ron Hainsey from Metro Division rival Carolina. The trade was announced this morning by black-and-gold general manager Jim Rutherford.
“He’s a real character guy,” said Rutherford, describing his newest acquisition. “He’ll fit into our room. We were looking to add an [...]
Back in mid-January, I suggested in one of my follow-up comments that the Penguins consider moving Chris Kunitz at the upcoming trade deadline.
To digress for a moment, I’ve been a huge Kunitz fan ever since he arrived from Anaheim in a trade for Ryan Whitney back in February 2009. They simply don’t come any tougher or grittier. Or classier, [...]
I must admit. Watching last night’s Penguins-Blues game on the big screen TV at the Pennsbury Pub and Grille, I was pulling like mad for goalie Marc-Andre Fleury to do well.
“I hope ‘Flower’ gets a shutout,” I repeated at least three or four times to my good friend, Dave Yelich, in an obvious breach of sports etiquette.
Fleury almost did, too [...]
Sidney Crosby had a choice. He could’ve taken the day off after jetting from Los Angeles, where he helped pace the Metropolitan Division to victory in last weekend’s NHL All-Star game. Standard procedure for most participants. Or he could join his teammates for a Monday afternoon practice.
Sid chose the latter.
His black-and-gold teammates ha [...]
I always welcome the NHL All-Star break. It gives me a chance catch my breath. To pause and reflect on the first part of the season and to look ahead for things to come.
Last year at this time the Penguins were only beginning to coalesce. Carl Hagelin had just arrived. The kids, too. Justin Schultz was soon to follow. The HBK Line was still a [...]
Sounds like a line from a Muddy Waters song. The Penguins got ‘dem heavy team blues.
A shame I’m not referring to an old Delta Blues tune. Or even the St. Louis Blues, the bruising denizens of the Western Conference who delivered more than a few lumps en route to a 3-0 drubbing of the black and gold at PPG Paints Arena last night.
I’m talking [...]