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Going into trade deadline day today you would be hard pressed to find a deeper roster than that of the Pittsburgh Penguins. Their first two lines could fill an All-Star team. Penguins GM Ray Shero added yet another player to the Penguins and once again did it without losing a roster player only a conditional 6th or 7th round pick.
30 year old, 5’11 left wing, Jussi Jokinen had fallen out of favor with the Carolina Hurricanes this year. His 6 goals in 5 assists in 33 games didn’t mesh well with the $3 million in salary he was receiving. The Carolina Hurricanes also had just over paid for Alexander Semin and were probably looking for a bit of salary relief.
What this means for the Penguins:
Jokinen, only 3 years removed from a 30 goal season will most likely be filling in a role on the already convoluted 3rd and 4th lines of the Penguins. The Penguins options for a third line will now be ridiculous. Brandon Sutter, Jussi Jokinen and Brenden Morrow would be a dream third line. ...
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As if the Pittsburgh Penguins needed another way to win games. Today the Penguins have acquired Carolina Hurricanes shootout specialist Jussi Jokinen for a conditional draft pick. As part of the deal, the Hurricanes will most likely retain some of Jokinen’s salary. If they didn’t have to, the Penguins would have likely just claimed [...]
On Wednesday night the Pittsburgh Penguins struggled mightily during their game against the New York Rangers. Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury was clearly frustrated with the lack of help he was getting and when he went to slam his stick against the boards, the stick actually got caught between the boards and the glass. This obviously made him even more upset because he had...
Per ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Penguins are apparently acquiring EVERYBODY....
Carolina has moved Jussi Jokinen to the Pittsburgh Penguins, pending a trade call
— Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) April 3, 2013
What is it with conditional picks?
CAR trading Jussi Jokinen to PIT for a conditional pick. Trade call pending. CAR is taking back some money in...
All good things eventually come to an end. In the case of the Pittsburgh Penguins, their winning streak failed to reach 16 games as the Buffalo Sabres won at home by a score of 4-1.
Now that their streak is officially a thing of the past, it's time to look back and marvel at what the Penguins were able to accomplish.
Hockey analysts and fans will surely debate which...
The Pittsburgh Penguins won games when Paul Martin and Kris Letang went down with injuries. They slugged through close battles when Evgeni Malkin was out, and they found a way to shutout back to back opponents without the help of Marc-Andre Fleury.But in their first full game without Sidney Crosby, the Penguins came out flat and couldn't come back from a three goal deficit.The...
It simply may be a coincidence that the Pittsburgh Penguins have dropped both games without injured captain Sidney Crosby following their impressive 15-game winning streak.
The New York Rangers, meanwhile, hope it's more than just happenstance that they played so well with their newest additions.
Pittsburgh looks to get back on track while preventing playoff-hopeful New York...
Pittsburgh Penguins (28-9-0) @ New York Rangers (17-15-3)
NBCSN - 7:30 pm/et
Madison Square Garden - New York City, NY
The first of a home-and-home between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Blue Jackets. The Pens look to start a new streak tonight while New York is fighting for its playoff life.
Mark Eaton is sick and won't play. Also, the Pens...
Whether the Hurricanes were buyers or sellers at the deadline, the one thing I did not want to see Jim Rutehrford do was make trades purely for the sake of it. The Hurricanes weren't going to find an answer for their defensive problems this deadline, so there was no point in dealing for another third-pairing guy and they didn't have enough assets to acquire a better player...
TONIGHT’S GAME The Rangers will face-off against the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m. — TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: 970 The Apple), to begin a home-and-home set. The Blueshirts currently rank third in the Atlantic Division standings, and rank eighth in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 17-15-3 (37 pts). [...]
The New York Rangers (17-15-3) host the Pittsburgh Penguins (28-9-0) at Madison Square Garden starting at 7:30 p.m. For a preview go to Yahoo! Sports.
Rangers Game Notes
TV: NBC Sports Network; Radio: The Apple (AM 970), XM 212
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My schedule today will not allow me to watch the streaming trade wire, so I will post this open blog for debate and discussion in the event that the Canes do a deal or 2.
It is difficult to say what Rutherford might be up to. He has been both ends of the spectrum making very small "take a shot" type deals like Anson Carter, Jussi Jokinen, etc. but has also pulled off...