Found June 25, 2013 on PenguinPoop:
Recently, the Penguins Ray Shero was named General Manager of the Year. Long regarded as one of the top executives in hockey—if not the entire sporting world—it earned the popular GM some richly deserved recognition. In light of the recent award I decided to compile a list of Shero’s major trades, along with (very) subjective grades. To qualify, players involved had to play at least one game for the Pens. The table doesn’t include the recent Harry Zolnierczyk for Alex Grant deal. I apologize for the funky formatting. Season Date Team Acquired Traded Grade/Comment 06-07 July 19 Nashville Dominic Moore, Libor Pivko 3rd round choice 2007 [B-] Depth move   July 20 San Jose Patrick Ehelechner, Nils Ekman 2nd round choice 2007 [D] Ekman fizzled   Feb. 27 Minnesota 3rd round choice 2007 Dominic Moore [B] Decent return   Feb. 27  Florida  Gary Roberts  Noah Welch  [A] “Scary Gary” a gem   Feb. 27 Phoenix Georges Laraque Daniel Carcillo, 3rd round choice 2008 [B] Bona fide heavy...

Shero plans to qualify Tyler Kennedy

  Photo Credit: Dave Molinari from the Pittsburgh Post Gazette is reporting that Ray Shero is planning on extending qualifying offers to Tyler Kennedy, Dustin Jeffrey, Robert Bortuzzo and newly acquired forward Harry Zolnierczyk. The minimum qualifying offers for each would be: Kennedy, $2 million; Jeffrey, $687,500; Zolnierczyk, $660,000; and Bortuzzo, $577,500.  

Pittsburgh Penguins Interested in Bringing Matt Cooke Back

  Source: Associated Press After the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup last night, news came out about Tyler Kennedy and several restricted free agents from the Pittsburgh Penguins. While there has been a ton of buzz about Ray Shero’s discussions with Kris Letang and Pascal Dupuis, not much has been said about pending unrestricted free agent Matt Cooke. According to Cooke’s...

Pittsburgh Penguins Unveil 2013-14 Preseason Schedule

Unlike in 2012-13, the Pittsburgh Penguins will play preseason games in 2013-14 and the schedule looks very similar to previous years. They will begin preseason play on September 15th in Columbus to face the Blue Jackets at 6:00 PM. The Penguins will face the Detroit Red Wings the following night at CONSOL Energy Center in the first home preseason game. Pittsburgh will face Columbus...

Summer of Change? Try Summer of Complacency by @chrisrbarron

When the Pens season ended in a spectacular disaster, swept by the Bruins, many observers – myself included – believed this would be the summer of big change in Pittsburgh.  As we head towards the draft, however, it is becoming clear that this is looking less and less like a summer of change for the Penguins and more and more like a summer of complacency.Instead of relieving...

Kennedy, Jeffrey, Bortuzzo will all receive qualifying offers

Via Dave Molinari (PG+ premium article) Tyler Kennedy still has a place with the Penguins. Dustin Jeffrey, too. Both are scheduled to reach restricted free agency July 5, but general manager Ray Shero says he plans to extend qualifying offers to both before the July 2 deadline. Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and newly acquired left winger Harry Zolnierczyk will each...

Penguins Acquire Harry Zolnierczyk from Anaheim

Source: With only 6 days left until the NHL Draft, Penguins general manager Ray Shero has already started to make moves. Shero announced today that the Penguins traded defenseman Alex Grant to the Anaheim Ducks for forward Harry Zolnierczyk. Zolnierczyk, 25, has played in 44 NHL games (all with the Philadelphia Flyers) in his career and has recorded  7 points. Grant...

The Pittsburgh Penguins Preseason Starts in About 18 Seconds

Less than two days after the Stanley Cup was handed out, the Pittsburgh Penguins have announced their preseason schedule for next season: The Pittsburgh Penguins will begin the 2013 preseason on the road against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday, September 15 at 6 p.m. at Nationwide Arena. The Penguins return home to host the Detroit Red Wings on Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at...

The PensNation Radio Show: LIVE @ 10:30!

Tune in LIVE at 10:30 and subscribe to the show on iTunes. HOSTS: Andy Hughes, Nick Richter, Meesh and Joe Depto. Twitter: @ThePensNation Rundown: Stanley Cup Final Kris Letang saga Pascal Dupuis/Matt Cooke contract discussions Bryz Buyout   Join in on the conversation  LIVE at 10:30 and subscribe to the show on iTunes.

Penguins Alumni on Twitter by @evil_shero

After countless hours of fruitless twitter deduction I have compiled a list of anyone who wore the Penguins crest and their twitter accounts. If you want current players you can click HERE. If there are errors of exclusions you are amazing and I want to hear them so hit me up on my twitter account @evil_shero. I haven't see a list like this anywhere on the interwebs so enjoy...

Penguins Acquire Harry Zolnierczyk from Anaheim for Alex Grant

NEWS ALERT: The #Pens have acquired forward Harry Zolnierczyk from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Alex Grant — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 24, 2013

Penguins Acquire Harry Zolnierczyk From Anaheim For Alex Grant by   Steven Ellis

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Harry Zolnierczyk from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Alex Grant. On March 8, 2011, Zolnierczyk signed a one-year, $900,000 entry level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers to take effect at the outset of the 2011–12 NHL season. Less than a week later, he signed an amateur tryout contract with the Flyers’ AHL affliliate, [...]

Chris Kunitz inks three-year extension

Ray Shero kept the re-up’s coming Thursday morning, signing Chris Kunitz to a three-year extension. Kunitz’s new contract will have a cap hit of just $3.85 million. He has one year remaining on his old contract before this one takes effect.

Rumor: Letang has interest in the Leafs

Penguins defenseman Kristopher Letang is most likely going to stay in Pittsburgh, but, according to reports, if he were top be traded, he would prefer the Leafs. "GM Ray Shero already locked in Evgeni Malkin to a massive contract extension that will kick in after next season and that adds to the mega deals for Sidney Crosby and James Neal. Between just the three of them they...

Chris Kunitz gets a three-year contract extension

Ray Shero has locked up another player. Via Dave Molinari on Twitter: Penguins have agreed to a three-year contract extension with LW Chris Kunitz. — Dave Molinari (@MolinariPG) June 27, 2013 According to both Molinari and Bob McKenzie, the deal will pay Kunitz a slightly higher average yearly salary than his current deal. He makes $3.725 million for one more season...

The Blackhawk Blueprint for Penguin Success by @ExcitedBobErrey

It's become a tendency to look at a team that just won the Stanley Cup as if it has unlocked a secret for success in the league.  Depending on the year and who won, you either need to have strength down the middle, or solid goaltending and defensemen.  Maybe you need to have size and skill, or possibly just a well rounded game with speed.  Of course, looking at what the reigning...
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