Found February 08, 2013 on
Hindsight is 20/20, as they say.
The body of work of a General Manager in any professional sport is never static. There will always be an immediate reaction to the moves a GM makes, whether that be a draft pick, trade or free agent signing. But to be fair, you have to continually look back at moves made in previous years to get a complete snapshot of the GM's performance.
No GM is perfect. There will always be moves that will considered a failure, it's simply inevitable. The trick is to make those failed moves as infrequent as possible. And Penguins' GM Ray Shero, or GMRS as we like to call him, doesn't make many of them, and the Penguins' ascension back to the top of the NHL is a testament to his accomplishments. Continue reading "Shero’s Past Moves Shining Brighter Than Ever"
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This was the logical move given how well Despres and Bortuzzo have played. And, really, Lovejoy was never gonna see the ice again. With Matt Niskanen set to return in a few weeks, the Pens had to make a move. Shero has turned an undrafted fringe 6th-defenseman into a 5th-round pick. Sold.
Ben Lovejoy, by all accounts, was a really nice dude. Even stole an episode...
Late Wednesday night, the Penguins traded defenseman Ben Lovejoy to the Anaheim Ducks for a 5th round pick in the 2014 NHL draft. Simultaneously, the Penguins recalled Upper St. Clair native, Dylan Reese from Wilkes-Baare.Lovejoy started the season as the seventh defenseman for the Penguins. After two games, he was given Simon Despres's starting spot. But, after Matt Niskanen...
Pens (8-3, 6-1 Road) at Devils (6-1-3, 4-0-1 Home), 1:00 pm ET, Prudential Center, ROOT Sports
Countdown to Pens-Devils Saturday afternoon in the Prudential Center
10 â The seemingly number of linemates for Evgeni Malkin and James Neal. Eric Tangradi, Tyler Kennedy, Tanner Glass, Dustin Jeffrey, Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz and Zach Boychuk have all lined up with the...
Forever linked, Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin are going in different direactions...rapidly. (Clydeorama)
The Washington Capitals are in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to take on the Penguins this evening as they continue to look for a boost in form. The Capitals, having lost two in a row, most recently a 3-2 decision at the hands of the Leafs Tuesday are 2-7-1 on the season for...
This game was just a case of two different teams heading in two completely different directions. The Pittsburgh Penguins overcame an early deficit by scoring five straight goals in the second period en route to their fifth straight win. Meanwhile, the Washington Capitals lost their third straight and are now a league-worst 2-8-1 on the season.Despite the records, this game had...
The Pittsburgh Penguins and New Jersey Devils are looking like two of the top contenders to come out of the Eastern Conference.
The Penguins hope their offense - one of the league's best - will come through again Saturday as they visit the Devils and their stifling defense.
Pittsburgh's 3.5 goals per game and New Jersey's 2.1 goals-against average are both among the...
Taking a look at what might be available to help the Penguins come trade deadline day:
One of the most important factors in how far the Penguins might go in their quest for the Cup this year surprisingly has very little to do with the team itself but with the Calgary Flames.
Mikka Kiprusoff, the longtime Calgary netminder, went down with the dreaded Lower Body Injury during Tuesday...
Pittsburgh Penguins (8-3-0) @ New Jersey Devils (6-1-3)
ROOT, MSG PLUS, NHLN-US - 1:00 pm/et
Prudential Center - Newark, NJ
This is the quarter-point of the Pens' 2013 season (12x4=48). It's also the first game of a home-and-home against the Devils. The Pens are currently one point ahead of the Devils in the standings for the Atlantic Division and Eastern...
When Steve Sullivan hightailed it out of Pittsburgh in the offseason the search for a winger to compliment Evgeni Malkin and James Neal took off. Tangradi failing to make his mark kickstarted rumors of big trades for players such as Iginla, Kessel and others.
In the middle of all the trade hoopla stands a 23-year-old 14th overall pick. A guy the Penguins picked up for free...
Washington Capitals (2-7-1) @ Pittsburgh Penguins (7-3-0)
ROOT, NHLN-US. CSN-DC - 7:00 pm/et
Consol Energy Center - Pittsburgh, PA
This feels almost exactly like the kind of game that the Penguins overlook, doesn't it? The struggling Capitals visit Pittsburgh. The Penguins have won four-in-a-row. The Pens have a big home-and-home with the Devils coming up...