Found September 19, 2013 on PensInitiative:
Ray Shero knew that he was getting a steal in the spring of 2011 when he managed to pry James Neal away from the Dallas Stars for just Alex Goligoski.  That much is underscored by Shero somehow bringing back a capable NHL defenseman in Matt Niskanen as well.  And while the logic from Dallas centered around the team desperately needing a puck moving defenseman, the Stars really didn't know what they had in James Neal when they traded him away.  Ray Shero probably didn't fully know what he was getting either, although he certainly saw the trademarks of an elite player.  James Neal went from the 25 goal, 50 point player Joe Nieuwendyk saw his first 3 years in Dallas  to the 40 goal, 80 point powerplay monster Ray Shero envisioned he could be in Pittsburgh. Craig Patrick knew that he was getting a dynamic future superstar at the NHL Entry Draft in 2004.  The Pittsburgh Penguins had finished with the worst record in the NHL in the 2003-04 season but "lost" th...

Pittsburgh Penguins Re-Assign Eric Hartzell to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton

The Pittsburgh Penguins made another cut from their training camp roster today. Goaltender Eric Hartzell was re-assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. They open their camp tomorrow. With this move, the Penguins now have 43 players remaining on the Pittsburgh training camp roster. Here is the breakdown by position: Center (8): Sidney Crosby, Nick Drazenovic, Andrew Ebbett, Evgeni Malkin...

More Than Superstars by @brumistheshow

Being a fan of the Pittsburgh penguins is pretty cool. We boast a line-up of stars that very few fan bases have ever seen. We have one of the best young snipers in James "the real deal" Neal. We have the dreamy, sexy-haired defenseman Kris Letang. The globe trotting, selfie taking, quote machine that is Evgeni "Geno" Malkin. Those 3 alone would make most teams...

Improving The Bottom-Six is Crucial to the Penguins Success

  Getty Images by Rich Miller (@PensBender) The Pittsburgh Penguins have arguably the best two top lines in hockey.  Having two of the best players in the world centering said lines certainly doesn’t hurt that argument.  It’s a very realistic possibility, assuming that everyone stays healthy, each member of the Penguins top-six could score over 60 points this season, including...

Goers Invited to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins Camp

Goers spent 2009-20012 with the ECHL’s Las Vegas Wranglers. (Photo/Las Vegas Wranglers/ECHL) The American Hockey League training camps are about set to get underway over the weekend and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins have announced their roster for camp, which includes a former River Hawk. Barry Goers has been extended the invitation to join the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton...

Bennett lifts Penguins past Blackhawks in shootout

Beau Bennett scored the lone goal in the shootout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins rebounded after giving up a two-goal lead to beat the Chicago Blackhawks 4-3 Thursday night. Sidney Crosby, Derrick Pouliot and Joe Vitale scored in regulation for Pittsburgh (1-1-1). Chicago's Brandon Bollig shoveled in a rebound from a scrum in front of the net with 6:53 left in the third to tie...

Sidney Crosby strong in Penguins' win over Blackhawks

Sidney Crosby looks ready for the real stuff. He flashed regular-season form — including a on-one-knee goal — in the Penguins' 4-3 shootout win over the Chicago Blackhawks in an exhibition game United Center on Thursday. Defenseman Derrick Pouliot and fellow center Joe Vitale joined Crosby as Penguins' scorers. Goalie Tomas Vokoun played the entire game and did not...

This Week in Penguins History by @robullman

LINK CITY: ESPN is the worst! ESPN is the best!

It goes without saying that ESPN is not the place to go for hockey. We all know this. Still, some do, and when they do they see something like this. The top 100 forwards list is whatever. But check out some of the pics they used. Kunitz made the list. The Chris Kunitz from four-years ago also made it. Oh and the 13 year-old James Neal made the list too. ...

Saying Goodbye to Some Former Pens

Before the regular season officially starts, we figured that it would make sense to say goodbye to the players who left the Penguins during the offseason. So, after tthe jump, that's exactly what we do. Tyler Kennedy We made fun of Tyler Kennedy a lot over the years and, in many cases, it was warranted. No one could hit a goaltender's chest quite like...

Preseason Gameday: Pittsburgh Penguins @ Chicago Blackhawks

Pens are in Chicago tonight. 8:00pm start. Where to watch ROOT Sports will broadcast the game starting with a pregame at 7:30pm. You can listen to the game on WXDX. Live Streams -- if you have one throw it in the comments. Lines posted these lines: Kunitz-Crosby-Kobasew D'Agostini-Sutter-Bennett Megna-Vitale-Jeffrey MacIntyre...

Video- Gary Bettman Talks Stadium Series Game From Soldier Field

Gary Bettman discusses the Stadium Series game at Soldier Field in Chicago between the Blackhawks and Pittsburgh Penguins.  

LINK CITY: Shero got jammed by some Customs Agent once, Pens sign prospect.

Michael Russo, beat writer for the Wild, wrote this story about Matt Cooke today. [ Star Tribune ] He tweeted out this interesting tidbit as well:   Funny anecdote that didn't make story:When Ray Shero reached TOR for Cooke/McDonagh hearing customs agent lit into Shero for employing Cooke — Michael Russo (@Russostrib) September 17, 2013 After Shero...
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