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Growing up, Nathan MacKinnon admired the game of his idol, Sidney Crosby. He even had posters on his wall of the Pittsburgh star.
Now, the 17-year-old MacKinnon gets to carve out his own identity after he was the first pick of the draft by the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday.
Much like Crosby eight years ago, MacKinnon will be counted on to turn around a franchise, one that finished last in the Western Conference in 2012-13 and missed the playoffs for a third straight season.
No pressure, MacKinnon insisted.
To ease MacKinnon's transition into the NHL, new Colorado coach Patrick Roy has already decided he's going to pair the rookie on the third line with Jamie McGinn and Steve Downie. That way, MacKinnon can be mentored by the veteran players.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins selected defenseman Ryan Segalla with the 119th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2013 NHL Draft. Segalla, 18, played with Salisbury High School and registered 18 points (10 goals and 8 assists) in 28 games this year.
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The Pascal Dupuis era in Pittsburgh will not be coming to an end after all. After general manager Ray Shero had discussions with Dupuis’ agent late Tuesday night, the two sides finally agreed to a deal. Dupuis signed a four-year contract worth $15 million, which breaks down to a $3.75 million cap hit per season. Dupuis was scheduled to become...
The Kris Letang contract negotiations have officially ended. The Penguins and star defensemen have agreed to terms on an eight-year, $58 million contract extension that will keep Letang in Black and Vegas Gold.
Letang has one-year remaining on his current deal which has a cap hit of $3.5 million. The extension begins with the 2014-15 season and runs through the 2021-22 season,...
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The fans of the Pittsburgh Penguins were simply waiting for their team to select a player with the 50th overall pick they acquired from the San Jose Sharks for the rights to forward Tyler Kennedy. After a first round in which the Penguins did not pick a player because of their trade for Jarome Iginla, general manager Ray Shero traded the 50th...
The Penguins continue to lock up weapons for the long haul.
Hours after agreeing to an eight-year, $58 million extension with high-scoring defenseman Kris Letang, Pittsburgh announced Tuesday night that winger Pascal Dupuis has signed a four-year deal to remain with the team. The Pens will pay Dupuis $3.75 million per year through the 2016-17 season.
While playing in the sizable...
"According to RDS, the Penguins have agreed to terms with Letang on an eight-year, $58 million contract with an annual annual value of $7.25 million and a limited no-trade clause to 15 teams." - TSN.caLetang now has the third highest cap-hit among defensemen in the NHL according to CapGeek.com only behind Shea Weber of the Nashville Predators and Ryan Suter of the Minnesota...
Via the Pens:
The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with defenseman Kris Letang on an eight-year, $58 million contract extension, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
The deal begins with the 2014-15 season and runs through the 2021-22 campaign, and has an average annual value of $7.25 million.
According to Dave Molinari...
BREAKING NEWS: #Pens acquire 2013 2nd-round pick (50th overall) from San Jose in exchange for Tyler Kennedy
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 30, 2013
BREAKING NEWS: The #Pens have re-signed forward Pascal Dupuis to a four-year contract. The deal runs through 2016-17 http://t.co/DlKlgIqx58
— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) July 3, 2013
Pascal Dupuis deal with Penguins. 4 years / 15 M$ total. Limited no trade clause. First 3 seasons at 4M$ per. Last one at 3M$ #RDS
— Renaud Lavoie (@RenLavoieRDS) July 3, 2013
2:00 PM: We are officially one hour away from the beginning of the first round of the 2013 NHL Draft. The Colorado Avalanche still hold the first overall pick at the moment. The Pittsburgh Penguins are close to getting a deal done with defenseman Kris Letang and you can read more about that here. Also, the Penguins have been talking to other teams about Tyler Kennedy...
The Sharks went blue line with their first pick in the 2013 Draft on Sunday when they selected Swiss defenseman Mirco “I’m probably going to be called Marco a lot” Mueller with the 18th overall selection.
Here’s the scouting report from NHL Central Scouting:
“There isn’t any situation that he doesn’t play through or play well through. His hockey sense, read and anticipation...
Well that was unexpected. If there was one free agent that I thought had no chance of coming back, it was Pascal Dupuis. But once again, I was proven wrong when just before midnight it was announced that Dupuis was re-signed to a four year contract worth $15 million. There were a few reasons why…
Pittsburgh was the best team in the Eastern Conference during the regular season. It didn’t translate to a cake walk to the Stanley Cup Finals as Boston shut them down in stunning fashion. With a 15-0-0 March and offensive firepower galore, they were full of fantasy value. Let’s take a look back at Sidney Crosby and company in 2013 fantasy hockey.
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