Pittsburgh Penguins: The curious case of Beau Bennett

The Pittsburgh Penguins are always looking for wingers. It seems that nearly every off-season and every trade deadline the Penguins are searching for someone to play alongside Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. For years, former GM Ray Shero prioritized defense over offense in the draft, which left the Penguins without internal options at wing; except for one. In 2010, Shero drafted...
March 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: T.J. Oshie slams Beau Bennett into the boards

Beau Bennett was forced to leave Monday’s game with a shoulder injury after T.J. Oshie sent the Penguins forward into the boards. The hit sent Oshie to the penalty box for two minutes for interference, but some Penguins fans – including the announcers on the clip below – believe it crossed a line. The hit looks clean to us, but it’s still unfortunate that Bennett suffered...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Beau Bennett has the mumps; concern as he visited Children’s Hopsital

Beau Bennett may have the Mumps. And this could turn even worse, because Bennett made a trip to Pittsburgh’s Children Hospital last week as a part of the Penguins annual charity. #BREAKING Pens say Beau Bennett might have mumps. He visited kids at Children's Hospital last week. Those kids are now being tested. — DebG_WPXI (@WPXI_DebG) December 15, 2014 What a nightmare. Here...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting Pittsburgh Penguins line combinations

How will the Penguins lines shake out this season? There has been great discussion throughout training camp about what the Penguins offense will look like this season. The Penguins have a ton of new faces to go with a faster, more skill-oriented system under new head coach Mike Johnston, but many are wondering just how the lineup will shake out come game day. More specifically, what...
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Beau Bennett out six weeks with lower body injury

Beau Bennett has the worst luck. After two straight years of wrist injuries and an off-season surgery to repair that wrist, Penguins forward Beau Bennett looked like he was finally about to have the breakout season Pens fans have been waiting for since he was drafted in the first round back in 2010. Unfortunately, his season will start a little bit later then expected, as the 22...
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Beau Bennett just left practice with a serious injury

This doesn’t look good: Bennett had the puck and appeared to get hurt without being hit. Tried to make a move and crumpled. No pressure on left leg while leaving. — Josh Yohe (@JoshYohe_Trib) September 26, 2014 Bennett has been the best player in training camp this year. He’s battled wrist injuries the last two seasons...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

This Beau Bennett quote says it all

Via the great JB It’s being able to read and react,” Bennett said. “We played a lot like robots last year. Everything was so ingrained in your mind. You had to be at a certain place at a certain time. Even today, on our forechecks, it was cool to (hear), ‘I don’t care who’s the second or third guy. Just go to one of these spots.’ It was more free reign that way. More...
Via The Pensblog
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Beau Bennett suffers a set back, out 3-4 more weeks

  So much for the " ...well maybe Beau Bennett can get some work on the first two lines idea."   Bennett suffered another setback on his wrist and will miss at least another month. [ PHT ] At this point Bennett won't be back until April, and any hopes of him making any contributions this year are all but gone. If you can remember the last game Bennett played in...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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