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MATT NISKANEN RUMORS

Niskanen Bobbleheads Arrive on Time!

A few days ago, the Washington Capitals put up a photo on Instagram of Matt Niskanen holding his bobblehead, and Inova confirmed that the rest of the bobbleheads made it over as well.
Via Capitals Outsider
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby judo-flips Matt Niskanen (VIDEO)

If this whole hockey thing doesn't work out for Sidney Crosby, the Penguins captain want to look into a career on the judo mat. In what has to be the closest thing anyone has seen of Sid getting into a fight, here's a vine of Crosby flipping former teammate and Washington Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen to the ice during a game. The clip might be from the game on Dec. 27 when...
Via The Other Paper
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Niskanen Lowers Boom, Continues Mild-Mannered Lifestyle

Matt Niskanen is about the most chilled out player on the Washington Capitals. Every time he’s shown on tv during a game, he just has the same emotionless stare. Every time he answers a question in an interview, he lets out a pauses, lets out a little sigh, and calmly answers the question. No emotion. […]
Via Capitals Outsider
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Penguins defenseman ridicules decision to fire Dan Bylsma

Defenseman Matt Niskanen had some harsh words about the Pittsburgh Penguins and their decision to fire head coach Dan Bylsma back in June. Now with the Washington Capitals, Niskanen was open with his remarks and revealed that he thinks that – to be blunt – that the decision was a poor one. Niskanen’s comments, as seen on Trib Live, were pretty candid regarding Bylsma’s firing...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Rumors: Matt Niskanen to Edmonton Oilers

Matt Niskanen of the Pittsburgh Penguins is the top UFA defenseman available for 2014 NHL Free Agency. With Kris Letang and Paul Martin injured for most of last season, the Penguins relied heavily on Niskanen to stabilize their D corps. Niskanen was a rock defensively and had a career year offensively with 10 goals and 46 points in 81 games. The Penguins cannot afford to sign Niskanen and
Via NHL Trade Rumors
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: free-agency needs

What free-agents will GM Jim Rutherford sign this summer? While the Pittsburgh Penguins GM has ended, many have already started looking ahead towards the draft and free agency. This off-season comes at a critical junction for the Pens.  After another playoff meltdown, Pittsburgh is about to embark on a period  of serious re-construction, both on the ice and in the front office...
Via isportsweb.com
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Stay or Go: Matt Niskanen

The Pittsburgh Penguins will surely look a lot different going into next season. Moving forward, the Penguins have plenty of changes and challenges as an organization – not just in the front office. One decision they’ll have to make a call on is what to do they do with Matt Niskanen. Do they let Niskanen walk as an Unrestricted Free Agent and let him sign with whomever, or do...
Via The PensNation
May 24, 2014  |  1 Comment

Pittsburgh Penguins’ New Year’s Resolution

One of the best scoring unit’s right now in hockey. Pittsburgh is halfway through the 2013-2014 NHL season now. Tomorrow, Tuesday Dec. 31st is New Years Eve and Pittsburgh ends 2013 with divisional foe New Jersey Devils in New Jersey.  Pittsburgh hopes to end 2013 with a victory that would sure bring joy to the city of Pittsburgh and into the locker room. Pittsburgh is one of...
Via isportsweb.com
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: Niskanen’s Dangerfield Days Are Over

Perform a quick scan of Pittsburgh Penguins statistics and you’ll notice a surprising number. Perched atop the list in plus/minus rating is Matt Niskanen. The same Matt Niskanen who most experts felt would be dealt over the past summer to clear salary cap space. If ever there was a player who epitomized the mantra of the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, it’s Niskanen. Indeed...
Via PenguinPoop
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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