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MATT NISKANEN RUMORS

Niskanen on Ovechkin: ‘He’s more committed now’

AP Image The Washington Capitals have started the 2014-15 season under new head coach Barry Trotz with a 2-0-2 record.  One of the more intriguing aspects to the new-look Capitals team is how forward and captain  Alex Ovechkin has shouldered more responsibility. We’ve already he seen him take issue to an illegal  hit on one of his team mates when he tackled Carolina Hurricans...
Via DC Sports-Kings
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Look At The Defensive Corp Of The Washington Capitals

from Alex Prewitt of the Capitals Insider, The summer signings of Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik came with intended secondary consequences for the Washington Capitals, trickling down to the rest of the defensive corps. The expected logjam at the depth chart’s bottom has somewhat been sorted already, with Nate Schmidt starting the past three games, John Erskine and Jack...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Newest Capital Niskanen is pleased with team’s new direction

Newest Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen is pleased with the direction that Barry Trotz is taking the team (Courtesy of CBS Sports)   When the smoke cleared on July 1st, the biggest name in the  NHL Free Agency Class of 2014 had made his decision to spend the next seven years of his life in a red uniform, a move that he has since stated was one that he hasn’t regretted. After...
Via DC Sports-Kings
July 13, 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 Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Buyer beware with Matt Niskanen, a top NHL free agent defenseman

When NHL free agency opens in July, somebody is going to drive a dump truck full of money to the home of defenseman Matt Niskanen, probably on the first day of the signing period. For Niskanen and his agent, it is going to be the perfect storm. He is coming off a career year that saw him score 10 goals to go with 36 assists and a plus-33 rating that was tops among all defensemen...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 19, 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

NHL Rumors: Niskanen to Flyers on July 1

View all posts tagged as Tagx Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen had a breakout year in the 2013/14 season. That breakout may make it impossible for the Penguins to keep him on their payroll. Various people “in the know” including insidepittsburghsports.com’s William DePaoli have recently stated that the Flyers plan to make Niskanen a top priority […]
Via Hyped Up Hockey
May 30, 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

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

Niskanen realizes his days in Pittsburgh are numbered

Penguins defenseman Matt Niskanen knows that a trade is imminent. With September upon us, the start of the NHL season is only weeks away.  Many teams are holding rookie showcase tournaments, and most training camps start in the next few days. The Pittsburgh Penguins are no different .  The Pens will have their first pre-season game a week from Sunday as they travel to Columbus...
Via isportsweb.com
September 06, 2013  |  Discuss
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