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Feature Friday: Nick Spaling

  Throughout the 2014-2015 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Nick Spaling. By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost)   Nick Spaling (right) after his first goal as a Pittsburgh Penguin. Photo Credit: Gene J. Puskar/AP     During the offseason, forward Nick Spaling was acquired from the Nashville Predators (along with...
Via The PensNation
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins sign Sutter, Spaling

Nick Spaling General Manager Jim Rutherford took care of his last bit of off season business yesterday by signing his last remaining RFA Brandon Sutter to a two year, $6.6 million dollar deal. Sutter’s contract came just days after the Pens avoided arbitration and signed forward Nick Spaling to a two-year, $4.4 million dollar deal. The Penguins now have a full roster signed with...
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Spaling: Keeping an Open Mind by @griffTHW

Let me first preface this by stating that I've never seen Nick Spaling play.  Not once.  So any opinions, hopes or expectations I have for his time in Pittsburgh come courtesy of nothing more than what I've read.  And, while some glowing reports highlight Spaling's overall game, most of the available literature out there serves to condemn his acquisition.  Doubts about his...
Via PensInitiative
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

According to many, Nick Spaling sucks, and is overpaid because his advanced stats aren’t great

There is a place for advanced stats in the NHL. There is no question about that. But are they revelant after a player changes teams? Are they the final word? Nick Spaling signed with the Penguins for 2.2 million for two years on Thursday, and people raged. Ryan Wilson from HockeyBuzz completely overracted in his take: There is an argument to be made that 2.2M is the going rate...
Via The Pensblog
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins News: Nick Spaling Signs For Two

Nick Spaling receives a modest raise from Pittsburgh, avoids arbitration.#482539371 / gettyimages.comThe Penguins have re-structured their roster just a wee-bit.At last month's Entry Draft, they traded James Neal, a 40-goal scorer whose also been suspended multiple times for generally maiming opponents to Nashville for Patric Hornqvist and today's man of the moment, Nick Spaling...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Avoid Arbitration with Nick Spaling

Source: Getty Images Forward Nick Spaling is now officially a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The 25 year-old restricted free agent signed a two-year deal worth $4.4 million with Pittsburgh today. With the move, the team avoided arbitration with Spaling, who reportedly was asking for $2.85 million. The Penguins countered with $1.65 million, which means that the two sides met...
Via The PensNation
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Spaling Negotiations

Nick Spaling is apparently looking for a $2.85 million salary for next season. Now, we admittedly don’t know very much about Nick Spaling, but we just can’t see the Penguins giving him that kind of money. Ken Campbell of the Hockey News says that the Penguins are offering $1.65 million. He has an arbitration hearing scheduled for this Friday. Here’s how arbitration works: “A...
Via The Pensblog
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency Thoughts Part III: Penguins Roster Analysis

By: Meesh Shanmugam Everything looks fairly quiet for the Penguins at this point and they are probably done in free agency aside from depth/AHL moves unless something irresistible comes to them. If you missed Part I, it was a look at the Penguins additions so far.  Part II was a look at the departures. Here’s a look at the free agency moves so far: Here is a look at the roster...
Via The PensNation
July 03, 2014  |  1 Comment

Preds send Hornqvist, Spaling to Penguins for Neal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have sent forward James Neal to the Nashville Predators in exchange for forwards Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling. Both teams announced the trade Friday night. The addition of Neal signals the Predators' emphasis on boosting their offense under new coach Peter Laviolette as they attempt to return to the playoffs after a two-year absence...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nick Spaling quietly taking advantage of offensive opportunities

If anyone would have guessed that Predators forward Nick Spaling would be playing first line or powerplay minutes for Nashville in mid-December, it would have been a small group. Scoring a powerplay goal tonight in Nashville’s 4-3 overtime loss against the Montreal Canadiens, Spaling has now scored two goals and an assist in his previous six games. Coming off an off-season that...
Via The Predatorial
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

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