Penguins Update: Time to Sit Scuderi

Few decisions in sports are more gut-wrenching than one to bench a time-honored veteran. But the Penguins face such a dilemma with defenseman Rob Scuderi. To put things in perspective, the black and gold would never have won the Stanley Cup in 2009 without Scuderi. Who can forget his game-saving play in the waning seconds of Game 6 during the Finals? With Marc-Andre Fleury marooned...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boone Jenner Blows Up Rob Scuderi In Blue Jackets’ Loss To Penguins (Video)

The Columbus Blue Jackets did not come away with a win Wednesday night in their first foray into Stanley Cup playoff action since 2009, but they did prove to the high-flying Pittsburgh Penguins that they will not be pushed around. The Blue Jackets, who play a heavy, physical style of hockey, put a hurting on the Penguins’ scorers and stuck with Pittsburgh for more than 45 minutes...
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Boone Jenner Lays The Lumber With Big Hit On Rob Scuderi

Boone Jenner welcomed Rob Scuderi to the Stanley Cup Playoffs with this big hit.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins hope Scuderi's style helps them in postseason

Rob Scuderi is back for what is about to happen. The Stanley Cup playoffs open next week, and the Penguins believe their missing piece will make an impact. “When he's playing his best, he settles down our entire (defense),” assistant coach Todd Reirden said Friday. “We brought him back with a purpose in mind, and these are the games we have him for.” Scuderi's...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Three Observations Heading Into Game 70 Between the Penguins and Lightning

By: Casey Johnston (@PensNationCasey) Is Rob Scuderi That Bad? When Rob Scuderi was brought back from the L.A. Kings last summer, many saw it as a signal that the Penguins would be a more defensively-focused team.  The hiring of Jacques Martin seemed to confirm this.  While the Penguins have become more of a defense-oriented team, some are questioning whether Scuderi is living...
Via The PensNation
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Decline, Part II: Rob Scuderi

Earlier in the season, I wrote an article about the decline in play of Brooks Orpik. Before the Olympic break, Orpik was in the midst of his worst season to date.  In his mid-30′s, Orpik was beginning to regress heavily due to age, as well as the fact that he was still recovering from a concussion after being assaulted by Shawn Thornton. After a sub-par Olympics, Orpik returned...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Scuderi Will Undergo Surgery For Broken Ankle

After a game in which the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped a three-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes, the team received bad news. Defenseman Rob Scuderi, who left Saturday’s game in Toronto, has a broken ankle. Scuderi will have to undergo surgery to repair it, which could keep him out of the lineup for a while. The 34-year-old signed a four-year, $13...
Via The PensNation
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

The Missing Piece: Rob Scuderi by @KyleFourOneTwo

 The Missing Piece: Rob Scuderi  During the first day of free agency, fans of the Penguins rode quite the emotional rollercoaster. Some usual names, some players we have come to know better than some of our family members waved goodbye and sailed steadily into the loving (or not so) arms of another team. We bid adieu to Matt Cooke, who most likely...
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July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Rob Scuderi leaves Kings to return to Penguins

The Kings lost the first significant member of their Stanley Cup-winning team when free-agent defenseman Rob Scuderi went back to the Pittsburgh Penguins, signing a four-year deal worth 13.5 million. His move came within the first hour of the opening of NHL free agency on Friday. The average annual value of the contract is 3.375 million, according to the Penguins. Pittsburgh was...
Via Fox Sports West
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Kings' Scuderi bloodied after being boarded

Check out the video. New Jersey Devils forward Steve Bernier was given a five-minute major penalty and a game misconduct for ramming Los Angeles Kings defenseman Rob Scuderi into the boards from behind. It happened during the first period of Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
June 11, 2012  |  Discuss

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