The Pittsburgh Penguins are aggressively pursuing Vancouver Canucks center Ryan Kesler, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Penguins general manager Ray Shero has been pursuing Kesler since January and would like to make a deal before the NHL Trade Deadline at 3 p.m. Wednesday. A proposed deal would send Kesler to the Penguins in exchange for center Brandon Sutter, two 2014...
The Pittsburgh Penguins can't seem to catch a break when it comes to injuries. I guess we all we were all kidding ourselves if we thought that the Pens' players that were representing their countries in Sochi, for the Olympics, were all going to make it through without an injury. Defenceman Paul Martin injured his wrist and will now be out 4-6 weeks. That, along with the...
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Post Olympic depression/celebration.
Does Dan Bylsma deserve blame for Team USA’s shortcomings?
Could Simon Despres now be out of play at the trade deadline with injuries to Paul Martin and Kris Letang?
The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Brian Gibbons and defenseman Simon Despres from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League (AHL), it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.
Gibbons, 25, has appeared in 19 NHL contests with Pittsburgh this season, tallying four goals, five assists and nine points. He recorded his first...
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His patience with the puck wasn’t enough to keep him in the NHL. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh): With a month and a half before the trade deadline, there is no player in the Penguins organization...
Simon Despres just wants to play some defense.
On the surface, getting Despres ice time, even at practices, is significant in Penguins general manager Ray Shero's decision to re-assign the defenseman to the AHL on Thursday.
“We've got a lot of depth,” Despres said.
The Penguins are not blessed with opportunities for even their best prospects when the defense is near...
As the 2013-2014 NHL season winds closer and closer to the month-long Olympic break in February, the window for teams to acquire new talent via trades is shrinking.
A week after the Olympics end, the NHL has set their annual trade deadline day for March 5th, leaving teams with little time to try and ink any deals before they start their final run at the playoffs....
There’s no denying it. The Pittsburgh Penguins enjoy a wealth of riches when it comes to defensemen. Thanks to the drafting and bold maneuvering of GM Ray Shero, the Pens possess no fewer than a dozen defensemen (counting prospect Scott Harrington) who could be skating a regular shift in the NHL. That’s enough to stock two teams.
Of all the d-men in the Penguins’ organization...
Simon Despres defends the puck against the New York Rangers on Thursday.
Three top-six forwards.
Four top-six defenseman.
No, that’s not the list of Pittsburgh Penguins making a push to play in the Sochi Olympics. Rather, the number of regular starters whose services the Penguins gave been without for one reason or another the past few weeks.
James Neal is suspended. Evgeni...
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Halfway through the second period of the Ottawa Senators-Pittsburgh Penguins game on Monday night, Senators forward Chris Neil absolutely obliterated Penguins defenseman Simon Despres. Neil was given a two-minute minor for charging on the play, despite the fact that he glided right into Despres. The only reason this was called a penalty was because of the magnitude of the hit...