Simon Despres vs James Van RiemsdykOct 11, 2014 3pd 19:272014-2015 Regular SeasonNot much of a battle but I'm liking this mean streak Despres has been on. After winning a preseason bout with Jason Zucker Despres took matters into his own hands after JVR sat on him after a lazy hit. JVR is not much of a scrapper and I think Despres was counting on it after getting hit with 3...
The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenceman Simon Despres to a two-year contract worth $900,000 per season.
The 22-year-old Despres appeared in a career-high 22 games for the Penguins last season, finishing with five assists.
Pittsburgh Penguins draft pick Simon Despres excelled in Game 3 for the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins as they prevailed over the Providence Bruins in the Calder Cup Eastern Conference Semifinals Wednesday night, thanks in part to a brilliant comeback and a double overtime goal from Despres.
Depres was drafted 30th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Pittsburgh Penguins...
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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The Topics (Les Sujets)
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?
We’re hoping to make these discussions a weekly or bi-weekly feature. Your feedback is encouraged on these topics or what you would like as future topics!
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...
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...
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...