PENGUINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Brian Dumoulin Signs 6 Year Deal With Pittsburgh

Dumoulin has played for the Penguins organization since leaving BC Brian Dumoulin has re-signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins after a salary arbitration hearing in which player and team were allegedly quite far apart. It was reported that the Penguins were offering $1.95 million while Dumoulin was requesting $4.35 million. Dumoulin won out, and today signed a 6 year, $4.1 million...
Via BC Interruption
19 hours ago

Marc-Andre Fleury took Stanley Cup on a road trip, protected it well

Former Penguins netminder Marc-Andre Fleury is enjoying his time with the Stanley Cup, and is treating it like a trophy.Being that it is, indeed, a trophy, that makes a lot of sense.Check out how adamant Fleury was about securing the trophy in his car, which you can see in the photo below. It was like his baby.
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Phil Kessel is expendable for the Pittsburgh Penguins

Throughout this offseason, rumors surrounding Pittsburgh Penguins’ star Phil Kessel have surfaced.  After winning two straight Stanley Cups with the Penguins, Kessel has cemented himself as a big playoff performer.  The right winger has scored 44 points in 49 playoff games over the past two seasons. While Kessel has had success in Pittsburgh, GM Jim Rutherford has the option...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel isn’t bothered by trade rumors, says they’re part of the business

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Stanley Cup celebration hadn’t even started when rumors regarding Phil Kessel’s future with the team began popping up. The belief was that the Penguins might consider moving the 29-year-old Kessel and his annual $8 million salary cap hit to give the organization some needed cap space. Some of those rumors were put to rest when GM Jim Rutherford stated...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kunitz and his kids used Stanley Cup as a cereal bowl (PHOTO)

Chris Kunitz may no longer be a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins, but that doesn’t mean he’s not entitled to his time with the Stanley Cup. Kunitz, who saw his Penguins win another title this past season, got to witness the joy of winning a Stanley Cup for the fourth time in his career. And now he’s enjoying some time with the trophy. Since nothing is guaranteed, and Kunitz...
Via The Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: More young talent ready to make an impact

After winning two consecutive Stanley Cups, the Pittsburgh Penguins are looking for more heading into the 2017-2018 season.  Throughout head coach Mike Sullivan’s tenure, the Boston native has put tremendous faith into his young forwards.  Conor Sheary, Bryan Rust, and Jake Guentzel are a few examples. In order to create a dynasty in a salary cap word, young forwards on entry...
Via isportsweb.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Kunitz and his kids eating cereal out of Stanley Cup

When you win the Stanley Cup, there are a number of ways to celebrate the achievement. Chris Kunitz and his kids might have topped them all.The former Pittsburgh Penguins star, now signed with the Tampa Bay Lighting, is soaking up his fourth career title in a unique way. He and his kids have been eating cereal out of the Stanley Cup. That’s about the cutest thing we’ve ever seen...
Via Sportsnaut
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 7/6: Time to get your last-second votes in

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while stuffing the All-Star ballot box with last minute votes. Happy birthday today to Manny Machado, Justin Schultz, Brandon Jacobs, Pau Gasol, Valerie Brisco-Hooks, Lillie Leatherwood and Willie Randolph. On this date in...
Via Yardbarker
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins in trade talks for third-line center

In the era of the salary cap, changes are needed for every team.  For the Penguins, one of those changes includes Nick Bonino.  Bonino, who has anchored the third line for the last two seasons in Pittsburgh, is a free agent who is expected to get a big raise. Bonino was on a three-year contract worth $1.9 million per season.  Heading into free agency, Bonino is looking for a deal...
Via isportsweb.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 6/27: Monday is for all sorts of ballers

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what were reading once we replace the batteries on our remote after going between the Big3, NBA Awards and RAW. Happy birthday today to Brad Childress, Johnny Benson and Chuck Person. On this date in 1917 Hank Gowdy of the Boston Braves became...
Via Yardbarker
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The 'Golden Knights will begin with a Fleury of activity' quiz

On Wednesday night, a new era will begin in the NHL as the league will hold the expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights, giving the new franchise its first complete roster while also finally giving Reid Duke some friends to hang out with. But Wednesday's draft will also likely mark the end of a different era in the NHL: the Marc-Andre Fleury era in Pittsburgh.The Penguins made...
June 21, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jake Guentzel has awesome proposition for beer-drinking fan at parade

Penguins rookie Jake Guentzel burst onto the Stanley Cup Playoffs scene and led all players in scoring.As such, he was a huge hit at the Stanley Cup parade in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.At one point, he was seen interacting with a group of Pens fans, one of which asked him to autograph a beer.“I sign it — you chug it,” Guentzel commanded.Sure enough, that’s exactly how it went...
Via The Sports Daily
June 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Petition asks Penguins to ‘decline any invitation from the White House’

A petition has been launched urging the Pittsburgh Penguins to decline a trip, if offered, to the White House to celebrate its second straight championship in protest of the presidency of Donald Trump.The petition, hosted on the Care2 Petitions website, cites Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord as the primary reason the Penguins shouldn’t honor an invitation...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Pitch Talks Tomorrow in Pittsburgh

The Pitch Talks tour is making its Pittsburgh stop Thursday night at Club Cafe at 56 S 12th St., located on Pittsburgh’s south side. I will be on the 8 p.m. baseball panel along with Pirates broadcast voice Joe Block, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pirates beat writer Stephen Nesbitt, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Pirates beat writer Rob Biertempfel, and former Baseball Prospectus editor...
Via Fangraphs
June 14, 2017  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby throws strike on first pitch at Pirates game

Sidney Crosby threw out the first pitch before Tuesday’s Pirates-Rockies game, and he proved that he has some talent in baseball too.The Penguins captain decided to make his ceremonial first pitch from the rubber and threw a strike: Crosby apparently proved his Penguins teammates wrong with his pitch: They must have missed the time a handful of years back when Crosby took batting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Pens president: Team ‘would never turn down’ White House invite

Pittsburgh Penguins president David Morehouse issued a statement this week saying the organization “would never turn down” an invite to the White House should one be extended.The Penguins, winners of back-to-back Stanley Cup titles, obviously are expected to be invited to the White House, as is the custom for championship teams. While the team accepted an invite from Barack Obama...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Marc-Andre Fleury reportedly eligible to be picked in expansion draft

Marc-Andre Fleury has accepted a request from the Pittsburgh Penguins to waive his no-move clause, which will make him available for selection by the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft, according to a report.TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie reports the news on Fleury and notes that the goaltender is open to a move only for the Las Vegas franchise Fleury has been a mainstay in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Penguins fans eat raw catfish during Stanley Cup celebration

I’m still deciding if this is awesome or disgusting. After the Penguins beat the Predators on Sunday to win their second straight Stanley Cup, Pittsburgh fans at the street celebration started taking bites out of raw catfish.Now, this wasn’t just some drunken impulse. It all started with a Predators fan chucking a catfish onto the ice during Game 1 in Pittsburgh. His peers drew...
Via The Comeback
June 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Matt Murray’s girlfriend addresses face she made after kiss

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray already has two Stanley Cup championships under his belt as a starter, and he just recently turned 23. His longtime girlfriend is understandably thrilled, but that doesn’t mean she is immune to funky playoff beard sweat.During the postgame celebration after Pittsburgh’s win over the Nashville Predators Sunday night, Murray’s girlfriend...
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Penguins set new gold standard in era of parity

Since the salary cap came to the NHL over a decade ago, the league’s competitive balance and parity have increased dramatically, but with that, the dynasties that came to define the sport throughout its history were seemingly lost. While there have been dominant teams, none until now were able to repeat as champions.Therefore, the term “dynasty” in hockey came to be defined...
Via The Comeback
June 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Predators employee tweets of retribution for Sidney Crosby

The Nashville Predators might have to deal with something other than a big-time battle for the Stanley Cup after marketing manager Sandy Weaver hit the send button from her Twitter account too hastily after Thursday night’s shutout loss.The Predators were absolutely abused by the Pittsburgh Penguins Thursday night in Game 5. In the process, P.K. Subban was smashed by Sidney Crosby...
Via Sportsnaut
June 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 6/8: Pens remind Preds why they're the defending champs

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting on pulling the trigger on a new broom shipment for the Warriors' office.Happy birthday today to Tedy Bruschi, Dick Vitale and Peja Stojakovic. On today's date in 2002, Serena Williams beat Venus Williams (7-5...
Via Yardbarker
June 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Steelers K ejected from Stanley Cup game for banging on glass?

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell was among the very enthusiastic Penguins fans in attendance for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at PPG Paints Arena. In Boswell’s case, though, perhaps a bit too enthusiastic, apparently.Boswell took to Twitter Thursday night to announce he had been ejected from the Penguins’ 6-0 throttling of the Nashville Predators for … banging on...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 09, 2017  |  Discuss

How did the Predators become a Stanley Cup ratings juggernaut?

The NHL just might have a new marquee franchise on their hands – the Nashville Predators.The Predators might not win the Stanley Cup this year, but they managed to crush the Pittsburgh Penguins in both Games 3 and 4 in Nashville, outscoring them by a combined 9-2 score. While the series is still just tied 2-2, the Predators seem to have all the momentum and everybody in the hockey...
Via Awful Announcing
June 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Doc Emrick calling play by play for constructing a Primanti Bros sandwich is pretty great

NHL on NBC's Doc Emrick is on the Mount Rushmore of play by play announcers working today. The venerable voice of hockey has been the longtime voice of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. An overtime hockey game called by Doc is some of the best theatre in sports. As our Ken Fang chronicled recently, Emrick’s play by play expertise isn’t just in hockey though as he’s called several other...
Via Awful Announcing
May 31, 2017  |  Discuss
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