Pittsburgh should be excited about Patric HornqvistAlthough it is still July and the sound of skates scraping ice is still a seemingly distant idea, Pittsburgh fans are already pining for October and eagerly awaiting the unveiling of our “new look” Penguins squad. Among the many changes we have seen the one that excites me more than any other may be the addition of Patric Hornqvist...
After a lengthy NHL career, Taylor Pyatt is headed overseas.
The former Islander, Sabre, Canuck, Coyote, Ranger and Penguin has signed with Geneve-Servette of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Thursday. Pyatt, 32, split last season between New York and Pittsburgh, racking up four goals and five points in 56 games.
A first-round pick of the Islanders (eighth...
from Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review,
Evgeni Malkin finally is ready to listen, so new Penguins coach Mike Johnston better say all the right words. The season could be at stake.
Johnston leaves this weekend for Moscow, where he will spend four days with his most important player.
Win over Malkin, and Johnston would take the biggest step toward turning the...
The Pittsburgh Penguins' rookie development camp has come and gone, and now it's time to take a hard look at what transpired during the week. During the scrimmage, I had the privalage to check up with Tony Androckitis, who covers the Wilkes/Barre Baby Pens for HighlandParkHockey.com Go ahead, read the rest »
Since the last time we ran this Jim Rutherford has been a busy man.
- He hired Mike Johnson. And Rick Tocchet.
- He traded James Neal.
- He signed Christian Ehrhoff
- He signed Steve Downie.
- He drafted a European forward.
After recieving a 88% disapproval rating, it was only up to go for Carolina Jim, and we feel he has gone up.
Place your ballot here:
The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Jacques Martin senior advisor of hockey operations, the club announced today.
From the press release:
His duties will include monitoring NHL games, with an emphasis on Eastern Conference teams, assessing how the Penguins compare to the competition. He will report his information to general manager Jim Rutherford.
Martin, who spent last season...
The Penguins announced today that Jacques Martin has been named “Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations.”
“His duties will include monitoring NHL games, with an emphasis on Eastern Conference teams, assessing how the Penguins compare to the competition. He will report his information to general manager Jim Rutherford.”
We find it weird that Martin is being given an office role...
via the Pittsburgh Penguins,
The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Jacques Martin senior advisor of hockey operations, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford.
Martin, 61, has over 25 years of NHL experience as a general manager, head coach and assistant coach with Pittsburgh, Montreal, Florida, Ottawa, Colorado/Quebec, Chicago...
Rick Tocchet knows all about being a bad ass. Search him on YouTube and you can find enough scrums to keep you occupied all day. No one would ever accuse Tocchet of being a goon but he began his career mainly known as a fighter. He worked hard to hone his skills and became known as a power forward who also happened to take zero crap. He topped the 30-goal mark four straight years...
The Pittsburgh Penguins roster is all but set next year as they have filled some big holes in free agency. They upgraded their defense, their bottom six, and their goaltending.
With restricted free agents Brandon Sutter and Nick Spaling left to sign, the Penguins could have very little room to make a signing to get their 13th forward. Who could that be? Let’s take a look.
The summer of 2013 is one that has already come back to haunt the Pittsburgh Penguins.
After suffering a sweep at the hands of the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Finals, Pittsburgh found itself without a first or second round pick in the 2013 Entry Draft, leaving the system once again devoid of quality forward prospects.
They handed out massive extensions to two...
Kasperi Kapanen understands any expectations of making the Pittsburgh Penguins' opening-night roster could be unrealistic, but the forward is prepared to defy the odds.
Kapanen, Pittsburgh's first-round pick (No. 22) in the 2014 NHL Draft, skated at Consol Energy Center for the first time this week during the Penguins' development camp. The 17-year-old began the week...
The Rangers signed the lifeless Lee Stempniak to a one year, 900k deal. [ NBC ]
Stempniak played okay in Pittsburgh, but some people are pretending that he is any better than what the Penguins have.
A quick look at Stempniak’s production in Pittsburgh:
Of his 11 points in the regular season, Sidney Crosby was involved in six of them, Chris Kunitz seven.
Stempniak also had just...
Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford is adamant that his team has all the pieces they need to be competitive this season.
Sorry, but I don’t see it.
Don’t get me wrong, I love just about everything Rutherford has done this summer.
His shrewd business plan has landed the Penguins a quality group of bottom-six forwards, most of them on one-year deals,...
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The Pittsburgh Penguins saw multiple prospects who participated in last year’s development camp spend time in the NHL. The prospects who will be participating in year’s camp hope the same will happen for the 2014-15 season. The camp will begin on July 15th and will conclude with the scrimmage on July 19th, which is the only practice that will be open to the public. Here is...