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Phil Kessel has shed 13 pounds this summer

Phil Kessel was constantly criticized during his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs for his conditioning. Despite the fact he was consistently one of the best scorers in the NHL, Maple Leafs fans thought Kessel could afford to drop a few pounds. All of this scrutiny eventually led to Kessel parting ways with the Leafs and now he’s starting a new chapter with the Pittsburgh Penguins...
Via Puck Drunk Love
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Children of Penguins' Dupuis pray nightly for his healthy return to ice

The children of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis believe in the power of prayer.With that in mind, Dupuis' four kids take to their knees every night and ask for their father to stay healthy on the ice.Dupuis believes he's on schedule to return for the upcoming season after a blood clot threatened his life in November. The 36-year-old opened up about his fears in a moving...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: September 4th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s better than most people’s reaction to being at work before a three day weekend. Terror followed by joy.  Probably the same feeling watching the Pens play defense this year. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – There is a small bit of clarification in the Ruutu/Laraque prank deal, although...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who the Hell are the New @penguins?

from +Pittsburgh Penguins  This summer Jim Rutherford signed 25 contracts. Some were re-ups and some are new faces. So with the dramatic shake up of the Pens lineup, it's hard to look at all of them and assess them all. I'm going to try. I took most of my "what they say" analysis from because @ianaltenbaugh is awesome and smart and smart and awesome. I...
Via PensInitiative
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 31st, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than telling Monday what it can do… THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Penguins second round draft pick this season Darren Sprong signs an ELC to be with the organization this season.  He will probably go back to the Q this season, but if and when he makes his way to the...
Via The Pensblog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Sign 2015 Top Draft Pick Daniel Sprong

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins signed right wing Daniel Sprong Friday to a three-year, entry-level contract Friday. The 18-year-old right wing was the Black and Gold’s top selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot, 180-pound forward was chosen by the Pens in the second round (46th overall). The right-handed shooter led the Charlottetown Islanders of the Quebec...
Via The PensNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Sign Tom Sestito to a PTO

In a low-risk effort to reinforce his star-studded squad with some muscle, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford announced on August 26 that he has invited heavyweight Tom Sestito to training camp on a tryout basis. There’s little doubt about what Sestito brings to the table. A third-round pick of Columbus in 2006, he’s appeared in 137 NHL contests for three teams—the Blue Jackets, Flyers...
Via PenguinPoop
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Bring In Forward Tom Sestito

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins disclosed Wednesday morning that they signed left wing Tom Sestito to a professional tryout contract. Sestito, who will turn 28 in September, has spent time in the National Hockey League with Columbus, Philadelphia, and Vancouver. The Rome, New York, native has participated in 137 career regular-season contests over seven NHL seasons with the...
Via The PensNation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Yohe: Pittsburgh Good Dude by @ChicksDigHockey

I try to keep up with Pittsburgh sports when I’m away because I've always felt a connection with the city's sports teams. When it comes to following the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers, I tend to follow certain writers more than others because I know I'm going to read quality factual reporting. One of said quality writers is Josh Yohe. His writing style is so affable that when...
Via PensInitiative
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins' prospect honors friend with cartoon mask

Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Tristan Jarry honored the nickname given to him by a fallen former teammate by having it brought to life on his new goaltender's mask.Dubbed "Tom and Jarry" by ex-teammate Kristian Pelss, the 20-year-old Jarry made certain to have the legendary cartoon cat and mouse playing pond hockey on a mask painted by artist Jason Bartziokas."'Jars' wanted to keep...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins History: Penguins Start 1986-87 On A Roll

There is no better way to really get to know a team, than to know what they’ve gone through, both highs and lows, in order to get to where they are today. Not only does the city of Pittsburgh have one of the richest hockey histories in the expansion era, but the city has one of the greatest hockey histories in North America. So, we’d love to share some of the Penguins history...
Via The PensNation
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins’ David Perron Shows Off Absurdly Fast Stick Handling Skills (Video)

Is it hockey season yet? The start of the NHL season still is a few months away, and the offseason hasn’t exactly produced many feel-good stories of late. If you’re looking for something cool to get you pumped for the action, though, look no further than David Perron’s Instagram account. The Pittsburgh Penguins winger gave everyone a glimpse Monday into one of his stick handling...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Evgeni Malkin had real penguins at his birthday party

Evgeni Malkin’ turned 29 on July 31st and he had quite the memorable birthday party. The Pittsburgh Penguins play an enormous role in Malkin’s life and what better way to honor that and celebrate a birthday than by having some real penguins join in on the fun? A photo posted by Alexey (@alexey085) on Jul 31, 2015 at 10:58am PDT   The post Evgeni Malkin had...
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

MLB is open to expansion and so much more

Yesterday, before the All-Star Game, Commissioner Rob Manfred was doing his typical “state of the union” luncheon with the BBWAA. It was pretty much all the standard talking points you’d expect from him: fan safety improvements, progress on the pace of play, making instant replay reviews faster and how the league is open to the idea of expansion. WHAAAAAAAAAA??????...
Via The Outside Corner
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Sergei Plotnikov Joins Pittsburgh Penguins, Gives Malkin New Role

PITTSBURGH, PA – MARCH 01: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his second goal of the game with Patric Hornqvist #72 and Derrick Pouliot #51 during the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Consol Energy Center on March 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)   The Pittsburgh Penguins made some franchise...
Via The Sports Journal
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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