The Pittsburgh Penguins – Review of aTrend-Setting Off-Season

Wikipedia Almost three months have passed since the Pittsburgh Penguins have relieved former general manager Ray Shero of his duties. Three months since the Pittsburgh Penguins have heralded a new era in franchise history. More than two months since the Pittsburgh Penguins have announced Jim Rutherford to be their new general manager, to be THE guy who maneuvers the Penguins through...
Via TopSportsReport
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Will Host 2014 Development Camp July 15-19

It’s July and you know that means: it’s time for prospects from the Pittsburgh Penguins to gather for the annual Prospect Development Camp at CONSOL Energy Center. This year’s camp will be held from July 15th until July 19th in Pittsburgh. As has been the case the past couple years, fans will be able to attend a scrimmage on July 19th at 3:00 PM. Admission and parking around...
Via The PensNation
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Number Five Overall NHL Draft Picks

The NHL Draft will kick off on in Philadelphia on June 27. This year the New York Islanders hold the fifth overall pick. A quick search of past number five overall picks will bring to surface some obscure names. Not everyone drafted with such a high pick makes it in the league, however, there have been quite a few solid players taken at number five overall. Players like, Blake Wheeler...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Guerin Promotion May Have Biggest Impact

Following the Pittsburgh Penguins announcement that they had hired Jim Rutherford as their new General Manager, I spoke with many people who were very excited. The unusual thing is that it wasn’t Rutherford that they were excited about, but the promotion of Bill Guerin to Assistant General Manager. It is a strange thing for someone to be excited about an Assistant GM, but Guerin...
Via PenguinPoop
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Guerin: The Intangible Difference by @ChicksDigHockey

I am a Bill Guerin fan. The announcement that the Penguins were promoting Billy G to Assistant GM brought a smile to my lips and joy to my heart. I wrote this article in 2013 but I proudly offer it today as a homage to a man from the Penguins' past who stands on the bridge to their future: The Pittsburgh Penguins entered 2009 with some issues in their organization. The 2008...
Via PensInitiative
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Fire Head Coach Dan Bylsma

After going 252-117 in 5 seasons, the Pittsburgh Penguins have fired Head Coach Dan Bylsma. The Penguins have gone through a bunch of changes recently: PENS CHANGES: Jim Rutherford GM, Dan Bylsma fired, Jason Botterill promoted to associate GM; Bill Guerin, Tom Fitzgerald asst. GMs. @WJACTV — Ashley Chase (@AshleyChaseTV) June 6, 2014 Here is the statement from new GM Jim Rutherford...
Via BlackSportsOnline
June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

History Shows Making Move At NHL Trade Deadline Helps Stanley Cup Pursuit

The NHL trade deadline is often a difficult time to make deals because price tags on rental players are usually sky-high. Teams also are reluctant to give up young players and draft picks for veterans who could leave in the offseason as unrestricted free agents. With that said, many Stanley Cup champions over the last 25 years made moves at the deadline that had a meaningful impact...
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Guerin Builds Backyard Rink Reportedly Costing $500,000 (Photos)

Bill Guerin was born and raised in the Bay State so he knows that a good backyard rink can work wonders during a long, cold winter. Guerin, who was born in Worcester, Mass., and raised in Western Massachusetts, now works in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ player development department. Currently residing in Sewickley, Pa., Guerin reportedly dropped $500,000 to build an outdoor rink in...
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Check out Bill Guerin's $500,000 backyard rink

Bill Guerin is still one of our favorite Penguins. So glad that he decided to stick with the Pens organization when he retired. With that came moving his family to Pittsburgh. He has unlimited kids, so they needed a $500,000 backyard rink: This story comes courtesy of TMZ Sports. The story says his house is in Sewickley, which is 66 territory the last time we checked...
Via The Pensblog
February 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Rumors by @MadChad412 and @IanAltenbaugh

Trade rumors are simply the best. As a Pittsburgh Penguin fan and blogger, I've learned to accept them for what they are and usually greet them with a smile. When it comes to the Pens, every year the trading target for them seems to be a top-six winger. This year is no different.  Last year, Ray Shero blew the lid off of the roof when he traded for future Hall of Famer Jarome...
Via PensInitiative
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Longtime friends Weight, Guerin's enter U.S. hockey hall together

Doug Weight recalled his father putting him on skates at the age of 2 because he could barely walk because of a childhood condition that relegated him to wearing braces on his legs. ''He started putting me on the ice to strengthen them at the suggestion from a doctor,'' he said. Weight said it wasn't a pretty sight at the rink in St. Clair Shores, Mich. '...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Billy G Is Not My Lover

Tune in at 10:00 tonight and subscribe to the show on iTunes. Twitter: @ThePensNation, @PensNation_Nick, @HockeyMeesh, @PensNation_Andy TOPICS Bill Guerin and the US Hockey Hall of Fame. Sid/Geno mired in a point race. Has the defense played better without Rob Scuderi and Paul Martin? Has Jeff Zatkoff proven himself?
Via The PensNation
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

US Hockey Hall of Fame inducts Weight and Guerin

Doug Weight recalls his father putting him on skates at the age of 2 because he could barely walk due to a childhood condition that relegated him to wearing braces on his legs. Four decades later, Weight was inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. The two-time Stanley Cup champion, three-time Olympian and four-time NHL All-Star was inducted Monday night at the Motor City Casino...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

The Dangers of Missing a Huge “Piece” of the Puzzle by @pghgirl15222

In 2009, right after the Pittsburgh Penguins won their third Stanley Cup, Ray Shero had to look at his championship roster and determine which players would best fit his puzzle for future championships. There was no question that some players would be gone, but the idea was he already had the core. He needed the supporting pieces. Shero focused on two players first who were crucial...
Via PensInitiative
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Team USA Hockey Unveils New Jerseys for 2014 Winter Olympics (Photos)

Team USA will have a new look at the 2014 Winter Olympics, and it will be, well, interesting. USA Hockey unveiled its new sweaters Tuesday morning at a ceremony at Kettler Iceplex in Virginia where they are currently in the midst of their orientation camp in advance of this February’s games. The jersey unveil came in front of a large crowd at the Washington Capitals’ practice...
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Team USA Unveils Hockey Jerseys For 2014 Olympics

  For better or worse those are the jerseys that will be worn by Team USA at Sochi 2014. They kind of have a weird soccer jersey feel to them, but there’s nothing anyone can do about it now. The jerseys were unveiled by former Olympians Chris Drury and Bill Guerin. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Guerin Comments On Election to USHHOF and More NHL News

GUERIN COMMENTS ON ELECTION TO USHHOF Bill Guerin, the current player development coach of the Pittsburgh Penguins, was elected to the United States Hockey Hall of Fame on July 25th. Guerin was also a member of the 2009 Stanley Cup champion Penguins. He played 18 seasons in the NHL scoring 429 goals and totaling 856 points. In a USA Hockey conference call, Guerin said “It’s a...
Via The PensNation
July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

USHHoF Bill Guerin: The Intangible Difference by @ChicksDigHockey

` The Pittsburgh Penguins entered 2009 with some issues in their organization. The 2008 Eastern Conference Champions never really approached conference dominance that next season. Saturday, February 14 of ‘09 typified their short comings of the season. The Pens went up 2-0 in Toronto and looked like they were going to win with relative ease. Instead, they folded...
Via PensInitiative
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Hockey Hall of Fame class revealed

Doug Weight, Bill Guerin, Peter Karmanos, Ron Mason and Cindy Curley are headed for the United States Hockey Hall of Fame. USA Hockey made the announcement Thursday. Guerin was a two-time Stanley Cup champion and four-time NHL All-Star during his career. He and Weight helped the U.S. win silver at the 2002 Olympics. Weight won a Stanley Cup and was a four-time NHL All-Star. Karmanos...
Via Fox Sports
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Guerin Inducted into USA Hockey Hall of Fame

Before becoming Penguins player development coach Bill Guerin played a little bit of hockey.  And he played it very well.  For that USA Hockey has named him to their very own Hall of Fame. Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
July 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Prospects Camp: Day Five Recap

TEAM WHITE  Coach: Bill Guerin 1. Eric Hartzell 3. Ryan Segalla 6. Nick D-Agostino 7. Alex Boak 9. Jake Guentzel 10. Olli Maatta 11. Jayson Megna 14. Tom Kuhnhackl 15. Bryan Rust 22. Brian Dumoulin 23. Scott Wilson 24. Garnet Hathaway 28. Richard Nejezchleb 29. Tristan Jarry 32. Oskar Sundqvist 34. Harrison Ruopp 37. Teddy Blueger 39. A.J. White TEAM BLACK Coach: Alain Nasreddine...
Via The PensNation
July 20, 2013  |  Discuss

LINK CITY: Write ups on dev camp, NHL players in Sochi

If you want some write ups on dev camp for whatever reason... -- The Pensnation has some good stuff from day 1. [ tpn ] Tristan Jarry was fundamentally sound on the posts, squaring up to the shot and quick on his five hole. Had a little trouble with going side-to-side on many occasions. -- Highland Park Hockey also some good stuff. [ HP ] I was intrigued...
Via The Pensblog
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Guerin: The Intangible Difference by @ChicksDigHockey

The Pittsburgh Penguins entered 2009 with some issues in their organization. The 2008 Eastern Conference Champions never really approached conference dominance that next season. Saturday, February 14 of ‘09 typified their short comings of the season. The Pens went up 2-0 in Toronto and looked like they were going to win with relative ease. Instead, they folded like a cheap umbrella...
Via PensInitiative
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Bill Guerin: Short season is NBD

Bill Guerin was around during the '94-'95 lockout-shortened season.  He said he plans to tell the players not to get too caught up in it.  Obviously much more at this link. It's great to watch Pens YouTubes without crying afterward.  
Via The Pensblog
January 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Mike Richter the Oilers?

 In a trip down memory lane, and to break up the monotony of the lockout, Jonathan Willis of the Edmonton Journal recollects the time back in 2002 when, for a day, Rangers goalie Mike Richter was a member of the Edmonton Oilers. ..."For one day in 2002, Richter was a member of the Edmonton Oilers. By curious coincidence, the player the Oilers traded to add Richter to...
Via NY Rangers Blog
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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