Penguins Need Some Nasty

I give new Penguins GM Jim Rutherford high marks for his off-season moves. Faced with dire cap constraints, he refused to overpay the team’s free agents, signed skilled defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to a bargain contact, and inked key RFAs such as Brandon Sutter and Nick Spaling to new deals. Along the way JR significantly upgraded the team’s bottom six. The rebuild is 99 percent...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Re-Sign Brandon Sutter

Source: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images New Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford wasn’t going to lose center Brandon Sutter for a second time. Rutherford, who was Carolina’s GM at the 2012 NHL Draft, included him in the deal that sent center Jordan Staal to the Hurricanes. He did not want to give up Sutter, but he had to in order to acquire Staal. It’s amazing how many things...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Sutter inks 2-year deal with Penguins

Brandon Sutter has inked a two-year, $6.6 million contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins.The two-way center notched 13 goals and 13 assists in 81 games last season. Sutter is a key penalty killer and he contributed three shorthanded markers in 2013-14. His offense improved in the playoffs with five goals and seven points in 13 matches. Sutter fits in nicely on Pittsburgh's third...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins News: Brandon Sutter A Raise

The Pittsburgh Penguins have brought back their third-line center.#163580885 / gettyimages.comThe club has announced that they've reached two-year contract worth $6.6M with Brandon Sutter.The 25 year old center gets a modest raise over his $2.7M salary, but also dings that cap at just under $1.2M more, not bad for a guy who averaged 2:57 in shorthanded minutes a game for the...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Sutter Earns a Two-Year Contract Extension

photo credit: CaniacCaz via photopin cc NHL- On Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced that they have agreed on terms for a two-year contract with Brandon Sutter. The 25 year-old’s contract is worth $6.6 million. Sutter was selected 11th overall in the 2007 draft by the Carolina Hurricanes. He has since played 415 NHL games, and has a total of 152 points. The forward also lead...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins ink Sutter to two-year deal

The Penguins have re-signed center Brandon Sutter to a two-year, $6.6 million contract. Sutter, 25, was the team's final restricted free agent. After collecting 13 goals, 13 assists in 81 regular-season games in 2013-14, Sutter had a strong postseason, with five goals, seven points in 13 games.
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Sutter Re-Signed By The Pittsburgh Penguins

from the Pittsburgh Penguins, The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Brandon Sutter to a two-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal runs through the 2015-16 campaign, and has an average annual value of $3.3 million. continued
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Sutter Re-Signs for Two Years

Yes, the big Penguins news today was Kris Letang getting a haircut. However, in other news, Brandon Sutter has re-signed with the Penguins for two years. The deal will pay him an average of $3.3 million per season. It’s a short-term deal, but considering that some people expected Sutter to get $4 million or more per year, it’s a deal that is good for the Pens’ salary cap situation.
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens GM aims to strike deal with Sutter by next week

Depth was one of the biggest knocks on the 2013-14 Pittsburgh Penguins, so it’s no surprise that’s been a focus during this offseason (maybe even to the detriment of their higher-end). Such a change of pace might help to explain why they’re taking some time to reach a deal with Brandon Sutter. On the bright side, new GM Jim Rutherford told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Nick Spaling Negotiations

Nick Spaling is apparently looking for a $2.85 million salary for next season. Now, we admittedly don’t know very much about Nick Spaling, but we just can’t see the Penguins giving him that kind of money. Ken Campbell of the Hockey News says that the Penguins are offering $1.65 million. He has an arbitration hearing scheduled for this Friday. Here’s how arbitration works: “A...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers have 'keen interest' in Pittsburgh Penguins' RFA Brandon Sutter

Everytime an NHL centre of decent pedigree is listed as possibly available, it seems someone connects the dots and suggests the Edmonton Oilers as a team likely to be interested in his services. This is especially true of restricted free agents. It happened with Ryan O’Reilly, Patrik Berglund, Lars Eller, and Derick Brassard, who all have since signed extensions with their previous...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers have “keen interest” in Pittsburgh Penguins’ RFA Brandon Sutter

Everytime an NHL centre of decent pedigree is listed as possibly available, it seems someone connects the dots and suggests the Edmonton Oilers as a team likely to be interested in his services. This is especially true of restricted free agents. It happened with Ryan O’Reilly, Patrik Berglund, Lars Eller, and Derick Brassard, who all have since signed extensions with their previous...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Canes’ top draft pick hopes to make NHL quickly

Being a first-round draft pick – even a top 10 draft pick – carries no guarantees when it comes to playing in the NHL. That’s especially true for defensemen. Haydn Fleury would like to think he’ll be an exception, that he can play his way onto the Carolina Hurricanes’ roster this year and make the jump from junior hockey to the NHL. Then again, he knows that could be...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Fancy Stats, Goals, and Goal Assessments

By: Meesh Shanmugam As the transition to new ideas and statistics continues around the league (see: changes in Toronto’s management), I wanted to provide a side-by-side comparison of some possession statistics, actual goals on the ice, and my goal assessments from the past season. This is not meant to be a complete commentary since several factors (zone starts, usage, quality of...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Top free agents still out there

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. David...
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Pens hope to reach long-term deal with Brandon Sutter

In the past four days, the Penguins have lost 10 players who saw NHL game action last season to free agency. That doesn't include right wing James Neal, who was traded last week. General manager Jim Rutherford said he doesn't mind. Rutherford made it clear when he replaced Ray Shero changes were coming. “I think we've done a lot of good things during these past few...
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July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Players The Pens Should Target That Shouldn’t Break The Bank

With the NHL Salary Cap set at $69 million, the Pittsburgh Penguins have just a shade over $14.5 million in cap space per Cap Geek, and have only 14 players under contract for next season. Earlier in the week, the Penguins sent qualifying offers to Brandon Sutter, Simon Despres, Jayson Megna, Phillip Samuelsson and newly acquired Nick Spaling. So that 14.5 million will likely be...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Need to Sign Pouliot

Almost anyone who followed the Penguins this past season would agree that they need better players on their bottom two lines. The regular season struggles of third line center Brandon Sutter could be largely attributed to the carousel of wingers that played alongside him. Who would better fit the description of a player that could help […]
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Top free-agency targets

Free-agency could be either one of the most exciting  or one of the most boring times for the Pittsburgh Penguins this summer. My money is on the latter. With just over $15 million in cap space, you would think that the Penguins would be big players going into July, however given the fact that they only have two full lines under contract, the chances of them throwing big money to...
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 6 – Rangers 3 Pens 1

Rangers 3  Pens 1 Series tied at 3. By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Sutter (5) from Niskanen, Maatta Game Summary: Blood. (Elsa/Getty Images) Game 6 Leaders Shots: Neal (7) Missed Shots: Neal (3) Blocked Shots: Five Players (2) Hits: Niskanen (4) Ice Time: Martin (26:07) … Adams (8:28) Faceoffs: Goc (7/9) … Sutter (5/15) CF% Rel: Jokinen (+23.4%) … Scuderi (-29.7...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Powder-Puff Penguins Putrid in 3-1 Loss

I was searching for a word that best described the Penguins’ pathetic showing during Sunday night’s abysmal 3-1 loss to the Rangers in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Gutless came to mind. With a chance to wrap-up their second-round series and atone for a wretched showing in Game 5, the Penguins turned in one of the most passionless performances I’ve ever had the...
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May 12, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL takeaways: Good news, Rangers fans -- it's almost over

To say New York hasn’t gotten the bang for its buck from its big-name stars would be an understatement. But the final boom will come soon, and the Penguins will be lowering it. Lack of scoring, negative power-play production and a meager 15 shots on goal will be the storylines that dominate the New York papers after the Penguins' 4-2 victory over the Rangers on Wednesday...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins/Rangers Recap by @pghgirl15222

The Penguins have now moved themselves to within one game on advancing to the third round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Penguins have won three straight since losing the first game in over time, and have the chance to end the series in Pittsburgh.Evgeni Malkin opened the game with a video game type goal 2:31 in and Brandon Sutter, Chris Kunitz, and Jussi Jokinen added goals...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 4 – Pens 4 Rangers 2

Pens 4  Rangers 2 Pens lead the series 3-1. By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Malkin (5) from Crosby Sutter (4) (SH) from Gibbons, Letang Jokinen (6) from Neal Kunitz (3) from Malkin, Crosby Game 4 Leaders Shots: Sutter (4) Missed Shots: Malkin (6) Blocked Shots: Orpik, Scuderi (2) Hits: Kunitz (6) Ice Time: Martin (30:05) … Vitale (9:09), Orpik (5:15*) *injured Faceoffs...
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Henrik Lundqvist Smashes Stick After Giving Up Shorthanded Goal

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist was none-to-pleased after giving up a shorthanded goal to Brandon Sutter. He took it out on his stick and the net, even though they weren’t to blame. The Rangers would go on to lose 4-2, after a couple bad bounces. [@myregularface] The post Henrik Lundqvist Smashes Stick After Giving Up Shorthanded Goal appeared first on Diehardsport.
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May 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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