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...
Via The Pensblog
14 hours 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...
Via Hockey Fan Land
2 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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  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...
Via The PensNation
7 days ago  |  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...
9 days ago  |  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...
Via Pro Sports Daily
25 days ago  |  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...
Via The PensNation
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

20 Prospects in 20 Days: Adrian Kempe

Source: Håkan-Nordström With only 9 days left until the first round of the 2014 NHL Draft in Philadelphia, Andy Hughes and Melissa Esing will be breaking down a prospect each day. Today, we will take a closer look at forward Adrian Kempe. Source: Right Wing Adrian Kempe, Modo (Sweden), 17 years old Height: 6’1″, Weight: 178 pounds, Shoots: Left RANKED: NHL Central Scouting...
Via The PensNation
June 18, 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 […]
Via Hyped Up Hockey
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...
Via The PensNation
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...
Via PenguinPoop
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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
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...
Via PensInitiative
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...
Via The PensNation
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

Brandon Sutter Wants Another Sutter Name On The Cup

Brandon Sutter has been one of the better players on the Penguins this post-season. David Amber of Hockey Night in Canada sits down with Sutter to discuss numerous topics...  
Via Kukla's Korner
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Day: Penguins Ready for Round 2

The Penguins are about 3 hours away from beginning round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against the New York Rangers.  Today they practiced with the same lines as they used in game 6 of the previous series against the Blue Jackets. Here's a reminder... Kunitz Crosby Stempniak Neal Malkin Jokinen Vitale Sutter Bennett Adams Goc Glass D-pairings... Letang Martin ...
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Brandon Sutter and Tanner Glass taped themselves driving to work, and you can’t not watch it

We started watching it, and wanted to click off of it, but it was just too bizarre not to watch:   h/t Akus
Via The Pensblog
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 2 schedule

Round Two of the Stanley Cup Playoffs begins Thursday night with the Montreal Canadiens at Boston Bruins. The dates, times, and national broadcast information for the second round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs are below from All times listed are ET and subject to change. EASTERN CONFERENCE SECOND-ROUND MATCHUPS SERIES I – A1 vs. A3 TIME (ET)    vs.   NETWORKS...
Via Sports-Glory
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Regular Season Recap: Pens vs NY Rangers

Pens-Rangers in Review By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Here’s a game-by-game recap of my thoughts posts vs. the Rangers, with a series preview at the end. Game 16: Rangers win 5-1 The first matchup caught the Pens by surprise. (Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Goals: Letang (PP) Good: Brandon Sutter – Played well on the PK and drew a penalty. Noteworthy: Evgeni Malkin – Drew...
Via The PensNation
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Sutter Leads the Penguins' March to Round 2

The Penguins are going to round 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs. And every member of Pens Nation should write Brandon Sutter a thank you letter. I'll get it started... Dear Brandon,  Thank you for stepping onto the ice for every game and putting in a full effort. You skated hard, put your body on the line to block shots and throw hits to stop the opponent. Your ability to...
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Close Out Columbus 4-3

I’ll say this about our Pittsburgh Penguins. They sure know how to make things interesting. Need proof? Then look no further than Monday night’s scintillating 4-3 victory over Columbus in Game 6 to clinch the opening-round series. Paced by Evgeni Malkin’s second playoff hat trick and Brandon Sutter’s breakaway tally, the high-flying Penguins raced to a four-goal lead. Then...
Via PenguinPoop
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin to be paired again in Game 6

The Pittsburgh Penguins used forwards Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin on the same line throughout Game 5 of their Eastern Conference First Round series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and could do the same for Game 6 on Monday. But both Crosby and Malkin are scoreless in the first round series. “Those guys are our leaders, and even though they haven’t scored, they have done...
Via Sports-Glory
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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