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Free Agency Thoughts Part II: Former Penguins Break the Bank

By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Part I was posted earlier today and covered the Penguins acquisitions and re-signings. Here is a look at the departures so far in free agency. Free Agency Departures Jussi Jokinen to Florida (4 years, $16 million) Jokinen turned into an amazing rags-to-riches (okay, maybe not rags) story for the Penguins in the lockout-shortened season. Jokinen...
Via The PensNation
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Free Agency Update: Capitals Sign Chris Conner

The Washington Capitals continue on their odd Penguins fetish, signing Chris Conner to a one year, two way deal.Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Feature Friday: Chris Conner

Throughout the 2013-2014 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Chris Conner.    By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost) Photo Credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images   As mentioned in most player features, the Pittsburgh Penguins have been plagued by injuries throughout the 2013-’14 season. Chris Conner especially takes the cake...
Via The PensNation
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Playoff Gameday: Round One, Game Three: Columbus Blue Jackets at Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins @ Columbus Blue Jackets Series Tied 1-1 Root Sports, NBCSN, FS-O, CBC, RDS2 – 7:00 pm/et Nationwide Arena – Columbus, OH If the Penguins lose this game, we hope that you have your underground bunker fully stocked. It’s okay though, because Chris Conner is back up. Brian Gibbons did not skate today and is listed as “day-to-day.” Also, the power play...
Via The Pensblog
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pens' Chris Conner to have surgery

Pittsburgh Penguins' journeyman right winger Chris Conner has been informed that he needs surgery on his hand and will miss six to eight weeks.A career transitional forward, Conner has split time between Pittsburgh and their AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre this season, playing in 19 games with the Penguins and earning a minus-3 rating, scoring four goals and assisting on one...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Pyatt Acquired to Offset Team Attractiveness in Eventual Letang Trade (feat. pictures)

Black and Gold may be a bad change. (Credit: blueshirtsunited.com) By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Shero paid for that hair on the ice, not off of it. (Credit: vickyandnikkis5hole.wordpress.com) With the flowing locks of Kris Letang spending a significant amount of time on the IR this season and family man Pascal Dupuis undergoing surgery for an ACL injury, General Manager Ray...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 40 – Penguins @ Hurricanes

Penguins 4  Hurricanes 3 (OT) By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Crosby (21) from Neal, Maatta Conner (4) from Jokinen, Neal Engelland (3) from Orpik, Jokinen Neal (11) from Jokinen, Engelland Goal Assessment First Goal Against (Sekera) Drayson Bowman picks up the puck in the Hurricanes zone and skates it to center ice before dumping it into the left corner of the Penguins...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

RECAP: Game 40. Pens beat Canes 4-3 in OT.

      Here’s the thing with the Penguins right now. They have six of the same player: Adams, Harry Z, Vitale, Glass, Conner, and Kobasew. While it isn't the greatest thing to watch, you know what you are getting. They limit the mistakes, they aren't horribly unreliable, and they can hang with low-end teams like the Canes. Those six players give the...
Via The Pensblog
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Neal's goal in overtime lifts Penguins past Hurricanes

James Neal scored at 1:03 of overtime and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Friday night. NHL scoring leader Sidney Crosby had a goal, and Chris Conner and Deryk Engelland each scored in the third period to help the Eastern Conference leaders win their 13th in 15 games. Neal, who also had two assists, ended it by beating Justin Peters with a wrist shot...
Via AP on Fox
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

QUICK CAP: One line band defeats Canes in OT

This gif was shown on the Canes TV side, and says it all for Canes fans... The Pens top six is four players right now. Sidney Crosby, Chris Kunitz, James Neal, and Jussi Jokinen. They accounted for seven points and produced most of the Pens chances. Chris Conner scored a goal that we aren't even sure is safe to show. This has to be a tough loss for the Hurricanes, who...
Via The Pensblog
December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 35 Preview – Penguins at Rangers

By: Casey Johnston (@CaseyR82) Last Game for the Penguins:  Monday, a 3-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Chris Conner scored 39 seconds in to the game when he deflected a Brian Dumoulin shot past Jonathan Bernier.  Morgan Rielly tied the game at 6:03 of the second period.  Sidney Crosby scored what would be the game-winning goal at 13:57 of the third period when Pascal Dupuis...
Via The PensNation
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: Injuries a Blessing in Disguise?

It safe to say the Penguins have endured more than their share of hardship this year. With key performers such as Paul Martin and Rob Scuderi dropping like flies, the black and gold ranked fourth in the NHL with 161 man-games lost to injury as of December 15—a staggering total at this stage of the season. Call me crazy, but the virtual plague of misfortune may not be all bad. In...
Via PenguinPoop
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 35 – Penguins vs Maple Leafs

Penguins 3  Maple Leafs 1 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Conner (3) from Dumoulin, Vitale Crosby (19) from Dupuis, Bortuzzo Sutter (6) (SH) (EN) unassisted Goal Assessment First Goal For (Conner) With the Leafs trying to clear their own zone, Joe Vitale pinches up on the right side boards and steps in front of Mason Raymond to steal the puck. Vitale immediately flips...
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December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 34 – Penguins @ Red Wings

Penguins 4  Red Wings 1 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Crosby (17) (PP) from Malkin, Kunitz Malkin (9) (PP) from Jokinen Maatta (2) from Kunitz, Malkin Crosby (18) from Vitale, Conner Goal Assessment First Goal Against (Kronwall) Sidney Crosby throws a loose puck in the defensive zone behind the net for Olli Maatta to play. Maatta gets into a battle with Pavel Datsyuk...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

The Pens and The Cap by @ToonsBrian

    Few teams were as interested as the Pittsburgh Penguins' front offices were in this week's NHL Board of Governors meetings.  Yet, the Pens interest in the meetings at Pebble Beach, California had little to do with the drama surrounding the Thornton/Orpik fiasco. Rather, one integral topic that was being covered had the potential to affect the immediate futures of over half...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Game 34 – Penguins at Red Wings

By: Casey Johnston (@CaseyR82) Last Game for the Penguins:  Saturday, a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils.  The Penguins got on the board early, scoring three goals in the first 15 minutes.  Pascal Dupuis got his fifth of the season just 40 seconds into the first period.  Chris Conner scored just over seven minutes later to make it 2-0.  Jayson Megna put the Penguins up 3-0...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 33 – Penguins vs Devils

Penguins 3  Devils 2 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Dupuis (5) from Kunitz, Crosby Conner (2) from Sutter, Vitale Megna (4) from Despres, Engelland Goal Assessment First Goal For (Dupuis) With four players behind the Penguins’ net, Kris Letang skates through and pokes a puck free to Sidney Crosby on the boards in the defensive zone. Crosby holds the puck to draw a forechecker...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Game Recap: #Devils @ #Penguins by @ryannoble66

Last night the Penguins hosted the New Jersey Devils. The team only really showed up in the first period but that would be enough to get a 3-2 win with great support by Marc Andre Fleury. Jaromir Jagr was there so luckily all the boo birds showed up at the arena to show "love" to the former Penguin star.First Period The Penguins didn't wait long to get up on the score board. Lets...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins-Red Wings Preview

Having regained some of their momentum since a loss last weekend, the Pittsburgh Penguins will try to keep rolling by taking advantage of a short-handed Detroit Red Wings team that's struggled at home of late. The Penguins will seek a third consecutive win and attempt to send the Red Wings to their 12th loss in their last 14 games at Joe Louis Arena on Saturday night. Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Devils' rally falls short as Penguins hold on for victory

Pascal Dupuis scored 41 seconds into the game and the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins used a big first period to beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Friday night. Chris Conner and Jayson Megna also scored in the first for Metropolitan-leading Pittsburgh, which has won seven of eight. The Penguins also extended their home winning to seven games. Marc Andre-Fleury improved to 12-2 at...
Via AP on Fox
December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

RECAP: Game 32. Pens beat Jackets 2-1.

    This is crazy to think about:     Even more crazy is how deep the Pens’ blue-line depth is and that they’re still winning games. It’s great to pat Shero and Co. on the back for having the blue line set up like this, but it comes at a cost. That cost involves banking of Malkin and Crosby to carry the team while Chris Conner is on the...
Via The Pensblog
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: The Boston Massacre

More than any Penguins’ defeat in recent memory, last night’s gut-wrenching 3-2 loss at the hands of the Big, Bad Bruins at TD Garden left a bad taste in my mouth and set off a tidal wave of emotions. It wasn’t so much that the Penguins lost as how they lost. After giving a valiant effort for 58 emotionally charged minutes, they leaked for two inglorious goals during the final...
Via PenguinPoop
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Diving Into the Forward Prospect Pool by @ExcitedBobErrey

A combination of the losses from free agency during the last offseason, the lowering of the salary cap preventing Ray Shero from filling out his bottom 6, and injuries to the players that were signed has led to a lot of young, unfamiliar faces finding a spot on the Penguins at forward at times this season. Injuries to Beau Bennett, James Neal, Chuck Kobasew, Matt D'Agostini, and...
Via PensInitiative
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss
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