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...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

say goodnight, goodbye: free agency 2014

Them’s the breaks: We lost a lot of good soldiers yesterday, who went on to bigger paydays. The Engelland contract is the new “Jeff Finger money.”  Deryk Engelland money is sweet, sweet millions. Joe Vitale is also being overpaid, but by a slightly underachieving western conference team, so it makes sense.  Tanner Glass’s contract is also a bit above reasonable. Brooks...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Free-Agent Update: Where’s the Beef?

In the wake of Ray Shero’s dismissal in May, Penguins owners Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle repeatedly stressed the need for more grit and character. On the first day of free agency new Pens GM Jim Rutherford devised a novel approach for addressing that need. He let the team’s grit-and-character guys bolt. In a mass departure unrivaled since the Exodus Deryk Engelland, Tanner Glass...
Via PenguinPoop
10 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Free Agents: Recapping Best, Worst Contracts From Day 1

Day 1 of NHL free agency was a wild ride, and to no surprise, teams opened up their checkbook to spend millions of dollars on players who will be under tremendous pressure to perform at a high level during the 2014-15 season. A total of 96 players were signed for a combined $543 million on Tuesday, with the average annual salary being $2.8 million. That’s a ton of money, especially...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agency Update: Calgary Signs Away Deryk Engelland

Stop us if you've heard this one: Calgary Flames' GM Brad Treliving and defenseman Deryk Engelland walk into a bar....Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Deryk Engelland Joins Flames For Three Years by   Steven Ellis

The Calgary Flames have signed Deryk Engelland to a three year contract. During the 2013-14 season, Engelland scored a career high 6 goals playing both defenseman and winger. Known more for punching then scoring, Engelland has 13 goals and 47 points in 243 career games with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Follow me on twitter, @StevenEllisNHL.
Via The Hockey House
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Deryk Engelland Signs With Calgary

Deryk Engelland to CGY. 3 year deal worth $2.9M. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2014   To be clear, Engelland's AAV is $2.9M. That's per year. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2014
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Quick Preview: Round 2

        The Pittsburgh Penguins continue their march towards the Stanley Cup as they face the New York Rangers in the second round of the playoffs. Both of these teams are coming off hard fought battles in round one as they got all they could ask for and more from their first round opponents.    The Penguins will be looking to playing a full 60 minutes in each game...
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 76 – Hurricanes 4 Pens 1

Hurricanes 4  Pens 1 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Kunitz (35) from Stemniak, Crosby This…this isn’t good form. (Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) Stats Shots: Neal (6) Missed Shots: Maatta, Megna, Neal (2) Blocked Shots: Gibbons, Maatta, Sutter (2) Hits: Orpik (5) Ice Time: Orpik (21:33) … Pyatt (10:28) Faceoffs: Adams (6/7) … Sutter (7/19) CF% Rel: Neal (+29.8%...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 74 – Pens 2 Blue Jackets 1

Pens 2  Blue Jackets 1 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Kunitz (34) from Crosby, Engelland Bennett (2) from Bortuzzo Fleury has earned several wins but finally actually got one. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) Stats Shots: Crosby (6) Missed Shots: Bennett, Jokinen (2) Blocked Shots: Scuderi, Bortuzzo, Orpik (2) Hits: Orpik (5) Ice Time: Orpik (25:48) … Megna (8:21) Faceoffs...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 63 – Penguins @ Ducks

Pens 3  Ducks 2 (SO) By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Engelland (6) from Jokinen, Malkin Malkin (19) (PP) from Neal, Crosby SO Winner: Sutter Shootout: Sutter Backhand Goal – By @JustPuckIt Stats Shots: Malkin (5) Blocked Shots: Despres, Orpik (3) Hits: Orpik (6) Ice Time: Niskanen (27:19) … Glass (8:18) Faceoffs: Goc (10/13) … Malkin (2/9) This was a successful save...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

please keep all limbs and extremities inside the vehicle

THIS RECAP IS SUPER LATE BECAUSE THE PLACE WHERE WE USUALLY GET PHOTOS WAS BROKEN AND ALSO MY MIND DIED.  enjoy I'm a massive asshole and totally didn't even notice the time.  Somehow, by the time I tuned into the game at 10:19PM, the game already had two goals.  And then Glass fought someone named Maroon.  The Pens are getting outshot 6-1 and they have a goal on...
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March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kudos To Deryk Engelland For Having The Nuts To Fight John Scott

  It’s not like Deryk Engelland is some puny winger who can’t fight in the NHL. The guy has 300 PIM in his…
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February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 53 – Penguins vs Sabres

Penguins 3  Sabres 0 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Kunitz (26) from Gibbons, Crosby Engelland (4) from Adams, Glass Glass (3) from Adams, Crosby Goal Assessment First Goal For (Kunitz) After Ryan Miller stops Sidney Crosby on the crease, Jamie McBain has a chance to clear the puck with a little time from the slot area. McBain fans on the puck, allowing Chris Kunitz to...
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January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Fleury, Penguins beat Sabres 3-0

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 24 shots for his fourth shutout and Chris Kunitz and Deryk Engelland scored second-period goals, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins defeat the Buffalo Sabres 3-0 Monday night. Kunitz scored his 26th goal and Engelland netted his fourth. Tanner Glass scored his first goal in 26 games, a late empty-netter that sealed it for the Penguins, who won for the 15th...
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January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Deryk Engelland almost killed a man

Yea, John Moore, big mistake:  
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January 03, 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

Game 36: Penguins vs. Rangers Recap

When you’re missing as many regulars from your normal roster as the Pittsburgh Penguins are, blowing 3-1 leads is something that is bound to happen occasionally. What isn’t normal though is winning 10 out of 11 games despite losing a guy to injury or suspension seemingly every night. Deryk Engelland is the latest to go…
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Deryk Engelland Gets Five Game Suspension For Hit on Justin Abdelkader

Engelland will be eligible to play Dec 27th. (David Guralnick/Detroit News) The defense of the Pittsburgh Penguins took another hit as the NHL’s Department of Player Safety announced that Deryk Engelland would be suspended for five games for his hit on Justin Abdelkader in the Penguins-Red Wings game on Saturday, December 14th.  Engelland made contact with Abdelkader’s head...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Engelland suspended five games for hit on Abdelkader

It might not be much comfort to Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader, but Deryk Engelland has been suspended. Engelland, a Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman, caught Abdelkader in the chin with his shoulder in Saturday night's game at Joe Louis Arena. Engelland was given a 5-minute match penalty for a hit to the head. He had an in-person hearing with the league Wednesday. The NHL...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh’s Deryk Engelland suspended five games for hit on Detroit’s Justin Abdelkader

The Penguins will be without forward Deryk Engelland for the next several games after the NHL handed down a five-game suspension for his hit to the head of Detroit’s Justin Abdelkader Saturday night. The NHL handed down the multiple game ban taking into consideration Abdelkader suffering concussion symptoms and the fact that he (Engelland) was more »
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Engelland suspended five games for illegal check

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Deryk Engelland has been suspended for five games, without pay, for an illegal check to the head of Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader during NHL Game No. 491 in Detroit on Saturday, Dec. 14, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced today. The incident occurred at 19:30 of the first period. Engelland was assessed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Deryk Engelland Suspended for Five Games

We agree. That's a pretty obvious headshot.
Via The Pensblog
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Deryk Engelland On His Hit On Justin Abdelkader

from Sean Gentille of The Sporting News, "I'm trying to get his body. I don't know if he (was) trying to poke the puck or jump around or something, but as his head comes up, I catch it (with) a shoulder in his head," Engelland said Monday. "I don't know if he's trying to jump around. But I'm expecting him to finish his check, and I've kind...
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December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings recall Tomas Jurco

DETROIT -- At this rate, the Grand Rapids Griffins are going to run out of players. Justin Abdelkader left Saturday night's loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1, after taking a shoulder to the chin late in the first period. According to, Pittsburgh defenseman Deryk Engelland will have an in-person hearing with the NHL this Wednesday regarding the hit. "It'...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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