Thoughts: Pens Coaching Candidates Update – Add Desjardins, Subtract Stevens

By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) *If you missed the full summaries of John Stevens, Ron Wilson, John Hynes, Bill Peters, Ulf Samuelsson, Tom Renney, and Marc Crawford, you can find them by clicking here* Another day in the coaching search brings more rumored names to talk about. Today’s update from Rob Rossi includes Willie Desjardins, head coach of the AHL’s Texas Stars, who...
Via The PensNation
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Players With Three Points Push the Stars Past The IceCaps

Scott Glennie netted two goals and totaled three points for the Texas Stars in a 6-3 victory over the St. John’s IceCaps in Game 1 of the Calder Cup Final on Sunday. Both Stars players Chris Mueller and Dustin Jeffrey also registered three points in contribution to the victory. In the first period, St. John’s allowed the first power-play goal since the second round of playoffs...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Key Observations Heading Into Game 7 Between the Penguins and Rangers

By: Casey Johnston (@PensNationCasey) We have arrived at a point some would have thought unthinkable just a week ago.  After dropping game 1 in overtime, the Penguins had shut out the Rangers in back-to-back games and defeated them in a third that saw New York have only 15 total shots on goal (the Penguins only had 15 shots in game 3, but a shutout victory masks a few problems)...
Via The PensNation
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Ovechkin on coach's rip? 'Everybody quit the play'

Alexander Ovechkin finally responded to head coach Adam Oates' remarks that the Washington Capitals captain quit on Dustin Jeffrey's goal during Tuesday's 5-0 loss to the Dallas Stars.
Via FOXSports.com
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Ovechkin Responds To Coach’s Claim He Quit On A Play During Recent Loss

Alexander Ovechkin finally responded to his head coach Adam Oates’ recent remarks about how the Washington Capitals captain quit on Dustin Jeffrey’s goal during a 5-0 loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday. Ovechkin told NHL.com’s Dan Rosen on Friday that he hasn’t discussed the matter with Oates, and that he thinks the entire team quit on that goal. "Of course I get the...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ovechkin: 'I think everybody quit on the play'

Alex Ovechkin was given a chance on Friday to explain his role on a goal scored by the Dallas Stars on Tuesday in which Stars forward Ray Whitney blew past him in the neutral zone to set up a goal by Dustin Jeffrey. The next day, Capitals coach Adam Oates said Ovechkin “quit on the play” and said he would address it with his 28-year-old captain. Ovechkin said Friday that he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Bigger Question Should Be Will Ovechkin Adjust?

from Chuck Gormley of CSNWashington, Meeting with reporters on Thursday, Oates did not backtrack on Wednesday’s description of Alex Ovechkin quitting on a play that led to a goal by Dustin Jeffrey in Tuesday night’s 5-0 loss to the Stars. The bigger issue, Oates said, is that his 28-year-old captain recognizes his shortcomings and addresses them. “I didn’t talk...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Stars taking depth scoring to new levels, unheralded forward scores two in win over Capitals

The Stars are taking this depth scoring thing to new levels. After bemoaning the weight on top scorers Tyler Seguin and Jamie Benn while their playoff hopes were slipping away two weeks ago, the Stars now are getting goals by the bucket from every line on the ice. Dustin Jeffrey on Tuesday tallied two goals — his first in a Stars uniform — to lead Dallas to a 5-0 win over the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Recall Brian Gibbons

Source: Citizens Voice After forward Dustin Jeffrey was claimed by Dallas yesterday, the Pittsburgh Penguins had an opening on their active roster. The team just announced that forward Brian Gibbons will be filling that roster spot as he was recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The 25-year-old currently leads Pittsburgh’s AHL affiliate in assists (15) and points (22). His 22...
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November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

A farewell to Dustin Jeffrey

The Penguins put Dustin Jeffrey on waivers over the weekend. The Dallas Stars picked him up.   We now say goodbye to one of the more disappointing prospects in recent memory.   Who was Dustin Jeffrey? Jeffrey was drafted in round six of the 2007 entry draft, which may be Shero's worst draft as GM. Now that Jeffrey is gone, only Robert Bortuzzo remains...
Via The Pensblog
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Dallas Stars Claim Dustin Jeffrey Off Waivers

Jeffrey may soon get the chance to actually play a hockey game with another team. Photo Credit: Penguins.NHL.com The Dallas Stars claimed long-time project, Dustin Jeffrey off waivers today. Jeffrey has scored 15 goals and 13 assists as a member of the Penguins in 100 NHL games. This season, Jeffrey has one point (an assist) in 10 games. Jeffrey made his NHL debut with the Penguins...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dana Heinze Twitter Pics of the Week

By: Casey Johnston (@CaseyR82) Pittsburgh Penguins Head Equipment Manager Dana Heinze has a Twitter account (@RealDanaHeinze) that you should all be following.  Every gameday he posts pictures from the arena and locker room.  These are just a few of my favorites from this week. Apparently someone on the Penguins’ staff likes gum.  The gum needs its own bag complete with name...
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November 16, 2013  |  Discuss

A Forgettable Night in NYC, Pens Lose 5-1

Getty Images By Rich Miller (@pensbender) In what at first appeared to have the makings of a very entertaining game, the New York Rangers easily took down the Eastern Conference leading Pittsburgh Penguins 5-1 Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.  New York was able to capitalize on several costly mistakes while getting stellar goaltending from Henrik Lundqvist who made 28 saves...
Via The Hockey Guys
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

RECAP: Game 16. Pens lose 5-1 to Rangers

A couple things to think about. 1. Don’t overanalyze this ****. Every NHL team gets run out of the building like this every now and then. This is really the first time the Pens have been tea-bagged this season, so it’s the exception to the rule. 2. It’s a good thing. The Pens need to be tested in their division. The Rangers are most likely the team that can do it. They’ve...
Via The Pensblog
November 07, 2013  |  Discuss

toilet hooch in a manhattan gas station

*yawn* *stretch* how long has it been?  Since Saturday?  Is this still America?  Is this still Earth?  Are there still canned soups and mixed nuts and other fine modern conveniences?  Are they still calling it the "Metropolitan Division"?  Is it still total and complete trash?  Good, good. . .well, about the last thing anyway.  Seems like the Pens haven't...
Via Puck Huffers
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 15 – Penguins @ Blue Jackets

Penguins 3  Blue Jackets 0 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Engelland (2) from Vitale, Jeffrey Kunitz (7) from Dupuis, Martin Jokinen (7) from Malkin, Crosby Goal Assessment First Goal For (Engelland) Olli Maatta picks up a loose puck behind the goal line by the Penguins net and throws the puck around the boards behind the net up to Deryk Engelland. Engelland pushes the...
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November 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Tanner's Glass is Half Full by @PandaPSU

When Ray Shero brought in Tanner Glass last season, he was looking for a solid 4th line contributor -- someone with some versatility and physical toughness at a relative bargain.  In his years with Vancouver and Winnipeg, Glass scored a handful of goals but was mainly known for his physical presence.  That puts him in a large pool of potential 4th line players like Craig...
Via PensInitiative
October 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Chris Conner was so bad last night

We featured these in the recap, but you know us, we love to dwell. Seeing these tweets from @pensbender jammed us up all over again:   Chris Conner has played two games and has only been on the ice for 13 shot attempts. He's been on the ice for 23 against. — Rich Miller (@pensbender) October 22, 2013   God....   For perspective of...
Via The Pensblog
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Starting with a Clean Slate: ’13-14 Pittsburgh Penguins

By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Over the next 8-9 months, we will all partake in several conversations/arguments/rants about lines, player usage, transactions, salaries, and strategies. An NHL franchise is in constant transition, and because of this, our views and arguments are ever-changing as well (or at least they’re supposed to be). For just the length of this post, forget...
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September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Preseason Thoughts: Game 3 vs Chicago

**Sorry for the post delay, blame preseason and weddings** Welcome back Pens fans! If you’re new or have forgotten what I do in the postgame thoughts, here’s a quick introduction/recap. Speaking of, don’t expect recaps. It’s purely thoughts and analysis of specific plays and players. I hate +/-, so I do my own goal assessments and award a “+” if a player contributes...
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September 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Preseason Thoughts: Game 1 vs. Columbus

Welcome back Pens fans! If you’re new or have forgotten what I do in the post-game thoughts, here’s a quick introduction and/or recap. Speaking of, don’t expect recaps. It’s purely thoughts and analysis of specific plays and players. I hate +/-, so I do my own goal assessments and award a “+” if a player contributes to a goal for and a “-“ if a player is at fault...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins sign F Jeffrey to 1-year deal

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed restricted free agent Dustin Jeffrey to a one-year contract. The deal, worth $625,000, gives the Penguins added depth after losing veterans Brenden Morrow, Jarome Iginla and Matt Cooke in free agency. The 25-year-old Jeffrey had three goals and three assists for the Penguins during the 2013 season. Jeffrey has played in just 50 NHL games since...
Via AP on Fox
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins Re-Sign Dustin Jeffrey

The Penguins announce that they have re-signed forward Dustin Jeffrey to a one year deal worth $625,000. Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins Re-Sign Dustin Jeffrey For One Year by   Steven Ellis

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Dustin Jeffrey to a one-year contract worth $625K. Originally drafted by the Penguins in the sixth round (171st overall) of the 2007 NHL Draft, Jeffrey signed a three year entry-level contract with Pittsburgh in October of that year. Jeffrey has bounced up and down between Pittsburgh and their AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre multiple times...
Via The Hockey House
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Re-Sign Dustin Jeffrey

Source: Vincent Pugliese/Getty Images The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to another contract with forward Dustin Jeffrey. Jeffrey agreed to a one-year contract worth $625,000, which is a $50,000 increase from his cap hit last year ($575,000). The 25 year-old recorded 6 points (3 goals and 3 assists) in 25 regular season games with the Penguins. Jeffrey, who was drafted by Pittsburgh...
Via The PensNation
July 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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