Report: Sidney Crosby to undergo wrist surgery

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will have arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. According to the report, Crosby will undergo the surgery within the next few days to repair damage that hindered his play during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  The surgery is not expected to force Crosby to miss any time during the 2014-15 season...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins sign Steve Downie to one-year deal

The Pittsburgh Penguins have singed free-agent right winger Steve Downie to a one-year deal worth $1 million. Steve Downie agrees to terms on one-year, $1M deal with PIT. #TSN — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 2, 2014 Downie, 27, had three goals and 14 assists in 51 games with the Philadelphia Flyers last season, after being acquired from the Colorado Avalanche, where he...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins sign Christian Ehrhoff to one-year deal

The Pittsburgh Penguins and defenseman Christian Ehrhoff have agreed to a one-year deal. Christian Ehrhoff has agreed to terms on a one-year deal at $4M with PIT. #TSN #FAF — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 1, 2014 Ehrhoff signed a 10-year, $40 million contract in June of 2011 with the Buffalo Sabres, but his contract was bought out on Monday. Ehrhoff, 31, is coming off...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agency thoughts: Penguins could be fun to watch again

Alot has happened over the offseason so far. No clue how those things will wind up. That said, there is already a much different feel to the Penguins on-ice product. It seems fun again. Some may counter with this: We’d counter with this, this, and this: The Dan Bylsma and Ray Shero North American initiative failed. It burnted up. Watching those who blindly supported it over...
Via The Pensblog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins name Mike Johnston head coach

The Pittsburgh Penguins named Mike Johnston head coach on Wednesday. Johnston, 57, was assistant/associate coach of the Vancouver Canucks from 1999-2006 and associate coach of the Los Angeles Kings from 2006-08. Johnston has been the head coach and general manager of the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League for the past six seasons. “Mike comes to Pittsburgh with...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Rumors: Matt Niskanen to Edmonton Oilers

Matt Niskanen of the Pittsburgh Penguins is the top UFA defenseman available for 2014 NHL Free Agency. With Kris Letang and Paul Martin injured for most of last season, the Penguins relied heavily on Niskanen to stabilize their D corps. Niskanen was a rock defensively and had a career year offensively with 10 goals and 46 points in 81 games. The Penguins cannot afford to sign Niskanen and
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
15 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Awards winners

The National Hockey League held their postseason awards ceremony in Las Vegas on Tuesday night.  Below are the winners of the top awards. Hart Trophy, NHL MVP: Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby 2013-14 HART TROPHY VOTING — TOP 10 Player Pts. (1st-2nd-3rd-4th-5th) Crosby, PIT 1,341 (128-8-1-0-0) Getzlaf, ANA 877 (5-96-28-5-0) Giroux, PHI 435 (2-15-42-27-19) ...
Via Sports-Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Injury Update: Kris Letang starts working out

It has been a tough year for Kris Letang but after many setbacks/injuries he is on the road to recovery and is expected to be ready for the upcoming season. Michael Miller-Wikimedia CommonsIn September he missed nine games with a lower-body injury. In December (up until the beginning of January), Letang missed 10 games with an upper-body injury. At the end of January it was announced...
Via Sports Injury Alert
15 days ago  |  Discuss

20 Prospects in 20 Days: Anthony DeAngelo

Source: Terry Wilson /OHL Images By: Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy) With only 12 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 defenseman Anthony DeAngelo. Source: Defenseman Anthony DeAngelo, Sarnia (OHL), 18 years old Height: 5’10″,...
Via The PensNation
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins May Have to Choose Niskanen or Letang

 The Penguins find themselves in a bit of a bind in regards to where they have invested their salary cap dollars among their defensemen. Kris Letang was given a huge, arguably ill-advised contract by recently fired GM Ray Shero. That deal may cost them another player that some consider to be a better all around blueliner. Matt Niskanen […]
Via Hyped Up Hockey
29 days ago  |  Discuss

‘I like Kris Letang,’ says Rutherford

Given I wrote a couple of weeks ago that the Pittsburgh Penguins should explore trading defenseman Kris Letang, I was curious what new general manager Jim Rutherford would have to say about the player. Well, here’s what Rutherford said (yesterday on 93.7 The Fan): “He’s a very talented player. He prepares himself properly, and he’s a guy that can play big minutes. You need...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Pierre McGuire as Penguins GM Might Not Be Completely Terrible

By now you’ve heard the “Pierre McGuire will be the new Penguins general manager” rumor. We have no idea if this is true. has a story on it though. Obviously Pierre McGuire isn’t really anyone’s first choice for the job (except for maybe the Penguins.) He might be absolutely terrible at the job. In fact, he probably will be. After all, he’s never been an NHL general...
Via The Pensblog
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Kris Letang Can Buy 3,742 Honda Fits Over The Next Eight Years

There's an old saying among the car crowds…"Only smart people drive Hondas." The combination of relatively-inexpensive MSRP, fantastic gas mileage and parts that refuse to give out makes the company a true diamond in the rough. While some prefer to pay for the prestige of a luxury name on their automobiles, and in turn pay ridiculous amounts when said luxury parts...
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Penguins Should Trade Paul Martin

Michael Miller / Wikipedia The Pittsburgh Penguins have just been eliminated from the 2013/2014 NHL Playoffs – yet another disappointing season since winning the Stanley Cup in 2009. As a result GM Ray Shero has already been relieved of his duties and HC Dan Bylsma’s future with the Penguins depends on the decision of the new GM, once Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle have decided...
Via TopSportsReport
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Post-playoff check-up: Kris Letang

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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins' Kris Letang suffered broken hand and foot

It hasn't been a good year for Pittsburgh Penguins Defenseman, Kris Letang. He has been in and out of the line-up all season with injuries. The most notable injury was the stroke he suffered in January. After a ten week return he helped his team make it to the end of round two in the playoffs.During the second round of the playoffs Letang suffered two injuries. In game 6, he...
Via Sports Injury Alert
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Kris Letang had a Broken Foot and Hand during the Rangers Series

Via the Score: “Letang’s run of tough luck on the injury front continued in the postseason, as the skilled Penguins defender reportedly sustained two separate fractures to a variety of his appendages in Games 6 and 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinal series against the New York Rangers.”
Via The Pensblog
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Where do the Pittsburgh Penguins Go From Here? (Part 2)

It’s pretty safe to say that there could be roster moves of guys with time left on their contracts. Let’s hear your thoughts about on whether you believe the following will be in a Penguins jersey next season. Photo Credit: James Neal Meesh Shanmugam: I think he is the most likely guy to be traded but I still have a hard time seeing it happen.  Trading Neal away...
Via The PensNation
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 5 – Rangers 5 Pens 1

Rangers 5  Pens 1 Pens lead the series 3-2. By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Malkin (6) from Letang The Rangers have a very powerful story line in Martin St. Louis right now. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) Game 5 Leaders Shots: Letang (6) Missed Shots: Letang (3) Blocked Shots: Martin (5) Hits: Bennett (5) Ice Time: Martin (25:38) … Vitale (8:18) Faceoffs: Sutter (13/18)...
Via The PensNation
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

What @penguins player is what @wwe Superstar? by @ryannoble66 and @evil_shero

(Kris Letang as Dolph Ziggler/@Evil_Shero)Who better represent "The Show Off" Dolph Ziggler than Kris Letang? Both polarizing figures in their respective professions with both athletes reaching the pinnacle of their sport at an early age. Is there anymore of a flashier defenseman in the league than Letang? Both lighting quick, conditioned to perfection and both struggling...
Via PensInitiative
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Key Observations Heading Into Game 3 Between the Penguins and Rangers

The Pittsburgh Penguins did some good things in Game 1 of their Best-of-7 series with the New York Rangers. However, they did not play a full 60 minutes, which ended up costing them the game. Pittsburgh bounced back in Game 2 last night by shutting out the Rangers 3-0 to tie the series at 1. The Penguins are now 3-0 this postseason in games after a loss. Pittsburgh’s stars came...
Via The PensNation
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 2 – Pens 3 Rangers 0

Pens 3  Rangers 0 Series tied at 1. By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) **Sorry if you see odd characters in the post, the site is being temperamental today** Goals Letang (2) from Malkin, Kunitz Jokinen (4) (PP) from Neal, Letang Malkin (4) (EN) from Letang Lundqvist did everything humanly possible to try to stop Jokinen. (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo) Game 2 Leaders Shots: Crosby ...
Via The PensNation
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Girardi Deflects Kris Letang’s Pass Into Own Net

New York Rangers defenseman Dan Girardi tried to break up Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang’s pass and it didn’t quite go as planned. Girardi broke up the pass, but deflected it right past Henrik Lundqvist into his own net. The Penguins would go on to win 3-0. [@myregularface] The post Dan Girardi Deflects Kris Letang’s Pass Into Own Net appeared first on Diehardsport.
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May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Letang finding his groove, not sure when he’ll hit 100%

The fact that Kris Letang is playing at all — let alone at his current level — is huge for Pittsburgh, but the process of fully moving past the stroke that sidelined him for two and a half months isn’t complete. “He’s able to play in a playoff game 20-plus minutes,” said Penguins assistant coach Todd Reirden, per the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “But he’s not to the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Greed is a Bottomless Pit

      In the National Hockey League, winning on talent alone doesn't exist. The Pittsburgh Penguins are stacked and on paper simply outmatch the Blue Jackets on every level. The sad part is that the Pens know it and it's their arrogance that over the last four years and even today that could see them exit the playoffs prematurely.    While Sidney Crosby is...
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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