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Free Agency Thoughts Part III: Penguins Roster Analysis

By: Meesh Shanmugam Everything looks fairly quiet for the Penguins at this point and they are probably done in free agency aside from depth/AHL moves unless something irresistible comes to them. If you missed Part I, it was a look at the Penguins additions so far.  Part II was a look at the departures. Here’s a look at the free agency moves so far: Here is a look at the roster...
Via The PensNation
July 03, 2014  |  1 Comment

Latest Pittsburgh Penguins Rumors

  I love searching around and looking into rumors that may be going around regrading any of my favorite sports teams. But that is the one keep thing you have to remember and keep in mind about them, they are “rumors”. And depending on the source, it may or may not even be a reliable one which will cause you to do a bit more research into the alleged rumor. The Pittsburgh Penguins...
Via KC Sports Ninja
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Offseason extensions unlikely for Fleury, Martin

A busy Penguins offseason is unlikely to include contract extensions for goalie Marc-Andre Fleury and defenseman Paul Martin. Each player is set to enter the final year of his current contract and can sign an extension at the official start of the new NHL season Tuesday. The Penguins are optimistic they will eventually sign Fleury to a new deal, but talks with his representatives...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 29, 2014  |  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
June 24, 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

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Semifinals Game 7 – Rangers 2 Pens 1

Rangers 2  Pens 1 Rangers win the series 4-3. By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Jokinen (7) from Maatta, Malkin Game 7 Leaders Shots: Martin (5) Missed Shots: Maatta, Martin (3) Blocked Shots: Martin (4) Hits: Niskanen (6) Ice Time: Martin (28:10) … Glass (6:09) Faceoffs: Sutter (11/17) … Malkin (8/16) Team PP: 0 for 1 (0%) Team PK: 1 for 2 (50%) Final Playoff Leaders...
Via The PensNation
May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch a stickless, acrobatic NYR goalie Henrik Lundqvist make the save of the playoffs on Paul Martin

Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Paul Martin is stopped by a stickless, acrobatic New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist with just a little over 5 minutes left in the 3rd period last night.Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
May 14, 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

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

Saturday (5/10/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Rangers’ 5-1 win over Pens pushes series to Game 6 Bergen Record - Former Devil Paul Martin flying under the radar for Penguins in playoffs Bergen Record - Rangers notes: Ryan McDonagh returns to elite form New York Post - Rangers defeat Penguins, 5-1, force Game 6 Sunday at Garden New York Post - Rangers’ McDonagh regains top form in Game 5 win New York...
Via NY Rangers Blog
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers @ Penguins (Game 5) – St. Louis Is In

#NYR News: AV says that Martin St. Louis has decided to play this evening in Game Five after the passing his mother yesterday — New York Rangers (@NYRangers) May 9, 2014 St. Louis said he made the decision after talking with his father. He added that mother would have wanted him to play. …RESPECT! The New York Rangers visit the Pittsburgh Penguins for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference...
Via NY Rangers Blog
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Defenseman Paul Martin's creative maneuver

Pay attention to Pittsburgh defenseman Paul Martin - number seven - in this play. Laying down on the ice, the blue-liner made an innovative interception on a New York Rangers odd-man rush, bringing his stick behind his back and blocking the puck from getting to a wide open Rick Nash. The Penguins won the game and now lead the series 2-1. Read the recap here on NHL.com. Game Four...
Via Talk Hockey
May 06, 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

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

Series Recap: Penguins too strong for Columbus

The Jackets gave it a great run, but at the end of the day people were only rooting for them because they hate the Penguins. When the time came, a second-rate team with second-rate players like Brandon Dubinsky couldn’t run with the big boys. It doesn’t matter what is on your tombstone; it only matters that you are in the ground. Best Performance   Paul Martin Averaged 27...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 6 – Pens 4 Blue Jackets 3

Pens 4  Blue Jackets 3 Pens win series 4-2. By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Malkin (1) from Kunitz, Crosby Malkin (2) (PP) from Crosby, Niskanen Sutter (3) unassisted Malkin (3) from Jokinen, Niskanen “WOOOOOOOOO!!!” (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) Game 6 Leaders Shots: Malkin (6) Missed Shots: Crosby (3) Blocked Shots: Letang, Martin, Scuderi (3) Hits: Glass (4) Ice Time...
Via The PensNation
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 5 – Pens 3 Blue Jackets 1

Pens 3  Blue Jackets 1 Pens lead series 3-2. By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Kunitz (2) (PP) from Crosby, Niskanen Jokinen (3) from Sutter, Stempniak Letang (1) (EN) from Adams, Kunitz Team offense…check. Team defense…check. Team goalie??? (Credit: @sd_chut) Game 5 Leaders Shots: Kunitz (7) Missed Shots: Crosby (5) Blocked Shots: Bortuzzo, Glass, Letang (2) Hits: Kunitz...
Via The PensNation
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Penguins Are Struggling To Find Their Game

from David Shoalts of the Globe and Mail, Paul Martin leads the Pittsburgh Penguins in playoff points. That is nice for the veteran defenceman but it says just about all you need to know about the Penguins in their first-round NHL playoff series against the Columbus Blue Jackets, which resumes Saturday. Martin has eight assists in four games, double the number of Sidney...
Via Kukla's Korner
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Paul Martin: An Exception to an Underwhelming Series by @griffTHW

The Pittsburgh Penguins are lucky.  They're lucky they find themselves knotted at two in a series in which they've largely been outplayed.  The club's stars continue to underperform, countless Penguins parade to the penalty box as a result of undisciplined play and the Blue Jackets consistently outwork an opponent seemingly content to win or lose based solely on...
Via PensInitiative
April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 4 – Blue Jackets 4 Pens 3 (OT)

Blue Jackets 4  Pens 3 (OT) Series Tied at 2. By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Adams (1) (SH) from Sutter, Martin Kunitz (1) (PP) from Niskanen, Martin Neal (1) from Jokinen, Malkin Game 4 Leaders Shots: Kunitz (5) Missed Shots: Crosby (3) Blocked Shots: Martin (4) Hits: Adams, Glass (5) Ice Time: Martin (25:11) … Megna (9:53) Faceoffs: Crosby (16/25) … Vitale (2/7...
Via The PensNation
April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Before the CBJ Stanley Cup playoffs puck drops: Round 1, Game 4

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS EASTERN CONFERENCE QUARTERFINALS GAME FOUR (2) PITTSBURGH PENGUINS v. (7) COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS PITTSBURGH LEADS, 2 GAMES TO 1 I'm going to use the "Glass Bangers" approach tonight with a few topics in one preview. Now, with three games under our belts, we have a better sense of what is going on out there. With Columbus' loss on Monday, home...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 3 – Pens 4 Blue Jackets 3

Pens 4  Blue Jackets 3 Pens lead the series 2-1. By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Orpik (1) from Bennett, Martin Sutter (2) from Martin, Bennett Stempniak (1) from Kunitz, Crosby Jokinen (2) from Maatta, Malkin Pens vs. Blue Jackets, first to 3 loses. (Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) Game 3 Leaders Shots: Neal (7) Missed Shots: Crosby (3) Blocked Shots: Martin (4) Hits: Kunitz...
Via The PensNation
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 2 – Blue Jackets 4 Pens 3 (2OT)

Blue Jackets 4  Pens 3 (2OT) Series tied at 1. By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Gibbons (1) from Niskanen, Crosby Gibbons (2) (SH) from Martin, Orpik Niskanen (2) (PP) from Martin, Crosby Why didn’t you keep him safe, Sutter?!? (Gene J. Puskar/AP Photo) Game 2 Leaders Shots: Neal (7) Missed Shots: Letang, Martin (3) Blocked Shots: Martin (5) Hits: Vitale (8) Ice Time...
Via The PensNation
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins’ Martin: Sometimes we’ve lacked desperation

The Pittsburgh Penguins had the inexperienced Columbus Blue Jackets against the ropes with a 3-1 lead in Game 2 on Saturday. Now Pittsburgh is left looking for answers after Columbus rallied from behind to earn a 4-3 double-overtime victory and even the series at 1-1. “At times we’ve lacked some desperation that we’ve needed,” defenseman Paul Martin suggested, per the team’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Eastern Conference Quarterfinals Game 1 – Pens 4 Blue Jackets 3

Pens 4  Blue Jackets 3 Series: Pens lead 1-0 By: Meesh Shanmugam (@HockeyMeesh) Goals Jokinen (1) from Malkin, Maatta Bennett (1) (PP) from Niskanen, Martin Niskanen (1) (PP) from Malkin, Crosby Sutter (1) from Bennett, Martin Stats Shots: Kunitz, Maatta, Malkin (4) Missed Shots: Niskanen (3) Blocked Shots: Scuderi (3) Hits: Stempniak (4) Ice Time: Martin (23:51) … Vitale (9:18...
Via The PensNation
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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