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Rob Ford tweets plan to fix Maple Leafs

You haven't heard the last of Rob Ford. In addition to serving on the board of directors for the Hockey Hall of Fame and continuing to work on the city council, Rob Ford spent his Tuesday afternoon offering up his plan to fix the Maple Leafs.   Mike Babcock currently coaches the Detroit Red Wings, but many expect Babcock will leave Detroit after the season once his contract expires...
Via Fox Sports
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH FOR THE LEFT OTTER….WATCH OUT OTTER…IT’S TOO LATE FOR OTTER

  Listen closely to what someone on the Blues bench says at the beginning of Saturday’s Steve Ott vs. Zach Sill fight in St. Louis. “He’s going to switch on you, Otter.” Simple advice that Otter possibly didn’t hear because there comes the left and down goes Otter like a sack of potatoes. That right there is a solid NHL fight KO from Sill and I’m not even knowledgeable...
Via Busted Coverage
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Feature Friday: Daniel Winnik

  Throughout the 2014-2015 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Daniel Winnik. By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost)     At the end of February, the Penguins acquired forward Daniel Winnik from the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for Zach Sill, a 2015 fourth-round draft pick and a 2016 second-round draft pick. The 29...
Via The PensNation
March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Key Observations Heading Into Game 62 Between the Penguins and Blue Jackets

By: Annie Shean (@JustPuckIt) The Penguins turned a corner on Wednesday night when they beat the Capitals 4-3. Riding a three game win streak, the team looks to add another ‘W’ against a metropolitan opponent in their last home game before a road trip out west.  The Penguins are well rested, unlike the Blue Jackets who played last night in a 2-0 loss against the Devils. The...
Via The PensNation
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Around the NHL: Trades, trades and more trades

The playoff push is here. That means intense games, playoff spoilers and of course the trade deadline. A recent trend in the NHL has been teams getting a jump on the deadline. That trend continues this season as this week saw multiple deals before Monday's deadline. Here is quick look at the moves that were made this past week. Pittsburgh Gets: Daniel Winnik          ...
Via Flyerdelphia
February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Land Winnik

Determined to get a jump on the March 2 trade deadline, GM Jim Rutherford moved boldly yesterday to reinforce the Penguins’ bottom six for a postseason run. JR dealt a fourth-round pick in 2015, a second-round pick in 2016, and rugged forward Zach Sill to Toronto for forward Daniel Winnik. The swap capped off prolonged negotiations between Rutherford and his counterpart, Dave Nonis...
Via PenguinPoop
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Early Look: Pens vs. Capitals **PLUS** Possession Black Hole Zach Sill Traded by @DXTraeger

Fare thee well, Possession Black Hole Zach Sill (image by the incomparable Ryan Noble)Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins will take Alexander Ovechkin's Washington Capitals for the fourth and final time this regular season in just about 30 minutes.While Crosby has amassed more personal hardware and team accolades compared to his Russian adversary, "the Great 8" has spearheaded...
Via PensInitiative
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins acquire F Winnik in trade with Maple Leafs

PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired gritty forward Daniel Winnik from the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward Zach Sill and a pair of draft picks. The 29-year-old Winnik had seven goals and 18 assists in 58 games with the Maple Leafs this season. He led Toronto with a plus-15 and 50 blocked shots. Winnik gives Pittsburgh experienced depth at forward as the team tries...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins Acquire Forward Daniel Winnik From Leafs Via Trade

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired gritty forward Daniel Winnik from the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward Zach Sill and a pair of draft picks. The 29-year-old Winnik had seven goals and 18 assists in 58 games with the Maple Leafs this season. He led Toronto with a plus-15 and 50 blocked shots. Winnik gives Pittsburgh experienced depth at forward as the team tries...
Via NESN.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins acquire forward Daniel Winnick from Maple Leafs

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired gritty forward Daniel Winnick from the Toronto Maple Leafs for forward Zach Sill and a pair of draft picks. The 29-year-old Winnick had seven goals and 18 assists in 58 games with the Maple Leafs this season. He led Toronto with a plus-15 and 50 blocked shots. Winnick gives Pittsburgh experienced depth at forward as the team...
Via AP on Fox
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Pens Aquire Winnick

  It was announced today that the Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired 29 year-old forward Daniel Winnik form the Toronto Maple Leafs. In exchange, the Penguins gave up Zach Sill, a 2015 fourth-round draft pick, and a 2016 second-round draft pick.  For the cap geeks out there it’s important to note that the Leafs will retain 50% of Winnik’s 1.3 million dollar salary. Winnik has...
Via The PensNation
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Penguins trade Zac Sill, a fourth round pick, and a second round 2016 pick to Toronto for Daniel Winnik

#Leafs trade Daniel Winnik to #Pens for Zach Sill, 2016 second-rounder and 2015 fourth-rounder. — Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) February 25, 2015 Profile on Winnik coming tomorrow.
Via The Pensblog
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Random NHL Thoughts - 2/25/15 - NHL TRADE DEADLINE PREVIEW

-Let’s begin with the flurry of activity around the NHL today. The NHL Trade Deadline seems to have arrived early. -The Pittsburgh Penguins traded for Daniel Winnik of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Leafs received forward Zach Sill, a fourth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, and a second-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. The Penguins were hot for Winnik’s services for a little...
Via Puckrant.com
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Feature Friday: Zach Sill

  Throughout the 2014-2015 NHL season, I’ll be posting player features each Friday. This week, we’re going to take a look at Zach Sill. By: Melissa Esing (Off_thePost)   Photo Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images   Zach Sill has to fight hard to keep his spot in the lineup. As an undrafted player who appeared to have more of a spot in the AHL, he has played longer than expected...
Via The PensNation
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Bottom Six: “Grit” and “Character” Need Not Apply

Craig Adams scores his only goal of the season… on a breakaway. (Charles LeClaire/USA Today) By: Joe Guzy A little over a week ago, Jim addressed the Pittsburgh Penguins’ identity crisis. He finished with a punch that really resonated with me: Rutherford can add as much grit to the lineup as he wants, but the team still needs chemistry and it needs a winning attitude. All of...
Via The PensNation
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 53 – Pens get demolished by Canucks in 5-0 loss

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Canucks 5  Pens 0 Record: 30-15-8 Goals None Click here to read the goal assessments PenaltiesLetang (holding) – Good (gets his stick around the waist of Matthias and puts his right hand on Matthias’ back to shove him as he goes to the net after...
Via The PensNation
February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 48 – Pens look lifeless in 4-0 loss to Washington

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Caps 4  Pens 0 Record: 27-13-8 Goals None Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Sill (fighting) – Inconsequential (fights Wilson off of a neutral zone faceoff and they each receive a fighting major) Perron (goalie interference) – Unnecessary...
Via The PensNation
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Penguins-Capitals Brawl Puts Bow On Fight-Filled Rivalry Night (Video)

The Washington Capitals beat up on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night in more ways than one. In one of the rare “Rivalry Night” games that featured actual rivals, the Caps sent a loud statement with a resounding 4-0 win over the Metropolitan Division foes. In addition to lighting up the Pens on the scoreboard, Washington also tuned up Pittsburgh with its fists. The rough...
Via NESN.com
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Tale of The Tape: Tom Wilson vs. Zach Sill, Michael Latta vs. Steve Downie

Tom Wilson – 6’4″, 210 lbs. 21 Career NHL Regular Season Fights Zach Sill – 6’0″, 202 lbs. 6 Career NHL Regular Season Fights Michael Latta – 6’0″, 209 lbs. 7 Career NHL Regular Season Fights. Steve Downie – 5’11” – 191 lbs. 40 Career NHL Regular Season Fights. Tom Wilson and Michael Latta strolled […]
Via Capitals Outsider
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Kissing a Competent 4th Line Goodbye by @BrianK_PI

The downfall of the Pittsburgh Penguins last season was a bottom six that was often along for the ride and incapable of driving play and adding value on their own. It was a focus for Jim Rutherford when free agency opened, as he made a couple of great value signings in Blake Comeau and Steve Downie. Those players have been great, but the drive the rectify the team's shortcomings...
Via PensInitiative
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 46 – Pens limp into the all-star break with 3-2 (SO) loss to Chicago

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Blackhawks 3  Pens 2 (SO) Record: 26-12-8 Goals Sill (1) from Ebbett Downie (8) from Goc, Arcobello Click here to read the goal assessments PenaltiesTeam (too many men/Arcobello) – Stupid (Arcobello steps on the ice for a change before the puck has...
Via The PensNation
January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Gameday 46: Chicago Blackhawks at Pittsburgh Penguins

Chicago Blackhawks (29-15-2) at Pittsburgh Penguins (26-12-7) 8:00 PM – NBCSN CONSOL Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA There will be no rest for a Penguins team that lost what was easily their most physical game of the season last night on the road against the Flyers.  Considering that they were shorthanded for the majority of the night thanks to injury –seven players...
Via The Pensblog
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 45 – Pens lose to Flyers 3-2 in overtime amid utter chaos

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Flyers 3  Pens 2 (OT) Record: 26-12-7 Goals Kunitz (14) (SH) unassisted Bennett (3) from Malkin, Spaling Click here to read the goal assessments PenaltiesAdams (cross-checking) – Stupid (retaliates for Bortuzzo getting cross-checked with a late cross...
Via The PensNation
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

What the Hell Happened: Pens show life, But Flyers still own.

Well this was fun: Really struggling with this game because there are negatives and positives to deal with. We don’t watch “In the Room,” so, to us, this was the first time the Penguins felt like a team.  In a second period that played out like a circus where the clowns light people on fire, the Penguins went toe-to-toe with the Flyers. They answered the bell for each other...
Via The Pensblog
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 42 – Even Sill gets on the board in Pens 7-2 dismantling of Minnesota

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here’s a link to the Postgame Thoughts archive, in case you want to catch up on what you may have missed. Pens 7  Wild 2 Record: 26-10-6 Goals Goc (2) from Sill, Adams Perron (7) from Ehrhoff, Crosby Kunitz (13) (PP) from Malkin, Letang Sutter (9) from Martin Martin (2) from Spaling, Malkin Letang (9) from Perron, Crosby Perron (8) from Kunitz, Crosby Click...
Via The PensNation
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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