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Seismic shift in Pittsburgh media: Dejan Kovacevic moves on from The Trib

In a move that no one saw coming, Dejan Kovacevic announced he has quit The Trib and is starting his own site. Kovacevic is starting a subscription-based site, DK On Pittsburgh Sports, and it launches Wednesday. Dejan first announced the move on Facebook and said the site will go live with a subscription model, although he has secured a mystery corporate sponsor. Love or hate Kovacevic...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kasperi Kapanen shined at the Development camp

Not sure if it is just hype, but Kapanen was the star at prospect camp. Via NHL.com: He’s even better than I thought he would be,” Guerin said. “So I was very happy with him. He’s just high-end talent, high-end speed. He’s a very, very mature kid for his age. Obviously, having his father [Sami Kapanen] playing so many years in the NHL and playing with him and brining him...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Penguins thankfully did not re-sign Lee Stempniak

The Rangers signed the lifeless Lee Stempniak to a one year, 900k deal. [ NBC ] Stempniak played okay in Pittsburgh, but some people are pretending that he is any better than what the Penguins have. A quick look at Stempniak’s production in Pittsburgh: Of his 11 points in the regular season, Sidney Crosby was involved in six of them, Chris Kunitz seven. Stempniak also had just...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

First day of Development camp recap

Here is our recap:   If you are looking for some real news on players that probably will never reach the NHL, @LGP_netwolf has you covered. His day one recap is here. Prospect camp just doesn’t feel the same without Eric Tangradi.
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

It Turns Out Sidney Crosby Doesn’t Need Surgery

After seeking additional medical advice, doctors have decided not to perform surgery on Sidney Crosby’s wrist. (1 of 2) — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) July 15, 2014
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s Matt Niskanen in a Caps jersey

  With some quotes, too!  
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

This week in the NHL – 7.11.14

Put together our weekly newsletter. You can view it here, and subscribe to it here.  
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

13 Years Ago. The end of the good days.

Happy 13 years to one of the worst moments in Penguins history. The trade of Jaromir Jagr to the Washington Capitals for Kris Beech, Michael Sivek and Ross Lupaschuk.   This was one of those moments that you don’t forget where you were. Jagr, who carried the Penguins in the late 90′s, was gone. What followed were some of the darkest days. When Jagr left, so did hope. And...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby Needs Wrist Surgery

According to the Post-Gazette, Sidney Crosby needs wrist surgery. “Sidney Crosby is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist within the next few days to repair damage that a source said impeded his performance in the postseason. Despite saying during and after the Stanley Cup playoffs that he was at full health, the Penguins center “did play with a terrible wrist...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Gibbons Signs With Columbus

The Brian Gibbons Era has come to a close. Via the Blue Jackets: “The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed forward Brian Gibbons to a one-year, two-way (NHL/AHL) contract, club General Manager Jarmo Kekalainen announced today. Gibbons, 26, has spent the past three seasons in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization, tallying five goals, seven assists, 12 points, six penalty minutes and...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Video of how the James Neal trade went down reveals the Penguins had another trade in place

At the draft, Preds TV captured how the James Neal trade went down. Interestingly enough, it seems like there was another piece that didn’t happen: What David Poile was saying was that Rutherford had a trade in place to get the 23rd pick from the AVs, and was going to package that pick, as well as the Penguins 22nd pick, for the Nashville pick at 11. This all would have been...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Alexei Kovalev Officially Retires

Via Puck Daddy: “Alexei Kovalev has retired from professional hockey, leading many hockey fans to proclaim, “ALEXEI KOVALEV WAS STILL PLAYING?!” Yes he was, in fact: He played for a second-tier Swiss team called EHC Visp and had 70 points in 59 games in leading them to the National League B championship.“ Kovalev gave us a bunch of great memories as a Penguin. KLS Line Forever...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Shooting with Crosby comic

This popped up on reddit the other day:
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

TWEETCAP: Claude Giroux Has Sneaky Hands

Claude Giroux was arrested for redefining “copping a feel” and it was instant internet gold: ‘Giroux know what to do with that big cop butt…..’ – Jason Derulo — Mikey (@fsmikey) July 2, 2014 “Your ass is grass and I’m going to mow it. With a hand mower” – drunk ass Claude Giroux, probably. — LiL Pez Trash Mouth (@PezDOY) July 2, 2014 People have been saying...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Rutherford at Pirates game

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The Dream Dies. Kulemin Signs With the Islanders

Well… at least the Pens have Steve Downie.
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens ink Steve Downie to 1-year deal

Look, Steve Downie is crazy. But when dialed in he is a perfect bottom-6 guy. This is another move that makes the Penguins better. Rick Tocchet, now an assistant with the Penguins, turned Downie into a 20-goal in Tampa, and probably turned his career around. Risk: Downie is known to take terrible penalties, probably can get out of control. Reward: If deployed in the right situation...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Claude Giroux arrested, and it is hilarious.

SUN EXCLUSIVE: Philadelphia Flyers Claude Giroux arrested after incident at bar. Spent night in jail http://t.co/Ys5WNgSyYz #ottnews #nhl — Ottawa Sun (@ottawasuncom) July 2, 2014
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Pensblog Podcast – 7/1 – Free Agency breakdown

Going live at 10:38pm – also available to rewatch. Topics: -Free Agency breakdown - ID4 talk - Making fun of Joe Vitale  
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Farewell: Brooks Orpik

Out of everyone who left on Tuesday, this one leaves a mark. And it’s not because it means the Pens are doomed. They’re not doomed; it’s time for the young defensemen to get a shot. Orpik signing with the Capitals isn’t what makes it leave a mark, either. It stings because Orpik was our last connection to the truly Dark Ages. And now he’s gone. A quick look back at Orpik’s...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Agency So Far

Free agency is well under way. Here’s what has happened so far when it comes to the Pens: Additions: Christian Ehrhoff, D, 1 year/$4 million per year Thomas Greiss, G, 1 year/$1 million per year Blake Comeau, LW, 1 year/$700k per year Rutherford says that Kulemin is now “unlikely.” Departures: Jussi Jokinen, to Florida, 4 years/$4 million per year Brooks Orpik, to Washington...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Welcome to Free Agency

Welcome to free agency 2014. A few rumors surrounding the Pens: The Pens are very interested in Nikolai Kulemin They’re also interested in Benoit Pouliot They are among teams that have shown interest in Martin Brodeur Rutherford has said he wants to plug “three or four” holes in the lineup with free agents As for the free agents that were on the Penguins: The team has extended...
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21 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...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Oh by the way, Penguins are interested in Marty Brodeur

According to @LouisJean_TVA, agent Pat Brisson confirmed #Pens among 6 teams interested in Martin Brodeur — Mike Colligan (@MikeColligan) June 28, 2014
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pensblog Podcast – Live 10:05pm – 6-29

Doing a google hangout. 10:05 start. No clue what is going to happen.
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22 days ago  |  Discuss
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