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Sidney Crosby, Nathan McKinnon serve Tim Hortons customers

If you stopped by the Tim Hortons in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Monday you received quite a treat. And that was in addition to the iconic franchise's coffee and donuts. Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby and Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon were on hand and surprised customers while shooting a commercial for the chain. The event brings back memories of one of the...
Via Fox Sports
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Crosby and MacKinnon take some....coffee orders?

Imagine you're running late for your big upcoming meeting, but you have to get your coffee from your favorite coffee stop first. You head to the drive-thru, frantically gathering up the quarters in your cup holder. You order your latte, and as you pull up to the window.....Sidney Crosby hands you your drink.Both Crosby and Colorado Avalanche star Nathan MacKinnon served some customers...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: July 29th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s more fun than the Penguins boxing up a big ole trade gift. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – So there was a trade/signing of some sorts yesterday.  Read the breakdown by Jesse and Meesh first. -Penguins add some much needed depth to the third and fourth lines. – Rossi’s send off...
Via The Pensblog
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Trade Thoughts: Brandon Sutter, Bye Bye Bye

Jesse took care of the fancy numbers, so I’ll write a bunch of nonsense for those of you that hate fancy numbers: Just when you thought Jim Rutherford had settled down to binge-watch Murder, She Wrote before training camp, he decided to treat us all to another eye-opening trade Given to Vancouver Acquired from Vancouver Brandon Sutter (1 yr, $3.3 mil) Nick Bonino (2 yrs, $1.9 mil...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Charged Up: Rutherford Improves Bottom Six

  Having Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin on your hockey team is a pretty amazing thing to boast. But as the Penguins learned when they won the Stanley Cup in 2009, having Crosby, Malkin, and a quality, cost-friendly supporting cast took things from regular amazing to best-in-the-world amazing. That part of the recipe, the ability to consistently roll four lines, has been severely...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Swap Sutter for Bonino and Clendening, Sign Fehr

I’ll say this for Penguins GM Jim Rutherford. He ain’t afraid to roll the dice. Displaying the brass of a riverboat gambler, JR wrested center Nick Bonino and defenseman Adam Clendening from Vancouver for third-line center Brandon Sutter. The black and gold also received the Canucks’ second-round pick in 2016 in exchange for the third-round choice imported from Buffalo for...
Via PenguinPoop
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins trade Brandon Sutter to the Canucks

I wrote earlier this month that the Vancouver Canucks have made some puzzling moves so far this offseason. Well, they made another one of those today, acquiring center Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round pick. Sutter is a valuable two-way player, who had a career season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Penguins trade Brandon Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks

I wrote earlier this month that the Vancouver Canucks have made some puzzling moves so far this offseason. Well, they made another one of those today, acquiring center Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round pick. Sutter is a valuable two-way player, who had a career season...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Trade For Canucks’ Nick Bonino, Sign Free Agent Eric Fehr

PITTSBURGH — Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford ranks versatile center Brandon Sutter among his favorite players. One Rutherford now has traded twice. The Penguins sent the 26-year-old Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday in exchange for forward Nick Bonino and defenseman Alex Clendening. The teams also swapped 2016 draft picks, with Pittsburgh getting Vancouver’s...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Switching Gears by @BrianK_PI

The Penguins' free fall down the standings before stumbling into the 2015 NHL Playoffs is likely the lowest point the franchise has encountered in the six years since winning the Stanley Cup. A quick five games later, and the future looked bleak. The Pens entered the offseason with major depth issues, with a lack of tradeable assets, a relatively barren prospect pool, and a good...
Via PensInitiative
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Sign Eric Fehr and Nick Bonino – Trade Brandon Sutter

Fehr will be able to take the ice in 4-6 months due to offseason elbow surgery (Kim Klement – USA Today Sports) The Penguins were busy this afternoon signing free agent Eric Fehr to a 3-year, $6 million deal. Fehr will be sidelined for 4-6 months from the time he received his elbow surgery on June 4. Fehr scored 19 goals and 14 assists in 2014-15 and has proven to be a valuable...
Via The PensNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins send forward Sutter to Canucks for 2 players

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins sent third-line center Brandon Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday in exchange for forward Nick Bonino and defenseman Adam Clendening. The teams also swapped draft picks. Pittsburgh received a second-round pick in the 2016 draft while the Canucks pick up a third-round pick in next year's draft from the Penguins. The 26-year-old Sutter...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins bolster depth, ink Fehr to three-year deal

The Pittsburgh Penguins increased their depth by signing center Eric Fehr to a three-year, $6 million contract on Tuesday. The move came on the heels of the team acquiring center Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round selection in the 2016 draft from the Vancouver Canucks for center Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick. "Fehr is comfortable as a two-position...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Sign Eric Fehr

The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to add players to their roster today by signing Eric Fehr to a three year , six million dollar contract. From The Official Penguins site: The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with forward Eric Fehr to a three-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal runs through the 2017...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Trade Sutter to Vancouver

In an interesting but not unexpected turn of events, the Pittsburgh Penguins have traded Brandon Sutter and a 2016 third round draft pick to the Vancouver Canucks for Nick Bonino, prospect Adam Clendening, and a 2016 second round pick. From the Penguins website:   The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a 2016 second-round pick...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: July 28th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s more fun than realizing you’ve got red on you. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – NBC Sports released it’s TV schedule for the NHL, and the Pens have 18 nationally televised games.  Here they all are, ranked for importance: Oct 28- @ Washington on Rivalry Night- only because this...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins' Wilson looks to feed off limited NHL experience

Forward Scott Wilson looks to build off his injury-marred NHL debut and brief stint in the playoffs as a way to make his mark with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season.With superstar Sidney Crosby plagued by a case of the mumps, Wilson logged just 4 minutes, 21 seconds of ice time before suffering a leg injury against the New Jersey Devils on Dec. 2. The 23-year-old Ontario native...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins not rushing record-setting Murray into NHL

Matt Murray made quite the splash with a gaudy shutout streak en route to winning the American Hockey League Goaltender of the Year Award last season.The impressive accomplishments notwithstanding, the Pittsburgh Penguins insisted that they are not planning to rush the 21-year-old in his development."He's not coming in here and beating out Marc-Andre Fleury and taking over this team...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: July 27th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun that providing you a distraction… I don’t call people turd blossom enough. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Rumor mill has it that the Pens are trying to trade Rob Scuderi and a prospect to Colorado and replace him with Cody Franson.  Rumor also has it that Chris Kunitz...
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: July 24th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than trying to find someone to cover for you at work. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – This will be the most popular article I have ever linked to in this column.  So good that I’m going to screenshot the title and not even say one single word about it. The article is...
Via The Pensblog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: July 23rd, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s more fun than discussing hockey analytics in summer. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – IS SIDNEY CROSBY STILL THE WORLD’S BEST PLAYER($)?????? Usually the posts on ESPN.com are pretty solid, and the ones on Insider are doubly so.  This one…not so much. My criticism does not come...
Via The Pensblog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins dip into the analytics pool

The Penguins hired War-on-Ice mastermind Sam Ventura today. BREAKING: The Penguins have hired @stat_sam of @war_on_ice as a consultant responsible for analytics. Story: http://t.co/9tPFpbVou3 — Jason Mackey (@Mackey_Trib) July 22, 2015 In vintage Penguins fashion – an article praising Ventura appeared about two weeks ago in the trib. Jason Karmanos – who someone once described...
Via The Pensblog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Who the Hell is Sergei Plotnikov?

With all the hype of the Kessel trade it's easy to forget about the signing of Sergei Plotnikov for a year and a manageable 925k cap hit. We all immediately penciled him in with Geno, and went back to analyzing Kessel's hot dog intake. Who is Plotnikov exactly, what kind of player is he, how many hot dogs does he eat during the season? Well, let's dig a little and see what we...
Via PensInitiative
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: July 22nd, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL and Erreything else.  Guess who forgot his earbuds again??? *not really my cat…I’m allergic THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Feeling lucky today???  The Penguins do.  Ten years ago today the Penguins won the Crosby draft lottery. Some highlights… – To make this about me…I had kinda fell out of love...
Via The Pensblog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins offseason recap

Last year: 43-27-12, fourth in the Metro Division. Fell to the Rangers in five games in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Key additions: Phil Kessel, Sergei Plotnikov, Tyler Biggs, Tim Erixon, Steve Oleksy Key subtractions: Kasperi Kapanen, Paul Martin, Christian Ehrhoff, Steve Downie, Blake Comeau, Thomas Greiss, Nick Spaling, Daniel Winnik, Craig Adams, Maxim Lapierre, Scott […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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