PITTSBURGH PENGUINS NEWS

Penguins Not In Rush To Give Marc-Andre Fleury Extension Before Season

Marc-Andre Fleury was once expected to be the goaltender of the Pittsburgh Penguins for a long time, but that was five years ago and a lot has changed. Since he led the Penguins to their third Stanley Cup championship in 2009, Fleury has been the primary, or one of the top reasons why Pittsburgh has failed to reach the Cup Final over the last four seasons. Fleury’s contract expires...
Via NESN.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penguins coach says team needs to 'lessen the load' on Crosby

Mike Johnston understands that much of his success as coach of the Penguins will hinge on the performances of franchise centers Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. That's why Johnston visited Nova Scotia and Moscow this offseason to spend time with Crosby and Malkin — in their home countries, on their own turf. It also is why Johnston not-so-subtly pointed out during an interview...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bring Back the Fun by @Nick422

The pieces are in place, aside from a tinker here and there, and we finally have an idea of what our 2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins will look like.  They'll be deeper, younger, and lacking some very familiar faces.  The main goal, as always, for the new group may remain win the Cup but there's a secondary goal for this squad of Penguins:Bring back the fun.Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penguins goalie Fleury likely to enter season without new contract

Goalie Marc-Andre Fleury is almost certain to enter the 2014-15 season without a new contract, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said. Fleury's agent, Allan Walsh, is fine with the arrangement. Rutherford on Monday told the Tribune-Review that signing Fleury, who could become an unrestricted free agent July 1, 2015, isn't on his immediate agenda. “I'm not in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penguins aren’t in rush to re-sign Fleury

Although the Pittsburgh Penguins failed to live up to expectations in the 2014 playoffs, at least this time goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury escaped relatively unscathed. Before the 2013-14 campaign, Fleury had struggled in the Penguins’ recent postseason runs, which put his status as the team’s long-term starter into question. It looks like his solid playoff showing hasn’t put...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Reality of Pascal Dupuis' Return From Injury by @ChicksDigHockey

When the 2014-15 hockey season opens, a lot of things will be different about the Pittsburgh Penguins. Familiar faces are gone and in their places will be those we only know as opponents. One of the returning favorites will be Pascal Dupuis who hasn't played since he injured his knee in December when Marc Methot hit Sidney Crosby, which propelled Crosby into Dupuis. His knee...
Via PensInitiative
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins not in hurry to give Fleury new contract

Marc-Andre Fleury may end up playing with the Penguins beyond 2014-15, but for now his contract status is on hold. Penguins GM Jim Rutherford commented on contract negotiations, stating that he’s not in any hurry to get a deal done, but he’s confident that Fleury is Pittsburgh’s goalie. Rutherford’s comments, as seen on Trib Live, reveal some interesting information about...
Via Puck Drunk Love
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins “not in a hurry” to give Fleury a new contract

Marc-Andre Fleury may end up playing with the Penguins beyond 2014-15, but for now his contract status is on hold. Penguins GM Jim Rutherford commented on contract negotiations, stating that he’s not in any hurry to get a deal done, but he’s confident that Fleury is Pittsburgh’s goalie. Rutherford’s comments, as seen on Trib Live, reveal some interesting information about...
Via Bloguin Best
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Head Coach Mike Johnston Wants To “Lessen The Load” On Sidney Crosby

from Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Johnston talked with Crosby in Pittsburgh, and then again in Nova Scotia — Johnston is from Dartmouth, Crosby from Cole Harbour — and was impressed with how Crosby handles himself off the ice. “Look, if you want to have a leader in sports, the first thing I think the leader has to do is set an example,” Johnston...
Via Kukla's Korner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bylsma goes on the record (a bit) for first time since Pens firing

Dan Bylsma might have some hard feelings after being let go by the Pittsburgh Penguins this summer, but he certainly didn’t air those grievances during his first newspaper interview since that happened. Instead, he pretty much raved about what once was to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Rob Rossi. “I think we were a model,” Bylsma said. “We had stability, great stability...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s all on Crosby, Malkin to make it work in Pittsburgh

In what might be the least surprising thing you’ll read on this website: If the Penguins are going to push for the Stanley Cup this season, it’s up to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to make it happen. Yes, we know they’re the two best players on the team by far. Heck, they’re two of the best players in the league. They’ve both won MVP awards and they were vital to winning...
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chrome logo for 2015 NHL All-Star Game?

It seems like it’s been a long time since we, the fans, have actually been happy with one of the latest, greatest jersey reveals from our favorite NHL teams. For whatever reason, teams seem to love that random piping (looking at you, Colorado Avalanche) and other awful designs *cough*Buffalo Sabres*cough*. In regards to the jerseys worn in the NHL All-Star game, they’ve been...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Upcoming Milestones by @LCJS

Close your eyes.No, on second thought, don't close them.  It's impossible to read that way.Figuratively close you eyes and think back to 2005.  That was the year Sidney Crosby got drafted.  I'm sure you remember the excitement of that moment and dreaming about all the promise that the future would hold.Well, Crosby has played in 550 games since then and is about to...
Via PensInitiative
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Crosby hits the ice with Hockey Canada Sledge players

From the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Facebook page comes this awesome image of Sidney Crosby hitting the ice with Hockey Canada Sledge players.
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens Initiative Exclusive: Steve Downie Training Video

We sneaks at Pens Initiative are at it again.  This time we've obtained exclusive video of new Penguin Steve Downie training for this coming season.  Click below!Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins' Crosby healing nicely

#490360205 / gettyimages.comThe NHL and it's fans are breathing a sigh of relief. The face of the NHL is healing and hopefully, he will be okay when the NHL season begins. NHL.com -- Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby said Friday he is pleased with the way his injured right wrist has responded to treatment. "It's good," Crosby told The Associated Press...
Via Goon's World
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mismanagement of the Defense

Much has been made about the large number of defensive prospects in the Pittsburgh Penguins system the last several years because of the propensity of Ray Shero using high draft picks on this position. Defensive players drafted and signed as undrafted free agents under his regime that are no longer with the team could fill out an adequate bottom two pairings. Jake Muzzin, Brain Strait...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Penguins – Review of aTrend-Setting Off-Season

Wikipedia Almost three months have passed since the Pittsburgh Penguins have relieved former general manager Ray Shero of his duties. Three months since the Pittsburgh Penguins have heralded a new era in franchise history. More than two months since the Pittsburgh Penguins have announced Jim Rutherford to be their new general manager, to be THE guy who maneuvers the Penguins through...
Via TopSportsReport
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Sidney Crosby says aching wrist is "good"

Pittsburgh Penguins star center Sidney Crosby's right wrist appears to be on the road to recovery. Related Stories Pens sign Spaling — two years, $4.4 million NBC Sports Crosby expects to be ready for training camp, says wrist is healing nicely NBC Sports Toews on Sidney Crosby comparisons: 'It's an honor' Comcast SportsNet Chicago Poll: Who ya...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby addresses state of his wrist, Penguins’ changes

Paul and I scratched our heads regarding the Naples News' rather relaxed interview with Sidney Crosby, who was skating at Germain Arena in Esthero, FL (home of the ECHL's Florida Everblades) alongside Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Duchene, John Tavares and Kyle Okposo...But strength and conditioning coach Darryl Belfry's camp was supposed to be hush-hush from the get-go, so...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby’s wrist should be ready for training camp

It sounds like Sidney Crosby’s recovery from wrist surgery is coming along nicely. He addressed his ailing wrist this summer after revealing he was dealing with the injury for the latter half of 2013-14. So far, Crosby is progressing well and he believes he’ll be ready for training camp. In a report from the AP, Crosby mentioned that he’s pleased with how things have been going...
Via Bloguin Best
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby’s wrist should be ready for training camp

It sounds like Sidney Crosby’s recovery from wrist surgery is coming along nicely. He addressed his ailing wrist this summer after revealing he was dealing with the injury for the latter half of 2013-14. So far, Crosby is progressing well and he believes he’ll be ready for training camp. In a report from the AP, Crosby mentioned that he’s pleased with how things have been going...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video- Sidney Crosby And Others Hit The Ice

via Ryan Toohey of the Naples Daily News, Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby and a handful other NHL players wrapped up a week of training at Germain Arena on Friday. Rookie of the Year Nathan MacKinnon and Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche, John Tavares and Kyle Okopso of the New York Islanders, and David Clarkson of the Toronto Maple Leafs also have been in town...
Via Kukla's Korner
12 days ago  |  Discuss

New goalie Greiss’ presence threatens Zatkoff as Penguins backup

Jeff Zatkoff still talks about The Game. A lot of athletes have a key moment they think about in capital letters, but Zatkoff’s comes with a twist. It not only was the Penguins goaltender’s NHL debut, but he also flopped in it. Pressed into duty as the team’s backup to Marc-Andre Fleury last season after a blood-clot issue felled Tomas Vokoun, Zatkoff started the fourth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby set to reclaim Art Ross

It’s been a long time since the NHL has seen a back-to-back winner of the Art Ross Trophy as the NHL’s leading scorer. Since the 2000-01 season, when Jaromir Jagr won the award for the fourth consecutive time and the fifth time in seven seasons, no one has been a repeat winner of the award and just two players – Pittsburgh Penguin teammates Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin –...
Via Sports-Glory
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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