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Rick Tocchet and Steve Downie Reunited in Pittsburgh by @ChicksDigHockey

Rick Tocchet knows all about being a bad ass. Search him on YouTube and you can find enough scrums to keep you occupied all day.  No one would ever accuse Tocchet of being a goon but he began his career mainly known as a fighter. He worked hard to hone his skills and became known as a power forward who also happened to take zero crap. He topped the 30-goal mark four straight years...
Via PensInitiative
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Top free agents still out there

The Pittsburgh Penguins roster is all but set next year as they have filled some big holes in free agency. They upgraded their defense, their bottom six, and their goaltending. With restricted free agents  Brandon Sutter and Nick Spaling left to sign, the Penguins could have very little room to make a signing to get their 13th forward. Who could that be? Let’s take a look. David...
Via isportsweb.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Rob Scuderi trade unlikely

Scuderi The summer of 2013 is one that has already come back to haunt the Pittsburgh Penguins. After suffering a sweep at the hands of the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Finals, Pittsburgh found itself without a first or second round pick in the 2013 Entry Draft, leaving the system once again devoid of quality forward prospects. They handed out massive extensions to two...
Via isportsweb.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kapanen wows Penguins brass at development camp

Kasperi Kapanen understands any expectations of making the Pittsburgh Penguins' opening-night roster could be unrealistic, but the forward is prepared to defy the odds. Kapanen, Pittsburgh's first-round pick (No. 22) in the 2014 NHL Draft, skated at Consol Energy Center for the first time this week during the Penguins' development camp. The 17-year-old began the week...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Stempniak close to contract with Rangers: report

Free agent forward Lee Stempniak is close to a one-year contract with the New York Rangers, TSN's Darren Dreger reported Friday. The 31-year-old right wing finished last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins after he was traded from the Calgary Flames. Stempniak had four goals and seven assists in 21 regular-season games with Pittsburgh, and two goals and one assist in 13 Stanley...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 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...
Via The Pensblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers sign former Penguins forward Lee Stempniak to a one year deal

Maybe this summer hasn’t been a total loss after all? According to Larry Brooks, the Rangers have signed former Penguin Lee Stempniak to a one year contract worth $900K. Hot damn, that’s what I call a bargain! Stempniak was acquired by the Penguins from the Flames in exchange for a third round pick at the trade deadline. He, along with the more preferable Marcel Goc, were acquired...
Via Save By Richter
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Sign Stempniak

You figured it was only a matter of time before the Rangers grabbed a veteran off the scrap heap and now they have. Larry Brooks at the New York Post reports the Blueshirts have signed Lee Stempniak to a one-year, $900,000 contract. The 31-year old Stempniak combined for 12g, 21a while splitting time between the Flames and Penguins last season. The 5′ 11″ winger hasn’t broken...
Via NY Rangers Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Name Mark Recchi Player Development Coach

The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Mark Recchi player development coach, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Recchi, 46, will be responsible for working with and assisting in the development of young prospects and players throughout the Penguins’ organization in the minor leagues as well as in junior and college hockey. Recchi...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins News: Simon Despres, Mark Recchi re-sign with Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Penguins have added to their defensive core and front office, and there's a lot to be excited about. #136405667 / gettyimages.comFun fact: by the time Simon Despres was born on July 27th, 1991, Mark Recchi had already scored 182 points, 71 goals, in his first 167 games of his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Those were Recchi's age 20-22 seasons.After...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dreger: Lee Stempniak likely to sign with Rangers

By mid-July standards, this Tweet from TSN's Darren Dreger counts as breaking news: Lee Stempniak is closing in on a 1 yr agreement with the NY Rangers. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 19, 2014 Having lost Brian Boyle to Tampa Bay, Stempniak's a solid-enough replacement.
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Free Agency Update

Photo via: Wikimedia Commons / Creative Commons The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed Simon Despres to 2 year contract worth $1.8M. #Pens have re-signed defenseman Simon Despres (@Despres747) to a two-year contract. Release → http://t.co/FdQ4GGcHQ5 pic.twitter.com/GrkCpJAvZe — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) July 18, 2014 Matt D’Agostini has signed with Swiss League (NLA)...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins, defenceman Simon Despres agree to 2-year deal

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenceman Simon Despres to a two-year contract worth $900,000 per season. The 22-year-old Despres appeared in a career-high 22 games for the Penguins last season, finishing with five assists.
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Name Mark Recchi Player Development Coach

from the Pittsburgh Penguins, The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Mark Recchi player development coach, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Recchi, 46, will be responsible for working with and assisting in the development of young prospects and players throughout the Penguins’ organization in the minor leagues as well as...
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins still need top-six winger

Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford is adamant that his team has all the pieces they need to be competitive this season. Sorry, but I don’t see it. Don’t get me wrong, I love just about everything Rutherford has done this summer. Rutherford. His shrewd business plan has landed the Penguins a quality group of bottom-six forwards, most of them on one-year deals,...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Should Look At Getting Dustin Penner

  Dustin Penner needs a new home, and the Pittsburgh Penguins need size on their roster amongst many other things (secondary scoring, winger for Crosby, depth,etc).  Penner spent the majority of last season with the Anaheim Ducks where he excelled with line mates Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry with 32 points in 49 games (13 goals, 19 assists), before being traded to the Washington...
Via KC Sports Ninja
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Crosby "might" need wrist surgery

#490360205 / gettyimages.comDuring the NHL Playoffs, people were asking what is wrong with Sidney Crosby. Especially, after th All-Star player underperformed during the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs. This revelation would explain a lot of things. Also, if Crosby is out for any amount of time this season, it could prove costly for the Penguins Dave Molinari, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...
Via Goon's World
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby May Still Have Wrist Surgery

from Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sidney Crosby isn't having arthroscopic surgery on his injured right wrist, after all. Not yet, anyway. But if the injections he has decided to receive in lieu of an operation don't have the desired effect, Crosby still could undergo surgery before training camp opens in September. "If this treatment...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Injury Update: Sidney Crosby will not undergo wrist surgery

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will not be undergoing wrist surgery to repair an unspecified injury, according to Jason Brough of NBC Sports.  By Michael Miller--Wikimedia CommonsIt had been rumored that Crosby would have to undergo wrist surgery to repair damage from an injury sustained during the regular season. However, he will continue treatments without surgery...
Via Sports Injury Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Crosby and the Penguins Playing with Fire? by @PandaPSU

(Photo courtesy of NHL.com)Almost one week ago, we found out that Sidney Crosby would undergo surgery on his wrist to repair an undisclosed injury. News came out earlier today that after seeking further medical advice, Crosby would not need surgery. He will continue to undergo treatment and be monitored leading up to training camp in September.Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Booth A Good Fit For The Pittsburgh Penguins?

  The Pittsburgh Penguins have been trying to address some of the team’s issues this off-season, one of them being depth at the forward position. Pittsburgh traded away sniper James Neal to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Patric Hornqvist and Nick Spaling. Though the trade has been seen as questionable by some in Pitssburgh, Hornqvist provides scoring in his own right...
Via KC Sports Ninja
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Sidney Crosby does not need wrist surgery

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Tuesday that Sidney Crosby will not need surgery to repair an injury to his right wrist. The Penguins said Crosby had been receiving treatment for a wrist injury he sustained at some point last season on July 9, and that surgery was a possibility.  But at this point, surgery won’t be necessary. “After seeking additional medical advice, doctors...
Via Sports-Glory
7 days ago  |  Discuss

No Wrist Surgery For Sidney Crosby

via the Pittsburgh Penguins, Statement from Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford: “After seeking additional medical advice, doctors have decided not to perform surgery on Sidney Crosby’s wrist. Sid will continue treatments and be evaluated regularly while he prepares for training camp in September.”
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins VS Rangers: Metro Rivalry Revisited. by @ChicksDigHockey

When the Metropolitan division debuted in the fall of 2013 it was no surprise that the Penguins were the favorites to take it all. They dominated the east in the 2012 regular season. Surely, the early dismissal by Boston in the previous playoffs was an anomaly. After the Boston debacle, Ray Shero had tinkered with the coaching staff by adding defensive-minded Jacques Martin. He...
Via PensInitiative
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby to Get Wrist Surgery

Sidney Crosby, captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist within the next few days to repair damage that might have hurt his postseason performance. Crosby only scored once in his 13 playoff game appearances. The Penguins were eliminated by the New York Rangers in the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Game 7. Will Not...
Via Around The Rink
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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