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Phil Kessel has shed 13 pounds this summer

Phil Kessel was constantly criticized during his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs for his conditioning. Despite the fact he was consistently one of the best scorers in the NHL, Maple Leafs fans thought Kessel could afford to drop a few pounds. All of this scrutiny eventually led to Kessel parting ways with the Leafs and now he’s starting a new chapter with the Pittsburgh Penguins...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel has shed 13 pounds this summer

Phil Kessel was constantly criticized during his time with the Toronto Maple Leafs for his conditioning. Despite the fact he was consistently one of the best scorers in the NHL, Maple Leafs fans thought Kessel could afford to drop a few pounds. All of this scrutiny eventually led to Kessel parting ways with the Leafs and now he’s starting a new chapter with the Pittsburgh Penguins...
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Weighty issue: Penguins' Kessel drops 13 pounds

Phil Kessel has his fair share of critics, but the Pittsburgh Penguins' offseason acquisition may have done a nice job silencing some of them with a strong work ethic this summer. Kessel has been an active participant in Gary Roberts' High Performance Training sessions, and the results were evident to see. The 27-year-old shed 13 pounds off his frame, TSN's Darren Dreger reported...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Children of Penguins' Dupuis pray nightly for his healthy return to ice

The children of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis believe in the power of prayer.With that in mind, Dupuis' four kids take to their knees every night and ask for their father to stay healthy on the ice.Dupuis believes he's on schedule to return for the upcoming season after a blood clot threatened his life in November. The 36-year-old opened up about his fears in a moving...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: September 4th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s better than most people’s reaction to being at work before a three day weekend. Terror followed by joy.  Probably the same feeling watching the Pens play defense this year. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – There is a small bit of clarification in the Ruutu/Laraque prank deal, although...
Via The Pensblog
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Who the Hell are the New @penguins?

from +Pittsburgh Penguins  This summer Jim Rutherford signed 25 contracts. Some were re-ups and some are new faces. So with the dramatic shake up of the Pens lineup, it's hard to look at all of them and assess them all. I'm going to try. I took most of my "what they say" analysis from hockeysfuture.com because @ianaltenbaugh is awesome and smart and smart and awesome. I...
Via PensInitiative
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: September 3rd, 2015

Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated…. Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s better than realizing there is real live hockey played this month Of course…it doesn’t really count…but still! The Pittsburgh Penguins – So…did anything happen while I was gone? *checks news outlets* Oh God… ...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Throwback Thursday

1 Nov 1995: Goaltender Jean-Claude Bergeron of the Tampa Bay Lightning takes a break during a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Civic Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Penguins won the game, 10-0. Mandatory Credit: Doug Pensinger /Allsp
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Penguins owners face obstacles in bid to sell team

An unsettled North American economy and uncertainty over the future of the Canadian dollar are two likely reasons why the Pittsburgh Penguins will face a tough road in finding a buyer for the team, TSN reported on Wednesday.In addition, the asking price of $750 million - a record for a United States-based NHL team - also may keep bidders at bay, according to the report. Drew Dorweiler...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Penguins Lapierre, Goc to play in Europe

Two former Pittsburgh Penguins have elected to continue their professional careers overseas. Fellow forwards Maxim Lapierre and Marcel Goc split last season with the Penguins and St. Louis Blues, with the veterans being traded for one another on Jan. 27. Lapierre inked a one-year contract on Tuesday with Modo of the Swedish Elite League, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports....
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 31st, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than telling Monday what it can do… THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Penguins second round draft pick this season Darren Sprong signs an ELC to be with the organization this season.  He will probably go back to the Q this season, but if and when he makes his way to the...
Via The Pensblog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Sign 2015 Top Draft Pick Daniel Sprong

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins signed right wing Daniel Sprong Friday to a three-year, entry-level contract Friday. The 18-year-old right wing was the Black and Gold’s top selection in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. The 6-foot, 180-pound forward was chosen by the Pens in the second round (46th overall). The right-handed shooter led the Charlottetown Islanders of the Quebec...
Via The PensNation
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Sign Tom Sestito to a PTO

In a low-risk effort to reinforce his star-studded squad with some muscle, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford announced on August 26 that he has invited heavyweight Tom Sestito to training camp on a tryout basis. There’s little doubt about what Sestito brings to the table. A third-round pick of Columbus in 2006, he’s appeared in 137 NHL contests for three teams—the Blue Jackets, Flyers...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 28th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s Friday…keep it cool. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Look who is already locker room buds… Evgeni Malkin has a new locker room neighbor http://t.co/WNE1Yu8dno pic.twitter.com/AObdIU19wl — Pensburgh (@Pensburgh) August 27, 2015 – It’s Penguins day on PHT.  Feel free...
Via The Pensblog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 27th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than a slow hockey week almost being over. Welcome to our own caldron of madness… THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – The Penguins have extended a PTO to Tom Sestito for the upcoming training camp.  Let’s face it…Sestito is a goon, plain and simple.   Let’s take a...
Via The Pensblog
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Bring In Forward Tom Sestito

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins disclosed Wednesday morning that they signed left wing Tom Sestito to a professional tryout contract. Sestito, who will turn 28 in September, has spent time in the National Hockey League with Columbus, Philadelphia, and Vancouver. The Rome, New York, native has participated in 137 career regular-season contests over seven NHL seasons with the...
Via The PensNation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel to play with Sidney Crosby

In an announcement that should come as a shock to few, the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to shoot their newest acquisition straight to the top of the lineup. According to the Pittsburgh Penguins official Twitter feed citing coach Mike Johnston, the Penguins will give Phil Kessel a crack at playing with arguably the best player in the game in Pens’ captain and superstar Sidney...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 26th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than knowing who your crew is. #squadgoals THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – So…did anything happen yesterday of importance??? I mean…did a GM or a coach say anything of importance? Crosby + Kessel = dynamic 1st line. More from @MikeJohnstonHC and @PenguinsGMJR: http...
Via The Pensblog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Yohe: Pittsburgh Good Dude by @ChicksDigHockey

I try to keep up with Pittsburgh sports when I’m away because I've always felt a connection with the city's sports teams. When it comes to following the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers, I tend to follow certain writers more than others because I know I'm going to read quality factual reporting. One of said quality writers is Josh Yohe. His writing style is so affable that when...
Via PensInitiative
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 25th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s better than being the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Missed this yesterday.  It has been the summer of discontent for Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins, or not, depending on who you believe.   He’s...
Via The Pensblog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ehrhoff signs one-year deal with Kings

The Los Angeles Kings have signed defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to a one-year, $1.5 million deal.The 33-year-old defenseman played in 49 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins last season. Ehrhoff missed time with a slew of injuries, and missed the entirety of the Penguins playoff run.The Kings will be Ehrhoff's fifth NHL team.The Kings desperately needed to add a defenseman in the offseason...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Crosby's content to live a quiet life

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is as decorated as they come, winning on every level with a Stanley Cup, two Hart Trophies and two Olympic gold medals highlighting his impressive resume.Despite raking in approximately $17 million last season in salary, endorsements and memorabilia, Crosby is comfortable driving a 6-year-old Chevy Tahoe and doesn't stray too far from home...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 24th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s more fun than being the man. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – So the Trib had an article about this new Penguins player…Dr. Sidney Crosby. No more Sid the Kid, Jason Mackey sought out what Sid the Man is like.  Here are some highlights… Ten years into his career, Penguins captain...
Via The Pensblog
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings sign defenseman Christian Ehrhoff

On Sunday the Los Angeles Kings announced the signing of defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to a one-year, $1.5 million contract. Ehrhoff became an UFA on July 1st, and his previous contract was a one-year, $4 million with the Pittsburgh Penguins. It seemed odd that the 33-year-old free agent defenseman wasn’t picked up earlier considering he is pretty useful offensively and would make...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Badger Bob’s son brought golden excitement to Pens in 1980

By: Greg Enright Mark Johnson joined the Pens a week after winning Olympic gold at Lake Placid. Long before the late Bob Johnson became Penguins coach in 1990 and led them to the Stanley Cup in his first year behind the bench, another member of the Johnson clan brought a little championship magic to the team. Bob’s son Mark was drafted by the Pens in the 1977 amateur draft out...
Via The PensNation
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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