PITTSBURGH PENGUINS NEWS

Nick Spaling Negotiations

Nick Spaling is apparently looking for a $2.85 million salary for next season. Now, we admittedly don’t know very much about Nick Spaling, but we just can’t see the Penguins giving him that kind of money. Ken Campbell of the Hockey News says that the Penguins are offering $1.65 million. He has an arbitration hearing scheduled for this Friday. Here’s how arbitration works: “A...
Via The Pensblog
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Checking in on the Pittsburgh Penguins

Last year: 51-24-7, first in the Metro Division. Eliminated by the Rangers in the second round. Key additions: Patric Hornqvist, Christian Ehrhoff, Nick Spaling, Steve Downie, Blake Comeau, Thomas Greiss Key subtractions: James Neal, Matt Niskanen, Jussi Jokinen, Brooks Orpik, Lee Stempniak, Brian Gibbons, Deryk Engelland, Joe Vitale, Tanner Glass (just kidding) Taylor Pyatt ...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers have 'keen interest' in Pittsburgh Penguins' RFA Brandon Sutter

Everytime an NHL centre of decent pedigree is listed as possibly available, it seems someone connects the dots and suggests the Edmonton Oilers as a team likely to be interested in his services. This is especially true of restricted free agents. It happened with Ryan O’Reilly, Patrik Berglund, Lars Eller, and Derick Brassard, who all have since signed extensions with their previous...
Via Hockey Fan Land
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton Oilers have “keen interest” in Pittsburgh Penguins’ RFA Brandon Sutter

Everytime an NHL centre of decent pedigree is listed as possibly available, it seems someone connects the dots and suggests the Edmonton Oilers as a team likely to be interested in his services. This is especially true of restricted free agents. It happened with Ryan O’Reilly, Patrik Berglund, Lars Eller, and Derick Brassard, who all have since signed extensions with their previous...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL veteran Jason Williams returning to North America

After spending two seasons with HC Ambri-Piotta of Switzerland’s top league, it looks like Jason Williams is attempting a North American comeback. The AHL Oklahoma City Barons announced that they have signed him to a minor-league contract. The Barons are the AHL affiliate of the Edmonton Oilers. Williams is a veteran of 455 NHL games and had 94 goals and 227 points over the course...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

New Penguins coach to meet with Malkin

Penguins coach Mike Johnston is traveling to Russia this weekend to visit center Evgeni Malkin. What if Malkin can't reciprocate the visit by reporting to training camp on time? Tensions between the United States and Russia are heightened following last week's crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine. The U.S. State Department said a surface-to-air missile likely...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins next ones: Kasperi Kapanen

Welcome back to Next Ones, an ongoing series examine each one of the Penguins top prospects.  This week’s edition is all about the pens 2014 first-round draft pick, Kasperi Kapanen. Kasperi Kapanen Birthday: July 23rd, 1996 (18)  Birthplace – Kuipio, Finland Hight – 6’0   Weight- 18o lbs   Position: (LW/RW)  Shoots: Right  2013/14 Stats: 47 games, 7 goals, 7 assists...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh should be excited about Patric Hornqvist By: @LuigiLemieux

Pittsburgh should be excited about Patric HornqvistAlthough it is still July and the sound of skates scraping ice is still a seemingly distant idea, Pittsburgh fans are already pining for October and eagerly awaiting the unveiling of our “new look” Penguins squad. Among the many changes we have seen the one that excites me more than any other may be the addition of Patric Hornqvist...
Via PensInitiative
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran NHLer Pyatt signs in Swiss league

After a lengthy NHL career, Taylor Pyatt is headed overseas. The former Islander, Sabre, Canuck, Coyote, Ranger and Penguin has signed with Geneve-Servette of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Thursday. Pyatt, 32, split last season between New York and Pittsburgh, racking up four goals and five points in 56 games. A first-round pick of the Islanders (eighth...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

An Important Trip To Moscow For Mike Johnston

from Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Evgeni Malkin finally is ready to listen, so new Penguins coach Mike Johnston better say all the right words. The season could be at stake. Johnston leaves this weekend for Moscow, where he will spend four days with his most important player. Win over Malkin, and Johnston would take the biggest step toward turning the...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at Kasperi Kapanen And The Rest Of the Pens' Young Forwards by @MadChad and @H_P_Hockey

The Pittsburgh Penguins' rookie development camp has come and gone, and now it's time to take a hard look at what transpired during the week. During the scrimmage, I had the privalage to check up with Tony Androckitis, who covers the Wilkes/Barre Baby Pens for HighlandParkHockey.com Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Apparently you can get a Penguins 1992 Championship Ring at some auction

We got some bizarre email the other day. I thought your readers might be interested in the 1992 Penguins Stanley Cup championship ring that is being offered as part of the Lelands.com Spring 2014 Catalog Auction. At first we thought a player must have given it up or maybe Pierre McGuire couldn’t bare it anymore. But turns out it is a sample from the company that made it: One year...
Via The Pensblog
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Jim Rutherford July Approval Ratings

Since the last time we ran this Jim Rutherford has been a busy man. - He hired Mike Johnson. And Rick Tocchet. - He traded James Neal. - He signed Christian Ehrhoff - He signed Steve Downie. - He drafted a European forward. After recieving a 88% disapproval rating, it was only up to go for Carolina Jim, and we feel he has gone up. Place your ballot here:  
Via The Pensblog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacques Martin is now Pittsburgh’s senior advisor of hockey operations

The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Jacques Martin senior advisor of hockey operations, the club announced today. From the press release: His duties will include monitoring NHL games, with an emphasis on Eastern Conference teams, assessing how the Penguins compare to the competition. He will report his information to general manager Jim Rutherford. Martin, who spent last season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jacques Martin Named Penguins “Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations”

The Penguins announced today that Jacques Martin has been named “Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations.” “His duties will include monitoring NHL games, with an emphasis on Eastern Conference teams, assessing how the Penguins compare to the competition. He will report his information to general manager Jim Rutherford.” We find it weird that Martin is being given an office role...
Via The Pensblog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Name Jacques Martin Senior Advisor Of Hockey Operations

via the Pittsburgh Penguins, The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Jacques Martin senior advisor of hockey operations, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Martin, 61, has over 25 years of NHL experience as a general manager, head coach and assistant coach with Pittsburgh, Montreal, Florida, Ottawa, Colorado/Quebec, Chicago...
Via Kukla's Korner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 days 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
9 days 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
9 days 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
10 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
11 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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