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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
18 hours 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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1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins' Pouliot preparing for larger role on defense

Although the offseason acquisition of five-time 30-goal scorer Phil Kessel dominated the headlines, the Pittsburgh Penguins will need to see an improvement from their defense if they are going to return to glory this season.A healthy Kris Letang will certainly go along way in that regard, but the Penguins may need to lean on Derrick Pouliot as a top-four defenseman in 2015-16. The...
Via Fox Sports
1 day 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins sign enforcer Sestito to professional tryout contract

The Pittsburgh Penguins signed rugged forward Tom Sestito to a professional tryout contract on Wednesday.General manager Jim Rutherford announced the move to bring in the 6-foot-5, 228-pound Sestito, who has collected 10 goals, eight assists and 432 penalty minutes in 137 career games.Sestito had an assist in three contests with the Vancouver Canucks last season before being dismissed...
Via Fox Sports
3 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...
Via Sports-Glory
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins to start camp with Kessel next to Crosby

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins aren't wasting any time with Phil Kessel. General manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday the team plans to place the speedy forward alongside star center Sidney Crosby when the Penguins open training camp next month. The Penguins acquired the three-time All Star from Toronto in July to give the franchise a needed boost after a first-round playoff...
Via AP on Fox
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
5 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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5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings sign Christian Ehrhoff

The Los Angeles Kings announced the club has signed defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million. Ehrhoff is taking a similar approach to the one he took last year. He signed a one-year deal worth $4 million with the Pittsburgh Penguins last offseason, hoping signing a less lucrative contract would give him a better chance at his first Stanley Cup ring. That...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings sign Christian Ehrhoff

The Los Angeles Kings announced the club has signed defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million. Ehrhoff is taking a similar approach to the one he took last year. He signed a one-year deal worth $4 million with the Pittsburgh Penguins last offseason, hoping signing a less lucrative contract would give him a better chance at his first Stanley Cup ring. That...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Kings Sign Christian Ehrhoff

On Sunday afternoon, the Los Angeles Kings announced that they have signed veteran defenseman Christian Ehrhoff to a one-year deal. Ehrhoff, 33, had three goals and 11 assists in 49 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Blackhawks were rumored to have had interest in Ehrhoff earlier this summer. The post LA Kings Sign Christian Ehrhoff appeared first on Committed Indians.
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Penguins' prospect honors friend with cartoon mask

Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Tristan Jarry honored the nickname given to him by a fallen former teammate by having it brought to life on his new goaltender's mask.Dubbed "Tom and Jarry" by ex-teammate Kristian Pelss, the 20-year-old Jarry made certain to have the legendary cartoon cat and mouse playing pond hockey on a mask painted by artist Jason Bartziokas."'Jars' wanted to keep...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: Toughness Still an Issue

January 28 at the Verizon Center in Washington. Six minutes to play. Then-Pens defenseman Christian Ehrhoff attempts to ram Alex Ovechkin into the sideboards. With an almost excuse-me sweep of his forearm, the Caps’ superman turns the tables and flattens the black-and-gold defender. Ehrhoff sustains a concussion. There were other incidents like this one in 2014-15. Such as Blue...
Via PenguinPoop
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 20th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s more fun than going on vacation… No it’s not… THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Sidney Crosby played a little ball hockey (not a joke) yesterday and started in net for a front office game.  A splendid time was had by all.  Crosby has spent his entire summer working on how to...
Via The Pensblog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Crosby excels as goalie in ball hockey game

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby isn't afraid to step out of his comfort zone.The two-time Hart Trophy winner willingly donned the goaltender's equipment and took his place in the crease in a Pittsburgh-area ball hockey game on Tuesday.Joined by former Penguin Colby Armstrong, Crosby helped "Team Iceland" post a 4-3 win in the Cranberry Dek Hockey League. The game was not...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 19th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun the looking for prints… THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Oskar Sundqvist, one of the remaining Penguin pro prospects, missed developmental camp with a “lower body injury.”  The injury???  A SEVERED TENDON IN HIS LEFT THIGH… I think we know why Fehr/Bonino/Cullen...
Via The Pensblog
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chara and Jagr defying age in a young man’s NHL

It used to be that the veteran players were the leaders on any given NHL team, however times are changing. Many NHL players see their peak performance before the age of 27 these days. By the time a player gets to age 37, he is a good 10 years past his prime. In fact the NHL had just 18 players over 36 years of age last season. Only six of those players (Craig Adams, Martin St...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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