Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images Stories about Kevin Stevens can sometimes sound like tall tales, and Artie adds to his legend on the golf course Kevin Stevens has almost a mythical presence about him.
Goaltenders sharing the load is becoming the new trend in the NHL. Could the Penguins deploy a similar system next season? When talking about a player platoon system in sports, it’s usually in regards to baseball, a sport which utilizes a platoon system more than any other.
Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images They have spent significant assets with what is currently little to show for it. The Pittsburgh Penguins traded Nick Bjugstad this past week to the Minnesota Wild for a conditional seventh-round draft pick, while also retaining half of his salary cap hit for the 2020-21 season.
If you subscribe to the national publications and organizational rankings, you may have seen the dire forecasts. According to some lists, the Pittsburgh Penguins are the most prospect bereft organization in the NHL.
The Buffalo Sabres, Arizona Coyotes and Pittsburgh Penguins could all be operating with an internal budget much lower than the NHL's $81.5M salary-cap ceiling, which could present each with a great opportunity to build their rosters.
Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Getty Images Not much going on for the Pens in the league awards so far, but we’ll check on players who have gotten votes The NHL has been trickling out one award per day now, since there is not going to be a big end of season party in Vegas to announce them all.
Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union and fall of the iron curtain, Czech players have been flowing to the National Hockey League. The Golden Era of Czech hockey even saw the small European nation claim the No.
It was announced late afternoon that the Penguins have re-signed defenseman Juuso Riikola to a two-year deal with an annual cap hit of $1.15 million. Riikola, who turns 27 in November, played in 73 games for the Penguins over the past two seasons.
Earlier this week, the Penguins acquired right winger Kasperi Kapanen in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Here’s how the entire trade breaks down: This trade seems to be yet another instance where Penguins GM Jim Rutherford vastly overpaid in order to “get his guy.” I don’t have a problem with acquiring Kapanen.