Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins will enter this season looking to rebound from their second-round loss to the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. They’ll also be looking for another player to have a breakout season. In 2015-16, it was defenseman Brian Dumoulin. In 2016-17, it was wingers Conor Sheary and Jake Guentzel. Last year it was winger
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In the news today, Noah Dobson has signed his entry-level contract with the New York Islanders, NBC has released their broadcasting schedule for the 2018-19 season, Zach Aston-Reese is healthy and looking to make a solid impact at the NHL level and the Ottawa Senators have officially announced the signing of Brady Tkachuk. Dobsons Signs ELC
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Over two years ago I wrote that the acquisition of Carl Hagelin changed the identity of the Pittsburgh Penguins. I still believe that to be true, but all good things must come to an end. A deal moving Hagelin out of Pittsburgh may not happen tomorrow, or even before the start of the season but given
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In March of 1965, a formal process began headed by then NHL President Clarence Clarence so that the league would expand its operation to include a second division of six teams. Gone would be the days of the so-called “Original Six” franchises. Joining them would be a half-dozen new teams that would see the NHL reach further
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He played just under 500 regular season games in the NHL with some pretty impressive seasons to start his career, but now Ryan Whitney relishes behind the microphone as a member of the Spittin’ Chiclets podcast’s team of hosts. But it wasn’t all that long ago that Whitney played in the NHL – suiting up
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July 1 was an interesting day for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Columbus Blue Jackets castoff defenseman Jack Johnson smiled like the Cheshire cat while being introduced to the Pittsburgh media. Also in a surprise move, the Penguins brought back a familiar face in the form of 41-year old Matt Cullen. These moves give general manager Jim
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The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Jack Johnson to a five-year deal worth $16.25 million, the team announced Sunday at the start of free agency. The deal comes with an annual cap hit of $3.25 million and will keep Johnson under contract through the 2022-23 season. It was originally reported to be in the work
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It’s that time of year again: trades are being made, contracts are being inked and extensions are being signed. The Pittsburgh Penguins, who have five restricted free agents on the roster, will need to start participating in the fun. But as they work through those potential deals, one stands out as being a priority: the
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The 2017-18 campaign ended in disappointment for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Not only did they fall short of the coveted Stanley Cup three-peat, but they lost to the Washington Capitals in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, a postseason team they have dominated over the past several years. Now, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford
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When the 2018 NHL Playoffs began in mid-April the Pittsburgh Penguins put themselves in a prime position to hoist Lord Stanley’s Cup for the third consecutive season. A feat that has not been accomplished since the New York Islanders etched their name into the Cup an astonishing four seasons in a row from 1980-1983. The
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The NHL’s Department of Player Safety has suspended Washington Capitals’ forward Tom Wilson for three games as a result of his high-hit on Pittsburgh Penguins’ forward Zach Aton-Reese’s head Tuesday night. The play created a lot of controversy as Aston-Reese suffered a concussion and a broken jaw from the play. While some angles may have
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If Game 2 of the Washington Capitals versus Pittsburgh Penguins series taught us anything, it was that there is still no conclusive ruling on what a controversial goal is or is not. Penguins’ Controversial No-Call In a game where the Capitals took a quick three-goal lead just minutes into the second period, Pittsburgh’s comeback bid
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This was a notable season health-wise for several Pittsburgh Penguins, including Sidney Crosby, who played the first 82-game season of his career. But the biggest accomplishment might belong to defenseman Olli Maatta, for whom this year’s 82-game effort was not only the first of his five-year career— it was also the first time since his
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The battle for the Stanley Cup kicks off in less than a month, on Wednesday, April 11. While there are still several teams battling to secure a playoff spot in the Western Conference, teams in the East are fairly well decided. Best Odds to Win the Stanley Cup This season, three of the four 2016-17
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The Pittsburgh Penguins — at least for the past few decades — have been a franchise known for their offense. When an organization is lucky enough to have multiple generational talents like Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin it isn’t surprising to see that portion of the game demand the most attention. However, they’ve
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The Ottawa Senators have traded forward Derick Brassard to the Pittsburgh Penguins for defenceman Ian Cole, a 2018 first-round pick and goaltending prospect Filip Gustavsson. According to CapFriendly, Cole – a pending unrestricted free agent on Jul. 1 – was included in the trade so the Penguins could fit Brassard under the cap as his
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