Pittsburgh Penguins

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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They’ve been called the “Three-Headed Monster“. They are the Penguins’ most recognizable, expensive and skilled players. They are also reason that going into the All-Star Break, the Penguins sit in the third playoff spot in the Metropolitan Division. Yes, all of the teams below the Penguins have games in hand. In fact, the four teams
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Matt Hunwick, upon signing with the Pittsburgh Penguins this past summer, seemingly fit the exact mold you’d expect from a depth defenseman under Mike Sullivan. He’s a solid skater, a good puck mover and responsible enough to flank a stay-at-home individual like his current partner Jamie Oleksiak. Unfortunately, there’s been more bad than good throughout his
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