Mike Colligan | @MikeColligan

Mike Colligan is an NHL analyst at Forbes SportsMoney and The Hockey Writers. Email: MJColligan@gmail.com

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Eric Tangradi is looking for a fresh start in Winnipeg (Bridgetds/Flickr)

Penguins Blueprint: The Jason Botterill Factor

Jason Botterill and Penguins GM Ray Shero face an impossible task. In just ten days they’ll be forced to overhaul an offensive group they spent most of the season preparing to tweak.

Do the Pittsburgh Penguins have the best goalie tandem in the league? (Tom Turk/THW)

Penguins ownership group shows commitment to Stanley Cup vision

If there was ever a year for Lemieux and Burkle to put up the white flag and live to see another day, it would be this year. No one would blame them. Fans surely wouldn’t revolt. But that’s not what they did, and yesterday Shero seemed energized by the commitment from ownership that allowed him to take a risk on Kovalev.


Penguins trade conditional pick for Alexei Kovalev

GM Ray Shero and the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired soon-to-be unrestricted free agent Alexei Kovalev from the Ottawa Senators for a conditional seventh round pick in the 2011 draft.

Neal will be the wing that Crosby has waited for.(Flickr/Les_Stockton)

Penguins trade Goligoski to Dallas for James Neal and Matt Niskanen (with full audio of Shero conference call)

The long-awaited trade deadline move by Penguins GM Ray Shero finally happened Monday afternoon as the team sent defenseman Alex Goligoski to Dallas for James Neal and Matt Niskanen.

Clarke MacArthur is expected to re-sign with the Maple Leafs (bridgetds, Flickr)

Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Deadline Gameplan: Part 2 of 2

In Part I of our Penguins trade deadline gameplan, we took a look at the market General Manager Ray Shero and his staff are currently navigating. Ten days remain until […]

Mario Lemieux coaching his son's youth hockey team (Credit: www.PittsburghPenguins.com)

There’s More to Mario Lemieux’s Statement Than You Think

Ask anyone who remembers Mario Lemieux’s playing career and they’ll tell you he was a player who wasn’t afraid to speak his mind.  They’ll even point to a number of […]

Videos: Brent Johnson Fights Again, Suspensions, Fines, Penguins-Islanders Ends in Mayhem

Videos: Brent Johnson Fights Again, Suspensions, Fines, Penguins-Islanders Ends in Mayhem

When an NHL game ends with over 300 penalty minutes, the story should pretty much write itself. If only that were the case in this one. Friday Night turned to […]

Jordan Staal will be forced to carry the Penguins (Flickr/Dan4th)

Jordan Staal’s Time Has Come (Tangradi Recalled, Notes on Prospects)

The 2007-08 season will go down as the ‘year of the high-ankle sprain’ in Pittsburgh Penguins history.  Marc-Andre Fleury and Max Talbot missed long stretches of time with the injury, […]

by · February 11, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins

Penguins Update: Thoughts on Cooke Suspension, Four Callups, Crosby Talks, Kunitz to IR

PITTSBURGH – For the second time this week Matt Cooke finds himself at the center of attention for a questionable hit on an opponent. After Cooke clipped the leg of […]

Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Deadline Gameplan: Part 1 of 2

Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Deadline Gameplan: Part 1 of 2

Weekend news of Evgeni Malkin’s knee injury sent shockwaves through a fanbase already struggling to cope without Sidney Crosby. In Part I of our Penguins trade deadline preview, let’s focus on the market that Shero will be looking to navigate leading up to February 28.

Evgeni Malkin not injured....yet.  (File Photo)

Evgeni Malkin’s knee injury will likely end his season

Coach Dan Bylsma told reporters on Saturday morning that Evgeni Malkin suffered a torn ACL and torn MCL.

HSBC Arena in Buffalo (ScallopHolden/Flickr)

Could former Penguins GM Craig Patrick be nearing an NHL return?

When the Pittsburgh Penguins decided not to extend General Manager Craig Patrick’s contract in 2006, all parties knew a fresh start was needed. Patrick had positioned his team perfectly to […]

by · February 4, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins