August 28th, 2015 In News, Penguins Prospects, Penguins Transactions, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed their top draft pick from the 2015 draft (46th overall), Daniel Sprong, to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced on Friday. General Fanager reports that the deal is worth the maximum $925,000 at the NHL level. The 18-year-old Dutch right wing has spent the last two seasons playing for...

August 26th, 2015 In Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

The offseason has been an exciting time for the Pittsburgh Penguins, thanks primarily to general manager Jim Rutherford going out and making a series of smart, calculated additions and subtractions to the roster. While the most buzz worthy of these moves was the addition of elite forward Phil Kessel, one particular addition to the roster has flown...

August 26th, 2015 In Penguins Transactions, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

In the middle of the 2014-15 season, the Pittsburgh Penguins made a surprising trade by sending defensive prospect Philip Samuelsson to the Arizona Coyotes for forward Rob Klinkhammer and a conditional fifth round pick. That pick was going to be a 2016 fifth round pick if Samuelsson had played 40+ games with the Coyotes in the 2014-15 season....

August 26th, 2015 In Free Agents, News, Penguins Transactions, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins have given former Vancouver Canucks enforcer Tom Sestito a professional tryout contract (PTO) to attend Penguins camp and vie for a roster spot with the club, the team announced on Wednesday. Sestito had a tumultuous 2014-15 season, frequently being in the news as a player the Vancouver Canucks were openly shopping to...

August 25th, 2015 In News, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

Phil Kessel has been the source of more speculation than an oil field this summer. First it was fans hemming and hawing over where he would get traded to, if he was actually traded at all. Then, following the July 1 trade to Pittsburgh, it was a debate over how he would be used by the Penguins, with two great centers up front. Debate no more,...

August 24th, 2015 In Penguins Management, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

After a disappointing close to the Pittsburgh Penguins' 2014-2015 season that saw many people, hockey analysts and fans alike, calling for the removal of general manager Jim Rutherford, it would seem that the course is finally steadying. The offseason has seen a litany of moves that seem poised to address most of the areas of weakness for...

August 24th, 2015 In Pittsburgh Penguins, The Business of Hockey 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins recently unveiled their state of the art practice facility in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Their goal is that it will be considered a one stop shop for all things hockey. Inside this massive facility are two full-size NHL rinks, with one reserved specifically for the Penguins, a UPMC sports medicine section with 24...

August 20th, 2015 In Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins have been rebuilding their team during the last year and, for the most part, general manager Jim Rutherford has improved the team. When you change as many players as the Penguins have, there will be times that the team will look out of sync, uncoordinated and sloppy. However, as the seasons progresses the team should look...

August 19th, 2015 In Hockey History, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins have become a storied franchise in their rich, 48-year history. The have put three of the best hockey players in history on the ice in Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, and Sidney Crosby. They've captured three Stanley Cups and now have one of the largest fanbases in all of hockey. Over those 48 years of Penguin hockey,...

August 18th, 2015 In Penguins Goaltending, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

Take a walk over to a nearby window. Open it up if you can, or just put your ear to it and listen. Do you hear that? *crickets* That's the sound of Marc-Andre Fleury's critics as the new season draws near. He is coming off one of his best years as a pro; where he boasted 34 wins, a save percentage of .920 (2nd best of his career), and a...

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