June 30th, 2016 In Penguins Prospects, Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories 0 comments

The Penguins didn't have a first-round pick in the draft again this year, and many of the exciting young players in the system have already graduated to Pittsburgh. But that doesn't mean that the Penguins development camp isn't full of interesting storylines, quite the contrary. There are a lot of young, exceptionally talented players on...

June 30th, 2016 In NHL Entry Draft, Penguins Prospects, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

Saturday was a big day for the Penguins as they drafted six new players, including two Americans, two Finns, one Swede and one Canadian. But the player I am most interested in is 18-year-old right winger Kasper Bjorkqvist from Finland. After going undrafted during his first eligible year in 2015, and sitting through Friday’s first round...

June 28th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories 0 comments

As expected, the Penguins decided not to extend a qualifying offer to defenseman Justin Schultz making him an unrestricted free agent. It was the right move as he was a bottom-pairing defenseman while in the lineup, and frequently a healthy scratch. Not to mention that the 25-year-old would have made nearly $4 million if tendered. But this does...

June 28th, 2016 In Free Agents, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

Why fix what's not broken? The Penguins are heading into the off-season with their championship-winning roster almost set to return. That's a good thing for them, because their players' salaries won't create a lot of wiggle room for the Pens' general manager Jim Rutherford to work with on the market. There are, however, a few considerable holes...

June 27th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories 0 comments

Like Marc-Andre Fleury, Chris Kunitz has been the target of trade talk during this young offseason. It has even been suggested that the Penguins should use their buyout on Sidney Crosby’s long-time winger. Even though Kunitz will be 37-years-old before next season starts, he still has value. So what exactly should Pittsburgh’s next course of...

June 26th, 2016 In Maple Leafs Transactions, Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

Phil Kessel traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins! The headlines screamed across the hockey media last year as the Toronto Maple Leafs finally moved the guy they just couldn't figure out. Kessel had to go, and go he went. It seemed to many involved that canning Kessel was inevitable, not only in a general sense, but also specifically as a part of the...

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