August 24th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories 0 comments

When the Penguins signed Matt Cullen last season, not everyone considered it to be a good acquisition. Many felt that at 38, Cullen did not fit in with the Penguins’ perceived need to get younger. The veteran center was likely blocking the progression of youngster Oskar Sundqvist. Sixteen goals, and a season of incredible play later, everyone...

August 23rd, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

They're a band of misfits. A collective group of individuals shunned by former employers and cast off as liabilities or lazy coach killers. There's no way this Pittsburgh Penguins team, built strictly on speed and skill using spare parts that didn't fit elsewhere, could actually find success. Sidney Crosby, the leader of this group, is the most...

August 22nd, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories 0 comments

Repeat. An elusive word in hockey. But, the Pittsburgh Penguins may very well repeat as Stanley Cup Champions. They have all the right pieces in place. While doing so is very difficult in the modern NHL era, a repeat champion not having happened since the Detroit Red Wings 18 years ago, it is very much within the realm of possibility for these...

August 19th, 2016 In Editor's Choice, Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories 0 comments

No, the Pittsburgh Penguins haven't landed Jimmy Vesey, a highly touted NCAA prospect who's currently mulling over offers from multiple NHL teams. However, they did sign Thomas DiPauli, a former Capitals' draft pick who became a free agent out of Notre Dame earlier this week. That in itself is a major step forward for this organization. In...

August 18th, 2016 In Penguins Transactions, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

If you're just now learning about Jimmy Vesey and the tumult he's inspired, here's the quick-and-dirty on him: He's the 2016 Hobey Baker Award winner (given to the top NCAA ice hockey player) who was drafted by the Nashville Predators in the third round of the 2012 draft. Not long after he was drafted, he informed the team that he wouldn't be...

August 17th, 2016 In News, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed center Matt Cullen to a one-year, $1 million contract, the team announced Wednesday. The deal was a long time coming for the soon-to-be 40-year-old. He had said early in the offseason that he'd love to return to the club, while others like the Minnesota Wild were rumored to have interest. The new deal is a...

August 17th, 2016 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Top Stories 0 comments

Player evaluations will be based on each individual's performance with a focus on January 1 and forward, due to the Pittsburgh Penguins' coaching change and shift in philosophy. Individual stats and their impact on teammates will be a large focus, with other factors playing a role as well.  It's safe to say that Brian Dumoulin gets an A+ for...

August 16th, 2016 In Penguins Goaltending, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

Right about now, there's not much movement in the local media when it comes to hockey in Pittsburgh. All the town is abuzz with Steelers training camp stories and the typical "August" mindset. That doesn't mean that there can't be some exciting speculation on what will quickly become the hottest story in Pittsburgh once the hockey season is in...

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