June 26th, 2015 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The NHL draft is becoming the new trade deadline. While the deadline itself gets all the hype, reality is that it's pretty difficult for teams to swap star players midseason. Think about it. How many true 'hockey trades' involving NHL roster players do we actually see in the regular season? Potential suitors are limited -- as some teams...

June 25th, 2015 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Toronto Maple Leafs 0 comments

With the NHL draft a little over a day away, trade talks and speculation are running absolutely rampant. Teams are debating which players they want to target and just how much they will have to give up in return. There are tough decisions ahead that every team will have to make in order to get better. The Pittsburgh Penguins have been very active...

June 24th, 2015 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

Some big news came from Russia early this morning with a source inside the Pittsburgh Penguins eventually confirming it, they're going to attempt and sign Sergei Plotnikov. He plays in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League and might be in line to play with Evgeni Malkin, should he sign. Plotnikov is a 25-year old, left-handed, forward who is...

June 23rd, 2015 In Free Agents, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

The NHL salary cap is officially set at $71,400,000, and the Pittsburgh Penguins have $57,731,666 committed to eight forwards, four defensemen and one goaltender - per GeneralFanager. With about $13 million in cap space the Penguins actually have some room to work with this offseason. There have been rumors that they're interested in signing a...

June 22nd, 2015 In Commentary, Pittsburgh Penguins 0 comments

View image | gettyimages.com Adam Gretz over at CBSSports.com recently wrote about possible buyout candiates around the league, and included among the riff-raff was the Pittsburgh Penguins very own Rob Scuderi.  Seeing Scuderi on such a list is unsurprising, but with General Manager Jim Rutherford declaring, "No, we don't have any plans...

June 22nd, 2015 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Trades Contracts and Transactions 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins need a top-six forward, or two. General manager Jim Rutherford has admitted that the impending free agent class is weak and will not provide much help. That leaves the Penguins with one option, trading to acquire a talented forward.  It's already been reported that the Penguins are potentially interested in the...

June 20th, 2015 In Pittsburgh Penguins, Previews and Predictions 0 comments

The Pittsburgh Penguins made headlines last season when their power play started 18-of-43. They were converting at a rate of around 42% during the beginning of the season, but it would not last forever. As injuries set in, the Penguins power play went dark and was remarkably ineffective. Many different combinations were tried to revive their...

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