Post Tagged with: "Ben Lovejoy"

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Ducks Make Smart Moves to Gear Up for Playoffs

Anaheim Ducks general manager Bob Murray knew it had to be done. He needed to add to acquire at least one blue liner to help the struggling Ducks defense. Along […]

Can Bob Murray pull the trigger on a trade that will get Anaheim over the top? (File Photo)

How The Anaheim Ducks Won The Trade Deadline

There’s a notion in the NHL that to get, you must give, and even sometimes give a lot more than what you’re getting. This season’s trade deadline saw the Anaheim […]

by · March 2, 2015 · 0 comments · Anaheim Ducks
Cole has the second best plus/minus among Blues defensemen (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Penguins Add Cole, Lovejoy on Deadline Day

Rumor around Pittsburgh after the Daniel Winnik deal last week was that General Manager Jim Rutherford was done making deals, but would keep the phone on during Monday’s Trade Deadline […]

Ben Lovejoy couldn't find a permanent spot in the Penguins' lineup (Icon SMI)

Ben Lovejoy, the NHL’s Most Improved Player

I’m glad the NHL doesn’t have a ‘Most Improved Player’ award. Unlike the other ‘Big Four’ North American pro sports leagues, the NHL hasn’t followed suit with the MLB, NBA, […]

by · February 2, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · Anaheim Ducks, News/Commentary
Robert Bortuzzo was willing to do anything to stay in the lineup. (Photo by Andy Martin Jr)

Is Robert Bortuzzo Destined for a Trade?

As Robert Bortuzzo and his fans are quickly learning, depth can be a very complicated topic in the life of an NHL player. Depth charts are created with the idea […]

by · December 5, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Pittsburgh Penguins
Eric Tangradi is looking for a fresh start in Winnipeg (Bridgetds/Flickr)

Waivers, Sunk Costs, and the Pittsburgh Penguins

With Pittsburgh visiting the Jets on Friday, it’s not difficult to imagine a scenario where Tangradi scores a pair of goals to prove that his old team made a mistake.

by · February 14, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Pittsburgh Penguins, Winnipeg Jets
Referees have seen better days. (Flickr/Dan4th)

NHL Discipline Consistency Still Locked Out

It is not just the players that have been affected by the NHL lockout. Officials have already handed out five-minute majors and game misconducts, while the league, most notably disciplinarian […]

by · February 4, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · New York Islanders, St Louis Blues
The Penguins need to get tougher in front of Marc-Andre Fleury (Tom Turk/THW)

Pittsburgh Penguins Trade Deadline: The Gameplan

Before discussing whether Player A would be a good fit with the Penguins or not, we need to evaluate the team’s situation and needs, the supply and demand of the market, and the type of player the Penguins look for.

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Colin McDonald Relishes Opportunity With Penguins

Colin McDonald knows it won’t be easy to crack a veteran-laden Pittsburgh lineup that’s always looking to add new pieces, but he’s happy to be in a situation where he can develop as a player and someday earn that opportunity full-time.

by · February 2, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Minor League Report, Pittsburgh Penguins, Player Profiles
Tangradi was a fan favorite in Wilkes-Barre Scranton (Sienna Slusser)

Pittsburgh Penguins November Minor-League Update

The Pittsburgh Penguins are off to a strong start despite dealing with a number of big injuries once again this season.  They’ve compiled a 9-3-3 record and sit atop the […]

by · November 7, 2011 · Comments are Disabled · AHL, Pittsburgh Penguins
Deryk Engelland should be spending more time in front of the Penguins net (Tom Turk/THW)

Penguins Playbook: Pens Still Adjusting To Defensive System

The Pittsburgh Penguins were fairly happy with the result of their three-game Western Canada road swing (Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton).

by · October 11, 2011 · 2 comments · Pittsburgh Penguins
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Pittsburgh Penguins Roster and Cap Analysis

The first week of the season is becoming an annual tradition of roster complication and chaos for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Front offices around the NHL probably don’t feel bad for […]