Penguins need to get faster Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Pittsburgh Penguins don’t have the team speed they once did and others are faster now. They need to change that this offseason, and according to GM Jim Rutherford, play a more “up-tempo, puck-pressure game.” Rutherford may look to add a ‘swift skater’ or
Nearly two years ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins sat atop the NHL world. They’d become the first team in 19 years to win back-to-back Stanley Cup championships. Captain Sidney Crosby became the first player since Mario Lemieux in 1992 to win consecutive Conn Smythe Trophies. During those seasons, the Penguins reset the template for a Stanley
Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford didn’t hold back during his press conference yesterday. Rutherford said that basically from the start of the season they weren’t a tight-knit team and added: “I didn’t see a point where guys came together as a team and I wonder if there’s too many
Keys to the Penguins offseason Emily Kaplan and Chris Peters of ESPN: Looking at the keys to the Pittsburgh Penguins offseason. Consider seismic changes: Penguins GM Jim Rutherford is never afraid to make a big move. Sidney Crosby isn’t going anywhere and Evgeni Malkin has a NMC and is only going somewhere if he asks.