The Pittsburgh Penguins may still make a couple of changes but the pressure to do so has lessened Josh Yohe of The Athletic: The Pittsburgh Penguins window remains open, but GM Jim Rutherford knows they need to make some changes. What was learned over the weekend? 1. Kris Letang and Evgeni Malkin appear to be
© Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Rutherford not actively trying to trade any of Kessel, Malkin, Hornqvist or Letang NHL.com: Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford was on 93.7 The Fan radio yesterday talking about the Penguins and Phil Kessel. “The biggest thing is from a team point of view, you can’t have the player controlling the
© Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded defenseman Olli Maatta to the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Dominik Kahun and a 2019 fifth round pick. The 24-year old Maatta was drafted 22nd overall in the first round of the 2012 draft. He carries a $4,083,330 for three more years. The 23-year old Kahun
© Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Flyers and Hayes will continue to talk after a quick visit Frank Seravalli: Sounding like Kevin Hayes was impressed with his meeting/visit with the Philadelphia Flyers. The Flyers will have their work cut out, but money talks. From understanding, the Flyers are not at the top of Hayes’ list,
report this ad For the next 48 hours, NHL fans are going to hear all about Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and how Pittsburgh demolished the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. On one hand, yes those are major storylines. Both the best and worst of Crosby was on display in Game 5, and the Penguins
report this ad Despite a three-point performance and first star honors in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final, Sidney Crosby’s night would be defined by a scrum with P.K. Subban and a water bottle. USA TODAY’s “For The Win” called Crosby’s Game 5 “a night of bad behavior,” and that seems to sum it up.
report this ad As Yogi Berra first uttered 40 years ago, “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” Some fans might find it difficult to tune into Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Sunday night after the Pittsburgh Penguins destroyed the Nashville Predators, 6-0, in Game 5. It was no contest from start to
report this ad The Pittsburgh Penguins have played a ridiculous amount of hockey these past two years. After going all the way to a championship in 2016, they barely had enough time to eat French fries out of the Cup before their stars were whisked away for the World Cup of Hockey. Between two four-round postseasons,
report this ad It took 213 games, 49 of those playoffs appearances, to make history. It was the 66th playoff series in Penguins history and the 87th game of the 2017 playoffs — some things are just meant to be. Kris Letang hadn’t played since February, they were outshot in more than 70% of games played
report this ad Late in the 2015-16 season, Pittsburgh’s third round (83rd overall selection) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, got his shot in the NHL when Marc-Andre Fleury fell to a concussion. Murray, a standout performer in the American Hockey League with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2014-15 and the early part of 2015-16, was called up.
report this ad Every team’s offseason moves lead to discussions and debates, but no signing in recent Pittsburgh Penguins history has met with as much skepticism and consternation as Jim Rutherford’s signing of defenseman Jack Johnson. Having failed to shore up his defensive corps with the addition of Matt Hunwick the year prior, Rutherford inked
report this ad Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby joined Mario Lemieux and Bernie Parent as the only other players in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in back-to-back years. Crosby deserved it, posting eight goals and 27 points in 24 playoff games. But he wasn’t the only member of the Penguins who played at
© Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Who might be interested in Trouba Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun: If trading defenseman Jacob Trouba was an easy deal to make they likely would have done so by now. Contract talks haven’t been easy in the past. The Jets would like to sign him to a long-term deal
© Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports Hall not interested in a Devils extension at this time David Pagnotta of The Fourth Period: Multiple sources have said that as of now, Taylor Hall is not interested in signing a contract extension with the New Jersey Devils. Hall is eligible to sign an extension after July 1st.
© Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports Grzelcyk in concussion protocol Amalie Benjamin of NHL.com: Boston Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy said that defenseman Matt Grzelcyk isn’t traveling with the team and is in concussion protocol. Sundqvist suspended NHL Player Safety: St. Louis Blues forward has been suspended Oskar Sundqvist for one game for his boarding of
© Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Wild have been shopping Zucker @Account4hockey: Michael Russo (The Athletic) said on Minnesota radio that the Minnesota Wild have shopped winger Jason Zucker too: Calgary Flames for Michael Frolik/Sam Bennett. Pittsburgh Penguins for Phil Kessel. Arizona Coyotes for Christian Dvorak. The Coyotes countered with Christian Fischer. Vegas Golden Knights
Roman Josi expects to get paid a lot this summer but how much? The rising expected cost of Roman Josi Adam Vingan of The Athletic: It is another year and another offseason Nashville must focus on re-signing a prized defenseman. Josi is eligible to receive an extension July 1. “I love it here,” said Josi,
Home NHL Rumors NHL Rumors: Torey Krug, Chicago Blackhawks Offseason, and Phil Kessel Torey Krug: A victim of the numbers squeeze? Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic: How many salaries can the Boston Bruins fit under the salary cap? That begs the question. With Charlie McAvoy expected to get paid along with several other restricted free