The Pittsburgh Penguins’ general manager Jim Rutherford has made it obvious the club will have to trade one of their young goalies. Matt Murray and Tristan Jarry are both restricted free agents this offseason, and the Penguins’ cap crunch will force them to move on from one of them. Jarry has gained the entire organization’s
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, how long will Evgeni Malkin be out after undergoing elbow surgery? In Toronto, will the Maple Leafs extend Frederik Andersen? There is uncertainty as far as his future with the team is concerned. The Nashville Predators are likely to use a key free agent and will the NHL consider an
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, the Boston Bruins are losing goaltender Tuukka Rask for the remainder of the playoffs. Why is Rask leaving in the midst of a series with the Hurricanes? There is also buzz that perhaps the Edmonton Oilers and Toronto Maple Leafs might be a good fit to make a trade. Finally,
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. However, many have
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 finish, as Sidney
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news the Nashville Predators want to make big changes. In Toronto, there is talk about Jason Spezza and a possible trade with the Edmonton Oilers. Finally, in Pittsburgh, what have the Penguins decided to do with the draft pick they own the Minnesota Wild? Predators to Make Changes
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, the World Cup,
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 these playoffs, and
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. His record in
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 an MVP level.
The first meaningful hockey action in months provided no shortage of storylines, including some upsets nobody could have seen coming. While they may seem to be complex head-scratchers, all three of the upset results can be explained with a single word. (6) Predators’ Loss to (11) Coyotes: Complacent One would have to go way back
When the Pittsburgh Penguins were swept by the New York Islanders in the first round of the 2018-19 NHL Playoffs, many questioned the team’s toughness and motivation. General manager Jim Rutherford even stated the goal of going into this 2019-20 season was to make his team tougher to play against. The Penguins played 69 games
In today’s NHL rumors rundown, the Pittsburgh Penguins are getting some players back, while the Avalanche may have lost a key piece. The Edmonton Oilers have a young defenseman who looks strong, while the Toronto Maple Leafs may have to make sacrifices on their blue line. Finally, there is news out of Dallas and Chicago.
To have a top defenseman who manages both the role of a power-play quarterback and the role of a player who shuts down the opposing team’s best attackers is a luxury not many NHL organizations have. Although, when we look at recent history, such players are vital pieces of Stanley Cup-winning rosters. In last season’s playoffs,
In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is news on the Vancouver Canucks and the status of some pending free agents. In Philadelphia, one scribe talks about the chances Shayne Gostisbehere is traded. Meanwhile, in Pittsburgh, there could be players leaving the organization next season. Finally, will Marcus Foligno re-sign in Minnesota? He certainly wants to.