August is nearing, and the Pittsburgh Penguins haven’t made a trade or signing to replace Nick Bonino, their outstanding (but former) third-line center. On the bright side, the Penguins have remarkable breathing room considering their status as repeat Stanley Cup champions. “I do feel confident that, by the start of the season, we’re going to […]
Earlier today, PHT discussed how the Pittsburgh Penguins might take advantage of robust cap space to replace Nick Bonino. At the moment, both are heading toward salary arbitration hearings, with Dumoulin’s scheduled for July 24 while Sheary is slated for Aug. 4. Both situations are pretty tricky, so it’s not too surprising that GM Jim […]
Sidney Crosby’s sister, Taylor, includes a subtle shot at her superstar brother with her athlete page at St. Cloud State. Taylor Crosby must be asked about big brother a lot, given that Sidney is a three-time Stanley Cup champion with the Pittsburgh Penguins and, in the eyes of many, still the greatest hockey player on the planet. […]
Phil Kessel has been in the news lately, because Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Ron Cook floated a trial balloon about the Pittsburgh Penguins trading him. “I believe Phil Kessel will be traded. Now give Cook this: They had Penguins GM Jim Rutherford on “The Cook and Poni Show” (93.7 The Fan) and Cook asked him point […]
The eighth overall draft pick in 2012, it’s been a while since Derrick Pouliot was considered a prized prospect. The Pittsburgh Penguins didn’t use the 23-year-old defenseman at all in the 2017 playoffs, despite having a number of injuries on the back end. During the regular season, Pouliot only appeared in 11 games for Pittsburgh.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan) — Pittsburgh Penguins General Manger Jim Rutherford joined Cook and Poni on Thursday to discuss the off-season after repeating as Stanley Cup champions and the foundation being laid for a run at a 3-peat. The Penguins roster will look different next year as Marc-Andre Fleury, Nick Bonino, Trevor Daley, Chris Kunitz […]
Westbook was the NBA MVP, led the league in scoring and set a record for most triple-doubles in a season with 42. The Oklahoma City Thunder star won the trophy over Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs, Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. “It’s been an unbelievable journey for me,” […]
Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins won “hockey player of the year” at the 2017 ESPY Awards on Wednesday night, as ESPN clearly hasn’t pushed him off the throne to make way for Boy King Connor McDavid like the Professional Hockey Writers Association and the NHLPA did last month. Subban attended his first ESPY Awards […]
In the event that Phil Kessel was nostalgic for his days with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette recently provided some comfort food. For it had been a while since a local columnist suggested that Phil Kessel will, and should, be traded. “I believe Phil Kessel will be traded. The […]
The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to make additions to their coaching staff. Just days after adding Mark Recchi, the Pens announced that former defenseman Sergei Gonchar is also joining the team as an assistant coach. Since hanging up his skates in 2015, Gonchar has been serving as the Penguins’ defense development coach.
The Pittsburgh Penguins lost one of their most beloved players in Marc-Andre Fleury to the Vegas Golden Knights this summer. The veteran goaltender was selected by Vegas in the expansion draft, which came as no surprise after a year full of trade rumors resulting from Matt Murray’s emergence as the Pens’ new starter. But even […]
The Pittsburgh Penguins still have some work to do – or salary arbitration hearings to endure? – during this summer, but they took care of two restricted free agents on Wednesday. The team announced one-way contracts for defenseman Derrick Pouliot (pictured) and forward Josh Archibald.