Category: Pens News

Matt Niskanen expected to miss 2-4 weeks

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/sports/penguins/penguins-notebook-ankle-injury-to-sideline-niskanen-for-2-4-weeks-672561/

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Islanders at Penguins 1/29/13 Game Recap and Report Card

    Tuesday January 29th 7:40 start   Islanders at Penguins During a night when not even Jay Caufield’s telestrator worked and the highlight may have been the arena organist taunting Rick DiPietro by playing Led Zeppelin (whose symbols appear on the helmet of former-Penguins’ goalie Brent Johnson, who broke DiPietro’s face) the Penguins fell,…

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NHL Lockout – No Hockey is for the Birds

THIS IS RIDICULOUS I can’t believe we are still sitting here with no hockey. I’m sorry I can’t really take sides here when we got the millionaires arguing with the billionaires while the guy and gal that work at the stadium is home unemployed. GET IT DONE !!!  for the people that depend on the…

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Penguins Season Preview

Christmas has come a couple weeks late for hockey fans this year. The new season is set to open on the 19th. Every hockey fan is hoping to find the Stanley Cup wrapped up and waiting for them beneath the traditional hockey-tree made of broken sticks and tattered, unwashed equipment. Last year the Penguins were…

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Stormclouds on the Horizon

While we fans generally look at hockey as a game, sometimes events happen which remind us that the NHL is a business first.  While it is too early to say anything for certain about what will happen next year, there is the very real possibility we may see games lost due to confrontations between the…

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New Names, New Faces – Part 2

The other big news from the postseason in terms of player movement happened well after a week into free agency.  Columbus Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash, who had been the face of the struggling franchise since its inception, had been rumored to be unhappy and wanted to be traded to a contender, going back well…

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New Names, New Faces – Part 1

As with any offseason, a number of big names players moved from one team to the next, so let’s take a look at some of the bigger moves this summer thus far. In the free agency market, the undisputed winner of the most sought after talents was the Minnesota Wild.  Using their hometown allure to…

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No Big Names

Following the NHL Draft, many Penguin fans were excited as they believed Pittsburgh was prepared to be a big player in the free agent market.  With $12 million dollars left in salary cap space after trading Jordan Staal to Carolina and not re-signing veteran free agents Arron Asham and Steve Sullivan, many people thought the…

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Reviewing the Staal Trade

The Pittsburgh Penguins were the proud hosts for the 2012 NHL Draft at the Consol Energy Center last month.  While they drafted a number of exciting young prospects, the biggest news about the team involved a trade where C Jordan Staal was traded. Jordan Staal was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in exchange for C…

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Identifying Priorities – The Pens Offseason Plan

Following a disappointing first round exit in six games to the Philadelphia Flyers, it was clear that the Pens front office was not happy with their defensive performance, having given up record numbers of goals in that series.  Recognizing that defense was going to be the priority for the Penguins, they acted quickly Working their…

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