Category Archives: Pittsburgh Penguins

Pens not done dealing

Deadline means defense for Penguins on trade market

As the clock ticks steadily toward Monday’s NHL trade deadline, general manager Jim Rutherford makes no bones about what’s at the top of his shopping list.

He wants a defenseman.

With Ben Lovejoy out long term with an upper-body injury, the Penguins are down to six players with meaningful NHL experience on the blue line. That almost certainly will change before the deadline.

Penguins still looking to add before trade deadline

A playoff spot is hardly assured to the Pittsburgh Penguins, but, as currently constructed, they are all-in.

And if they get in, who knows in this parity-filled league — particularly the Eastern Conference — how far they just might get.

Why trading Phil Kessel makes good sense for the Penguins

There’s a growing desperation for scoring around the league. Montreal, Minnesota, Anaheim … the list of potential buyers goes on. And if their desperation enables him to get greater value than what Kessel is providing, he has to consider the option.

Pens would like to make some moves

Keep an eye on the Pittsburgh Penguins. Although shackled to some degree by the salary cap, Pens’ general manager Jim Rutherford is believed to be putting together his shopping list for the days leading up to the Feb. 29, trade deadline. If he can make it work, Rutherford would like to add a top-four defenceman and a depth forward.

Could the Pens look to trade Crosby?

* Now’s the time for the Penguins to trade Sidney Crosby. The No-Longer-Kid is on the downside of his peak and won’t achieve his heroics of yesteryear. Still time for the Pens to cash in on a return. Who’d be realistic trade partners? How about the Canadiens, Maple Leafs or Kings?

Struggling NHL teams ponder change

The Anaheim Ducks are also on the clock. That team suffered a horrific start, putting coach Bruce Boudreau on the spot. Randy Carlyle is the best NHL coach currently not working, but the Ducks could turn to former Senators coach (and yesteryear Blues winger) Paul MacLean instead.

Kessel to Pittsburgh

Leafs trade Kessel to Penguins in multi-player deal

Dreger: Unlikely Kessel ends up with Pens

Dreger: Unlikely Kessel ends up with Pens

Pens to have a young D next year

Nine Penguins set to become UFA’s

Nine players who finished the season with the Penguins — forwards Craig Adams, Blake Comeau, Steve Downie, Max Lapierre and Daniel Winnik, defensemen Paul Martin, Christian Ehrhoff and Taylor Chorney, and goalie Thomas Greiss

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Pittsburgh Penguins should seriously consider dangling star Evgeni Malkin

Pittsburgh Penguins should seriously consider dangling star Evgeni Malkin

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Lots of UFA’s in Pittsburgh

Blake Comeau, Maxim Lapierre, Steve Downie and Daniel Winnik, defensemen Paul Martin, Taylor Chorney and Ehrhoff, and goalie Thomas Greiss set to become UFA’s in Pittsburgh.

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