PENGUINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Blake Wheeler: Department of Player Safety’s recent decisions 'raise a lot of questions'

Blake Wheeler was left questioning the decision making of the Department of Player Safety and their inconsistency following a string of similar hits with different punishments.Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba earned a two-game suspension for a check to the head of Senators forward Mark Stone. On the flip side, Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin wasn’t suspended for a very similar...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Struggle to Replace Schultz

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Tuesday night matchup against the Carolina Hurricanes marked Justin Schultz’s third consecutive game-day absence. The defensive situation in Pittsburgh then worsened further when Trevor Daley left in the second period of the game and never returned to the bench. I’d say I’m nostalgic for a time this season when the Penguins had a healthy defensive...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

5 Defensive Targets for Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins‘ Jim Rutherford won the General Manager of the Year Award last season due to the slew of smart trades he made on the fly. With the team’s bundle of injuries on defense right now, Pittsburgh may need Rutherford to pull another magician act in order to repeat. Olli Maatta broke his hand and Justin Schultz suffered a concussion last Thursday against the Winnipeg...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Crosby's power-play goal lifts Penguins past Canes 3-1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Sidney Crosby scored the go-ahead goal on a deflection in the second period, and the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-1 on Tuesday night. Evgeni Malkin and Scott Wilson also scored to help the reigning Stanley Cup champions bounce back from their only loss since the All-Star break. Pittsburgh moved three points behind East-leading Washington...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Olli Maatta out 6 weeks with hand injury

PITTSBURGH (AP) Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta is out six weeks after undergoing surgery on his left hand. The team announced Maatta had surgery on Friday. He injured the hand in the second period of Thursday night's 4-3 overtime victory against the Winnipeg Jets. Maatta didn't play in the third period. Maatta has one goal and six assists in 54 games this season for...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby joins the 1,000-point club with assist against Jets

Sidney Crosby moved into quadruple digits for career scoring on Thursday night, joining the 1,000-point club on a first period assist of a Chris Kunitz goal against the Jets.After outmuscling a defender to win a loose puck, Crosby fed Kunitz for a one-timer that found the back of the net. Following the tally, Crosby was saluted with a roaring ovation from the hometown crowd, which...
Via FOX Sports
8 days ago

Sidney Crosby reaching 1,000 career points is one of the greatest accomplishments in NHL history

In this scoring-deprived era in the NHL, reaching 1,000 points is an impressive milestone. It signifies a player has been at least very productive for a long time. Many times, like with Henrik Sedin last month, it happens when a player is reaching the end of his career. Sometimes, like with Alex Ovechkin last month or Joe Thornton a few years back, a player has a good amount left...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Former NHL player Mike Comrie under investigation for rape

Mike Comrie is reportedly being investigated by police over a rape allegation, according to TMZ.com.According to reports, Comrie met with the unnamed accuser at a Los Angeles bar on Saturday, where they went back to his apartment. She claims that while there Comrie raped her multiple times. TMZ reports sources close to Comrie allege the two have known each other for a prolonged period...
Via Puck Drunk Love
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes goalie Mike Smith rips the ice conditions at his own rink

NHL players are conditioned not to complain about sub-par ice conditions that often. That’s not surprising, because even in the best areans the ice is often sub-par. That’s due to buildings just not being built for hockey.But Coyotes goalie Mike Smith had good reason to complain about the ice conditions for the game against Pittsburgh last night, even though the issues were at...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins debut awesome gold and yellow Stadium Series jerseys

The Pittsburgh Penguins are going gold.The Penguins unveiled the new look for their upcoming "Stadium Series." The jerseys are pure gold and black. Penguins players will wear gold helmets, jerseys, and pants, with black details throughout. The jerseys feature two patches, one titled “City of Champions” and the other a Stadium Series patch.The look is called “Pittsburgh Gold”...
Via Puck Drunk Love
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes goalie Cam Ward sucker punches player laying on the ice

It was a long night for Cam Ward. The Carolina Hurricanes goalie's frustration boiled over with his team trailing 6-1 in the third period, and he punched defenseless Pittsburgh Penguins player Patric Hornqvist right on the face while Hornqvist was laying on the ice.Here's video of the incident: Ward was given a two-minute minor for roughing. That seems a bit lenient, and it will...
Via The Comeback
January 21, 2017  |  Discuss
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