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Sidney Crosby, Nathan McKinnon serve Tim Hortons customers

If you stopped by the Tim Hortons in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, on Monday you received quite a treat. And that was in addition to the iconic franchise's coffee and donuts. Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby and Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon were on hand and surprised customers while shooting a commercial for the chain. The event brings back memories of one of the...
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21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: July 29th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s more fun than the Penguins boxing up a big ole trade gift. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – So there was a trade/signing of some sorts yesterday.  Read the breakdown by Jesse and Meesh first. -Penguins add some much needed depth to the third and fourth lines. – Rossi’s send off...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trade Thoughts: Brandon Sutter, Bye Bye Bye

Jesse took care of the fancy numbers, so I’ll write a bunch of nonsense for those of you that hate fancy numbers: Just when you thought Jim Rutherford had settled down to binge-watch Murder, She Wrote before training camp, he decided to treat us all to another eye-opening trade Given to Vancouver Acquired from Vancouver Brandon Sutter (1 yr, $3.3 mil) Nick Bonino (2 yrs, $1.9 mil...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Charged Up: Rutherford Improves Bottom Six

  Having Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin on your hockey team is a pretty amazing thing to boast. But as the Penguins learned when they won the Stanley Cup in 2009, having Crosby, Malkin, and a quality, cost-friendly supporting cast took things from regular amazing to best-in-the-world amazing. That part of the recipe, the ability to consistently roll four lines, has been severely...
Via The Pensblog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Penguins trade Brandon Sutter to the Canucks

I wrote earlier this month that the Vancouver Canucks have made some puzzling moves so far this offseason. Well, they made another one of those today, acquiring center Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick from the Pittsburgh Penguins in exchange for center Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a second-round pick. Sutter is a valuable two-way player, who had a career season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Switching Gears by @BrianK_PI

The Penguins' free fall down the standings before stumbling into the 2015 NHL Playoffs is likely the lowest point the franchise has encountered in the six years since winning the Stanley Cup. A quick five games later, and the future looked bleak. The Pens entered the offseason with major depth issues, with a lack of tradeable assets, a relatively barren prospect pool, and a good...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Sign Eric Fehr and Nick Bonino – Trade Brandon Sutter

Fehr will be able to take the ice in 4-6 months due to offseason elbow surgery (Kim Klement – USA Today Sports) The Penguins were busy this afternoon signing free agent Eric Fehr to a 3-year, $6 million deal. Fehr will be sidelined for 4-6 months from the time he received his elbow surgery on June 4. Fehr scored 19 goals and 14 assists in 2014-15 and has proven to be a valuable...
Via The PensNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins' Wilson looks to feed off limited NHL experience

Forward Scott Wilson looks to build off his injury-marred NHL debut and brief stint in the playoffs as a way to make his mark with the Pittsburgh Penguins this season.With superstar Sidney Crosby plagued by a case of the mumps, Wilson logged just 4 minutes, 21 seconds of ice time before suffering a leg injury against the New Jersey Devils on Dec. 2. The 23-year-old Ontario native...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who the Hell is Sergei Plotnikov?

With all the hype of the Kessel trade it's easy to forget about the signing of Sergei Plotnikov for a year and a manageable 925k cap hit. We all immediately penciled him in with Geno, and went back to analyzing Kessel's hot dog intake. Who is Plotnikov exactly, what kind of player is he, how many hot dogs does he eat during the season? Well, let's dig a little and see what we...
Via PensInitiative
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins offseason recap

Last year: 43-27-12, fourth in the Metro Division. Fell to the Rangers in five games in the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. Key additions: Phil Kessel, Sergei Plotnikov, Tyler Biggs, Tim Erixon, Steve Oleksy Key subtractions: Kasperi Kapanen, Paul Martin, Christian Ehrhoff, Steve Downie, Blake Comeau, Thomas Greiss, Nick Spaling, Daniel Winnik, Craig Adams, Maxim Lapierre, Scott […]
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Beau Bennett and Dominik Simon

(Peter Diana/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) The 2015-16 Penguins are slowly but surely coming back together as restricted free agent Beau Bennett agreed to a one-year deal worth $800,000. That salary is actually lower than the $900,000 he earned in his entry-level contract. Life in the NHL hasn’t been easy for the 23-year-old as he has only played in 96 NHL games despite being with...
Via The PensNation
14 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB is open to expansion and so much more

Yesterday, before the All-Star Game, Commissioner Rob Manfred was doing his typical “state of the union” luncheon with the BBWAA. It was pretty much all the standard talking points you’d expect from him: fan safety improvements, progress on the pace of play, making instant replay reviews faster and how the league is open to the idea of expansion. WHAAAAAAAAAA??????...
Via The Outside Corner
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL garage sale: Pittsburgh Penguins eye $850M price tag

News has surfaced that the NHL’s Pittsburgh Penguins are for sale and could relish in an estimated $850 million — a minimum price floor was marked at $700 million, according to the Pittsburgh Business Journal. To current shareholders of the Penguins, Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle, that figure is in the Goldilocks zone for the organization, in which a deal will be finalized within...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Re-Sign Bobby Farnham

(USATSI) While it’s only mid-July and things and can change fast, the Pittsburgh Penguins added a candidate for their non-existent fourth-line today. Forward Bobby Farnham signed a one-year deal worth $575,000 at the NHL level. It is a two-way deal so there is a possibility that Farnham will end up in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton again. He tied career highs in the AHL last season with...
Via The PensNation
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Simmons still trying to push Phil Kessel hot dog narrative that’s full of bologna

Toronto Sun columnist Steve Simmons’ claim in print last week that former Leafs’ forward Phil Kessel ate a hot dog from the same vendor almost every day has sparked widespread derision, with Keith Olbermann blasting Simmons twice  and Pension Plan Puppets exposing how geography made Simmons’ account highly improbable. Simmons initially remained largely silent in the wake...
Via Awful Announcing
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergei Plotnikov Joins Pittsburgh Penguins, Gives Malkin New Role

PITTSBURGH, PA – MARCH 01: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his second goal of the game with Patric Hornqvist #72 and Derrick Pouliot #51 during the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Consol Energy Center on March 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)   The Pittsburgh Penguins made some franchise...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto column after trade details Kessel's love of hot dogs

Is it too late to nominate a late entry to the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eat contest this weekend? Because Phil Kessel seems like a worthy contender. The polarizing forward was traded Wednesday from the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Pittsburgh Penguins in what was the biggest move of one of the NHL’s busiest days of the year. Thus ends Kessel’s contentious time in Toronto where he and...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: impact of the Phil Kessel trade

Well here we are again. It seems like Penguins fans have seen this story before. On the first day of free agency, Pittsburgh makes a big splash in an effort to increase their chances of winning a Stanley Cup for the upcoming season. High profile players have been brought in before to play alongside Sidney Crosby or Evgeni Malkin and it hasn’t worked out. Players such as Marian...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Leafs trade Kessel to Penguins in multi-player deal

NHL free agency began Wednesday at noon, but it’s a blockbuster trade that has stole the headlines. The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded first-line right winger Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins, per Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos. Sportsnet’s John Shannon reports the Penguins will send forward prospect Kasperi Kapanen, defenseman Scott Harrington and a draft pick to the Leafs...
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens embrace youth movement, won’t re-sign Martin or Ehrhoff

Marc Antoine Godin of La Presse Tweeted that the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to embrace a youth movement on defense, and won’t bring back free agents Paul Martin or Christian Ehrhoff.  Penguins have decided to go for a full youth movement on defense, won't bring back Martin and Ehrhoff. They'd rather invest on wingers. — Marc Antoine Godin (@MAGodin) June 11, 2015 ...
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June 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Evgeni Malkin may be unhappy, would welcome trade

Today in bonkers rumors, Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin may be unhappy and would welcome a trade, Elliotte Friedman told Sportsnet 960 on Friday. “When you get knocked out of the playoffs and the day after your president comes out and says, ‘Look, we’re not firing Mike Johnston, we’re not firing Jim Rutherford, we’re not trading Evgeni Malkin, and we’re...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

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