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Evgeni Malkin had real penguins at his birthday party

Evgeni Malkin’ turned 29 on July 31st and he had quite the memorable birthday party. The Pittsburgh Penguins play an enormous role in Malkin’s life and what better way to honor that and celebrate a birthday than by having some real penguins join in on the fun? A photo posted by Alexey (@alexey085) on Jul 31, 2015 at 10:58am PDT   The post Evgeni Malkin had...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Martin: Kessel should mesh well with Penguins

Pittsburgh Penguins special assistant Jacques Martin expects talented forward Phil Kessel to thrive in his new environment."I think he's a great acquisition," the 62-year-old Martin told the Ottawa Citizen. "Toronto was looking for him to be a leader. (The Penguins) already have a group of leaders."No. 2, I think when you get into an environment where there is a good work ethic,...
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18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: July 31, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than guessing if its King of the Hill or the Boston Bruins Bill would be a good coach. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Feel good about the Penguins?? Today might just ruin all of that. – There are five problems with the Penguins and here they are. – Rob Rossi talked Penguins...
Via The Pensblog
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

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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2 days 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
3 days 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...
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3 days 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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3 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
3 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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4 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...
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9 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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10 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
16 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
16 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
17 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
18 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...
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22 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
26 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...
29 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...
July 01, 2015  |  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

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