Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford Resigns

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It was announced today that Jim Rutherford has resigned as Pittsburgh Penguins general manager. This is a stunning announcement that no one saw coming. He cited “personal reasons” as to why he’s stepping away from the team. As the announcement also says, Patrik Allvin will be the interim general manager. Also, the search for a […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2020-21 Pittsburgh Penguins

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2020-21, where Last Word On Hockey gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Make sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE


Unlikely Pittsburgh Penguins Playoff Heroes

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Post-season heroes come in all forms from the star player to the unknown fourth-liner. We all know the exploits of the great playoff performers. However, we hardly hear about the unlikely playoff heroes. These unlikely post-season stars can contribute in many ways. Contributions could be for an entire playoff run, a series, a game, or […] READ MORE


Derick Brassard Signs With the Arizona Coyotes

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The New York Islanders didn’t have a lot of cap space going into this offseason, and because of that, forward Derick Brassard wasn’t able to re-sign with them. Instead, he reportedly signed with the Arizona Coyotes. It will be a one-season deal. And according to Coyotes insider, Craig Morgan the deal is worth $1 million. […] READ MORE



Is Pittsburgh Penguins Ownership Starting to Send a Message?

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With falling temperatures around Pittsburgh, that usually means hockey season is here. With the coronavirus pandemic spiking again, however, there’s no knowing when the next season will begin. The Penguins have made just about all of their moves during this crazy offseason, though some of them have come out of left field. On October 26th, […] READ MORE


Mikko Koivu Signs With Columbus Blue Jackets

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After spending 15 years with the Minnesota Wild, Mikko Koivu decided to go to free agency and not return to the only team he’s ever played for. Instead, he inked a one-year year contract with the Columbus Blue Jackets. He will be getting an AAV of $1.5 million per season with the deal for his […] READ MORE


TJ Brodie Signs With Toronto Maple Leafs

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The Calgary Flames decided not to re-sign defenceman TJ Brodie as they continue their retooling and with that, he has agreed to a new four year, $20 million contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Brodie finally became a free agent this offseason after spending his first ten seasons with the Flames. TJ Brodie to TOR […] READ MORE


Dylan DeMelo Re-Signs With Winnipeg Jets

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The Winnipeg Jets decided to re-sign Dylan DeMelo after he was outstanding for them when he got traded there last season. DeMelo’s new four-year deal from the Jets is worth $12 million total. The contract will be paying him $3 million per season. The Winnipeg Jets have agreed to terms on a 4 year, $12 […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins Buyout Jack Johnson

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After trying to trade Jack Johnson after the Mike Matheson trade, the Pittsburgh Penguins decided to buy him out instead. For the next three years, he will be making a little less than $2M against the salary cap for the Penguins, and then for three years after, his cap hit will be $917K. With 3 […] READ MORE