Pittsburgh Penguins – Revisiting the 2009 Trade Deadline

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When the Pittsburgh Penguins collected their first two championships in 1991 and 1992, player-related transactions, Ron Francis (1991) and Rick Tocchet (1992), were the catalyst that catapulted the Penguins to the apex of the hockey world. In 2009, a personnel change of a different type and addition of perennial performer provided a spark. That spark […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins Recall Forward Josh Jooris

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On Thursday, the Pittsburgh Penguins and executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford announced they recalled forward Josh Jooris on an emergency basis from the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League, where has appeared in three games, scoring one goal. Injuries to Dominik Simon (Lower Body) and Bryan Rust (Upper Body), sustained during Wednesday evening’s […] READ MORE


Flashback Friday: 1998 Olympic Men’s Hockey

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When the “Tournament of the Champions” began at the 1998 Olympic games in Nagano, Japan, Team Canada and Team USA were the heavy favourites to capture Gold medals for their countries. It was the first time in the history of the Olympics, the NHL had shut down during the games, to allow countries the opportunity […] READ MORE


New Pittsburgh Penguins Centre: Top Derick Brassard Performances

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When the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Derick Brassard from the Ottawa Senators, they fulfilled a season-long prophecy to secure a third line centre. Not only did the Penguins bolster their depth down the middle, they added another weapon to their already potent playoff arsenal. Proving yet again that Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is a patient man, […] READ MORE


Flashback – The 1992 Pittsburgh Penguins Off-season

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Every off-season sees hockey teams make adjustments. When the Pittsburgh Penguins raise their fifth Stanley Cup Championship banner to the rafters of the PPG Paints Arena on October 4, 2017, they will have the hockey world focused on whether or not they can achieve a third straight Stanley Cup title. A feat that has not […] READ MORE


Revisiting Pittsburgh Penguins Prospects Heroics

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As the Pittsburgh Penguins prepare to chase immortality during the 2017-18 season, they are going to require a healthy injection of prospects to supplement any holes that may appear on the roster. Pittsburgh has seen its fair share of injuries in recent seasons, which has allowed general manager Jim Rutherford to display his true genius […] READ MORE


Flashback – Penguins Hire Mike Johnston and Rick Tocchet

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Rick Tocchet has been a part of three Stanley Cup Championships with the Pittsburgh Penguins. His departure to accept a new role with a familiar franchise closed the book on a great period in his career. Jim Rutherford has made very few miscalculations during his time with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Since being hired, he has […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins Re-Sign Defensemen Chad Ruhwedel

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Yesterday, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced they had to come terms on a new two-year deal worth $650,000 per season deal with pending UFA defensemen Chad Ruhwedel. The 27-year-old San Diego native split the 2016-2017 campaign between the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins (28 GP 4G-12A-16PTS) and Pittsburgh Penguins. Pittsburgh Penguins Re-Sign Defensemen Chad Ruhwedel For the Penguins, […] READ MORE


2 on 0 Break With Chris Bourque and Zach Sill

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The Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals waged a classic 7 Game War, that for one franchise has exposed a number of shortfalls and raised plenty of questions surrounding their future. Now that the ash from the series has settled and all the tears have dried up, here are interviews with members of the AHL’s Hersey Bears […] READ MORE


Top Five Marc-Andre Fleury Playoff Performances

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The Pittsburgh Penguins owe much of their Game 5 and first round series victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets, to the heroics of veteran goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. Before the series began, Fleury was preparing to be the Penguins “Ace in hole”, should tragedy befall “heir apparent” to the Penguins goaltending throne – Matt Murray. He found himself […] READ MORE