NHL Rumours: Winnipeg Jets, Vancouver Canucks, Jim Rutherford

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Hello and welcome to a regular Sunday edition of NHL Rumours! The season marches on as teams grapple with injuries and the pandemic. It’s hard to believe that the 2020-21 campaign is almost half over for some squads, but that is the reality at this point. Last Word on Hockey will bring you the best […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins Hire Ron Hextall as General Manager

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired Ron Hextall as their general manager, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The former Philadelphia Flyers general manager will take over in place of Jim Rutherford, who resigned earlier this season for personal reasons. Hextall, who recently served in the Hockey Operations department for the Los Angeles Kings, will look […] READ MORE


Three Thoughts: Pittsburgh Penguins Storylines to Watch

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Although the Pittsburgh Penguins had a short break in their schedule due to the New Jersey Devils overflowing their COVID-19 list, the storylines do not stop around this team. We’ve seen the good, the bad, and the ugly with this team just a few weeks into the 2021 NHL season. Today, we examine three Pittsburgh […] READ MORE



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


Pittsburgh Penguins Kasperi Kapanen Stuck Overseas

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The Pittsburgh Penguins will likely be without winger Kasperi Kapanen as he is stuck in Finland with immigration issues. Plans to get ex-Leaf Kasperi Kapanen right to work on Pittsburgh’s top line with Sidney Crosby and Jake Guentzel have been snagged by an immigration issue. GM Jim Rutherford says Kapanen is stuck in Finland, then must […] READ MORE




Pittsburgh Penguins Extend Juuso Riikola

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Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford announced today that the Penguins have extended defenceman Juuso Riikola. The deal is a two-year deal that will carry him through the 2021-22 season. It carries an annual value of 1.5 million dollars. The Penguins have re-signed defenseman Juuso Riikola to a two-year contract. The deal runs through the […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins Sidney Crosby Has Wrist Surgery

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The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that centre and team captain Sidney Crosby is sidelined for three to four weeks after having wrist surgery. Pittsburgh officials announced the news early Tuesday morning. Sidney Crosby underwent successful arthroscopic wrist surgery. Recovery time is expected to be 3-4 weeks. Full details: https://t.co/cg3K16jY7M pic.twitter.com/YZ07tykXS5 — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) September 1, […] READ MORE