Grading the Pittsburgh Penguins Defence

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Grading the Pittsburgh Penguins Defence The Pittsburgh Penguins defence has weathered many a storm just over a month into the 2020-2021 NHL season. With as many as five defencemen out of the lineup at once, the Penguins organizational defensive depth has been tested to the max. 11 different defencemen have dressed for the Penguins so […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Penguins Defence Facing Immense Challenge

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Does the Pittsburgh Penguins defence, or the organization understand the meaning of the word “healthy”? It seems not. There are days that it feels like the Penguins’ medical staff is busier than the rest of the organization put together. If Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford had any hair left, he’d have every right to be […] READ MORE


Pittsburgh Penguins Lose Marcus Pettersson and Juuso Riikola to Injury

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Pittsburgh Penguins head coach, Mike Sullivan, announced today that two of the team’s defencemen, Marcus Pettersson and Juuso Riikola will be out for an extended period due to injury. Sullivan anticipates Pettersson to be week-to-week, while Riikola is likely to be out of the lineup long term. Coach Sullivan: “Marcus Pettersson will be week-to-week with […] READ MORE





Washington Capitals Sign Forward Daniel Sprong

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  The Washington Capitals have inked forward Daniel Sprong to a two-year, one-way contract worth an average annual salary of $725,000. Sprong, 23 was acquired by the Capitals from the Anaheim Ducks for defenceman Christian Djoos back in February. He was the Pittsburgh Penguins 46th overall selection in the 2015 NHL Draft that year. Daniel […] READ MORE



Pittsburgh Penguins Extend Marcus Pettersson

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The Pittsburgh Penguins have locked up defenceman Marcus Pettersson for the next several years. The team has given its 23-year-old a five-year extension worth $20 million that will carry through the 2024-25 season. Elliotte Friedman broke the news early Tuesday morning. PIT announces extension for Marcus Pettersson. Five years, AAV just over $4M — Elliotte […] READ MORE


NHL Rumours: Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks

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The NHL season is midway through and things are heating up. This has sparked plenty of NHL rumours, adding to the excitement of the mid-season. As long as NHL rumours remain around, Last Word on Hockey will look to keep fans up to date. Today, we’ll cover rumours surrounding the Pittsburgh Penguins, Edmonton Oilers, and […] READ MORE