Pittsburgh Penguins

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Repeating as Stanley Cup champs isn’t easy. In fact, before the Pittsburgh Penguins’ ridiculous 2017 run, it hadn’t been done since before the salary cap era, when the Detroit Red Wings repeated as champions in 1998. Of course, the Wings probably spent around $60 million on their team—adjusted for inflation, that’s about $90 million in
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On July 1, 2017, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced they had made a handful of deals, which included the signing of Burnsville, Minnesota native Jarred Tinordi. Near the conclusion of the 2016-17 season, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford stated a couple of his primary objectives this offseason would be to add toughness to the lineup and shore
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The Pittsburgh Penguins locked up the final piece of their blue line last week, signing 25-year-old Brian Dumoulin to a six-year, $24.1 million deal. The contract will keep Dumoulin in Pittsburgh through the 2022-23 season. It also means that five-sixths of the Penguins’ defense is signed for the next three years. Only a couple of
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In the wake of the NHL’s first expansion draft in 17 years, the Pittsburgh Penguins found themselves with a large hole to fill in the roster, and Finnish goaltender Antti Niemi found himself a free agent. The Penguins didn’t have to wait long to find a suitable replacement for Marc-Andre Fleury with some NHL tenure to
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Defenseman Brian Dumoulin finally signed with the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 24, narrowly avoiding arbitration with a doozy of a contract. The six-year deal not only pays him over $4 million a year but also locks him on with the team for longer than any player other than Sidney Crosby himself. In the 2022-23 season, the
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On July 12, forward Josh Archibald signed with the Penguins for a two-year contract at just over the league minimum. The contract isn’t inherently a bad idea. Archibald has shown promise with the Penguins, laying his fair share of determined hits whenever he gets ice time. His puck-handling skills put him on a level with other up-and-coming
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The Pittsburgh Penguins aren’t a franchise known for investing a lot in young players. For heaven’s sake, they’ve picked once in the first round over the last five years, yet Pittsburgh has seen quite a few young players emerge onto the NHL scene and make significant impacts the last couple years. Without the contributors of Matt Murray, Jake Guentzel,
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Free agency left the depth of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ blue line pretty bare last week, as Trevor Daley, Ron Hainsey and Marc Streit all left in free agency. But heading into 2017-18, general manager Jim Rutherford couldn’t be more confident in his defensive core. Of course, getting back Kris Letang will exude confidence in anybody. After
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Justin Schultz signed on for three more years with the Pittsburgh Penguins this Saturday. His contract is no Carey Price-style bank-breaker, but it’s not chump change either. The deal’s $5.5 million average annual value makes Schultz the fifth-highest-paid player on the team, cheaper only than Evgeni Malkin, Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel and Kris Letang. That’s a $4 million
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People who have heard tales of the Dallas Stars’ goaltending woes over the 2016-17 season might be wary of the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Saturday acquisition, but picking up goaltender Antti Niemi in free agency was the best response to the departure of Marc-Andre Fleury that Penguins fans could have hoped for. Getting a player as a
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What do Nick Bonino, Trevor Daley, Chris Kunitz, Matt Cullen and Ron Hainsey all have in common? They’re likely to leave behind significant holes in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ lineup when they depart for new teams when free agency begins in less than 24 hours. Restricted Free Agents Retained The Penguins’ front office has had its
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After the Pittsburgh Penguins traded their first-round draft pick (31st overall) in the 2017 draft (along with Oscar Sundqvist) to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Ryan Reaves and the 51st overall pick, the reigning Stanley Cup champions used that second round selection on defenseman Zachary Lauzon from the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies. The Penguins are
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Late in the 2015-16 season, Pittsburgh’s third round (83rd overall selection) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, got his shot in the NHL when Marc-Andre Fleury fell to a concussion. Murray, a standout performer in the American Hockey League with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2014-15 and the early part of 2015-16, was called up. His record in
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An estimated 650,000 people flocked to the streets of downtown Pittsburgh to get up close and personal with their Stanley Cup Champions. All the stars were in attendance; from Jeff Jimmerson, the anthem singing sensation, to Sidney Crosby and the Stanley Cup. Save a catfish. Throw a victory parade. (via maxerilife / IG) #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/Wmu6r3g97H
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It’s funny how quickly things move in the world of professional sports. The Pittsburgh Penguins won the franchise’s fifth Stanley Cup on Sunday night, becoming the first group to repeat as champions in the salary-cap era. However, before their victory was even 24-hours old, news broke that goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury did indeed agree to waive his
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Late on Sunday night, the Penguins lifted their second Stanley Cup in two years, marking their third in nine years and their fifth as a franchise. If you’re sick of seeing them win, here’s some bad news for you: despite the fact that they exist in the heavily restrictive era of the salary cap, the Penguins
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Normally when the Stanley Cup Final is in full swing the hockey world is focused on the outcomes of games and news surrounding the two clubs involved. Instead, we decided to look at two specific players involved in the seven-game series – two players that were traded for each other nearly three years ago. It
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Welcome to the Stanley Cup Final, where a cast can indicate a day-to-day injury. Nick Bonino joined the Pittsburgh Penguins at their practice on Sunday, which is fairly ridiculous given that Bonino made his way into Bridgestone Arena for Game 3 yesterday on crutches and in a walking boot. But who cares if the man can’t
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The Pittsburgh Penguins should be embarrassed; not because of the final score of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final but because of the way they conducted themselves in the final minutes of the third period. Forty-four penalty minutes, three game misconducts, and an ungodly amount of undisciplined plays all equal a very concerning loss
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Carl Hagelin hasn’t yet stepped foot on the ice for the Pittsburgh Penguins this final series. After missing one round due to injury and producing only one point in the next two rounds played, he’s now been sitting as a healthy scratch for the first two games of the Cup Final. We’ve seen coach Mike Sullivan use
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After Matt Murray led the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Stanley Cup last June, trade rumors immediately began circling for Marc-Andre Fleury. Especially with the expansion draft a year away, many assumed Fleury would be dealt before the season even began. Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford may have dangled his veteran goaltender in front of some teams
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In the words of defenseman Justin Schultz, Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final was “weird”. The Pittsburgh Penguins ended the game with abysmal statistics, including a barrel bottom-scraping 12 shots. They broke several records, becoming the first team in franchise history not to record a single shot in a period of a Final game
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Conor Sheary has been part of two playoff runs for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Both runs have looked very similar for the team, each time seeing the Penguins make it all the way to the Final, but they have looked very different for Sheary himself. Sheary was an indispensable part of the group in the 2016 playoffs, earning
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  I think we can all agree on a couple points, Sidney Crosby is currently one of the best players in the world He’s been challenged by a serious and checkered history with concussions   While Crosby still ranks among the best of the best, the truth of the matter is that concussions have played
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The Pittsburgh Penguins’ Matt Cullen is 40 years old, and he’s been in the league since 1997. He’s been places. He’s seen things. Cullen has played for eight teams total, including all four of the teams currently left in the playoffs. Thirty-nine-year-old defenseman Mark Streit joked that his assist on Cullen’s tally in Game 5 against
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Facing Off is a column debating hockey’s hottest topics. From current events like trades and hat tricks to bigger-picture stuff like scandals and expansion — you name it, we’re debating it. Albeit, not always with a serious tone. We’re keeping this column light, so keep that in mind when reading, and feel free to join in on
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Allowing a goal in the first minute of play isn’t the best way to start a game. Allowing three more in a two-minute span doesn’t help either. The Pittsburgh Penguins’ 5-1 loss in Game 3 against the Ottawa Senators wasn’t good. In Matt Cullen’s eloquent words, the team “played like shit.” But every dark cloud has
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Despite that their bid to repeat is still alive, this postseason run has a different feel to it for the Pittsburgh Penguins. In many ways, the Penguins are in survivor mode rather than dominating as they did most of the last postseason. During the first two rounds, the Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals outshot