Penguins Rumors & News

  • A solution to the NHL’s advanced stats problem

    New York Post "During a recent casual conversation with someone who has been intimately involved in the NHL for decades, he jokingly said this: “You ever think that all of these off-ice officials are actually the same people in every arena?” It was a funny take on this gaggle of people in each city who keep..." October 20

  • Is there a trade to be made between the Penguins and Canadiens?

    Pro Hockey Talk "On Thursday night, TSN hockey insider Darren Dreger reported that the Pittsburgh Penguins may have some interest in Montreal Canadiens forward Alex Galchenyuk. The Penguins have been looking for another center since the departure of Nick Bonino in free agency this summer, so them being..." October 20

  • Ian Cole adjusts to missing teeth, life with a cage

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ian Cole has played 342 games and blocked 578 shots in his NHL career. Two weeks ago, he finally got to experience losing teeth as a hockey player. As he displayed on Twitter (don’t look, really) the following day, the Pittsburgh Penguins defensemen lost three choppers in gruesome fashion after..." October 18

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Penguins didn't present Trump with jersey during White House visit

    CBC Sports "There were the usual handshakes, smiles, jokes and one-liners that accompany the reigning Stanley Cup champion's annual visit to the White House. Still, there was a different feel Tuesday afternoon as Sidney Crosby, his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates, general manager Jim Rutherford, head coach..." October 11

  • Penguins hope to avoid political storm in White House visit

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "President Trump is scheduled to honor the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins in a White House ceremony Tuesday that comes as controversies over race, patriotism and freedom of speech have transformed North American professional sports into a political battleground. No Penguins players are..." October 10

  • Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta becoming offensive threat

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Confront Olli Maatta with the fact he scored two huge goals in the Eastern Conference finals against the Ottawa Senators last season, and he'll shrug. Remind him he scored in his first two exhibition games this preseason, and he'll grin. Point out he's found the back of the net in each of..." October 09

  • It took Ryan Reaves three games to become a fan favorite in Pittsburgh

    Pro Hockey Talk "When the Pittsburgh Penguins acquired Ryan Reaves at the NHL draft general manager Jim Rutherford basically said that he was tired of seeing his team get pushed around every night. That comment — and the trade itself — came just a few weeks after he was highly critical of the league’s treatment..." October 08

  • Hornqvist back, says he hopes to play in a game 'soon'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins got some good news Saturday when Patric Hornqvist joined the team for morning skate at PPG Paints Arena. Hornqvist, sidelined since offseason hand surgery, wore a white, non-contact jersey. Afterward he reported no problems and was optimistic he’d be able to return to the lineup..." October 07

  • Penguins send D Pouliot to Canucks

    TSN "The Vancouver Canucks have acquried Derrick Pouliot from the Pittsburgh Penguins for defenceman Andrey Pedan and a 2018 fourth-round pick. Pouliot, 23, appeared in 11 games with the Penguins last season, failing to post a point. He scored seven goals and added 16 assists in 46 games at the AHL..." October 03

  • Penguins release McClement from PTO "The Pittsburgh Penguins have released forward Jay McClement from his professional tryout contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The Penguins have 24 players remaining on their training camp roster (14 forwards; 8 defensemen; 2 goalies)." October 01

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Penguins' White House visit not a 'stance' on protests, coach Mike Sullivan says

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "In a stern voice that remained calm and stopped just short of anger, Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said his organization's decision to visit the White House on Oct. 10 is not a political statement, despite perception to the contrary. “The reality is it's just the opposite,” Sullivan said..." September 28

  • Pens' Sullivan deems criticism of Crosby's White House decision 'unfair'

    Sporting News "Mike Sullivan is setting the record straight. The Penguins coach on Wednesday clarified that the organization's decision to accept President Donald's Trump's invitation to visit the White House is not political. “There appears to be a perception out there that because our organization has..." September 27

  • Reaves: I'd 'probably not' visit White House if invited

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Because he was a member of the St. Louis Blues last season, Penguins winger Ryan Reaves will not accompany the team to the White House on Oct. 10. If Reaves — who’s black and a dual citizen of Canada and the United States — did have a choice to make, he said he would not go. “Probably not,..." September 27

  • Pittsburgh mayor plans to skip Penguins’ White House visit

    Sportsnet "Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says he’s skipping the Pittsburgh Penguins‘ Oct. 10 White House visit because of recent tweets by President Donald Trump. The Democratic mayor accompanied the NHL team when they met with President Barack Obama following last year’s Stanley Cup championship. But..." September 27

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • Sprong continues to impress, just not enough to make Penguins (yet)

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins frequently give prospect Daniel Sprong rave reviews, yet it seems like they believe that he still needs some seasoning before making a dent at the NHL level. Sprong and fellow intriguing forward Zach Aston-Reese headlined a group of 21 players the Penguins demoted to the..." September 26

  • Halifax activist: Crosby visiting White House 'an act of moral cowardice'

    Metro News "Hockey star Sidney Crosby’s decision to meet with Donald Trump at the White House has “greatly disappointed” many African Nova Scotians. That’s the message activist and former Halifax poet laureate El Jones had on Monday as she called on the Pittsburgh Penguins captain to reconsider his..." September 26

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • Penguins confirm White House visit, issue statement on freedom of speech

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins confirmed they have accepted an invitation to the White House to celebrate their second consecutive Stanley Cup win and issued a statement Sunday morning addressing their views on protests and freedom of expression. “The Pittsburgh Penguins respect the institution of the Office of..." September 24

  • Centers in camp give Jim Rutherford plenty to think about

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford hasn't solved his third-line center conundrum. Or has he? It's still early, but that's one of several questions on Rutherford’s mind entering the second week of training camp. Rutherford has been impressed by Teddy Blueger, Adam Johnson and Greg..." September 23

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Malkin endorses potential play for Russian winger Zaripov

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Evgeni Malkin confirmed Saturday that he has indeed spoken with Penguins management regarding 36-year-old Russian winger Danis Zaripov. Malkin also offered his own endorsement while also explaining that he also doesn’t want to say too much – unless, of course, he’s asked. Zaripov incurred a..." September 17

  • Malkin wants Reaves to score goals, not protect him

    Pro Hockey Talk "The biggest move the Pittsburgh Penguins made over the summer was the decision to trade out of the first-round so they could acquire Ryan Reaves from the St. Louis Blues. It was a pretty surprising move because the addition of Reaves seemed to run counter to the Penguins’ approach the past two..." September 16

  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby supports Ryan Reaves acquisition: He'll create 'extra space'

    USA Today "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby is appreciative of general manager Jim Rutherford’s decision to acquire rugged Ryan Reaves to provide on-ice protection for him and his teammates. “When you get a player like that who is that tough it creates some room for guys,” Crosby told USA TODAY..." September 15

  • Jim Rutherford Focused On Three Center Candidates

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford met with the media today at the start of training camp, and was quite forthcoming about his potential pursuit of a third-line center. Many have speculated that the Penguins would need to look outside the organization, with Rutherford himself saying they were..." September 15

  • Riley Sheahan is an option for the Penguins; why it might work out

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "An intriguing and realistic possibility has emerged in the Penguins’ prolonged search for a third-line center: Riley Sheahan, currently with the Detroit Red Wings. The struggling Wings, who are currently projected to be more than $3 million over the salary cap, have been receiving plenty of..." September 14

  • Penguins Sign Alex D’Orio

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Penguins have added some goaltending depth to their system as they announced the signing of netminder Alex D’Orio to a three-year, entry-level contract. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. D’Orio made a strong first impression in the QMJHL last season, playing in 28 games for..." September 13

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • Marc-Andre Fleury would have waived no-trade for the Flames

    Sportsnet "Marc-Andre Fleury can admit now he was preparing for the possibility of becoming a Calgary Flame. He’ll even go as far as to say that had Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford crafted a deal to send Fleury to the Flames at last season’s trade deadline, the 32-year-old goaltender would likely..." September 12

  • Matt Murray not satisfied despite success with Penguins "Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Matt Murray isn't a fan of labels, titles or assumptions. Murray, who at 23 years old is a back-to-back Stanley Cup champion, goes into training camp this week as the No. 1 goalie ahead of newcomer Antti Niemi and without a hint of controversy because former Penguins..." September 12

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Pens D Letang cleared for training camp

    TSN "Kris Letang has been cleared to be a full participant when the Pittsburgh Penguins open training camp this week. Letang, whose 2016-17 season officially ended in April due to neck surgery, last played on Feb. 21. He was given a four-to-six month timeline for a recovery after the procedure to..." September 11

  • Carter Rowney has chance to move up the Penguins depth chart after centers leave via free agency

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Carter Rowney was one of the most-talked-about Penguins players during the offseason, but not because of anything he did. Rowney had a parade thrown in his honor in his hometown of Sexsmith, Alberta. He played dad to his new son, Anders, who he proudly reports is already sleeping through the..." September 10

  • Kris Letang healthy, cleared to participate in training camp "Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang has been cleared to participate in training camp, general manager Jim Rutherford said Saturday. Letang last played Feb. 21. He had surgery for a herniated disk in his neck April 13. "I would expect a regular workload and I'm sure that's what he..." September 10

  • Penguins name Kevin Stevens special assignment scout "The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Kevin Stevens a special assignment scout, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Stevens, 52, will be based out of Boston, and his role will include amateur scouting and the scouting of college free agents. A..." September 09

  • Coyotes' Tocchet: Crosby 'made me a better coach'

    SI "As his 17-year-old son steered from campus to campus on their summer college tour, Rick Tocchet sat shotgun and went to work. With hours to kill and a new roster to learn, he fired off calls and texts from the open highway, introducing himself to players, setting expectations for his first season..." September 09

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • The Penguins are taking a long look at Russian winger Danis Zaripov

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A formal offer has not been made, but the Penguins are taking a long, serious look at 36-year-old Russian winger Danis Zaripov, an industry source confirmed to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday afternoon. After 18 pro seasons in Russia, Zaripov incurred a two-year doping ban from the..." September 06

  • Malkin wants Zaripov to sign with Penguins, play on his line

    Sportsnet "As the hockey world awaits the potential landing spot for KHL star Danis Zaripov, one of the veteran’s countrymen is reportedly vying for his services. Pittsburgh Penguins pivot Evgeni Malkin, fresh off his second Stanley Cup win in as many seasons, is hoping his club is the one to land..." August 31

  • Despite his flop with the Penguins, Eric Tangradi hasn't given up hope

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The trade that brought Eric Tangradi to Pittsburgh occurred in February 2009, when Twitter was still gaining steam and social media was at least relatively new. Back then, Tangradi would routinely search his name to see what people were saying. It wasn’t always good. “I let the little things..." August 28

  • Jay McClement: 'I feel like I still have a lot left in the tank'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The numbers caution that veteran center Jay McClement, signed to a professional tryout contract by the Penguins on Friday night, may be on the downside of his career. McClement, 34, doesn't feel that way. It's not even close, actually. "I feel like I still have a lot left in the tank,"..." August 26

  • Penguins sign McClement to tryout contract

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Doing what the Penguins did Friday night -- signing veteran center Jay McClement to a professional tryout contract -- comes with little risk but a reasonably significant reward. If McClement shines at Penguins training camp, which will begin on Sept. 15, great. Sign him to a one-year deal for..." August 26

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • Reaves 'honored and humbled' for opportunity with Penguins "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Ryan Reaves isn't sure what to expect on opening night, when they raise their second straight Stanley Cup banner on Oct. 4 against his former team, the St. Louis Blues. Reaves, 30, was traded with a second-round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft from the Blues for a 2017..." August 21

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