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  1. Off-season Thread
  • Penguins shouldn’t rush to replace Bonino

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nick Bonino was an important player for Pittsburgh the past two years. So when he signed with Nashville on July 1, it was natural for Penguins fans to want an immediate replacement. But for GM Jim Rutherford, finding a new third-line center may take some time. The Penguins might even start the..." August 17

  • Cullen explains why he chose Wild over Penguins

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Last weekend, Matt Cullen drove east to the Twin Cities to watch his three sons play hockey. On Wednesday, immediately after ending a conference call with the Wild media, Cullen ran into a rink in Grand Forks, N.D., to join his recently-retired hockey-playing brothers, Mark and Joe, so they could..." August 17

  • Jim Rutherford: Penguins' search for third-line center could stretch into regular season

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins have been in search of a third-line center ever since Nick Bonino signed with Nashville on July 1. Now, with training camp barely a month away, the pressure is on general manager Jim Rutherford to make a move. Right? Not exactly. Rutherford said Wednesday it’s possible the..." August 17

  • Penguins to pursue highly touted college prospect Will Butcher

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "As expected, the Penguins will make a pitch to try to land former University of Denver defenseman Will Butcher — the reigning Hobey Baker Award winner as college hockey’s top player — a source confirmed to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette early Wednesday morning. Butcher had until midnight Tuesday..." August 17

  • Wild, Cullen agree to 1-year, $1M deal

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Matt Cullen could have retired a back-to-back champ or re-signed in Pittsburgh for a chance to three-peat. Instead, the born and bred Minnesotan and former St. Cloud State standout has made a family decision and decided to return for a second stint and 20th NHL season with his home-state..." August 16

  • Penguins' Murray: 'I feel like I haven’t really done anything yet'

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Matt Murray finished a set of lunges, his legs wobbly and exhausted, and ventured outside for a breath of fresh air. The gym where Murray works out here, in Thunder Bay, sits along the Kaministiquia River, near the base of Mount McKay, a postcard-perfect view. The gym itself is bare bones —..." August 10

  • Sidney Crosby on potential three-peat: Big challenge, but why not?

    Sportsnet "No NHL team has won the Stanley Cup in three consecutive years since the New York Islanders of the early ’80s. Sidney Crosby and his Pittsburgh Penguins think they can be next. “We’re going to training camp with that in mind,” Crosby told’s Dan Rosen. “It’ll be a big challenge, but..." August 08

  • Happy 30th, kid! Penguins' Sidney Crosby spends birthday weekend with Stanley Cup

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "They grow up so fast. Sidney Crosby — who is moving further and further from the "Sid the Kid" moniker — turned 30 Monday, and he celebrated the milestone birthday with a weekend celebration with one of his best friends: the Stanley Cup. Crosby paraded the Cup around his home province of..." August 07

  • Pens GM: Cullen yet to decide on future

    TSN "Veteran centre is still deciding whether or not to return for a 20th NHL season, according to Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford. Cullen, 40, is coming off back-to-back Stanley Cup championships with the Penguins and is an unrestricted free agent. Rutherford said the Penguins..." August 03

  • With arbitration avoided, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford more likely to pull trigger on a trade

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins avoided arbitration with Brian Dumoulin and Conor Sheary and are fully aware what those players will cost for the 2017-18 season – a combined $7.1 million. Having those numbers set was a big thing for general manager Jim Rutherford, as he continues his search for a third-line..." August 02

  • With Sheary signed Penguins can now focus on finding a center

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins signed Conor Sheary on Sunday afternoon, successfully avoiding salary arbitration with their two biggest restricted free agents (him and Brian Dumoulin) while also giving themselves more than $3 million in cushion under the salary cap. Overall it has been a mostly quiet..." July 30

  • Penguins sign Sheary to 3-year, $9M deal

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins and Conor Sheary have agreed to a three-year contract extension worth a total of $9 million, a source confirmed to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Sunday afternoon. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet first reported the deal. It has not been announced by the team. Sheary was scheduled..." July 30

  • Hobey Baker winner Will Butcher would consider offer from Penguins

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins already signed one 2017 Hobey Baker Award finalist in Zach Aston-Reese. They could add another in a couple weeks. University of Denver defenseman Will Butcher, who actually beat out Aston-Reese and won college hockey's version of the Heisman Trophy, recently informed the team..." July 29

  • Malkin wants to see Ovechkin win a Stanley Cup

    Pro Hockey Talk "Evgeni Malkin‘s career is far from over, but he’s already accomplished so much. The 30-year-old has won three Stanley Cups, a Conn Smythe Trophy, a Hart Trophy, two Art Ross Trophies and a Calder Trophy. Fellow countryman Alex Ovechkin has also won a number of individual awards, but he..." July 27

  • Matt Murray discusses the ‘new look’ Penguins

    Pro Hockey Talk "Save for the loss of Ben Lovejoy, the Pittsburgh Penguins of 2016-17 looked a heck of a lot like the Penguins of 2015-16. Both those teams won the Stanley Cup, of course. But the Pens of 2017-18, while still boasting superstars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, will have to attempt a..." July 26

  • Sheary’s agent — who’s also Dumoulin’s agent — hoping to avoid arbitration

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Brian Dumoulin's buddies figure to make him pick up the next couple bar tabs. Maybe the defenseman will splurge on some new cooking supplies, too. For the Penguins, what happens next after signing Dumoulin to a six-year, $24.6 million contract extension isn’t short on intrigue or layers. To..." July 24

  • Pens Agree to Terms with Defenseman Brian Dumoulin on a Six-Year Contract "The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with defenseman Brian Dumoulin on a six-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal begins with the 2017-18 season and runs through the 2022-23 season, and has an average annual value..." July 24

  • Penguins could be eyeing September trade to add center depth

    CBS Sports "The Pittsburgh Penguins are still looking to add center depth after losing Nick Bonino to the Nashville Predators this summer, and Sam Werner of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said in a mailbag this week that the repeat Stanley Cup champions could be eyeing a trade that comes as late as September to..." July 23

  • Marc-Andre Fleury took Stanley Cup on a road trip, protected it well

    The Sports Daily "Former Penguins netminder Marc-Andre Fleury is enjoying his time with the Stanley Cup, and is treating it like a trophy. Being that it is, indeed, a trophy, that makes a lot of sense. Check out how adamant Fleury was about securing the trophy in his car, which you can see in the photo below. " July 22

  • What to make of the Brian Dumoulin arbitration numbers

    HockeyBuzz "We finally have some information on the arbitration front. We have the official asking price from both player and team for Brian Dumoulin. And wouldn't you know it one price is too high and one price is too low. It's almost like both sides are trying to drag the actual price to a place in the..." July 22

  • Sidney Crosby threw a no-hitter on an 'unfairly' good baseball team as a kid

    CBS Sports "Sidney Crosby solidified his name in hockey long before he won three Stanley Cups, two Conn Smythe Trophies and established himself as an all-time Pittsburgh Penguins great. Hockey, however, wasn't the only sport he excelled at while growing up in Cole Harbour, Canada. An "intimate portrait"..." July 22

  • Penguins are ‘prepared to go to arbitration’ with Sheary, Dumoulin

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier today, PHT discussed how the Pittsburgh Penguins might take advantage of robust cap space to replace Nick Bonino. Of course, that cap space could really start to dry up depending upon how things go with RFAs Brian Dumoulin and Conor Sheary. At the moment, both are heading toward salary..." July 21

  • Penguins GM confident they can find third-line center with Bonino gone

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Jim Rutherford has a list. The Penguins general manager does not, however, have a third-line center. At least the type he acquired on the trade market, the potentially splashy kind that he theoretically has the money to add before the start of the 2017-18 season. Go figure, the GM of the..." July 20

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Sidney Crosby confirms he’s bringing Stanley Cup back to Nova Scotia

    Sportsnet "Hockey superstar Sidney Crosby will mark his 30th birthday by once again parading the Stanley Cup in his home province of Nova Scotia. In tweets sent out by the Sidney Crosby Hockey School in Cole Harbour, N.S., residents were told Crosby would be hoisting the trophy in the streets of Halifax..." July 19

  • Golden Knights owner: Las Vegas already outselling the Penguins, Flyers and Bruins

    CBS Sports "The Vegas Golden Knights haven't taken the ice for a single game yet. But their owner, Bill Foley, says the NHL's latest expansion team is already among the league's best ticket sellers, outdoing iconic franchises like the Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins and repeat Stanley Cup champion..." July 18

  • Top three best and most likely landing spots in Matt Duchene trade market

    CBS Sports "The trade market for Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, once considered a near-lock to be moved either during this past season season or in advance of this summer's free agency, has been rather quiet. But it isn't quite dead yet, if reports from Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman and ongoing..." July 16

  • With new 1-way deals, Penguins prospects Pouliot, Archibald look to stick as NHL regulars

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Josh Archibald is planning to spend his summer in celebration mode, as he and his wife are expecting their first child in the middle of August, a few days before he's hoping to schedule his day with the Stanley Cup. Derrick Pouliot is planning to spend his summer being yelled at by Gary..." July 14

  • Guentzel: Day with Stanley Cup is 'when it becomes real' "When the Stanley Cup touched down in Minneapolis on Thursday and was on its way to Jake Guentzel's hometown, that's the moment it really sunk in for the Pittsburgh Penguins forward. "That's when it becomes real," Guentzel said. "It's exciting. You've worked so hard for this your whole life, and..." July 14

  • Analyzing five potential trade destinations for Matt Duchene

    Sportsnet "What are you expecting to get from Matt Duchene if you trade for him? A Calder Trophy finalist in his rookie season, Duchene’s production has been all over the map in his eight-season career. Peaking as nearly a point-per-game player in 2012-13 and 2013-14 (43 points in 47 games and 70 in 71..." July 14

  • Pens' Rutherford: I don't foresee Kessel trade

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford didn't say he never will trade Phil Kessel, but he painted the high-scoring winger as an important part of his team's roster during a radio interview Thursday morning. The idea of trading Kessel was popular talk-show fodder in recent days. “Phil..." July 14

  • Ron Burkle: I’d give $15 million to bring back Marc-Andre Fleury

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "There’s a lot to unpack in Dave Molinari’s interview with Penguins owner Ron Burkle — so it goes for guys who speak to the media about as often as Radiohead releases albums — and all of it is worth your time. How much do you know, really, about the money man behind the NHL’s reigning..." July 13

  • Sidney Crosby wasn’t aware of concussion talk during Stanley Cup run

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sidney Crosby said Wednesday he did not pay attention to those questioning whether he should continue playing hockey after suffering another concussion during the playoffs. Crosby was too focused on capturing another Stanley Cup for his Pittsburgh Penguins to worry about outside opinions on his..." July 13

  • Sidney Crosby to bring Stanley Cup home for 30th birthday "Sidney Crosby is throwing a 30th birthday party with the Stanley Cup as the guest of honor. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain announced Wednesday at a press conference at his annual hockey school in his hometown of Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia, that his turn with the trophy would fall in line with..." July 12

  • Don't be surprised if the Penguins trade Phil Kessel

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Rick Tocchet did terrific work for the Penguins the past two seasons as one of Mike Sullivan’s top two lieutenants along with Jacques Martin. It never was a question of if he would get an NHL head coaching job. It was a matter of where and when. This is a real loss for the Penguins. But it’s..." July 12

  • Penguins promote Sergei Gonchar to full-time assistant coach

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins made another change to their coaching staff Wednesday, promoting Sergei Gonchar to full-time assistant coach. For the previous two seasons, the 43-year-old Gonchar was the team's defensive development coach. Gonchar will watch games from the press box and work primarily with..." July 12

  • Pittsburgh Names Mark Recchi As Assistant Coach

    Pro Hockey Rumors "If there was any evidence that the Rick Tocchet-to-Arizona talks had been all but done for a while now, it was that the Penguins announced within minutes of the Coyotes’ official announcement that Mark Recchi would be replacing him as one of Mike Sullivan’s assistant coaches. Recchi had already..." July 11

  • Report: Wild at least discuss homecoming for Matt Cullen

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mulling retirement at 40, Matt Cullen has the option to come home and still play in the NHL. The Minnesota native has at least had some discussions with the Wild, according to Michael Russo of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Russo also notes that the Wild have had some talks with Drew Stafford,..." July 11

  • Pittsburgh is not too happy about Tom Brady touching the Stanley Cup

    Sportsnaut "Pretty much anything New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady touches these days turns to gold. Heck, Brady just announced he is writing a self-help book and it has already become a best seller. Well, not so fast. Brady isn’t perfect and he actually angered Pittsburgh fans when he touched the..." July 08

  • Penguins remain 2018 Stanley Cup favourites despite recent roster moves

    Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins have parted ways with a number of key veterans since successfully defending their Stanley Cup crown last month, but despite the roster changes the Penguins remain +750 favourites to win a third straight Stanley Cup at sportsbooks monitored by As expected,..." July 07

  • Pens sign undrafted forward Adam Johnson out of Minnesota-Duluth

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed undrafted free-agent forward Adam Johnson to a two-year, entry-level contract. Johnson, who just turned 23, attended the Pens’ prospect camp last week, and he must have impressed. From the release: He is coming off an impressive sophomore season at the..." July 06

  • Penguis make some depth additions

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins added a handful of call-up options later in the day Saturday, signing defensemen Jarred Tinordi, Zach Trotman and Chris Summers and center Greg McKegg to two-way contracts. Tinordi, 25, is a physical, 6-foot-6 defenseman who has played 53 NHL games with Montreal and Arizona. He..." July 02

  • Predators see Penguins role player Nick Bonino contributing more with Nashville

    Tennessean "A broken left tibia apparently wasn't enough to prevent new Predators center Nick Bonino from attempting to play in Nashville. His lower leg fractured by a P.K. Subban shot in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on May 31, Bonino, then with the Pittsburgh Penguins, briefly warmed up two games later..." July 02

  • Penguins Re-Sign Justin Schultz to a Three-Year Contract "The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed defenseman Justin Schultz to a three-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal runs through the 2019-20 campaign, and it carries an average annual value of $5.5 million. "Justin..." July 01

  • Lightning sign Chris Kunitz to one-year, $2 million deal

    Tampa Bay Times "The Lightning filled its need for another top-nine wing, signing veteran Chris Kunitz to a one-year, $2 million deal Saturday. Kunitz, 37, is a four-time Stanley Cup winner with the Penguins, providing some experience and grit up front. After averaging 23 goals per season from 2010-2016, Kunitz..." July 01

  • Penguins sign goaltender Antti Niemi

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins picked up a pair of players within the first 10 minutes of free agency starting Saturday. A pair of sources told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that defenseman Matt Hunwick and goaltender Antti Niemi will sign free agent contracts to join the Penguins. Hunwick’s deal is for three..." July 01

  • Predators sign Nick Bonino to 4-year contract

    Tennessean "The Nashville Predators on Saturday signed free-agent center Nick Bonino, formerly of the Pittsburgh Penguins, to a four-year contract, according to TSN. Bonino's agent, Peter Fish, told The Tennessean on Saturday morning that the Predators were one of three teams that Bonino was choosing..." July 01

  • Red Wings sign defenseman Trevor Daley

    Detroit Free Press "Eager to upgrade the defense even on a meager budget, the Detroit Red Wings targeted Trevor Daley as the best available option. Signs point to Daley agreeing to a three-year deal worth $3 million annually against the salary cap as NHL free agency starts today Daley, 33, has 278 points in 894..." July 01

  • Penguins expected to sign Matt Hunwick

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins are expected to sign defenseman Matt Hunwick when NHL free agency starts at noon, a source confirmed to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Saturday morning. Hunwick, 32, is a left-handed shot who made $1.2 million last season. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Warren, Mich. native had the..." July 01

  • Ron Hainsey Expected To Sign With Toronto Maple Leafs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Toronto Maple Leafs have apparently found their depth defender, and are expected to sign Ron Hainsey when the free agency period. Pierre LeBrun of TSN is reporting the deal, while Brian Lawton of NHL Network tells us it’s a two-year deal worth around $3.25MM. " July 01

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