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  • Derek Grant Agrees To Terms With Pittsburgh Penguins

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins waited patiently and have found a bargain on the free agent market, agreeing to terms with Derek Grant on a one-year $650K contract. Grant was arguably the top forward left in free agency other than Rick Nash, who hasn’t made a decision on whether or not..." July 19

  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Re-Sign Three Players

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins have officially re-signed three minor league players, inking Teddy Blueger, Thomas Di Pauli and Ethan Prow to one-year two-way contracts worth $650K at the NHL. " July 17

  • Derick Brassard could be Penguins’ next top-six wing

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins could open the 2018-19 regular season with a new top-six left wing, but it wouldn’t involve a trade for Jeff Skinner, Max Pacioretty or any of the other premium players they’ve been linked to over the past couple of weeks. According to general manager Jim..." July 14

  • Penguins GM Jim Rutherford dials back comments about Blue Jackets

    Sportsnet "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford addressed his recent comments about the Columbus Blue Jackets in a new interview. “I have nothing but respect for the Columbus Blue Jackets,” Rutherford said to Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh..." July 13

  • Penguins Re-Sign Jamie Oleksiak

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins had one arbitration hearing on the books this off-season and it can now be canceled. The team announced that they have agreed to terms on a new contract with defenseman Jamie Oleksiak. It is a three-year extension that carries a cap hit of approximately..." July 12

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Addison looks to bring offensive flair to Penguins

    NHL.com "Calen Addison sits a few lockers down from the stall normally reserved for Kris Letang, possibly a future teammate with the Pittsburgh Penguins. But Addison, a defenseman prospect, said he idolizes another notable offensive defenseman. "My favorite player is Erik Karlsson,"..." July 08

  • Too many centers a 'good' problem for Penguins?

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Besides goaltender, center is the most important position in the NHL. You can never have too many good centers. But the Penguins might. That's not a problem. Except for the center who gets scratched. Or for the winger who gets scratched because a center plays..." July 04

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Defenseman Stefan Elliott

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins made their major blue line addition earlier with the signing of Jack Johnson, but they are not done filling out the depth chart. According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, the team has signed defenseman Stefan Elliott to a one-year, two-way contract. Elliott,..." July 01

  • Pittsburgh Re-Signs Trotman, Adds Hayes And Muse

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After their deal with defenseman Stefan Elliott was previously reported, the Penguins announced that they have also signed three more players to matching deals. Defenseman Zach Trotman has been re-signed and forward Jimmy Hayes and goaltender John..." July 01

  • Tortorella explodes on Penguins' Rutherford, Johnson: 'Shut the f--- up!'

    The Score "John Tortorella has repeatedly called the Pittsburgh Penguins "whiners" in the past and has unleashed his fury on both Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, but his latest criticism is zeroed in on Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford. Following Pittsburgh's signing of..." July 01

  • Penguins Sign Forward Matt Cullen to a One-Year Contract

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Matt Cullen to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal has an average annual value of $650,000. Cullen, 41, returns for a second tour of duty with the..." July 01

  • Penguins Sign Defenseman Jack Johnson to a Five-Year Contract

    NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Jack Johnson to a five-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal runs through the 2022-23 campaign, and it carries an average annual value of $3.25..." July 01

  • Lemieux's son honing game with Penguins

    NHL.com "Austin Lemieux has made a summer tradition of skating on a rink bearing his last name. The 22-year-old son of Mario Lemieux, the Pittsburgh Penguins owner and all-time leading scorer with 1,723 points (690 goals, 1,033 assists) in 17 NHL seasons, is taking part in his third prospect..." June 30

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Re-Sign Jean-Sebastien Dea

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins have been busy locking up depth players the last few days, and today is no different. Jean-Sebastien Dea has signed a one-year, two-way contract that will carry a $650K cap hit at the NHL level. It wasn’t clear if Dea had received a qualifying offer on..." June 28

  • Pittsburgh Closing In On Deal With Riley Sheahan

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though he wasn’t qualified earlier this week, Riley Sheahan is likely headed back to the Pittsburgh Penguins anyway. GM Jim Rutherford took questions after his trade of Conor Sheary earlier today, and indicated that the team was getting closer to a deal with Sheahan and would have..." June 27

  • Pittsburgh Re-Signs Riley Sheahan To A One-Year Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Penguins have indeed finalized a deal with Sheahan, announcing that he has signed a one-year, $2.1MM contract. " June 27

  • Penguins plan to add defenseman Jack Johnson once free agency begins

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins intend to sign free agent defenseman Jack Johnson to a five-year contract when free agency begins at noon Sunday, a source told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Wednesday. The deal is expected to be for a total of around $16 million, with an average annual value of between..." June 27

  • Sabres add Conor Sheary & Matt Hunwick from Penguins

    WKBW "Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill didn't wait for free agency to start wheeling and dealing. On Wednesday, Botterill called up his former boss and made a deal with the Pittsburgh Penguins, sending left-winger Conor Sheary and defenseman Matt Hunwick to the Sabres in..." June 27

  • Penguins’ talks with defenseman Jack Johnson intensify

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "With the interview window for soon-to-be unrestricted free agents officially open, the Penguins and defenseman Jack Johnson have talked, and there seems to be plenty of mutual interest in a potential deal, a source told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Tuesday. Rules prohibit the two..." June 26

  • Maria Sharapova takes Sidney Crosby on tour of Wimbledon

    Sportress of Blogitude "Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby currently is enjoying some well-deserved R&R while on a tour of Europe. And his stop in England presumably had to be highlighted by Monday’s tour of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club led by none other than 2004 Wimbledon champ Maria..." June 26

  • Penguins lock up Bryan Rust with 4-year, $14 million deal

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins have made a long-term commitment to winger Bryan Rust, signing the 26-year-old winger to a four-year contract with an average annual salary of $3.5 million, the team announced Monday. Rust has averaged 14 goals and 33 points while playing all over the lineup for the..." June 26

  • Pittsburgh Penguins Sign Three Players

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins have announced three new contracts for pending free agents, agreeing to terms with Dominik Simon and Daniel Sprong, while re-signing Kevin Czuczman. Sprong and Simon have agreed on identical two-year deals that will carry a cap hit of $750K per season, while Czuczman has..." June 25

  • Source: Penguins interested in potential Chris Kunitz return

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins do indeed have legitimate interest in bringing back former left wing Chris Kunitz, but anything they might do is contingent on creating additional salary-cap space, a source told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Sunday afternoon. Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman said..." June 25

  • Penguins’ Sullivan disputes reports about rift with Phil Kessel

    Sportsnet "After weeks of reports detailing an alleged rift between Pittsburgh’s Phil Kessel and head coach Mike Sullivan, the Penguins bench boss set the record straight about what he believes has been an unfair characterization of his relationship with the star winger. Much has been made..." June 23

  • Blues, Penguins Interested In Jeff Skinner

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Penguins and Blues are among the teams that are interested in acquiring Hurricanes winger Jeff Skinner, Pierre LeBrun of TSN and The Athletic reports (Twitter link).  Skinner has been frequently speculated as a trade candidate in recent months as he gets set to enter the final..." June 22

  • Coyotes may consider trading for Phil Kessel

    Yardbarker "Part of Josh Yohe’s latest piece for The Athletic (subscription required) touched on the fact that Phil Kessel would be willing to play for the Arizona Coyotes due to his solid relationship with head coach Rick Tocchet. The problem, according to Yohe, was that the Coyotes are..." June 21

  • Tom Kostopoulos, Andy Chiodo Join Penguins Coaching Staff

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins are bringing back some familiar faces. The team announced today that Tom Kostopoulos, recently retired from his playing career with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, has been hired as a player development coach, while Andy Chiodo has been hired as a goaltending..." June 20

  • Pittsburgh Re-Signs Tobias Lindberg

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Tuesday: The team has officially announced the signing, confirming that it is a two-way deal worth $650K at the NHL level. Monday: It’s easy to forget that Derick Brassard was not the only player acquired by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the three-team blockbuster..." June 19

  • Kessel not opposed to trade, would play for Tocchet's Coyotes

    The Score "However, Kessel would consider a trade out of Pittsburgh, as The Athletic's Josh Yohe reports. Furthermore, Kessel would even be willing to play for his former assistant coach Rick Tocchet, who is now the head coach of the Arizona Coyotes, per Yohe. Although, Kessel's..." June 19

  • Pittsburgh Made Rust, Sheary, Simon Available In Max Domi Negotiations

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Josh Yohe of The Athletic has some of the best sources inside the Pittsburgh Penguins, and in a piece (subscription required) detailing the potential availability of Phil Kessel this summer—something Yohe confirms is possible, though takes the Arizona Coyotes out of the running for..." June 19

  • Rutherford indicates changes coming for Penguins: 'We need to get deeper'

    The Score "General manager Jim Rutherford and the Pittsburgh Penguins aren't satisfied with a second-round playoff elimination. After their quest for a three-peat was cut short in May, Rutherford and his club have their sights set on another championship run in 2018-19, and roster changes..." June 18

  • Jordy Bellerive, Two Others Injured In Fire

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Jordy Bellerive, along with Lethbridge Hurricanes teammates Ryan Vandervlis and Matt Alfaro, were injured last night in a fire that broke out at a bachelor party the three were attending. All three were taken to hospital with one—who Jason Mackey of the..." June 17

  • Penguins not looking to trade Kessel

    NHL.com "The rift between Pittsburgh Penguins forward Phil Kessel and coach Mike Sullivan is unlikely to result in a trade, general manager Jim Rutherford told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday. Kessel, who had an NHL career-high 92 points (34 goals, 58 assists) this season, was held to..." June 12

  • Jim Rutherford: Penguins won't utilize buyouts this week

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The NHL window for buying out contracts opens at 12:01 a.m. Friday. It doesn’t matter for the Penguins. “We’re not buying anybody out,” general manager Jim Rutherford told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Monday morning. In reality, the only..." June 11

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • Pens GM: Phil Kessel rift 'blown out of proportion'

    TSN "Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford told The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun on Friday that the recent reports of dissention between Phil Kessel and head coach Mike Sullivan have been exaggerated. “This is something that I believe has been blown out of..." June 04

  • Pittsburgh Is Not Looking To Trade Phil Kessel

    NHL.com "Phil Kessel is not on the trade market, Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford told The Athletic on Friday, and reports of problems between the forward and coach Mike Sullivan are exaggerated. "This is something that I believe has been blown out of proportion,"..." June 02

  • Max Domi linked to Penguins

    Yardbarker "In this week’s 31 Thoughts Podcast with Jeff Marek and Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the two hosts enter into discussion over Arizona Coyotes forward Max Domi and where his future may lie. Domi has been involved in trade speculation for more than a year, and after his second consecutive..." May 30

  • Penguins need to find offense for fourth line

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Penguins are expected to try to add some offense to their fourth line this summer, notes Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  Getting some scoring from their bottom trio was an important key to their successful Stanley Cup runs the past two years but that was an area of..." May 30

  • Kessel was furious he didn't play regularly with Malkin in playoffs

    The Score "There appears to be a rift between Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan and star forward Phil Kessel, and the latter's displeasure with the former's lineup decisions during the playoffs is apparently at the forefront. Kessel was reportedly furious that he didn't..." May 29

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • Phil Kessel, Pens headed for a split?

    TSN "Phil Kessel is coming off a career-year in which he posted 34 goals and 92 points, but 105.9 FM Pittsburgh’s Mark Madden reports it may have been his last with the Penguins. According to Madden, the Penguins are going to attempt to move Kessel this off-season and..." May 25

  • Crosby 'happy' Fleury reached Cup Final with Golden Knights: report

    NHL.com "Sidney Crosby said Thursday he is glad former teammate Marc-Andre Fleury has reached the Stanley Cup Final with the Vegas Golden Knights. "I am happy for him," the Pittsburgh Penguins captain told The Athletic. "He's having a lot of fun, you can tell, and as a..." May 24

  • NHL’s ‘Smart Puck’ will enhance fan experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has already announced that the Smart Puck era is quickly approaching, which is exciting news for hockey fans all over the globe. The league is planning on having this added technology at their disposal for the start of the 2019-20 season, but there’s a chance that we..." May 24

  • Penguins GM on Kris Letang: 'I can’t project the future'

    Yardbarker "Following an up-and-down season, some have speculated if the Penguins could consider trading defenseman Kris Letang this summer. Speaking with Josh Yohe of The Athletic (subscription required), GM Jim Rutherford acknowledged that he’s not shopping the blueliner but he stopped short of..." May 18

  • Penguins sign Finnish defenseman Juuso Riikola

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins have reportedly signed 24-year-old Finnish defenseman Juuso Riikola, according to Darren Dreger of TSN. Riikola, 6-foot, 189 pounds, played for Finland at the 2018 IIHF World Championships in Denmark this month. The Finns were eliminated with a 3-2 loss to Switzerland..." May 17

  • Jaromir Jagr Will Play In Czech Republic In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is still bound to be speculation over a return to the NHL this summer, Nova Sport in the Czech Republic is reporting that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to return as a player for Kladno, the Czech team he owns. There apparently had been interest from the DEL in..." May 15

  • Orpik compares Ovechkin and Crosby, breaks down Pens-Caps rivalry

    Sportsnet "Few personal rivalries have persisted in the hockey world’s collective consciousness as long as Sid vs. Ovi — the one pitting the reserved, by-the-book Canadian centreman against the eccentric, fun-loving Russian winger. It’s been at times a fair narrative and at others an overblown one, but for..." May 13

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