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  • How hockey analytics forecast future success and failure

    TSN "One of the big reasons hockey analytics have really exploded in recent years is their ability to forecast mean reversion well in advance of the rest of the industry. The two most prominent examples of that were the 2011-12 Los Angeles Kings and the 2012-13 Toronto Maple Leafs. That Kings team..." September 03

  • Penguins 'racist' locker room prank revealed in Jarkko Ruutu’s book

    Yahoo! Sports "Jarkko Ruutu was one of the NHL’s greatest pests during his 11-season career. Two of those seasons were with the Pittsburgh Penguins, where Ruutu shared a locker room with forwards Colby Armstrong and Georges Laraque, both of whom are now retired. And now, in his new Finnish-language book “The..." September 03

  • 2015-16 NHL trade deadline set for February 29

    CBS Sports "Well, mark your calendars, folks. The National Hockey League has set its trade deadline for the 2015-16 hockey season and it falls on a rather odd day according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The last day NHL teams will be able to make trades in the upcoming season is February 29, 2016 at 3 p.m...." September 02

  • Sources: Penguins' owners looking for record $750M for team

    TSN "The owners of the Pittsburgh Penguins are asking $750 million (U.S.) for the team, but face long odds of finding a buyer who’s willing to pay that much because of the flagging North American economy and uncertainty over the future of the Canadian dollar, sports investment bankers say. A..." September 02

  • Veteran UFA squeeze continues as Lapierre signs in Sweden

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier today, we passed along word that 32-year-old Marcel Goc — a veteran of over 600 NHL contests — signed in the German League. Now, another vet is taking his game overseas. Maxim Lapierre, also with over 600 games on his resume, has signed with Modo of the Swedish Hockey League, per..." September 01

  • Penguins Give Daniel Sprong Entry-Level Deal

    The Hockey Writers "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed their top draft pick from the 2015 draft (46th overall), Daniel Sprong, to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced on Friday. General Fanager reports that the deal is worth the maximum $925,000 at the NHL level. The 18-year-old Dutch right..." August 29

  • Sestito ready to fight for job on Penguins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins haven't decided if they're going to carry a traditional enforcer this season, but if they do, there's a good chance it will be Tom Sestito. A 6-foot-5, 228-pound winger with 99 pro fighting majors in an eight-year career, Sestito will attend training camp on a tryout basis, the..." August 27

  • Penguins Sign Forward Tom Sestito to a Professional Tryout Contract "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Tom Sestito to a professional tryout contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Sestito, 27, has played parts of seven NHL seasons with Columbus, Philadelphia and Vancouver, producing 18 points..." August 26

  • NHL free agent class of 2016 strong

    TSN "With Mark Giordano signing a six-year, $40.5 million extension with the Calgary Flames, the 2016 NHL free agent market lost arguably its best available unrestricted defenceman. Fears of a dearth of signing activity come July 1 are unfounded, though, considering that the crop of players set to..." August 25

  • Pens’ plan for now: Crosby starts as Kessel’s center

    Pro Hockey Talk "A lot can change between TODAY and training camp, let alone the regular season, but the Pittsburgh Penguins plan on starting Phil Kessel out on Sidney Crosby‘s line. (Head coach Mike Johnston made note that the course could EASILY be altered.) Under this SETUP, Evgeni Malkin would likely..." August 25

  • Ehrhoff agrees to one-year contract with Kings "Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff agreed to a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Kings on Sunday. The Orange County Register reported that general manager Dean Lombardi confirmed the contract was worth $1.5 million. Ehrhoff had three goals and 14 points in 49 games for the Pittsburgh Penguins..." August 23

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  • Pens GM: Sundqvist did not have surgery

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Center Oskar Sundqvist has been rehabbing a hamstring injury but did not have a pair of surgeries in July, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford told Trib Total Media. Swedish newspaper Norran reported Sundqvist had two procedures in July to correct a severed hamstring tendon." August 20

  • Who's the best player in the NHL for 2015-16?

    Yahoo! Sports "The Hockey News released its 2015-16 NHL Yearbook, which our own Sean Leahy carries around like a kid at seminary school clutching his Testaments. Within its pages is the annual Top 50 player ranking, and SwissHabs has captured part of the list for 2015-16; we’re guessing it caught their eye..." August 19

  • Dupuis skates with Penguins at new practice facility "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis on Monday took another step in his return from a blood clot in his lung when he and several teammates skated for the first time at the Penguins' new practice and training facility. "Being on the ice with teammates, and being allowed more than myself and..." August 18

  • Adidas lands NHL jersey deal

    TSN "The National Hockey League appears poised for radical changes to its team jerseys in the wake of a deal that may pave the way for advertising on team uniforms. Adidas has won a long-term deal to make uniforms for the 30 NHL teams, beginning in the 2016-17 season. Adidas takes over from its..." August 17

  • Crosby hopes Kessel will fly under the radar in Pittsburgh

    The Score "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby understands the pressure Phil Kessel was under as a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kessel was the most scrutinized player during his final season with the Maple Leafs after posting just 25 goals with the club. However, with a new club, the..." August 17

  • Top 50 NHL Goaltending Prospects for 2015-2016

    In Goal Magazine "With the amount of amateur and professional scouting available in this modern age of sports, any list of the best prospects will vary depending who is making the list. Based on a collection of those different opinions and scouting work from our staff, InGoal has created a power ranking for the..." August 14

  • Penguins bring back Sergei Gonchar with tryout contract

    Yahoo! Sports "Sergei Gonchar told TVA Sports in June that he wants to play one more season in the NHL. He’ll be given an opportunity to fulfill that goal through a tryout contract with his old friends at the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Penguins announced that the 41-year old defenseman has inked a tryout deal..." August 14

  • Penguins meeting with possible buyers in Pittsburgh this week, sources say

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins will conduct face-to-face meetings this week at Consol Energy Center with prospective ownership groups that have received advance approval from the National Hockey League, sources told Trib Total Media on Tuesday. Management meetings are common when selling a sports team. According..." August 13

  • Oilers deemed to have best group of prospects; Penguins worst

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Edmonton Oilers have the best group of prospects. The Pittsburgh Penguins have the worst. Those were the findings of ESPN’s Corey Pronman, who ranked the “organizational prospect depth” of all 30 NHL teams and published his analysis today. “The Oilers have two great defensive..." August 12

  • Phil Kessel's first Penguins pic leads to Photoshop hilarity

    Yahoo! Sports "The Penguins took a photo of Phil Kessel in his new uniform on Monday and tweeted it out. He looked frumpy, frowny and maybe a little doughy. So basically, he looked like Kessel. The photo is above. With the pic the Pens tweeted "we like your style" in regards to Kessel's garb. Clearly they..." August 11

  • Penguins’ Dupuis opens up about return to NHL

    Sportsnet "“I wanted to bleed, because now I finally could.” After being cleared for contact in June, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis isn’t taking anything for granted as he makes his return to the rink. Least of all, the hits. In fact, he’s craving them. “In June, after the doctors ran me..." August 11

  • Penguins Agree To Terms With Veteran Center Matt Cullen "The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with veteran center Matt Cullen on a one-year contract for $800,000, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Cullen, 38, is a 17-year NHL veteran who played the past two seasons with the Nashville..." August 07

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • Christian Ehrhoff still considering offer from Blue Jackets

    CBS Sports "Unrestricted free agent defenseman Christian Ehrhoff has spent the free agency period watching his options for next season dwindle. As other top free agents got snapped up, a lot of teams started running out of salary cap space. Ehrhoff remains unsigned, but he is still garnering..." August 04

  • Penguins not alone in top-heavy approach to salary cap

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "For more than three decades, the Penguins have been a star-driven team. That creates certain challenges in a salary-cap environment, as Dan Mason, a professor at the University of Alberta who teaches a class in the business of hockey, understands. “They're going to have to remunerate those..." August 02

  • Canucks, Sutter closing in on five-year deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Jim Benning wasn’t kidding when he called Brandon Sutter a “foundation piece.” Just days after acquiring Sutter from Pittsburgh in a multi-player trade, the Canucks GM is reportedly close to inking the 26-year-old to a fairly large extension, per Sportsnet. If accurate, the extension — which..." July 30

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • Benning call Sutter a 'foundation piece' for Canucks

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Vancouver Canucks have big plans for Brandon Sutter. “Acquiring Brandon Sutter, to me he’s a foundation piece for our group going forward,” GM Jim Benning said today after sending Nick Bonino and Adam Clendening to Pittsburgh in a trade. “He can play a good two-way game. He brings us..." July 28

  • Pens Trade Brandon Sutter to Canucks for Nick Bonino "The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a 2016 second-round pick from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Brandon Sutter and a 2016 third-round pick, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The..." July 28

  • Penguins Agree to Terms with Forward Eric Fehr to a Three-Year Contract "The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with forward Eric Fehr to a three-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal runs through the 2017-18 season and has an average annual value of $2 million. Fehr, 29, has played..." July 28

  • Lidstrom says Lemieux was best he faced "Retired Detroit Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom said former Pittsburgh Penguins center Mario Lemieux was the best player he faced during his career, according to a report in the Swedish newspaper Expressen. "It was all about Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Steve Yzerman," said Lidstrom,..." July 28

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Penguins won't use record-setting AHL goaltender Matt Murray in NHL next season

    The Score "Matt Murray's AHL accomplishments weren't enough to earn him a spot on the Pittsburgh Penguins to begin next season. The team will keep the netminder - who broke the AHL's shutout streak record, and earned AHL Goaltender of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors in the process - in the minors..." July 23

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Blue Jackets have talked with free-agent defenseman Christian Ehrhoff

    The Score "The Columbus Blue Jackets aren't giving up their pursuit of a defenseman. After swinging and missing on a trio of blue-liners, the club has reportedly been in talks with free agent Christian Ehrhoff, according to Aaron Portzline of the Columbus Post-Dispatch. Sources have told The Dispatch..." July 20

  • Penguins prospects bring out their competitive side

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It’s no secret the Penguins have positions open on the fourth line when training camp opens in September, even if they craft a deal between now and then for a free agent or make an acquisition via trade. Oskar Sundqvist, who nearly made the club out of camp a year ago, is a front runner for the..." July 19

  • Pens prospect Zlobin happy being back on ice

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Anton Zlobin dropped to his knees in front of the home team's bench at Consol Energy Center, braced his skates on the yellow kick board behind him, put his hands on the ice in front of him and stretched. He was the first player on the ice before the first practice of the Penguins' annual..." July 18

  • Pouliot hopes to be a key ingredient in Penguins' future plans

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "It’s a good thing for the guacamole. Penguins defenseman Derrick Pouliot said Friday he had an awakening during his rookie season with the Penguins, and he has committed to entering training camp with better stamina, strength and overall fitness. That has meant working out with former..." July 18

  • Penguins' Maatta expects to be ready for camp "Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta, who played in 20 games last season after having surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his neck before sustaining a season-ending shoulder injury, expects to be ready for training camp in September. "We're on the schedule," Maatta told the Penguins..." July 16

  • Penguins sign Dominik Simon to Entry Level Contract

    PensBurgh "The Penguins announced that 2015 draft pick Dominik Simon signed his entry-level contract today. Nothing too surprising here. One tidbit from the release was new information, to me, at least." July 16

  • Penguins Re-Sign Forward Beau Bennett "The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed forward Beau Bennett to a one-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal carries an average annual value of $800,000. Bennett, 23, finished the 2014-15 season with four goals, eight..." July 15

  • Taylor Pyatt Announces Retirement From Hockey

    The Hockey Writers "Former NHLer Taylor Pyatt has announced that he will retire from hockey after playing 859 NHL games split between the New York Islanders, Buffalo Sabres, Vancouver Canucks, Phoenix Coyotes, New York Rangers, and Pittsburgh Penguins. He played for Geneve Servette in Switzerland last..." July 15

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Bid for Penguins expected by next week

    The Business Journal "A group of investors expects to make an offer to buy the Pittsburgh Penguins within the week, sources told the Business Times. Their identities of the bidders and size of the bid were not disclosed, although some who have done deals in the National Hockey League said the team could sell anywhere..." July 14

  • Ron Wilson sees Kessel scoring 40 goals for Penguins "Former NHL coach Ron Wilson predicts a big season ahead for Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Phil Kessel no matter who centers his line in 2015-16. In fact, Wilson said Kessel could establish a career high with 40 goals his first season in Pittsburgh. He should know. Wilson coached Kessel for..." July 13

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