Pro Hockey Talk "After six seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs, Phil Kessel is looking forward to a fresh start. The 27-year-old was dealt to the Pittsburgh Penguins as part of a multi-player trade on Wednesday. Kessel appeared in 446 regular season games with the Leafs scoring 181 goals and 394 points. “It..." July 02
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford won the day in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, but he took a beating in Carolina. In speaking to reporters in Raleigh, N.C., Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. directed incendiary comments at Rutherford, his former general manager and team president, as well as..." July 02
Sportsnet "Daniel Winnik is returning to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The unrestricted free agent signed a two-year contract with Toronto on Wednesday worth $4.5 million." July 02
Kevin Porter signed a one-year, two-way deal in Pittsburgh for $575K / $250K. Has 206 NHL games under his belt. #TSN
Thank you to all the incredible people that made my 3 years in Wash & Hersh memorable but ecstatic to be part of the @penguins organization.
#Pens have signed D David Warsofsky to one-year, two-way deal worth $600,000 at NHL level. Has played 230 games for Bruins farm team.
The Penguins announce they have signed Russian winger Sergei Plotnikov to a one-year entry-level deal. No $$ announced.
Full deal: Kessel, Erixon, Biggs, 2nd to PIT for Kapanen, Harrington, Spaling, 1st and 3rd. TOR retains 15% of Kessel's salary.
Kessel trade could be bigger hearing Spaling involved and Pitt also gets Torontos 2nd round pick.
As a @RealKyper reported, Kessel to PIT for Kapanen, Harrington and a pick
Downie deal is one-year at $1.75M with ARIZ per @RealKyper
UFA forward Blake Comeau headed to Colorado Avalanche. Three-year deal.
Done deal. Paul Martin has agreed to a four-year deal with the San Jose Sharks.
#Isles sign G Thomas Greiss.
Things change fast on UFA Day. Now hearing SJ no longer a top contender for Paul Martin. But COL will be in hard on Francois Beauchemin.
Veteran d-man Paul Martin has a number of options ranging from 1 yr to multi year term. Solid player.
Thomas Greiss among the UFA options the LA Kings have looked into. Greiss has other teams in mix, too. Solid backup, cap-friendly option
Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs have traded Phil Kessel to the Pittsburgh Penguins. In return Toronto gets centre Nick Spaling, forward Kasperi Kapanen, defenceman Scott Harrington, plus first- and third-round picks from 2016. The Leafs are also sending forward Tyler Biggs, defenceman Tim Erixon and..." July 01
TSN "The San Jose Sharks have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with defenceman Paul Martin. Martin spent the last five seasons with the Pittsburgh Penguins, including appearing in 74 games in 2014-15 where he produced three goals and 17 assists." July 01
The Sharks No. 1 target is Paul Martin but there's lots and lots of interest in him. He'd be a great fit in San Jose. But other offers, too
CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29
ESPN Boston "Mark Recchi is on the outside looking in. The former NHLer was not elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2015 on Monday. A three-time Stanley Cup champion, Recchi scored 577 goals and registered 1,633 points (12th all-time) in 1,652 games during his 22-year career." June 29
NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed defenseman Ian Cole 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 carries an average annual value of $2.1 million. Cole, 26, played in 20..." June 29
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins had known for quite a while they weren’t going to pick up a player in Round 1 of the NHL draft Friday night at BB&T Center. After all, they had traded their choice in that round to Edmonton in the January deal that got them David Perron, and never came close to acquiring a..." June 27
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A few years ago, Carolina left winger Jeff Skinner was one of the NHL’s great young talents. A series of concussions later, he might be among the game’s biggest question marks. Nonetheless, he is on the list of candidates the Penguins might try to acquire to play on one of their top two..." June 26
The Score "The Pittsburgh Penguins may shake the foundation of the NHL with a big move. After barely getting into the playoffs and losing to the New York Rangers in the first round of the postseason, the Penguins are looking to add offensive reinforcements and one name on their list of targets is Toronto..." June 25
Pro Hockey Talk "Looks like interest from Europe was too much for Andrew Ebbett to pass up. Ebbett, who split last season between Pittsburgh and AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, has agreed to join Bern of Switzerland’s National League A, the club announced on Wednesday. Ebbett, 32, just wrapped the last of a..." June 24
NHL.com "Kris Letang said Tuesday he will be ready for the start of Pittsburgh Penguins training camp for the 2015-16 season. Letang missed the final seven games of the regular season and the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs after sustaining a concussion March 28 against the Arizona Coyotes "Without a..." June 24
CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The Penguins are planning to sign free-agent forward Sergei Plotnikov, according to a report by TASS, the Russian news agency. Team officials could not immediately be reached for comment. Plotnikov, 25, can play both wings and reportedly opted out of his contract with Lokomotiv Yaroslavl in..." June 24
CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24
CBC Sports "The NHL's free-agent signing period opens on Canada Day, but the wheeling and dealing could begin much earlier for teams willing to go the trade route to upgrade their rosters. Get the scoop on 10 players considered to be on the block in this interactive graphic from The Canadian Press:" June 23
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is in Las Vegas, where the temperature was expected to crest around 110 Sunday. He can only hope trade talks will heat up that much between now and the NHL draft this weekend. Rutherford is shopping for a top-six winger and, because the Penguins own..." June 23
CBS Sports "The NHL salary cap will see a nearly two-and-a-half million dollar increase for the 2015-16 season. The league and the NHLPA announced on Tuesday afternoon that the salary cap for next season has been set at $71.4 million, with a salary floor of $52.8 million. The cap this past season was..." June 23
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "With the NHL Draft and the start of the free agent signing period quickly approaching, Trib Total Media breaks down the Penguins' organizational depth chart. Last week, it was defensemen and goaltenders. This week: forwards. Kasperi Kapanen heard the cries from Western Pennsylvania all the way..." June 21
The Score "It's been less than a week since the Chicago Blackhawks took over the headlines by winning their third Stanley Cup in six seasons. Forward Patrick Sharp's name was front and center after the win, with storylines including a helicopter spying on the Cup trophy in his home and his adorable..." June 18
NHL.com "Mike Sullivan has been named head coach of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, it was announced today by associate general manager Jason Botterill. Sullivan, 47, has 13 years of coaching experience at the National Hockey League (NHL), American Hockey League (AHL) and international levels. He..." June 18
The Score "Breathe easy, Penguins fans. Pittsburgh Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has quashed any notion that superstar center Evgeni Malkin will be on the move in the near future, as told to Gene Collier of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: No, he’s not available. Based on my communications with..." June 18
Sportsnet "The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Jacques Martin as a special assistant to head coach Mike Johnston, the team announced on its official website. Martin, 62, will carry a unique role for the club, watching games from the media level in order to provide Johnston and his assistant coaches..." June 17
NHL.com "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenseman Niclas Andersen to a one-year entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. " June 15
The Score "In search of speed and efficiency, the Pittsburgh Penguins are embracing a full update on their back end. General manager Jim Rutherford will not attempt to re-sign defensemen Paul Martin and Christian Ehrhoff, opting instead to deploy the young core stockpiled by the previous regime, reports..." June 12
NHL.com "Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis’ patience is paying off. Dupuis, who missed all but 16 games last season while recovering from a blood clot in his lung, has been cleared to take contact. “It’s exciting. It’s a day I’ve been waiting a long time for,” Dupuis said. “It just feels great. It feels..." June 11
ESPN "And what of Brandon Saad, another offer sheet candidate given the Chicago Blackhawks' cap situation? Again, I can’t imagine Chicago would not match any offer, but Saad’s situation screams offer sheet. A source suggested to me Tuesday that the Pittsburgh Penguins are a team to watch as far as..." June 11
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford said winger Pascal Dupuis, who has missed the past six months with a blood clot, has been cleared to work out and take contact. Rutherford had said previously that the Penguins were searching for a medication that would enable Dupuis to resume..." June 11
Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins have received permission from the Edmonton Oilers to talk to Todd Nelson about their vacant AHL coaching job in Wilkes-Barre, general manager Jim Rutherford said Tuesday. Nelson, 46, has a resume that includes a successful tenure coaching Edmonton's AHL club in Oklahoma City for..." June 10
CSN Bay Area "Sharks owner Hasso Plattner was adamant that when he mentioned Penguins star Evgeni Malkin’s name during a recent press conference, he was only using the Russian forward as an example and wasn’t tampering. “We cannot buy the Stanley Cup,” said the billionaire founder of SAP on May 8, before..." June 10
Rutherford says New Jersey has asked Penguins for permission to discuss a job with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton assistant coach Alain Nasreddine.
Agent JP Barry, on Malkin-wants-traded speculation: "I don't know where this is coming from. Not from me or Geno. I'm trying to ignore it."
Todays Slapshot "Elliotte Friedman was on Calgary’s Sportsnet 960 on Friday morning. As part of a larger discussion surrounding the Pittsburgh Penguins ownership situation: “When you get knocked out of the playoffs and the day after your president comes out and says, ‘Look, we’re no t firing Mike Johnston,..." June 06