Penguins Rumors & News

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Sidney Crosby’s legendary résumé is missing one thing: World Cup gold

    USA Today "Steven Stamkos and his pending free agency were the talk of Toronto for months last season and still Stamkos wouldn’t pretend to relate to the load of pressure and expectations Sidney Crosby carries on a daily basis. “Everyone is looking at him, whether it’s the coaching staff, teammates,..." September 27

  • Penguins notebook: Oleksy could add more muscle to team's defense

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Steve Oleksy fits a slightly different mold than most of the Penguins defensemen. Reid Gardiner and James McEwan found that out the hard way. Oleksy (6 feet, 190 pounds) laid a couple of big hits on the two young prospects in an otherwise ho-hum scrimmage Saturday at Penguins training camp...." September 25

  • Marchand dodges questions about interest in signing with Penguins

    The Hockey News "Brad Marchand and Sidney Crosby have developed some chemistry at the World Cup. So much so that the Penguins could target the left winger if he becomes a free agent. Boston Bruins left winger Brad Marchand and Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby have developed a strong chemistry on Team..." September 25

  • Penguins' Matt Murray: Broken hand sidelines netminder

    CBS Sports "Murray will miss 3-6 weeks with a broken hand, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports." September 24

  • Kessel says he meant 'no disrespect' to USA Hockey

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "On Tuesday night, Phil Kessel became the biggest social media star in hockey when he burned USA Hockey with a cleverly worded tweet. On Friday, Kessel met with reporters after the first day of Penguins training camp and said he meant no harm. “Obviously I meant no disrespect to any..." September 24

  • Don't be mad at Phil Kessel, Team USA — be mad at yourselves

    Sporting News "It's the day after Team USA absorbed its ass-beating at the World Cup of Hockey, and the salt is flowing. The U.S. is done for a variety of reasons. Most of all, though, they chose physicality over skill, and it did not work. So, Canada beat them, because they were always going to. A few..." September 22

  • Team USA players are ticked off over Phil Kessel's critical World Cup tweet

    Fox Sports "Minutes after Team USA was embarrassingly eliminated by Canada in just their second World Cup of Hockey preliminary game on Tuesday, Phil Kessel torched the squad for choosing to leave him off the roster. The tweet garnered a lot of attention, picking up over 60,000 retweets in a little over 12..." September 21

  • Phil Kessel drops mic as U.S. crashes out of World Cup without him

    Sporting News "Don't mind Phil Kessel. Nothing to see here — just a man and his dog and 26 goals last heard from skating circles around Stanley Cup playoff opponents, sitting idly while his countrymen face-planted in a disaster of a major international tournament that passed him over. Insert Kermit..." September 21

  • Marchand proving to be ideal Crosby linemate

    ABC News "Skating with Brad Marchand over the summer made Sidney Crosby realize how much he would love to have him on his wing. Coach Mike Babcock had the same idea and made that happen at the start of Canada's World Cup of Hockey training camp. Marchand, Crosby and Patrice Bergeron clicked right away..." September 20

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Longtime Penguins goalie Fleury shoots down idea of trade request

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "As the Penguins scrimmaged at the end of an informal skate Thursday in Cranberry, Chris Kunitz skated down the slot and fired a shot ticketed for the top-left corner of the net. Marc-Andre Fleury snatched it out of the air with a windmill glove save, barking a few taunts at the longtime..." September 16

  • Crosby finds Malkin's underhanded faceoff tactics strangely familiar

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Sidney Crosby, with a grin that could grow no wider, put himself in the middle of another faceoff controversy Wednesday night following Team Canada's 3-2 overtime win against Team Russia in a World Cup of Hockey exhibition game at Consol Energy Center. Three months ago, amid the tension of the..." September 15

  • Sidney Crosby savors hometown support "Sidney Crosby's most memorable moment Wednesday came before he stepped on the ice. That's saying something, because Crosby played rather well in Team Canada's 3-2 overtime win against Team Russia in a World Cup of Hockey 2016 pretournament game at Consol Energy Center. The Pittsburgh..." September 15

  • Bob McKenzie sees Penguins waiting on goaltender trade front

    Today's Slapshot "One of the intriguing storylines for the Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins this season will be how the goaltending scenario plays out between Marc-Andre Fleury and Matt Murray. During a Wednesday morning radio discussion on Montreal’s TSN 690, Bob McKenzie was asked if there was anything..." September 15

  • Murray expects questions but knows Penguins goalie situation is out of his control

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Matt Murray has been back on the ice for only a few weeks, still in the early stages of rounding into form for the upcoming season. But, in terms of answering questions about the Penguins’ goalie situation, he already is in midseason form. “I know this question’s going to come a thousand..." September 14

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Penguins' Pouliot eager for better start to season

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Heading into last season, the stage seemed set for Derrick Pouliot. Pouliot, the Penguins’ first-round pick in 2012, was coming off a promising rookie season, and the Penguins appeared to have a spot in the top six of their defensive corps waiting, ready for him to grab. That’s not exactly..." September 10

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Sidney Crosby: ‘I don’t want to struggle like that again’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Consider this an unofficial extension of Pittsburgh Penguins day at PHT. Sidney Crosby, who had a difficult start to last season before both he and the Penguins took off toward a Stanley Cup victory and No. 87 won the Conn Smythe Trophy, has opened up about the personal doubt he experienced..." September 02

  • Creating a realistic expectation for Sidney Crosby’s point total in 2016

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2015-16 season had to be the most bizarre season of Sidney Crosby‘s NHL career to this point. It started with one of the worst 30-game stretches of his NHL career (a stretch where he had just 19 total points), prompting a league-wide discussion where everybody tried to figure out what..." September 01

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Phil Kessel May Miss Start of Regular Season

    The Hockey Writers "Phil Kessel’s hand injury reportedly may keep him from being on the ice when the Pittsburgh Penguins open the regular season and begin defense of the Stanley Cup. Shortly after the Penguins defeated the San Jose Sharks to win the 2016 Stanley Cup Final, the team revealed Kessel had undergone..." August 29

  • Dupuis ponders his purpose with Penguins

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Pascal Dupuis suspects his hockey equipment still stinks of champagne and beer. He said he hasn't removed it from its bag since the night of Game 6 in the Stanley Cup Final in San Jose, Calif., so he's not sure. Dupuis might take the gear out and freshen it up in preparation for Penguins..." August 29

  • Sidney Crosby named Team Canada’s captain for World Cup

    Sportsnet "Hockey Canada has named Pittsburgh Penguins centre Sidney Crosby Team Canada’s captain for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Chicago Blackhawks forward Jonathan Toews and Montreal Canadiens defenceman Shea Weber were named alternate captains for the September tournament. Crosby has served as..." August 25

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Penguins were easy choice for DiPauli: 'I even wore 87 growing up'

    The Score "It was always the Pittsburgh Penguins for Thomas DiPauli. The Notre Dame standout was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the fourth round in 2012, but after three seasons in South Bend, he opted to sign a two-year entry-level contract with the Cup champs Friday." August 20

  • Penguins Sign Forward Thomas DiPauli to a Two-Year Contract "The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Thomas DiPauli to a two-year, entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. DiPauli was originally drafted by the Washington Capitals in the fourth round (100th overall) of the 2012 NHL..." August 19

  • Report: Crosby reached out to Vesey on behalf of Pens

    The Score ""Hi, can I speak to Jimmy Vesey? It's Sidney Crosby." Imagine getting that phone call. It's possible young Vesey did. The prized collegiate free agent remains the talk of the hockey world during Jimmy Vesey Week, and he was reportedly contacted by the Pittsburgh Penguins' captain on behalf..." August 18

  • Former Capitals draft pick Thomas DiPauli reportedly to sign with Penguins

    Washington Post "Center Thomas DiPauli will reportedly sign with the Pittsburgh Penguins, according to CBC Sports’ Tim Wharnsby. DiPauli was drafted by the Washington Capitals in 2012, and after he didn’t agree to a deal with Washington before Aug. 16, he became an unrestricted free agent. Contacted by phone..." August 18

  • Drake receives signed Mario Lemieux jersey, performs in Penguins gear

    The Score "Phil Kessel isn't the only Toronto performer to take center stage in Pittsburgh. Following in the footsteps of the Penguins winger, Drake made the trip down from Canada to perform at the Consol Energy Center on Wednesday, where he received quite a gift from Alexa Lemieux, daughter of team owner..." August 18

  • Vesey's met with all teams on his list, will discuss options Thursday

    The Score "The clock is ticking, Jimmy. As the hockey world patiently awaits what will prove to be a very drawn-out decision by Jimmy Vesey, ESPN's Joe McDonald reports that the 23-year-old Harvard product has met with all the teams on his short list." August 18

  • Penguins Re-Sign Matt Cullen

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-signed veteran center Matt Cullen to a one-year deal worth $1MM, as reported on the team’s website. As of last week, Cullen was believed to be entertaining offers from at least four teams but evidently chose to remain with the club with whom he just won the Stanley..." August 18

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • Penguins to court Hobey Baker winner Vesey

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "The Penguins are one of a handful of teams with a chance to secure the services of the reigning Hobey Baker Award winner as he hits the open market. Jimmy Vesey, a 23-year-old left wing who was named college hockey's top player after scoring 24 goals in 33 games for Harvard last season, was set..." August 16

  • Sidney Crosby Loves Brad Marchand On Team Canada

    Causeway Crowd "Sidney Crosby was recently interviewed on the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. Crosby will likely captain Team Canada as they take on some of the best NHL players on the planet. Team Canada’s roster have been tweaked a few times since the roster first came out, and when asked which player Crosby is..." August 16

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Penguins' Bryan Rust spoons Stanley Cup in bed

    The Score "Pittsburgh Penguins forward Bryan Rust got his turn with the Stanley Cup on Saturday, and decided to pull a Sidney Crosby by napping with the trophy. The intimate moment was captured by Phil Pritchard, the official keeper of the Stanley Cup. " August 14

  • Bonino's dream of eating pasta out of Stanley Cup comes true

    The Score "In life, it's important to have dreams. To dream big, in fact. Nick Bonino had a dream. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward told his mom about it. "Nick would say, 'If we ever win the Stanley Cup, we're eating pasta out of it,'" his mother Joanne told the Hartford Courant's Jeff Jacobs. Well,..." August 13

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Penguins' Fleury: I want to win my job back "Having watched most of the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the bench, goaltender Marc-André Fleury wasn't in much of a party mood when his Pittsburgh Penguins won the Stanley Cup at SAP Center in San Jose on June 12. It was a different story Saturday. Fleury brought the Stanley Cup back to his..." August 08

  • Crosby shows up unannounced at fan's house to sign jersey

    The Score "More proof that Sidney Crosby is perfect. The Chronicle Herald published a story about the Pittsburgh Penguins captain taking care of some unfinished business in Halifax, Nova Scotia, showing up at a fan's house to sign a jersey. Patricia Lingley-Pottie's husband Darryl placed a plywood sign..." August 07

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • Matt Cullen’s family eats cereal out of the Stanley Cup

    Puck Drunk Love "The Stanley Cup has had its fair share of crazy adventures this summer (including a trip down a water slide), but it’s also enjoying some quieter moments too. Matt Cullen opted to enjoy a special breakfast with his family which included eating cereal out of the Cup." July 30

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

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