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Jacques Martin is now Pittsburgh’s senior advisor of hockey operations

The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Jacques Martin senior advisor of hockey operations, the club announced today. From the press release: His duties will include monitoring NHL games, with an emphasis on Eastern Conference teams, assessing how the Penguins compare to the competition. He will report his information to general manager Jim Rutherford. Martin, who spent last season...
Via Pro Sports Daily
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jacques Martin Named Penguins “Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations”

The Penguins announced today that Jacques Martin has been named “Senior Advisor of Hockey Operations.” “His duties will include monitoring NHL games, with an emphasis on Eastern Conference teams, assessing how the Penguins compare to the competition. He will report his information to general manager Jim Rutherford.” We find it weird that Martin is being given an office role...
Via The Pensblog
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Name Jacques Martin Senior Advisor Of Hockey Operations

via the Pittsburgh Penguins, The Pittsburgh Penguins have named Jacques Martin senior advisor of hockey operations, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Martin, 61, has over 25 years of NHL experience as a general manager, head coach and assistant coach with Pittsburgh, Montreal, Florida, Ottawa, Colorado/Quebec, Chicago...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rick Tocchet and Steve Downie Reunited in Pittsburgh by @ChicksDigHockey

Rick Tocchet knows all about being a bad ass. Search him on YouTube and you can find enough scrums to keep you occupied all day.  No one would ever accuse Tocchet of being a goon but he began his career mainly known as a fighter. He worked hard to hone his skills and became known as a power forward who also happened to take zero crap. He topped the 30-goal mark four straight years...
Via PensInitiative
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Top free agents still out there

The Pittsburgh Penguins roster is all but set next year as they have filled some big holes in free agency. They upgraded their defense, their bottom six, and their goaltending. With restricted free agents  Brandon Sutter and Nick Spaling left to sign, the Penguins could have very little room to make a signing to get their 13th forward. Who could that be? Let’s take a look. David...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Rob Scuderi trade unlikely

Scuderi The summer of 2013 is one that has already come back to haunt the Pittsburgh Penguins. After suffering a sweep at the hands of the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Finals, Pittsburgh found itself without a first or second round pick in the 2013 Entry Draft, leaving the system once again devoid of quality forward prospects. They handed out massive extensions to two...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kapanen wows Penguins brass at development camp

Kasperi Kapanen understands any expectations of making the Pittsburgh Penguins' opening-night roster could be unrealistic, but the forward is prepared to defy the odds. Kapanen, Pittsburgh's first-round pick (No. 22) in the 2014 NHL Draft, skated at Consol Energy Center for the first time this week during the Penguins' development camp. The 17-year-old began the week...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Penguins thankfully did not re-sign Lee Stempniak

The Rangers signed the lifeless Lee Stempniak to a one year, 900k deal. [ NBC ] Stempniak played okay in Pittsburgh, but some people are pretending that he is any better than what the Penguins have. A quick look at Stempniak’s production in Pittsburgh: Of his 11 points in the regular season, Sidney Crosby was involved in six of them, Chris Kunitz seven. Stempniak also had just...
Via The Pensblog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins News: Simon Despres, Mark Recchi re-sign with Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Penguins have added to their defensive core and front office, and there's a lot to be excited about. #136405667 / gettyimages.comFun fact: by the time Simon Despres was born on July 27th, 1991, Mark Recchi had already scored 182 points, 71 goals, in his first 167 games of his career with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Those were Recchi's age 20-22 seasons.After...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins, defenceman Simon Despres agree to 2-year deal

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed defenceman Simon Despres to a two-year contract worth $900,000 per season. The 22-year-old Despres appeared in a career-high 22 games for the Penguins last season, finishing with five assists.
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins still need top-six winger

Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford is adamant that his team has all the pieces they need to be competitive this season. Sorry, but I don’t see it. Don’t get me wrong, I love just about everything Rutherford has done this summer. Rutherford. His shrewd business plan has landed the Penguins a quality group of bottom-six forwards, most of them on one-year deals,...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Crosby and the Penguins Playing with Fire? by @PandaPSU

(Photo courtesy of NHL.com)Almost one week ago, we found out that Sidney Crosby would undergo surgery on his wrist to repair an undisclosed injury. News came out earlier today that after seeking further medical advice, Crosby would not need surgery. He will continue to undergo treatment and be monitored leading up to training camp in September.Go ahead, read the rest »
Via PensInitiative
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: Sidney Crosby does not need wrist surgery

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Tuesday that Sidney Crosby will not need surgery to repair an injury to his right wrist. The Penguins said Crosby had been receiving treatment for a wrist injury he sustained at some point last season on July 9, and that surgery was a possibility.  But at this point, surgery won’t be necessary. “After seeking additional medical advice, doctors...
Via Sports-Glory
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins 2014 Development Camp Roster

  The Pittsburgh Penguins saw multiple prospects who participated in last year’s development camp spend time in the NHL. The prospects who will be participating in year’s camp hope the same will happen for the 2014-15 season. The camp will begin on July 15th and will conclude with the scrimmage on July 19th, which is the only practice that will be open to the public. Here is...
Via The PensNation
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby: Damned If You Do, Damned If You Do Not by @MadChad412

Pittsburgh Penguin's superstar center Sidney Crosby  cannot win no matter what he does. On Tuesday night, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Crosby had been playing with an injured wrist during the postseason and that he is now set to have arthroscopic surgery on his wrist. It is reported that Crosby tried to heal his wrist via physical therapy, but that apparently did...
Via PensInitiative
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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