Flames star Johnny Gaudreau could be among most popular free agents if he can't reach a deal with Calgary. Here's a look at others who could cash in.
Butcher has shown a penchant for power play scoring and could help to fill the monstrous gap that would be left by Letang's departure. Despite his drop off in play in Buffalo, the Penguins have often gotten more out of players once they leave that organization (see Evan Rodrigues and Chad Ruhwedel). Add in assistant coach Todd Reirden's knack for getting the most out of his d-men, and Butcher could be the perfect candidate to turn his career around in Pittsburgh.
I won’t sit here and try to predict every move the Penguins will make and how it could fit into their salary cap situation. Instead, I’ll offer some thoughts on how I believe they may handle the offseason from a broad perspective. If you’ve been following the Penguins’ offseason, you know that this scenario is likely out the window.
Marino would become the best right-handed defenceman on the Canucks if the organization acquires him. He is in the second year of his six-year contract with an average annual value of $4.4 million. In his third NHL season, he scored a goal and posted 25 points in 81 games.
The Pittsburgh Penguins finished last season with the 19th ranked power play unit in the NHL. That is not good enough considering the talent they had to work with on that unit. Converting only 20.2 percent of their chances on the man advantage, the Penguin's top unit operated far below expectations.
Watching the Colorado Avalanche close out the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 to capture the Stanley Cup on Sunday night brought back many memories. Much like the Pittsburgh Penguins back in 2016, the Avalanche failed to close out the series on home ice in Game 5 and needed to complete the job on the road. They did just that with a 2-1 victory in Tampa Bay in similarly dominating fashion to what the Penguins did six years prior.
Growing up in Pittsburgh as an Alex Ovechkin fan wasn't always easy for Logan Cooley. "I definitely got a lot of hate for that," said Cooley, an 18-year-old center for the U.S. National Development team and a top 2022 NHL draft prospect. "I was a big Ovechkin fan.
Bryan Rust has become an integral part of the Pittsburgh Penguins. His ability to play anywhere in the forward lineup, as well as on both the power play and penalty kill has raised his stock in the organization and around the league. His success earned him a new six-year contract with the Penguins running through the 2027-28 season.
Another position that has flown under the radar, however, is that of the goaltender position, and more specifically, who will be second fiddle to Tristan Jarry come October. Since the 2017-18 season, Casey DeSmith has been something of a constant in the net. And if a new report is to be believed, GM Ron Hextall and company are trying to make sure the 30-year-old stays in the black-and-gold.
A lawsuit over the sale of the Pittsburgh Penguins is headed for arbitration, and the arbitrator has a familiar name: Gary Bettman. On Wednesday, the Court of Chancery of Delaware granted the NHL’s motion to compel arbitration and dismiss a lawsuit brought by Wildfire Productions. Wildfire is a motion picture and tape distribution company that, […]
Each summer came with its own goalie controversy: 2016 and 2017, Murray or Fleury? and 2019, is Murray good enough? Murray or Jarry?
As we wait to see whether or not Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang will return to the Pittsburgh Penguins for the 2022-23 season, the team has announced their pre-season schedule. From the Penguins: The Penguins will open up their six-game pre-season schedule with two split-squad games against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday, September 25. A 1:00 PM contest will be played at PPG Paints Arena while a 7:00 PM tilt will be held at Nationwide Arena.
Engel-Natzke, 31, came from the Hershey Bears, Washington’s top minor league affiliate, where she was the first woman to be a full-time member of a coaching staff in the American Hockey League.