7:21 PM EDT, Thu May 24, 2018
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Senators’ Late Round Draft Success

There’s no question the 2018 NHL Draft could be integral to the Ottawa Senators’ rebuild. Not only do they have the fourth overall pick, but also the 22nd overall pick, acquired as part of the Derrick Brassard trade to the Pittsburgh Penguins in February. With the fourth pick, the Senators are going to get a […] The post Senators’ Late Round Draft Success appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
PensBurgh May 15, 2018
Derick Brassard’s cap hit for next season is the most redeeming quality about having traded for him

Derick Brassard’s cap hit for next season is the most redeeming quality about having traded for him

The Penguins center has one more year under contract with Pittsburgh -- and it’s at great value A big part of having success in todays NHL relies on center depth down the middle. There’s a reason that two Penguins teams that were running Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Nick Bonino, and Matt Cullen won the Stanley Cup two years in a row. Jim Rutherford was tasked with work to do for the 2017-18 season, needing to replace Bonino and Cullen, who departed via free agency to Nashville and Minnesota, respectively. It took him some time to figure it out, as the Penguins started with the season...
PensBurgh May 10, 2018
The Penguins 2018 draft pick positions are known

The Penguins 2018 draft pick positions are known

We now know the first two times the Pittsburgh Penguins are slated to draft, but don’t get too excited it’s not that great It’s hard to keep track of with all the movement, so here are the picks the Pittsburgh Penguins have in next month’s NHL entry draft. We know the first time the Pens will pick, which is 2nd round pick and 53rd overall due to their playoff elimination. PIT 2nd round (53rd overall) OTT 3rd round (64th overall) *acquired in Derick Brassard trade DET 5th round (129th overall) *acquired in Riley Sheahan trade PIT 5th round (146th overall) PIT 6th round (177th...

Late-season injury didn't do Derick Brassard any favors

Derick Brassard’s late-season injury may have impacted him more than he, or the Penguins, initially let on.
PensBurgh May 7, 2018
Pens Points: Do Or Die

Pens Points: Do Or Die

Jake Guentzel has solidified himself as a playoff goalscorer, Derick Brassard hopes a breakout happens sooner than later, and the Penguins will lean on experience while they dance with elimination. All that and more in today’s Pens Points! This is it. Win or go home. The Penguins will return home tonight for Game 6 against the Washington Capitals. The equation is simple: win = Game 7. Before tonight’s game... Here are your Pens Points for this Monday morning... Now may be the best time for it to happen: Derick Brassard thinks his breakout game is coming. [Trib Live] Jake Guentzel has...

Derick Brassard isn't sweating his decrease in ice time

WASHINGTON — This probably isn’t the role Derick Brassard — or the Penguins, really — envisioned when the team swung a major pre-deadline trade to acquire him in late February.
PensBurgh May 3, 2018
It’s time for Kessel and Brassard to step up in this year’s postseason

It’s time for Kessel and Brassard to step up in this year’s postseason

Stars Phil Kessel and Derick Brassard have been ghosts so far this postseason. With depth becoming an ever-growing issue, offensive production from them is paramount. The Penguins have been lauded all season for their depth, especially after the trade deadline, and now with Zach Aston-Reese ruled out with a broken jaw and concussion thanks to Tom Wilson (ugh), their deep roster is what’s going to be front and center on everyone’s radar moving forward. It might also be what ultimately saves them in this second round series with the Capitals. There are many arguments stating that Evgeni...

The Penguins need Phil Kessel and Derick Brassard to get going

Phil Kessel picked up the pick in his own end, flew through the neutral zone and rifled a shot from the left circle that beat Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky for a game-winning goal in overtime on April 5, ensuring the Penguins had home ice in the first round of the playoffs.

Joe Starkey: Tom Wilson needs to be suspended. Phil Kessel and Derick Brassard need to produce

WASHINGTON —There were storylines galore in the Penguins’ 4-1 loss Sunday, but all of them felt secondary to Tom Wilson’s crushing hit on Brian Dumoulin.

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