10:11 PM EST, Mon March 02, 2015
PensBurgh 3 hours ago

2015 NHL Deadline: Pens roll the dice with lateral (at best) trades

The Pittsburgh Penguins shuffled the decks with their defensive core on Monday, sending out Simon Despres and Robert Bortuzzo and bringing back Ian Cole and Ben Lovejoy. Will it pay off for their playoff push? Instead of adding to their blueline, the Pittsburgh Penguins re-arranged the chairs at the 2015 NHL trade deadline. They moved out Robert Bortuzzo and Simon Despres in separate trades, to bring back Ian Cole and Ben Lovejoy . "When we looked at our defense, despite the fact that it’s played pretty well at this point, we were concerned about the experience," Pens GM Jim Rutherford...
PensBurgh 7 hours ago

Penguins trade Simon Despres to Anaheim for Ben Lovejoy

The Penguins trade away defenseman Simon Despres to Anaheim for former Penguin Ben Lovejoy Ever Pit trades Simon Depres for Ben Lovejoy #NHLTrade— Mark Spector (@SportsnetSpec) March 2, 2015 The Pittsburgh Penguins have re-acquired Ben Lovejoy from the Anaheim Ducks. Ever since the Penguins added defenseman Ian Cole today (in exchange for Robert Bortuzzo ), Pittsburgh beat writers and national media figures like Darren Dreger kept saying that the team was finalizing another deal to add another defenseman. And they got it done- even though the deal was announced after the 3:00 PM...
St. Louis Game Time 7 hours ago

Blues Trade Ian Cole To Penguins For Robert Bortuzzo

The Blues got a bit tougher on the back end with their acquisition from Pittsburgh. The Blues have sent their last top draft pick from 2007 off to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Ian Cole has been dealt for Robert Bortuzzo and a 2016 7th round draft pick. The addition of Zybnek Michalek filled a defensive role in the line-up, as he will either be paired with Barret Jackman for a straight shut-down pairing or he can be paired up to create a puck moving/defensive defense combination. However, he’s been sidelined for a few weeks with a concussion. The addition of Michalek means that the Blues will...

Penguins trade Bortuzzo, pick for St. Louis defenseman Cole

The Penguins acquired defenseman Ian Cole from St. Louis for Robert Bortuzzo and a seventh-round pick in 2016 on Monday afternoon. Mark Spector of Sportsnet ...

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