2:21 PM EDT, Thu June 22, 2017
6 hours ago
Pens Points: Merci, Marc-Andre

Pens Points: Merci, Marc-Andre

Marc-Andre Fleury's fate has been decided, Sidney Crosby and Matt Murray have earned more postseason honors, and we now know when the Pens will be raising their championship banner. More on these topics, as well as more stories in today's Pens Points. Here are your Pens Points for this Thursday morning... Matt Murray and Sidney Crosby have been named to the NHL Postseason All-Star Team. [Penguins] The Pens will host the St. Louis Blues on October 4 for their Home Opener. [Penguins] The Penguins, along with many other NHL teams are in a great position regarding young talent entering the...
7 hours ago
Life after Fleury: Pittsburgh Penguins salary cap 2017-18 looks very, very good

Life after Fleury: Pittsburgh Penguins salary cap 2017-18 looks very, very good

The Penguins suffered a big loss personally and emotionally with the loss of Marc-Andre Fleury to the Vegas Golden Knights. But looking at the salary cap picture now paints a very favorable view of finances moving forward On Wednesday night the Pittsburgh Penguins lost their most tenured player when Marc-Andre Fleury was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion draft. That stings very much in an emotional way. But, life moves on and ready or not the team will quickly have to shift into a business outlook for next season and beyond. In professional sports nothing lasts...
15 hours ago
Pittsburgh Penguins: 2017 NHL Awards Roundup

Pittsburgh Penguins: 2017 NHL Awards Roundup

Checking out on the voting for how the Pittsburgh Penguins did for the NHL Awards this year. Justin Schultz for best defenseman? Sidney Crosby for defensive forward? Check out how they did! A look at how the Penguins players did in the voting of the NHL awards tonight out in Las Vegas: Sidney Crosby came in 2nd in the vote for Ted Lindsay trophy for player's voted MVP to the winner, Connor McDavid. Crosby also came in a distant 2nd to McDavid in the Hart Trophy for league MVP, as widely expected given the gap in where they ended up in total points on the season. Hart Trophy voting...
16 hours ago
Marc-Andre Fleury drafted by Vegas Golden Knights

Marc-Andre Fleury drafted by Vegas Golden Knights

Long rumored, now true, Marc-Andre Fleury is no longer a Pittsburgh Penguin, having been selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 Expansion Draft. Vegas also gets a 2nd round draft pick It's been out there for a long time, but now it's finally come to pass- the Vegas Golden Knights have selected Marc-Andre Fleury as their selection from the Pittsburgh Penguins for the 2017 expansion draft. Fleury famously waived his no-movement clause to be included in this draft, so that the Pens could protect goalie Matt Murray. Fleury (and his $5.75 million cap) hit now leave Pittsburgh and go to...
22 hours ago
NHL Expansion / Awards Open Thread

NHL Expansion / Awards Open Thread

Let's all have a big talk and cry as Marc-Andre Fleury goes from Pittsburgh to Vegas Order and presenters for tonight’s NHL Awards: pic.twitter.com/BXf0zY7yxE — Travis Hughes (@TravisSBN) June 21, 2017 OK, the good news is that members of the Pittsburgh Penguins are in Las Vegas tonight with the Stanley Cup for some awards. Sidney Crosby will accept the Maurice Richard trophy since he was the league's leading goal scorer this season. In sadder news, it's been rumored that Marc-Andre Fleury has flown out there today as well, and will be on-hand as the new chapter of his career...
Jun 21, 2017
Pittsburgh Penguins Adidas Jerseys are out

Pittsburgh Penguins Adidas Jerseys are out

A look at what the Penguins will be wearing now that Reebok is out and Adidas is in for the NHL for 2017-18 Everyone loves changes to hockey jerseys and the NHL will have new threads in 2017-18 and beyond as Adidas officially takes the branding for jerseys. Here's what the Pens will look like: New textures. Metallic NHL crest. Same sharp dressed Penguins. pic.twitter.com/TWEQRESiqy — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 21, 2017 A closer look #FormTheFuture pic.twitter.com/PN2KL6kGoh — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) June 21, 2017 Looks sharp, but hey, so did the jerseys...
Jun 21, 2017
Pens Points: All Eyes on Vegas

Pens Points: All Eyes on Vegas

Months of speculation comes to an end as NHL prepares to unveil Vegas expansion draft selections. Fleury leaves last mark on Pittsburgh as he looks to be headed to Sin City. Pens tap NCAA talent pool better than anyone in history. Months and months of speculation have all led us to tonight and all of the questions will finally be answered. Tonight, at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas, the NHL will host its annual awards show where honors such as the Hart Trophy for MVP and Norris Trophy for Top Defenseman will be handed out. Make sure to tune in to see which players take home some of the...
Jun 20, 2017
Report: Penguins have made trade with Vegas for expansion

Report: Penguins have made trade with Vegas for expansion

Bob McKenzie speculates that the Penguins have made a trade that would reward Vegas in exchange for taking a player that Pittsburgh wants them to take (i.e. Marc-Andre Fleury) It looks the Penguins might have made it worth the new Vegas Golden Knights while this expansion draft. VGK say they have six trades in place. If we're speculating - emphasis on speculating - likely to be with ANA, CBJ, CHI, NYI, PIT, TB. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) June 20, 2017 Most expect that Vegas will announce that they are taking Marc-Andre Fleury tomorrow night when their team is unveiled. They get...
Jun 20, 2017
Pens Points: Almost Time to Expand

Pens Points: Almost Time to Expand

Marc-Andre Fleury looks to have left his last mark in Pittsburgh, the Pens and Sabres will be playing in a unique place for a preseason game, and the VGK are at the top of the hockey world heading into the expansion draft. More on these topics, as well as more stories in today's Pens Points! Here are your Pens Points for this Tuesday morning... Marc-Andre Fleury has left what may be his last mark on Pittsburgh with a grand opening of a new playground. [Penguins] The Penguins and Sabres will play a preseason game in the Pegula Ice Arena at PSU this September. #WeAre. [Penguins] The Golden...
Jun 20, 2017
The Penguins are finding success by tapping into the NCAA hockey market more than any other team

The Penguins are finding success by tapping into the NCAA hockey market more than any other team

In recent years, the Penguins overhauled their roster from a very mediocre one to a lineup that won back-to-back Stanley Cups -- and did so with the help of a lot of NCAA college hockey players. In order to find sustained success in the National Hockey League these days, it takes a combination of numerous things. You need superstar talent at some level. You need great goaltending. You need depth role players. You need good coaching. You need young players who can step into your lineup and succeed while they’re affordable in a league with a hard salary cap. It can be a fine line to tiptoe...
Jun 19, 2017
NHL Mock Draft 2017: Pittsburgh Penguins select Callan Foote with No. 23 pick

NHL Mock Draft 2017: Pittsburgh Penguins select Callan Foote with No. 23 pick

In the SB Nation NHL mock draft, we have the Penguins trade up a few picks to be able to pick one of the prime defensemen in the draft The Pittsburgh Penguins are in a bit of unfamiliar territory - they have a first round pick this year. Though there is a lot of talent in the organization right now, and even some young talent, there are two glaring organizational weaknesses: young center depth and prospect right-handed defensemen. The Pens don't have much of either categories with NHL potential right now. And while it's never a good idea in the NHL to draft solely for need, some things...
Jun 19, 2017
Pens Points: Busy Week Ahead

Pens Points: Busy Week Ahead

Expansion hits high gear as protection lists are made public by league. Rust, Hagelin, and Fleury highlight exposed Penguins. New goaltending coach for Murray and youngsters. Another happy but short offseason for the players. Cap space is there but could evaporate quickly with new deals. This time last week we were waking up and basking in the glow of the Penguins winning back-to-back Stanley Cup championships. The past week has just been celebration and looking back on the season that was and everything the Pens accomplished. Now, with all that out of the way and the players gone for the...
Jun 18, 2017
Penguins Expansion Draft: Rutherford isn't worried, but should Pens fans be?

Penguins Expansion Draft: Rutherford isn't worried, but should Pens fans be?

The Penguins protected Patric Hornqvist instead of Bryan Rust and we breakdown why that makes a lot of sense. For at least the past 12 months, hockey fans have loved to chop it up on the internet about the Vegas NHL expansion draft and all the possibilities of what teams could and should do. Lists of who is available came out Sunday and it's been like kids on Christmas to dream, discuss and debate what may or may not happen on Wednesday night when the newest NHL team announces who they are taking. As far as the Pittsburgh Penguins go, their main drama was solved when Marc-Andre Fleury quite...
Jun 18, 2017
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Expansion Draft Protection List set

Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Expansion Draft Protection List set

A look at who the Penguins are keeping and who is available for the expansion Vegas Golden Knights can pick from has been announced. Choice of who the Pens lose comes out on Wednesday night At 10AM today the NHL announced the list of the protected and unprotected players that the Vegas Golden Knights will be able to pick. The Pittsburgh Penguins have decided to protect the following players in an 8 skater + 1 goalie layout. (The alternative would have been 7 forwards + 3 defensemen + 1 goalie). Forwards: Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Phil Kessel, Patric Hornqvist Defensemen: Kris Letang,...
Jun 18, 2017
WBS Penguins Summer Update, Part 1

WBS Penguins Summer Update, Part 1

First in an ongoing series chronicling the goings-on of Pittsburgh’s AHL affiliate this offseason. As you will recall, the 18th season of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey came to a sudden, perhaps not so surprising end on Sunday, April 30, with a 2-1 loss at home to the Providence Bruins to lose out of the Calder Cup playoffs in round 1. The Bruins, incidentally, would go on to knock off the Hershey Bears in the Atlantic Division finals in seven games, winning Games 6 and 7 in Hershey. Providence’s run came to an end at the hands of the Eastern Conference champion Syracuse...