10:58 PM EDT, Mon May 20, 2019
PensBurgh 7 hours ago
What can the Penguins learn from the Boston Bruins’ retooling?

What can the Penguins learn from the Boston Bruins’ retooling?

Can Pittsburgh take any lessons from what Boston has done? The Boston Bruins are your 2019 Eastern Conference champions (yuck). Looking over at Stanley Cup of Chowder, this train of thought stood out: Looking back to the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons, one would’ve felt that a trip to the Stanley Cup Final in the next five years was a crazy dream. A real crazy one. There were some real dismal moments during those two seasons of “retooling.” Players underperforming, the Matt Beleskey and Jimmy Hayes deals, inconsistent coaching, the no-show in the 2016 Winter Classic, not to mention the...
PensBurgh 10 hours ago
Revisiting the Oskar Sundqvist situation

Revisiting the Oskar Sundqvist situation

He is excelling for the St. Louis Blues this postseason. Oskar Sundqvist has been one of the most impressive players for the St. Louis Blues in their Western Conference Final series against the San Jose Sharks, and he scored another goal on Sunday afternoon to open the scoring and set the tone in their 5-0 win. It seems like every time he has been on the ice in the series he is making something positive happen, even if it does not always result in an actual goal. This is notable to Pittsburgh because, well, Sundqvist used to play for the Penguins until he was traded — along with a...
PensBurgh 14 hours ago
2018-19 Penguins’ Season in Review: Derick Brassard

2018-19 Penguins’ Season in Review: Derick Brassard

Our season review covers a Penguin forward no longer part of the equation Vitals Player: Derick Brassard Born: 9/22/87 (31 years old) Birthplace: Hull, QC Shoots: Left Height: 6’1” Weight: 202 lbs Contract: Unrestricted free agent on July 1st Regular Season History Not a great season for a guy in a contract year. After coming off of a disappointing playoff performance in 2017-18, the general consensus was that Brassard had to have been playing injured, and surely he would bounce back for the 2018-19 season. That was never really the case, from the time the season...
PensBurgh May 19, 2019
Exploring the possibilities for trading Penguins’ defenseman Olli Maatta

Exploring the possibilities for trading Penguins’ defenseman Olli Maatta

Most think the young Finn will be on the move this summer, so might as well look what is out there The Pittsburgh Penguins have $28.1 million of their 2019-20 salary cap based dedicated to six defensemen. According to CapFriendly, that’s the second most currently in the NHL, which it obviously way out of balance from team defensive performance. The club also still has to re-sign restricted free agent Marcus Pettersson, which while it won’t break the bank will be another expense added to the list. So it makes sense that in order to rebalance the team a bit, salary on defense will have to...
PensBurgh May 18, 2019
Pittsburgh Penguins’ player updates for 2019 IIHF World Championships

Pittsburgh Penguins’ player updates for 2019 IIHF World Championships

Several Pens are playing in Slovakia and playing well at that! With not too much going on right now, let’s check in on the 2019 IIHF World Championship over in Slovakia. Penguins players of note: Matt Murray - CAN Canada and Murray won 8-1 Saturday against Germany. Murray allowed the one goal on 16 shots, and shots in the second period were 19-1 in favor of Canada so Murray didn’t get a lot of work but had to be sharp when called upon and did what he had to do. Murray has played three games in the WC, posting a 2-1 record allowing eight goals (2.68 GAA) and a .890 save%....