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Roster situation a tricky one for Rutherford, Penguins

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Dave Molinari / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Jim Rutherford has done a lot in his many years in the NHL.
  • 2 days ago

Penguins pursuing a first-round draft pick

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Dave Molinari / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The Penguins have sacrificed early-round draft choices for short-term personnel upgrades repeatedly in the past decade.
  • 3 days ago

NHL notebook: Babcock prepares for ‘massive challenge’ with Maple Leafs

Pittsburgh Tribune (Tribune-Review) — Mike Babcock was introduced as the Maple Leafs’ new coach Thursday and said restoring the team will be a “massive, massive challenge.” The former Red ...
  • 5 days ago
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NHL notebook: Babcock lands 8-year, $50M deal to coach Maple Leafs

Pittsburgh Tribune (Wire Reports) — Mike Babcock moved from one Original Six franchise to another Wednesday, agreeing to an eight-year, $50 million deal to coach the Maple Leafs. The Maple ...
  • 6 days ago
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Rossi: Choosing scorers over Cup playoffs

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Rossi) — On Sunday afternoon, hockey fans had to choose between viewing the most anticipated series of the Stanley Cup playoffs and an international championship match involving ...
  • 8 days ago
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NHL notebook: Flyers’ choice of Hakstol as coach comes as surprise

Pittsburgh Tribune (Wire Reports) — Once the surprise news hit Philadelphia, Flyers die-hards — heck, NHL fans everywhere — all sounded a bit like they should have been Jeopardy contestants. ...
  • 8 days ago
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Adam Bittner: NHL’s elite teams benefit from youth movement

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Adam Bittner / The Pittsburgh Press) — I brought a few important things home from my short stint at the Orange County Register in 2013. One is my car, picked up on the cheap from a lot in dusty Corona, Calif. Another is a deep longing...
  • 8 days ago

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers name Hakstol as head coach

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Reuters) — Dave Hakstol has left the college ranks to join the Philadelphia Flyers as their new head coach, the National Hockey League club announced on today.
  • 8 days ago

AHL goaltender Murray strumming favor with Penguins

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jason Mackey) — Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go WILKES-BARRE — Matt Murray comes ...
  • 10 days ago
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2015 NHL Conference Finals Preview

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Dave Molinari/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — EASTERN CONFERENCE: NEW YORK RANGERS vs. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING
  • 11 days ago
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NHL Notes: Rangers will have Boyle, probably not Zuccarello

Pittsburgh Tribune (Wire Reports) — • Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle will available for Saturday’s Game 1 against the Lightning, but left winger Mats Zuccarello is unlikely to be ready, coach ...
  • 11 days ago
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Gene Collier: Make predictions at your own risk

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Gene Collier / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — As if the fantastically delicious playoff series between the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals weren’t dramatic enough on the ice — seven one-goal games, the final one decided in a...
  • 12 days ago
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Analysis: Where do the Penguins, Wilkes-Barre club go from here?

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jason Mackey) — WILKES-BARRE — Back-to-back games and three in four nights during the American Hockey League Eastern Conference semifinals provided an opportunity for a contingent from the ...
  • 13 days ago
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AHL wing prospect Sheary an intriguing option for Penguins

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jason Mackey) — WILKES-BARRE — Conor Sheary has been watching the Stanley Cup playoffs, probably a bit closer than most. He has seen Tampa Bay’s Tyler Johnson, who’s ...
  • 14 days ago
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Rutherford: Medical updates upcoming

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jason Mackey) — General manager Jim Rutherford said the Penguins hope to learn more about the conditions of Pascal Dupuis (blood clot) and Kris Letang (concussion) “within the ...
  • 14 days ago
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NHL notebook: Capitals captain Ovechkin guarantees victory

Pittsburgh Tribune (Wire Reports) — Coach Barry Trotz says he has no problem with captain Alex Ovechkin’s assertion that the Capitals will eliminate the Rangers in the second round of ...
  • 15 days ago
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Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation Donates $10,000 To Families of Two Fallen Police Officers

NHL.com The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation is donating $10,000 to each of the families of two fallen police officers in the Western Pennsylvania area. Ligonier Township police Lt. Eric Eslary was killed...
  • 15 days ago
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Starkey: Pens made right call on Babcock

Pittsburgh Tribune (Joe Starkey) — If Joel Quenneville or Darryl Sutter miraculously became available, we’d have a different conversation. They’ve each won multiple Stanley Cups in the past five years. ...
  • 16 days ago
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NHL notebook: Babcock talks with Leafs about coaching position, report says

Pittsburgh Tribune (Wire Reports) — Mike Babcock is believed to have spoken to the Maple Leafs and president Brendan Shanahan about the possibility of coaching in Toronto next season, TSN ...
  • 16 days ago
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GM Rutherford says Penguins aren’t interested in Babcock

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jason Mackey) — Cross Pittsburgh off the list of potential landing spots for high-profile coach Mike Babcock. General manager Jim Rutherford said the Penguins have not reached out ...
  • 17 days ago
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Blog Articles

Empty Netter Assists - Esposito takes season off - 05-26-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Penguins -Forward Angelo Esposito ( right ), the Penguins' first-round pick in 2007 who has seen his career interrupted by injuries, took most of the season off from organized hockey ...
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Empty Netter Assists - Rutherford turning to youth - 05-25-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Penguins -“ We feel we have some younger players who have developed pretty well. Hopefully, we can plug in some younger players instead of going the free-agent route .” - Penguins...
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Empty Netter Assists - Penguins looking for a first-rounder - 05-24-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Penguins -Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford is looking for a first-round pick in next month's draft . -Happy 27th birthday to former Penguins forward Zach Sill . A free agent ...
  • 2 days ago

Empty Netter Assists - Despres a hit in Anaheim - 05-23-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Penguins -“ I’m growing as a player. Every year in Pittsburgh, I got better and better. I learned a lot in Pittsburgh. I’ll never forget my years in Pittsburgh. I wouldn’t be the same...
  • 3 days ago
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Empty Netter Assists - Sabres to interview Bylsma - 05-22-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Penguins -The Sabres have received permission from the Penguins to interview former head coach Dan Byslma ( above ) for their vacant coaching position . - After the Jump: Simon Despres...
  • 4 days ago
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Empty Netter Assists - Babcock joins Maple Leafs - 05-21-14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Penguins -“ I guess I'm pinching myself a lot. I was just trying to play and not think about that other stuff. It's all sinking in now that I've had time to reflect .” -...
  • 5 days ago
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Empty Netter Assists - Recapping Ducks-Blackhawks - 05-20-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Penguins -Former Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Riley Holzapfel has joined Karlskrona of Sweden's SHL . -Happy 69th birthday to former Penguins general manager, head coach and...
  • 6 days ago
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Link: TribLIVE Radio appearance

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jason Mackey) — On Tuesday I joined Ken Laird and Guy Junker for my weekly appearance on TribLIVE Radio. Here’s the link. Hope you can check it out. Be GRATEFUL to each other, Mackey
  • 7 days ago

Empty Netter Assists - Sharks to interview Bylsma - 05-19-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Penguins -The Penguins have granted the Sharks permission to interview Dan Bylsma ( right ) for their vacant head coaching position . -What are Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Connor...
  • 7 days ago
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Empty Netter Assists - Gold for Crosby, silver for Malkin - 05-18-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — IIHF World Championship   -Penguins captain/forward Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist for Canada in a 6-1 rout of Russia in the IIHF World Championship gold medal game in the Czech...
  • 8 days ago
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Empty Netter Assists - Crosby, Malkin square off - 05-17-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — IIHF World Championship -Penguins captain/forward Sidney Crosby had an assist for Canada in a 2-0 shutout of the Czech Republic in a semifinal round game in the IIHF World Championship...
  • 9 days ago
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Empty Netter Assists - Jagr driving Czechs - 05-16-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — IIHF World Championship -" He fights and he's a great inspiration for the boys when they see him on the ice -- then they give it everything too ." - Czech Republic coach Vladimir Ruzicka...
  • 10 days ago
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Ducks - Blackhawks preview - 05-15-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Ducks vs. Blackhawks Ducks Leading Postseason Scorer: Right winger Corey Perry, 15 points (7 goals, 8 assists). Blackhawks Leading Postseason Scorer: ...
  • 11 days ago
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Rangers - Lightning preview - 05-15-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Rangers vs. Lightning Rangers Postseason Scorer: Center Derick Brassard, 8 points (5 goals, 3 assists). Lightning Posts eason Scorer: Center Tyler Johnson, 12 ...
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Empty Netter Assists - Crosby, Malkin advance to semifinals - 05-15-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — IIHF World Championship -Two goals and an assist by Penguins forward Evgeni Malkin( above, with Sweden defenseman John Klingberg ) led Russia ...
  • 12 days ago
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Mackey: More on Hynes, Farnham

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jason Mackey) — Hope by now you’ve had a chance to read my Wilkes-Barre/Scranton-centric analysis piece that ran in Thursday’s Trib. It essentially looks at whether Bobby Farnham, Kasperi Kapanen or Matt Murray...
  • 12 days ago
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Empty Netter Assists - Final four set - 05-14-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Penguins -“ He has provided tremendous leadership both on the ice and off the ice, as he should. He’s been to so many of these events. He’s won so much that guys look to him and he continues...
  • 13 days ago
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Empty Netter Assists - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton eliminated - 05-13-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Penguins -Goaltender Jeff Zatkoff made 22 saves for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ in a 2-1 loss to the Manchester Monarchs in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series ....
  • 14 days ago
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Pouliot shooting, TribLIVE link

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jason Mackey) — Here’s a link to my weekly TribLIVE Radio appearance, talking Mike Babcock and other Pens-related topics with Ken Laird and Guy Junker. WILKES-BARRE — Let’s rewind to the second period of...
  • 14 days ago
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Empty Netter Assists - Wilkes-Barre/Scranton falls in Game 3 - 05-12-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Penguins -Goaltender Matt Murray (above, with Manchester forward Jordan Weal) made 21 saves for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a 5-2 loss to the Manchester Monarchs in Game 4 of...
  • 15 days ago
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