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Timing drives former KHL star Plotnikov

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Sergei Plotnikov is keenly in tune with the ticking of the clock, perhaps more than most hockey players. Every element of his transition from emerging ...
  • 23 hr 10 min ago

Penguins sign right winger Daniel Sprong

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jenn Menendez / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The Penguins locked up prospect Daniel Sprong today, their top pick in the 2015 NHL Draft.
  • 1 day 7 hr ago

Penguins Sign Top Draft Pick Daniel Sprong to a Three-Year, Entry-Level Contract

NHL.com The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Daniel Sprong, their top selection in the 2015 NHL Draft, to a three-year, entry-level contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and...
  • 1 day 8 hr ago

Oskar Sundqvist thinks he can make Penguins roster out of camp this time

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Jenn Menendez / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Oskar Sundqvist will be lobbying hard for a fourth-line center position with the Penguins in a matter of weeks.
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Penguins notebook: Crosby most excited by Kessel’s footspeed

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — As Phil Kessel has gone about scoring an average of 31 goals per season over the last seven years, he’s gained acclaim for his world-class ...
  • 2 days ago

Sestito ready to fight for job on Penguins

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — The Penguins haven’t decided if they’re going to carry a traditional enforcer this season, but if they do, there’s a good chance it will be ...
  • 3 days ago

Penguins Sign Forward Tom Sestito to a Professional Tryout Contract

NHL.com The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed forward Tom Sestito to a professional tryout contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. Sestito, 27, has...
  • 3 days ago

Cheswick native Liberati to try out with Penguins

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jerin Steele) — Cheswick native Miles Liberati is a step closer to playing hockey for his hometown team. The Penguins signed Liberati for an amateur tryout. Liberati will ...
  • 3 days ago

Penguins’ Johnston: Kessel, Crosby likely to open together

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Phil Kessel has the fourth-most goals in the NHL during the past five seasons. Sidney Crosby leads the league in assists per game during the ...
  • 4 days ago

Pouliot, Rust, Wilson Headline Penguins’ Rookie Tournament Roster

NHL.com Defenseman Derrick Pouliot and forwards Bryan Rust and Scott Wilson – each of whom saw NHL action last season – headline the list of 26 prospects the Penguins have invited to the rookie tournament...
  • 4 days ago

Kessel, Crosby will start Penguins camp on same line, Johnston says

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Paul Zeise / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The most important question Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford and coach Mike Johnston faced after they traded for star winger Phil Kessel in July was: On which line Kessel would play?
  • 4 days ago

Penguins’ Crosby may be among NHL’s best, but off-ice life hardly reflects that of superstar

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jason Mackey) — Sidney Crosby parks his Chevy Tahoe outside of the Hilton Garden Inn and jumps out. While talking about how dynamic he thinks the Steelers offense ...
  • 6 days ago

Mario's ice is hot at new sports complex that bears Hall of Famer's name

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Bob Batz Jr. / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — It’s like the mid-1980s again as the Pittsburgh hockey world buzzes about the new “Lemieux.”
  • 7 days ago

Pens defenseman Oleksy brings nasty streak, toughness

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Ten Penguins and a handful of other high-end players have been gathering for informal preseason workouts at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex for almost a week. ...
  • 7 days ago

Crosby, teammates to have input on ice at Penguins’ Cranberry facility

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Truck drivers know which roads give the smoothest rides. Landscapers know which kind of grass is the most plush. And Sidney Crosby knows ice. So ...
  • 10 days ago

Local pros join Penguins at practice facility

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jason Mackey) — The Penguins finally landed Brandon Saad — for a practice at their new facility. Saad, a Gibsonia native, was one of three players raised in ...
  • 10 days ago

Pens GM: Sundqvist did not have surgery

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jason Mackey) — Center Oskar Sundqvist has been rehabbing a hamstring injury but did not have a pair of surgeries in July, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford told ...
  • 10 days ago

For Penguins’ Dupuis, resuming career a risky business

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jason Mackey) — Pascal Dupuis insisted he doesn’t think about his health anymore. There are plenty of others, including his wife, to do that. After missing almost the ...
  • 10 days ago

Ex-Penguin Kennedy skates with former teammates, hopes to catch on with a team

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — As an unrestricted free agent, winger Tyler Kennedy could have skated in plenty of places to make sure he’s ready for the season ahead. He’s ...
  • 11 days ago

Penguins break in new Cranberry training facility

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jason Mackey and Jonathan Bombulie) — Perhaps it’s appropriate some of the Penguins’ veterans, those with children of their own, were among the first group of NHL players to skate at ...
  • 12 days ago
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Blog Articles

Vacation post - 08-29-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — -Today would've been the 96th birthday of former Penguins general manager and Pittsburgh Hornets goaltender, head coach and general manager ...
  • 1 day ago

Vacation post - 08-28-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — -Happy 83rd birthday to former Penguins and Pittsburgh Hornets forward Andy Bathgate ( right ). An all-star and former Hart Trophy winner ...
  • 2 days ago

Vacation post - 08-27-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — -Happy 58th birthday to former Penguins defenseman Bob Gladney ( right ). A free agent signing in the 1983 offseason, Gladney ...
  • 3 days ago

Vacation post - 08-26-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — -Happy 66th birthday to former Penguins all-star defenseman Ron Stackhouse ( right ). Acquired midway through the 1973-74 season along with ...
  • 4 days ago

London Rookie Tournament Roster

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Miles Liberati’s timing looks to be pretty good. The Cheswick native has earned a look from his hometown team at a time when they could really use his services. Liberati, a 6-foot, 195-pound...
  • 4 days ago

Vacation post - 08-25-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — -Happy 46th birthday to former Penguins forward Jamie Leach ( right ). A third-round pick in 1987, Leach, the son of ...
  • 5 days ago

Burned Down

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — In its 2015-16 NHL prospects rankings, ESPN.com had the Penguins dead last in the league. Corey Pronman wrote that there wasn’t even anyone close to the Penguins when he was deciding who...
  • 5 days ago

Podcast: Mackey on TribLIVE Radio

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jason Mackey) — On Monday at noon I joined Ken Laird, Guy Junker and Tim Benz to talk about my story from Sunday on Sidney Crosby. You can listen to the podcast here. Be GRATEFUL to each other, Mackey
  • 5 days ago

Vacation post - 08-24-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) —   -Happy 43rd birthday to former Penguins defenseman Ian Moran ( right ). A sixth-round pick in 1990, Moran spent parts of ...
  • 6 days ago

Vacation post - 08-23-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) —   -Happy 40th birthday to former Penguins forward Jarkko Ruutu ( above ). A free agent signing in the 2006 offseason, Ruutu ...
  • 7 days ago

Vacation post - 08-22-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — -Happy 63rd birthday to former Penguins forward George Ferguson ( right ). Acquired in the 1978 offseason along with Randy Carlyle ...
  • 8 days ago
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Sergei and the Tryouts

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — When the Penguins announced last week that they were inviting Sergei Gonchar to training camp, it got me thinking about tryouts. By my count, 70 players with NHL experience were invited to camps...
  • 8 days ago

Teasing the Crosby Sunday story

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jason Mackey) — The following is an excerpt from my story on Sidney Crosby, reported around Nova Scotia, that will appear in your Sunday Tribune-Review: Gaetan Tremblay, 49, also of Cole Harbour, met Crosby when...
  • 8 days ago

Vacation post - 08-21-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) —   -Happy 42nd birthday to former Penguins forward Steve McKenna ( right ). One of the tallest players in franchise history at ...
  • 9 days ago
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Dominate the state

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — When it comes to producing NHL players, Pittsburgh is kicking the heck out of Philadelphia right now. This realization came to me while watching the Penguins’ informal preseason skate at the...
  • 9 days ago

Vacation post - 08-20-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) —   -Happy 30th birthday to former Penguins forward Joe Vitale ( above ). A seventh-round pick in 2005, the great Joe Vitale ...
  • 10 days ago
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Mackey: Bubble hockey with Crosby

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jason Mackey) — Chaz Palla/Trib Total Media ENFIELD, Nova Scotia – Walk down the steps to Sidney Crosby’s man-cave of a basement, turn left, and there’s one of everyone’s favorite childhood memories – including...
  • 10 days ago

Vacation post - 08-19-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — -Happy 34th birthday to former Penguins forward Taylor Pyatt . Acquired of waivers last season, Pyatt's Penguins career amounted to ...
  • 11 days ago

Plot Summary

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — While it was good to catch up with Tyler Kennedy at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex this morning, another player joining the team’s informal voluntary preseason workout roster today will...
  • 11 days ago

Vacation post - 08-18-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — -Today would've been the 74th birthday of former Penguins all-star defenseman Bob Woytowich ( right ). Acquired in a trade prior ...
  • 12 days ago