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Penguins’ not alone in top-heavy approach to salary cap

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — For more than three decades, the Penguins have been a star-driven team. That creates certain challenges in a salary-cap environment, as Dan Mason, a professor ...
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Traded after Stanley Cup, Saad not alone in being dealt after title

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — After Gibsonia native Brandon Saad and the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup in mid-June, they went through the same weeklong celebratory gauntlet as all ...
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Busy offseason brings Saad to Pittsburgh with Stanley Cup

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Seth Rorabaugh / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Brandon Saad’s second celebration with the Stanley Cup was different than his first.
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NHL notebook: Olympic hockey champion Craig to sell prized memorabilia items

Pittsburgh Tribune (Tribune-Review) — The American flag that goalie Jim Craig wrapped around his shoulders after the U.S. Miracle on Ice victory at the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics ...
  • 4 days ago

Gibonia’s Saad shows off Stanley Cup at 911th Airlift Wing

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — When Cmdr. Stephanie Welhouse and the members of the 911th Airlift Wing’s force support squadron heard Gibsonia native Brandon Saad was bringing the Stanley Cup ...
  • 4 days ago

Rossi: ‘Hockey guy’ Sutter will be missed

Pittsburgh Tribune (Rob Rossi) — As we might expect from the son of a hockey coach, Brandon Sutter read the play perfectly. Didn’t make the result any easier to digest, ...
  • 5 days ago

Reliving the moment a decade ago that shifted the Penguins history

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — On a Saturday afternoon in Ottawa, 10 years ago today, the Penguins chose 17-year-old superstar Sidney Crosby with the first overall pick in the 2005 ...
  • 5 days ago

New Pens winger Fehr ready for defense-first role

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — On the surface, the Penguins signed Eric Fehr to a three-year, $6 million contract Tuesday to fill a very specific role. He’ll be asked to ...
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Sutter: Staal effect felt on 3rd line

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jason Mackey) — Playing in Pittsburgh was a unique experience, Brandon Sutter admitted. One that was made that way, at least in part by his job description: filling ...
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Pittsburgh a finalist for World Junior hockey event

Pittsburgh Tribune (Tribune-Review) — USA Hockey named Chicago; Buffalo, N.Y.; Pittsburgh; St. Louis; and Tampa, Fla., as finalists to host the 2018 International Ice Hockey Federation World Junior Championship. ...
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Pittsburgh a Finalist for Hosting 2018 IIHF World Juniors

NHL.com USA Hockey today named Chicago, Illinois; Buffalo, New York; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; St. Louis, Missouri; and Tampa, Florida, as finalist cities in contention to host the 2018 International Ice...
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Penguins trade Sutter to Canucks, sign free agent center Fehr

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — The Penguins drastically reshaped their depth chart at center Tuesday, sending Brandon Sutter to the Vancouver Canucks in a trade and signing Eric Fehr to ...
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Penguins ship Brandon Sutter to Canucks, sign center Eric Fehr

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Seth Rorabaugh / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The Penguins restructured their bottom-six lines in a major way today.
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Penguins Acquire Forward Nick Bonino, Defenseman Adam Clendening and a 2016 Second-Round Pick from the Vancouver Canucks for Brandon Sutter and a 2016 Third-Round Draft Pick

NHL.com The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Nick Bonino, defenseman Adam Clendening and a 2016 second-round pick from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Brandon Sutter and a 2016 third-round...
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Penguins Agree to Terms with Forward Eric Fehr to a Three-Year Contract

NHL.com The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with forward Eric Fehr to a three-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal runs...
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Penguins to appear on national TV 18 times in 2015-16

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — The Penguins remain one of the top national-television attractions in the NHL, appearing on NBC and NBC Sports Network 18 times next season, according to ...
  • 6 days ago

Penguins to Play in 12 Nationally Exclusive Games on NBC and NBC Sports Network in 2015-16

NHL.com The Pittsburgh Penguins are one of seven NHL teams that will play the maximum of 12 nationally exclusive games on either NBC or NBC Sports Network during the 2015-16 season, beginning on...
  • 6 days ago

Iceoplex adding safety line to prevent head, neck injuries

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Alex Woodin / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — Western Pennsylvania’s hockey players now have another tool to help them stay safe on the ice.
  • 7 days ago

Pens assistant GM Fitzgerald leaves for Devils

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Assistant general manager Tom Fitzgerald has left the Penguins to take the same post with New Jersey, the Devils announced Friday. Fitzgerald, 46, joined the ...
  • 9 days ago

Fitzgerald leaves Penguins for N.J. Devils

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (By Seth Rorabaugh / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) — The New Jersey Devils have hired former Penguins assistant general manager Tom Fitzgerald in the same capacity.
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Blog Articles

Vacation post - 08-03-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — -Happy 35th birthday to former Penguins forward Dominic Moore ( right ) . Acquired from the Predators along with Libor Pivko in ...
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Vacation post - 08-02-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) —   -Happy 51st birthday to former Penguins all-star forward John Cullen ( right ) . Undrafted after spending four years at Boston University, ...
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Vacation post - 08-01-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) —   {youtube}5TeduHoBvdo{/youtube} It's that time of year where Empty Netters goes into hibernation for the remainder of the summer. While we search for ...
  • 2 days ago

Breaking Down the World Juniors finalists

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — It might have been overshadowed by the other hockey news of the day – the Brandon Sutter trade – but Pittsburgh was named one of five finalists for the 2018 World Junior Championships on Tuesday....
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Friday Fun & Games

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — If you’re a younger hockey fan, when the Penguins announced their new jersey numbers yesterday and Sergei Plotnikov had No. 61 and David Perron was switching back to No. 57, you probably...
  • 2 days ago

Empty Netter Assists - Numbers game - 07-31-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Penguins -“ Toronto was looking for him to be a leader. We already have a group of leaders. No. 2, I think when you get into an environment where there is a good work ethic, you get on a...
  • 3 days ago

Lucky Number

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — The Penguins announced today the numbers their new acquisitions will wear next season, and one caught my attention. Nick Bonino, evidently not the superstitious type, will wear No. 13, the number...
  • 3 days ago

New look on defense

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — In the wake of this week’s transactions, there’s been talk about how dramatically the Penguins have reshaped their forward ranks, particularly the bottom six, in the last year or so....
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Empty Netter Assists - Penguins deeper - 07-30-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Penguins -“ Based on what we went through last year with a number of injuries and everything, I like our depth at forward now ." - Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford . -" There’s not...
  • 4 days ago

Saad to Walker: Your turn

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Gibsonia’s Brandon Saad had his day with the Stanley Cup today and he brought it to the 911th Airlift Wing in Coraopolis. When he walked into the hangar, he was introduced by base commander...
  • 4 days ago

Stats on Sutter, Bonino and Fehr

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — The general consensus while the Penguins were making moves yesterday was that Eric Fehr and Nick Bonino have better advanced stats that Brandon Sutter. I come from an AHL background, where the...
  • 4 days ago

Saad bring the Stanley Cup home - 07-29-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Gibsonia native Brandon Saad's summer has been interesting. In the span of a few weeks, he won the Stanley Cup ...
  • 4 days ago

Saad brings the Stanley Cup home again - 07-29-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Gibsonia native Brandon Saad's summer has been interesting. In the span of a few weeks, he won the Stanley Cup ...
  • 4 days ago

Empty Netter Assists - Penguins deal Sutter; Add Bonino, Clendening, Fehr - 07-29-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Penguins -The Penguins traded Brandon Sutter and a 2016 third-round draft pick to the Canucks in exchange for forward Nick Bonino , Adam Clendening and a 2016 second-round pick ....
  • 5 days ago

Twenty-one notes on today’s moves

Pittsburgh Tribune (Jonathan Bombulie) — Twenty-one notes on the Penguins moves of the day, sending Brandon Sutter and a third-round pick to Vancouver for Nick Bonino, Adam Clendening and a second-round pick and signing Eric Fehr to a...
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Penguins deeper, more flexible after dealing Sutter - 07-28-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — The Penguins swung some moves today with the aim of getting deeper among their bottom six forwards and gaining some ...
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Clendening on the move again - 07-28-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Like Nick Bonino, Adam Clendening ( above ) has been traded twice recently.  Both players were part of a trade today which ...
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Fehr sought stability in signing with Penguins - 07-28-14

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) — Even before joining the Penguins as an unrestricted free agent signing today, Eric Fehr had a unique place ...
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Trade to Penguins a shock for Bonino - 07-28-15

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Seth Rorabaugh) —   For the second consecutive offseason, Nick Bonino is on the move. Today, the Penguins acquired the 27-year-old ...
  • 5 days ago