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PENGUINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Penguins Sign Tom Sestito to a PTO

In a low-risk effort to reinforce his star-studded squad with some muscle, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford announced on August 26 that he has invited heavyweight Tom Sestito to training camp on a tryout basis. There’s little doubt about what Sestito brings to the table. A third-round pick of Columbus in 2006, he’s appeared in 137 NHL contests for three teams—the Blue Jackets, Flyers...
Via PenguinPoop
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Penguins' Pouliot preparing for larger role on defense

Although the offseason acquisition of five-time 30-goal scorer Phil Kessel dominated the headlines, the Pittsburgh Penguins will need to see an improvement from their defense if they are going to return to glory this season.A healthy Kris Letang will certainly go along way in that regard, but the Penguins may need to lean on Derrick Pouliot as a top-four defenseman in 2015-16. The...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Bring In Forward Tom Sestito

By Larry Snyder The Pittsburgh Penguins disclosed Wednesday morning that they signed left wing Tom Sestito to a professional tryout contract. Sestito, who will turn 28 in September, has spent time in the National Hockey League with Columbus, Philadelphia, and Vancouver. The Rome, New York, native has participated in 137 career regular-season contests over seven NHL seasons with the...
Via The PensNation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Phil Kessel to play with Sidney Crosby

In an announcement that should come as a shock to few, the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to shoot their newest acquisition straight to the top of the lineup. According to the Pittsburgh Penguins official Twitter feed citing coach Mike Johnston, the Penguins will give Phil Kessel a crack at playing with arguably the best player in the game in Pens’ captain and superstar Sidney...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens and Erreything Else: August 26th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than knowing who your crew is. #squadgoals THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – So…did anything happen yesterday of importance??? I mean…did a GM or a coach say anything of importance? Crosby + Kessel = dynamic 1st line. More from @MikeJohnstonHC and @PenguinsGMJR: http...
Via The Pensblog
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Yohe: Pittsburgh Good Dude by @ChicksDigHockey

I try to keep up with Pittsburgh sports when I’m away because I've always felt a connection with the city's sports teams. When it comes to following the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers, I tend to follow certain writers more than others because I know I'm going to read quality factual reporting. One of said quality writers is Josh Yohe. His writing style is so affable that when...
Via PensInitiative
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Badger Bob’s son brought golden excitement to Pens in 1980

By: Greg Enright Mark Johnson joined the Pens a week after winning Olympic gold at Lake Placid. Long before the late Bob Johnson became Penguins coach in 1990 and led them to the Stanley Cup in his first year behind the bench, another member of the Johnson clan brought a little championship magic to the team. Bob’s son Mark was drafted by the Pens in the 1977 amateur draft out...
Via The PensNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins' prospect honors friend with cartoon mask

Pittsburgh Penguins prospect Tristan Jarry honored the nickname given to him by a fallen former teammate by having it brought to life on his new goaltender's mask.Dubbed "Tom and Jarry" by ex-teammate Kristian Pelss, the 20-year-old Jarry made certain to have the legendary cartoon cat and mouse playing pond hockey on a mask painted by artist Jason Bartziokas."'Jars' wanted to keep...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: Toughness Still an Issue

January 28 at the Verizon Center in Washington. Six minutes to play. Then-Pens defenseman Christian Ehrhoff attempts to ram Alex Ovechkin into the sideboards. With an almost excuse-me sweep of his forearm, the Caps’ superman turns the tables and flattens the black-and-gold defender. Ehrhoff sustains a concussion. There were other incidents like this one in 2014-15. Such as Blue...
Via PenguinPoop
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Crosby excels as goalie in ball hockey game

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby isn't afraid to step out of his comfort zone.The two-time Hart Trophy winner willingly donned the goaltender's equipment and took his place in the crease in a Pittsburgh-area ball hockey game on Tuesday.Joined by former Penguin Colby Armstrong, Crosby helped "Team Iceland" post a 4-3 win in the Cranberry Dek Hockey League. The game was not...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins History: Penguins Start 1986-87 On A Roll

There is no better way to really get to know a team, than to know what they’ve gone through, both highs and lows, in order to get to where they are today. Not only does the city of Pittsburgh have one of the richest hockey histories in the expansion era, but the city has one of the greatest hockey histories in North America. So, we’d love to share some of the Penguins history...
Via The PensNation
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins Sign “Sarge” to a Tryout

In his latest in a string of head-turner moves, Penguins GM Jim Rutherford signed veteran defenseman Sergei Gonchar to a tryout contract yesterday. One of the most popular and revered players ever to don the black and gold, Sergei’s happy about the prospect of returning to the ‘Burgh. “I just wanted to play for that team,” he said. “It’s not about the money or the years...
Via PenguinPoop
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Phil Kessel puts on a Penguins jersey for the first time

How does Phil Kessel look wearing the black and gold of the Pittsburgh Penguins? That question has finally been answered and it may be difficult for Toronto Maple Leafs fans to watch. It Phils great to put on the black and gold for the first time. pic.twitter.com/Uq16e3zKa8 — Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) August 13, 2015 Seeing Kessel in a different uniform is kind of bizarre...
Via Puck Drunk Love
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins’ David Perron Shows Off Absurdly Fast Stick Handling Skills (Video)

Is it hockey season yet? The start of the NHL season still is a few months away, and the offseason hasn’t exactly produced many feel-good stories of late. If you’re looking for something cool to get you pumped for the action, though, look no further than David Perron’s Instagram account. The Pittsburgh Penguins winger gave everyone a glimpse Monday into one of his stick handling...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Evgeni Malkin had real penguins at his birthday party

Evgeni Malkin’ turned 29 on July 31st and he had quite the memorable birthday party. The Pittsburgh Penguins play an enormous role in Malkin’s life and what better way to honor that and celebrate a birthday than by having some real penguins join in on the fun? A photo posted by Alexey (@alexey085) on Jul 31, 2015 at 10:58am PDT   The post Evgeni Malkin had...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB is open to expansion and so much more

Yesterday, before the All-Star Game, Commissioner Rob Manfred was doing his typical “state of the union” luncheon with the BBWAA. It was pretty much all the standard talking points you’d expect from him: fan safety improvements, progress on the pace of play, making instant replay reviews faster and how the league is open to the idea of expansion. WHAAAAAAAAAA??????...
Via The Outside Corner
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Sergei Plotnikov Joins Pittsburgh Penguins, Gives Malkin New Role

PITTSBURGH, PA – MARCH 01: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his second goal of the game with Patric Hornqvist #72 and Derrick Pouliot #51 during the second period against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Consol Energy Center on March 1, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/NHLI via Getty Images)   The Pittsburgh Penguins made some franchise...
Via The Sports Journal
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Evgeni Malkin may be unhappy, would welcome trade

Today in bonkers rumors, Pittsburgh Penguins star Evgeni Malkin may be unhappy and would welcome a trade, Elliotte Friedman told Sportsnet 960 on Friday. “When you get knocked out of the playoffs and the day after your president comes out and says, ‘Look, we’re not firing Mike Johnston, we’re not firing Jim Rutherford, we’re not trading Evgeni Malkin, and we’re...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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