WBS offseason recap

With summer mostly wrapped up, let’s take a look at how things have shook out for the WBS Penguins. Their summer certainly isn’t done, and they’ll likely look to add a couple more forwards for depth purposes, but we’ll cover those moves as and when they occur. Returning: On two-way NHL contracts, the Penguins retained left wingers Tobias Lindberg and Thomas DiPauli, centers Teddy Blueger … Continue reading WBS offseason recap

Pen to paper

It has now been reported by a couple reliable sources that the Penguins will sign free agent defenseman Jack Johnson to a 5 year×$16 million deal. It’ll pay him around 3-3.5 AAV (average annual value). Conor Sheary and Matt Hunwick were traded to the Buffalo Sabres for a 4th round pick which can become a 3rd round pick. Also just announced was Riley Sheahan was … Continue reading Pen to paper

2018 Penguins mock NHL Draft

One of my favorite times of the year in professional sports is the draft. Plenty of new names entering the league, some with high potential to be franchise leaders while some become fascinating role players in the league. Two-hundred and seventeen names will be called this weekend as a new crop of NHL prospects enter the fold. Jim Rutherford and his team have been hard … Continue reading 2018 Penguins mock NHL Draft

Penguins Prospect Rankings: 10-1

Part 3 of the rankings has us going through prospects 20-11. This is where they may be some contentious rankings, so again, if you disagree, don’t hesitate to let me know @steczar 10. LD Clayton Phillips – 3rd Round Pick 2017, playing for University of Minnesota (NCAA) One of the youngest players in the draft last year, eligible by only 5 days, former forward Phillips … Continue reading Penguins Prospect Rankings: 10-1

Penguins Sign Tobias Lindberg To 1 Year Contract Extension

The Penguins announced today that Tobias Lindberg has re-signed with a team on a one year, two-way contract worth $650k at the NHL level. Acquired in part of the 3-way trade that netted the Penguins Derick Brassard, Lindberg was immediately loaned back to the Vegas Golden Knights’ farm team, the Chicago Wolves. As a result of this loaning, it was assumed by many (including myself) … Continue reading Penguins Sign Tobias Lindberg To 1 Year Contract Extension

Penguins Prospect Rankings: 20-11

Part 2 of the rankings has us going through prospects 20-11. If you have any disagreements on the rankings whatsoever, or want to pick my brain on prospects at all, doesn’t hesitate to let me know on Twitter at @steczar 20. LD Jeff Taylor – 7th Round Pick 2014, playing for Wheeling Nailers (ECHL) Bouncing between both the ECHL and AHL pretty equally, playing 28 … Continue reading Penguins Prospect Rankings: 20-11

Penguins Prospect Rankings: 27-21

As we’re just about to hit the offseason, it’s a good time to take stock of the Penguins pipeline, as shallow as it is perceived to be. I’ll be providing an evaluation of what player they will be in the NHL, as well as a comparative player. Ranking is done on a combination of likelihood to achieve their ceiling and what their ceiling is. 27. … Continue reading Penguins Prospect Rankings: 27-21

The Capitals are Stanley Cup Champions

For my entire life, three things were inevitable: Death, taxes, and the Penguins will beat the Capitals in the second round. At the time, it almost seemed impossible. You feel bad for a guy like Alex Ovechkin. A man who clearly, puts his all into the game. He clearly lives and breathes hockey. Any hockey fan should have been rooting for him his entire career. … Continue reading The Capitals are Stanley Cup Champions