The Penguins have placed forward Zach Aston-Reese on IR and have recalled forward Garrett Wilson from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Aston-Reese has been effective in the recent surge of depth-scoring coming from the Penguins’ line-up that has led them to win nine of their last 10 games. He has two goals and two assists in that span of games and a plus/minus of +5. Through 30 games in the NHL this season, Aston-Reese has added 11 points. Unfortunately, the injury comes from a fight in a 4-1 Penguins win over Florida on home ice. Aston-Reese dropped the gloves with forward Colton … Continue reading Aston-Reese placed on IR
After not scoring for 22 games, Bryan Rust finally appears to be back to his old self. Rust, after signing a 4-year contract with an AAV of $3,500,000 million, struggled early on this season. He only had seven points (one … Continue reading Von Hofen: Bryan Rust is finally back
The Penguins escaped a major scare. Kris Letang was hit awkwardly in a game against the LA Kings. His left leg completely buckled, and he skated slowly off the ice without putting any weight at all on his leg. Luckily … Continue reading Letang Insurance
The St. Louis Blues are in a world of hurt right now. They are 10 points out of a playoff spot and are the third worst team in the NHL. Blues writer Jeremy Rutherford tweeted Wednesday that a few GM’s … Continue reading Von Hofen: Should the Penguins go after Tarasenko?
The Penguins’ first 28 games of the 2018-19 campaign have been nothing short of a roller coaster ride. They started off slow, going 2-1-2 with losses coming against the Canadiens (twice) and Canucks. To make matters worse, they lost 2 … Continue reading Is Jim Rutherford Done Yet?
The situation sounds all too familiar. A young Penguins player has a career year, and the following year he gets a new contract worth around $3 million dollars per year. However, once he gets this new contract, his production suddenly … Continue reading Bryan Rust’s Situation Mirroring Conor Sheary’s
NHL insider Elliotte Friedman recently wrote on his blog “31 Thoughts”, that the Penguins “tested the market” on Phil Kessel. Kessel being in trade rumors is nothing new, but with the Penguins concerning start to the season; this feels a … Continue reading Why Phil Kessel needs to stay in Pittsburgh
The Pittsburgh Penguins have had a lackluster first quarter of the season, to say the least. Pittsburgh is locked in a three-way tie for third in the Metropolitan division with both teams from New York, and sit three points out … Continue reading Sidney Crosby (and depth scoring) is just what the Penguins needed
Jake Guentzel has been a bright spot so far on a struggling Penguins team this year. The American winger currently has 12 goals and 22 points in 26 games. His contract expires at the end of the season; so what … Continue reading What does Guentzel’s contract extension look like?
Three things in life are certain: death, taxes, and Phil Kessel trade rumors. After an underwhelming start to the season, reminiscent of the beginning of the 2015-16 Stanley Cup winning season, it was inevitable that General Manager Jim Rutherford would … Continue reading Penguins ‘tested the market’ for Phil Kessel