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

Best trade partners for the Penguins

The 2018 offseason is about to start to pick up with the draft being less then a month away. Rumors will swirl and players will be dealt leading up to and throughout the draft. It’s an exciting time for hockey as players find new teams and teams acquire different players. Which players will the Penguins acquire or trade away? Well that’s the question as rumors … Continue reading Best trade partners for the Penguins

Pens 7/7 Collaboration: Day 2

We here at “Let’s Talk Pens” have the honor of hosting the “Pens 7/7 Collaboration” on day’s 2 and 5 of this collaboration. Today, Pens Army, Puck Sniper and I talk about the surprises and disappointments of the season. @PuckSniper_3 SURPRISE: Olli Maatta Olli Maatta has had clear potential for quite a while, so he’s not necessarily a surprise for the Penguins because no one … Continue reading Pens 7/7 Collaboration: Day 2

RFA LD Andrey Pedan signs with Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)

Another RFA defenseman for the Penguins has signed in Europe. After weeks of speculation and questionable reports, Championat.com has reported that Andrey Pedan, who spent all year with WBS Penguins, has signed for reigning KHL champions Ak Bars Kazan. The hulking Lithuanian was acquired just before the first day of the NHL season in a trade with the Vancouver Canucks alongside a 4th round pick … Continue reading RFA LD Andrey Pedan signs with Ak Bars Kazan (KHL)

Penguins not signing 2016 3rd round pick Connor Hall

According to Jonathan Bombulie of TribLive, the Penguins will not be offering an entry level contract to 2016 3rd round (77th overall) pick Connor Hall. If you have kept up with Hall’s development, this is not a surprising turn of events. Drafted after only playing half a season for Kitchener Rangers of the OHL, Hall only managed to appear in 17 games in 2016-17 due to … Continue reading Penguins not signing 2016 3rd round pick Connor Hall

Player grades: Jake Guentzel

Regular Season Stats: 82 GP, 22 G, 26 A, 48 PTS, -9 Postseason Stats: 12 GP, 10 G, 11 A, 21 PTS, +10 Defining Moment This one seems to be a pretty easy one for the youngster, right? The game six clincher against the Philadelphia Flyers was the defining moment for Guentzel in this season’s chase for a three-peat. Jake Guentzel had been very inconsistent on the season … Continue reading Player grades: Jake Guentzel

Player Grades: Brian Dumoulin

Regular Season Statline: 80 GP, 5 G, 13 A, 18 PTS, -5 Postseason Statline: 12 GP, 1 G, 6 A, 7 PTS, +3 Defining Moment: Spending all of 2018 with Letang For me, it’s tough to pinpoint that single defining moment for defenseman Brian Dumoulin this past season and that is actually a good thing. Dumoulin has emerged as one of the better defensive defensemen in hockey but … Continue reading Player Grades: Brian Dumoulin