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
In this era of Penguins history, it is common to lean on Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to lead the team to glory. The strategy has worked perfectly in the championship runs of 2009 and 2017 where the superstars combined for 67 and 55 points respectively. Both runs saw the duo outscore their next teammate by wide margins and ultimately will their team to the … Continue reading Depth scoring the key to making another deep run
Derick Brassard has been the subject of a number of rumors that have linked him to the Penguins, the Blue Jackets and several other teams, and those rumors were reignited when Brassard missed practice today with a ‘maintenance day’: Official word on #Sens Derick Brassard missing practice today is “maintenance day.” But it’s a situation worth watching. — Aaron Portzline (@Aportzline) December 28, 2017 Given … Continue reading Who is Derick Brassard?
The Penguins have had one of the better bottom six forward groups in the league for the past two years. This year’s bottom six is not that. Let’s just state the obvious, this bottom six could use some work. Losing Nick Bonino and Matt Cullen definitely takes a hit on your center depth chart. They also lost the occasional fourth line Chris Kunitz but I’m … Continue reading Should We Expect More From the Bottom Six?
The Penguins can only not be the Penguins for so long. They’ve surprisingly had struggles scoring goals all season, especially at even strength. They rank 19th in the NHL in goals per game, which is very un-Penguin-like. Well you are witnessing the end of the offensive drought. The Penguins are back. The Penguins have scored 5 goals in each of their last 2 games, which … Continue reading Pens On Verge of Offensive Outbreak
The Penguins boast a collection of skaters on their team that could hold their own in any dead sprint on the ice. Carl Hagelin might be the fastest skater the Penguins have, and it’s a wonderful asset, but with his lack of production, you may begin to wonder if he could be used as a valuable trade piece to bring in more production. Hagelin was originally brought … Continue reading Is It Time to Trade Carl Hagelin?
Over the past couple of games, I’ve noticed that Carl Hagelin seems to be skating much better than he had in the playoffs last year. Of course, he dealt with an injured foot and couldn’t maximize his skating ability. In turn, this led to a lackluster two points in the playoffs. One of them was the empty netter that gave the Penguins a 2-0 lead late … Continue reading What To Do With Carl Hagelin
2016-17 Regular Season 61 GP, 6 G, 16 A, 22 PTS, +10, 16 PIM 2016-17 Playoffs 15 GP, 2 G, 0 A, 2 PTS, -2, 19 PIM Player Grade (C-) This is the worst season Carl Hagelin has ever had, statistically. On top of having his worst ever recorded season, Hagelin made the poor decision to block a shot on March 8 in a game … Continue reading Offseason Player Grades: Carl Hagelin
It’s been 25 days since the Penguins won the Stanley Cup (again) followed by the victory parade and I am riding just as high as I hope many Pens fans still are. I was in attendance at the 2016 parade and had the time of my life for numerous reasons. While I wasn’t able to make it to this years 2017 parade, having some beers … Continue reading What Penguins Would Have Fun Days With Cup?
As the Penguins head into game two, they will likely be getting forward Carl Hagelin back from injury. This is a development that many analysts believe could swing the series in the Pens’ favor. Now, after winning game one, the Pens could have the Capitals teetering coming back to PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. With a lineup playing very as well as of late winning five … Continue reading Is It That Far Fetched To Give Sheary A Break?