The Penguins have a lot of NHL defensemen. While they all aren’t bonafide superstars like Kris Letang and a healthy Justin Schultz, they’re league caliber defensemen nonetheless. The list of names in no particular order: Letang, Schultz, Brian Dumoulin, Jamie … Continue reading How to navigate the defensive conundrum
Before I get into my point, I want to make a public disclaimer: I am not necessarily on the “trade Letang” bandwagon. So if you tweet at me claiming I am stupid for wanting to get rid of Letang, I … Continue reading Is Trading Letang Actually A Good Thing?
A seventh defenseman in hockey is a lot like a backup quarterback in football. You may see hardly any action at all. You may play a vast majority of the games if your team suffers a horrible injury at the … Continue reading Ruhwedel Making Most of Opportunity
The Pittsburgh Penguins have a log-jam on defense. As of July 26, just over two months until the 2017-2018 season begins, the Penguins currently have 9 defensemen that could possibly make the roster come October. This begs the question, which … Continue reading Odd Men Out
Statistics (Regular Season) 34 GP, 2 G, 8 A, 10 PTS, +9 +/-, 8 PIM Statistics (Postseason) 6 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 PTS, -3 +/-, 4 PIM Player Grade (B-) Chad Ruhwedel was a guy who many would … Continue reading Offseason Player Grades: Chad Ruhwedel
The Penguins decided to go depth defensemen heavy in day one of free agency, as they were expected to do all along. The major surprise that no one expected was bringing 2016 ‘GM of the Year’ Jim Rutherford back for … Continue reading Free Agency Day 1: Pens Edition