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 will not respond because it is clear you only read the title. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, is trading Letang something … 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 position. For Chad Ruhwedel, this uncertainty hasn’t bothered him in the least. After Ian Cole took that gruesome puck to the mouth, Ruhwedel was inserted into … 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 defensemen will be left off the team and which will be the odd men out? The Keepers To me, there are four defensemen that are … 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 have presumed would not play a game in the NHL for the Penguins this year, but due to injuries and players such as Pouliot not … 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 three more seasons at the decision making helm of the Penguins. The Penguins also expectedly brought back Jacques Martin who worked magical wonders on the … Continue reading Free Agency Day 1: Pens Edition