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
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
It’s hard to question anything Mike Sullivan does. His track record speaks for itself. Two Stanley Cup championships in his first three seasons. Getting the most out of his star players. He is already on a fast track towards coaching lure. … Continue reading Flavell: Is Sullivan giving Maatta too quick of a hook?
Finally, it is almost time for hockey season. As we get closer to training camp and the preseason, you have to wonder “who will by far exceed their individual expectations” or “who is most likely to fail at meeting their … Continue reading Boom or Bust?
1. Daniel Sprong’s first full season? Jim Rutherford stated that this year, Sprong should be a “regular” on the roster. Sprong put up 65 points in 65 games (32 goals) last season in Wilkes-Barre. In his call up, he showed flashes … Continue reading 5 story lines for the 2018/2019 season
Reports have been swirling that the Penguins are about to hand out an absurdly long contract to Jack Johnson, formerly of the Columbus Blue Jackets. While I think handing out 5 years to a 31 year old defenseman is a … Continue reading A defense of Jack Johnson: Why player role matters
It has now been reported by a couple reliable sources that the Penguins will sign free agent defenseman Jack Johnson to a 5 year×$16 million deal. It’ll pay him around 3-3.5 AAV (average annual value). Conor Sheary and Matt Hunwick … Continue reading Pen to paper