Pen to paper

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 were traded to the Buffalo Sabres for a 4th round pick which can become a 3rd round pick. Also just announced was Riley Sheahan was … Continue reading Pen to paper

Flavell: Let’s pump the breaks on Matt Hunwick

It’s the season (or offseason) of hot takes. This is why I’m going to provide you with a not-so-hot take: Matt Hunwick may not be as bad as your eye test says. Stick with me. I know that’s a tough sentence to stomach. It’ll be okay. Let me explain. Hunwick cracked the opening night line up playing on a third line pairing with Olli Maatta. The pair … Continue reading Flavell: Let’s pump the breaks on Matt Hunwick

COLUMN: Things Are Beginning To Click

The Penguins took down the Islanders on Thursday evening and what a big win it was. They gave the Islanders a point, something that doesn’t look good now but will be meaningless in the long run if things continue the way they are. The guys are clicking right now. Even despite the loss of Justin Schultz to a lower body injury, they were able to … Continue reading COLUMN: Things Are Beginning To Click

Ruhwedel Making Most of Opportunity

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

Hunwick An Underrated Find For Penguins

The Penguins definitely lost more firepower than they acquired this offseason. Losing names like Nick Bonino and Trevor Daley due to their seeking of bigger money elsewhere wasn’t an aid to the Penguins chances at a three-peat. They acquired a few new players via offseason moves and resigned a few of their current free agents to deals. None of the signings were spectacular but the signing … Continue reading Hunwick An Underrated Find For Penguins