After cancer scare, Penguins Olli Maatta ready for the big time
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By Shelly Anderson In his first season as Pittsburgh GM, Jim Rutherford got only a small sampling of Olli Maatta’s work, just 20 games. Still, what Rutherford saw on and off the ice left him with no qualms about elevating the young Finn to the rarefied …Share Tweet
thehockeynews.com Jul 31 (3 days ago)For the past week, the Toronto Blue Jays have owned the sports news cycle thanks to the club’s big time acquisitions of Troy Tulowitzki and David Price ahead of the MLB trade deadline. There’s one problem, though: there’s a possibility that neither trad…Share TweetNHL.com Jul 30 (4 days ago)Center Brandon Sutter is close to agreeing to a multiyear contract with the Vancouver Canucks, according to Sportsnet. Sutter, who was acquired from the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday, could sign for as long as five years with an average annual...Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jul 30 (5 days ago)It’s hard to believe that a town of less than 30,000 could produce two no-brainer first overall draft picks, and harder yet to believe those two would become partners in crime, making a difference in their hometown during the offseason. That’s exactly t…Share Tweet
Report: Ehrhoff wants to play in Columbus, Blue Jackets submit ‘low-ball’ offerthehockeynews.com Jul 30 (5 days ago)Christian Ehrhoff took a one-year, $4 million dollar contract from the Pittsburgh Penguins for the 2014-15 season, turning down more money because he wanted the chance to win. In 2015-16, he might have to take whatever he can get. According to the Colum…Share Tweet
Rebuilding or contending? Making sense of the Canucks’ messthehockeynews.com Jul 28 (6 days ago)If I could sit down with Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning right this second, the conversation might sound like Skyler probing Walter in season 2, episode 1 of Breaking Bad: “Will you talk to me, please?” “I don’t know where to begin.” Where would Bennin…Share TweetVancouver Canucks general manager Jim Benning is counting on forward Brandon Sutter to be a big piece of their foundation moving forward in the improved Pacific Division of the Western Conference. Benning acquired the 26-year-old center, along ...Share Tweet
Comparing fitness freak Duncan Keith to your average gym brothehockeynews.com Jul 26If some gym bro said he works out for half an hour but it takes him almost three hours to do it, you’d probably laugh him off. And you’d be perfectly justified in doing so. Why, then, is it any different for an NHL player? Throughout the playoffs, a ton…Share Tweetpost-gazette.com Jul 24Tom Fitzgerald first met Ray Shero nearly three decades ago, well before they worked together with the Penguins.Share TweetMatt Murray’s 2014-15 AHL campaign was one for the ages, but the 21-year-old netminder won’t be parlaying it into a promotion to the NHL quite yet. After a season in which Murray was named the AHL rookie of the year, won the honor as the league’s top go…Share Tweet
Penguins hire War-On-Ice co-creator, want to build analytics teamthehockeynews.com Jul 23One of the most prominent hockey analytics websites has had its co-creator snatched away by the Pittsburgh Penguins. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s Jason Mackey, the Penguins have brought in War-On-Ice’s Sam Ventura, who created the analyt…Share Tweet
Top 10 Crosby moments on 10-year anniversary of Penguins’ lottery victorythehockeynews.com Jul 22Exactly 10 years ago today, after the conclusion of the lockout and with a new season on the horizon, the Pittsburgh Penguins won the right to the first overall selection in the 2005 NHL draft via the draft lottery, a victory that has changed the franch…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 22NEWARK, NJ – John Hynes is the first New Jersey Devils coach since 1984 that wasn’t hired by Lou Lamoriello. You know, the year "Ghostbusters" was released. The one with the dudes. The 40-year-old former Wilkes Barre-Scranton Penguins coach wa…Share Tweet
Three playoff teams who could miss in 2015-16, and three non-playoff teams who could get inthehockeynews.com Jul 21Parity in the modern-day NHL creates such a delicate balance between teams that one year’s powerhouse is the next year’s dud, and vice versa. Just ask the Colorado Avalanche, who went from Central Division champs to out of the playoffs, or the Calgary F…Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 21Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at . • This is what Stan Galiev had for…Share Tweetpost-gazette.com Jul 21Initial bids for an NHL expansion team were due Monday, a purchase that ultimately will cost investors at least $500 million to set up shop in a new hockey town such as Las Vegas or Quebec City.Share Tweet
Penguins notebook: Loney looking to lock up spot on rosterpost-gazette.com Jul 19Ty Loney stood out this week at Penguins development camp predominantly because of his 6-foot-4 frame and the name emblazoned on the back of his sweater.Share Tweet
Penguins prospects bring out their competitive sidepost-gazette.com Jul 19It’s no secret the Penguins have positions open on the fourth line when training camp opens in September, even if they craft a deal between now and then for a free agent or make an acquisition via trade.Share Tweet
Penguins notebook: Baby Penguins coach hopes for smooth transitionpost-gazette.com Jul 18Wilkes-Barre/Scranton coach Mike Sullivan spoke in depth with Penguins coach Mike Johnston this week about the system he will employ with the club’s minor league team.Share Tweetthehockeynews.com Jul 17Few players have had careers, let alone seasons, as trying as 2014-15 was for Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta. The 20-year-old blueliner appeared in only 20 games this past season. On the surface, that looks like a short year, but considering…Share Tweet
Penguins notebook: Wilson hopes experience will give him a boostpost-gazette.com Jul 17Right winger Scott Wilson had a tendon surgically repaired in his left wrist at the close of the 2014-15 season, a procedure he hopes signifies the end of his health woes.Share Tweet
Undersized Sheary hopes to make big impact for Penguinspost-gazette.com Jul 17It’s hard to miss Conor Sheary on the ice this week at the Penguins prospect development camp.Share Tweet
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