© Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports The Flyers and Konecny nearing a deal? Jason Myrtetus: Have spoken with someone who is in the know with regards to the Philadelphia Flyers and RFA Travis Konecny, and was told that a deal could be very close. It will likely be a bridge deal, two or three years with
© Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports Into the Ivan Provorov contract scenarios… Jordan Hall and Brooke Destra of NBC Sports Philadelphia recently wrote: What is Ivan Provorov worth to be honest? He gets utilized as a number one defenseman but is he? When it comes to market comparables, Provorov presents a bit of a problem. Jacob
© Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Health could determine if Neuvirth beats out Hutchinson … Two teams that should look at Shattenkirk Shattenkirk signs with Tampa Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun: The Toronto Maple Leafs signed Michal Neuvirth to a PTO as they felt he was the best goaltender who wasn’t signed at the time.
© Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Wild have been shopping Zucker @Account4hockey: Michael Russo (The Athletic) said on Minnesota radio that the Minnesota Wild have shopped winger Jason Zucker too: Calgary Flames for Michael Frolik/Sam Bennett. Pittsburgh Penguins for Phil Kessel. Arizona Coyotes for Christian Dvorak. The Coyotes countered with Christian Fischer. Vegas Golden Knights
Nearly two years ago, the Pittsburgh Penguins sat atop the NHL world. They’d become the first team in 19 years to win back-to-back Stanley Cup championships. Captain Sidney Crosby became the first player since Mario Lemieux in 1992 to win consecutive Conn Smythe Trophies. During those seasons, the Penguins reset the template for a Stanley
Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Mike Sullivan won’t be going anywhere. The Penguins may need to find a new strategy on how best to compete next season, and that direction should probably involve more speed. Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Coach Mike Sullivan isn’t one of the Penguins problems.
Keys to the Penguins offseason Emily Kaplan and Chris Peters of ESPN: Looking at the keys to the Pittsburgh Penguins offseason. Consider seismic changes: Penguins GM Jim Rutherford is never afraid to make a big move. Sidney Crosby isn’t going anywhere and Evgeni Malkin has a NMC and is only going somewhere if he asks.
In today’s News & Notes, Kevin Shattenkirk is injured, Matt Murray has been activated off of the injured reserve and Dion Phaneuf will be out of action while being evaluated for injury. Related: NHL News & Notes: Miller, Oshie & More Shattenkirk Out 2-4 Weeks The New York Rangers have ruled Shattenkirk out for the
For the next 48 hours, NHL fans are going to hear all about Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby and how Pittsburgh demolished the Nashville Predators on Thursday night. On one hand, yes those are major storylines. Both the best and worst of Crosby was on display in Game 5, and the Penguins seemed to tilt
It took 213 games, 49 of those playoffs appearances, to make history. It was the 66th playoff series in Penguins history and the 87th game of the 2017 playoffs — some things are just meant to be. Kris Letang hadn’t played since February, they were outshot in more than 70% of games played these playoffs, and
Late in the 2015-16 season, Pittsburgh’s third round (83rd overall selection) of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, got his shot in the NHL when Marc-Andre Fleury fell to a concussion. Murray, a standout performer in the American Hockey League with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton in 2014-15 and the early part of 2015-16, was called up. His record in
Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby joined Mario Lemieux and Bernie Parent as the only other players in NHL history to win the Conn Smythe Trophy in back-to-back years. Crosby deserved it, posting eight goals and 27 points in 24 playoff games. But he wasn’t the only member of the Penguins who played at an MVP level.