report this ad In today’s News & Notes, the Buffalo Sabres have hired Ralph Krueger as their new head coach, the Florida Panthers have signed Aleksi Hopniemi to a three-year entry-level contract and the Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Kasper Bjorkqvist to an entry-level contract. Sabres Hire Krueger as Coach The Sabres would make arguably the
An offseason of change coming for the Penguins, but how big is the question? Rob Rossi of The Athletic: The Pittsburgh Penguins have not approached Evgeni Malkin or his representatives about a potential trade nor asked for any lists of teams that he’d be will to move too. Malkin has a no-movement clause and holds
31 Thoughts rumor roundup Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet: Sources are saying that Ralph Krueger is climbing on the Buffalo Sabres list of potential coaching candidates. It’s believed that Jacques Martin is out. Dave Tippet may be more destined to the Edmonton Oilers. John Shannon reported that Todd Richards is out. The Ottawa Senators are looking
The Pittsburgh Penguins’ opening-round exit from the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs sparked speculation of possible roster changes. All options short of trading captain Sidney Crosby and goaltender Matt Murray are reportedly under consideration. Phil Kessel and Kris Letang are the notables most often mentioned as possible trade candidates. Of late, however, center Evgeni Malkin also
report this ad It’s been a crazy season in the NHL, filled with personal and franchise marks by a number of individuals from across the league. Career goal marks. Franchise milestones in points. There are all kinds of statistical takeaways from the 2018-19 season. Over the next little while, we’ll look back at some of
Penguins and Panthers talking? Dan Kingerski of Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Sources from around the league and some that are close to the Pittsburgh Penguins front office said that the Evgeni Malkin trade speculation is true. Malkin does hold a no-movement clause. Some sources are saying the Florida Panthers are one of the teams that are
Malkin on Rumors Igor Eronko: Evgeni Malkin to @galkevich32: “I’m used to the talks I’m get traded so it doesn’t get me nervous. Now I’m in the team Russia and I’ll try to prove I’m good. I had a bad season and I’m going to get me out of the pit. Sometimes criticism is justified.
report this ad Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet dropped another edition of 31 Thoughts and updated fans on a number of rumors and addressed a variety of topics. Among them, he discussed the Penguins potential rebuild, how the Edmonton Oilers GM search has slowed a touch thanks to the Golden Knights, and if Pavel Datsyuk is
Home NHL Rumors NHL Rumors: Reasons To Trade Evgeni Malkin And Reasons To Not Trade… Reasons to trade Evgeni Malkin and reasons to not trade him Mark Maddex of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Pittsburgh Penguins are willing to trade Evgeni Malkin for two reasons: They are not unhappy with this years performance and with his
No decision on Pominville yet Lance Lysowski: Source said last week that the Buffalo Sabres haven’t made a decision on whether or not to attempt to re-sign unrestricted free agent forward Jason Pominville. They are waiting to until they get a new head coach in place so they’ll have a better idea on where they
The disappointing first-round playoff exits of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Washington Capitals have some of their fans calling for changes. A case can be made for each club to address specific roster weaknesses through the trade market. The Penguins could use an injection of young talent, the Lightning must
Penguins need to get faster Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Pittsburgh Penguins don’t have the team speed they once did and others are faster now. They need to change that this offseason, and according to GM Jim Rutherford, play a more “up-tempo, puck-pressure game.” Rutherford may look to add a ‘swift skater’ or
Oilers waiting to ask for permission to speak with McCrimmon Darren Dreger: The Edmonton Oilers will give the Vegas Golden Knights and Kelly McCrimmon some time before they ask for permission to speak with McCrimmon about their vacant GM position. No reason to worry about Skinner yet John Wawrow: Have been told that there is
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
The Penguins may have to look at moving Letang? Sean Tierney: Elliotte Friedman on his 31 Thoughts podcast with suggested that the Pittsburgh Penguins may need to look at trading defenseman Kris Letang first if they really want to start collecting significant assets. Jeff Marek asks Letang before Phil Kessel, to which Friedman answers: “I’m
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.
PITTSBURGH — The New York Islanders are on the cusp of just their second playoff series win in more than a quarter-century. Jordan Eberle scored for the third straight game, Robin Lehner stopped 25 shots and the Islanders rolled to a 4-1 victory over the stunned Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday to take a 3-0 lead