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PensBurgh 7 hours ago
Penguins pay tribute to the retired Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick

Penguins pay tribute to the retired Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick

Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via The legendary announcer’s retirement was announced on Monday. The Penguins paid tribute to the recently retired Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick who has become a legend amount fans of all sports, but especially hockey. Emrick’s retirement was announced on Monday and tributes came in from all around the sports world. Those tributes included from the Penguins. On Monday, the Penguins shared a video with some of the biggest moments in franchise history which were called by Emrick. Our fondest memories.Our greatest feats.The moments we all...
PensBurgh 9 hours ago
Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #23 - Will Reilly

Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #23 - Will Reilly

via RPI Athletics After four years of college hockey, Will Reilly is ready to join the pro ranks in 2020-21. Our annual 2020 version of the top players under the age of 25 in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. 2020 Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: Graduates and Departed #25: Radim Zohorna #24: Judd Caulfield #23: Will Reilly, RD 2019 Ranking: NR Age: 23 (DOB: July 23, 1997) Acquired: 2017 NHL Draft, 7th Round (217th Overall) Height/Weight: 6’2”/196 pounds Elite Prospects Resume: Scouting Report “Reilly was a top defenseman in the ECAC as a senior. He’s a defenseman...
PensBurgh Oct 20, 2020
Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #24 - Judd Caulfield

Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #24 - Judd Caulfield

Photo by Kevin Light/ A big forward will try to earn his way up the ranks with size and play away from the puck to play a role for his teams. Our annual 2020 version of the top players under the age of 25 in the Pittsburgh Penguins organization. 2020 Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: Graduates and Departed#25: Radim Zohorna#24: Judd Caulfield #24 Judd Caulfield, RW 2019 Ranking: #23 Age: 19 (March 19, 2001) Acquired Via: 2019 draft, 5th round Height/Weight: 6’3, 203 pounds Elite Prospects resume: Scouting report: “He certainly has some skill in his game, but that’s not...
PensBurgh Oct 20, 2020
P.K. Subban talks about the time he almost got drafted by the Penguins

P.K. Subban talks about the time he almost got drafted by the Penguins

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via History would have been much different if the 2007 NHL draft unfolded with Subban as a Penguin Here’s a very interesting “what if” — P.K. Subban did an interview with Emily Kaplan and Greg Wyshynski from ESPN and shared a story about how he thought for a little while that the Pittsburgh Penguins were going to draft him. Here’s P.K: I wasn’t really thinking about going to the draft in the first place, because I didn’t even have to go to the combine. I think it was only the top hundred or 150 ranked players that went to the combine. But I did...
PensBurgh Oct 20, 2020
Penguins still have some unanswered questions this offseason

Penguins still have some unanswered questions this offseason

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via Bottom-six scoring, goaltending, and the third defense pairing being among them. With the weekend signing of Cody Ceci the Pittsburgh Penguins now have a full roster and just a little over $1.5 million in salary cap space remaining. It should probably wrap up what has been a fairly busy offseason. Justin Schultz, Conor Sheary, and Patrick Marleau left in free agency, Jack Johnson was bought out, Patric Hornqvist and Matt Murray were traded. Kasperi Kapanen, Mike Matheson, and Colton Sceviour were acquired, while Mark Jankowski, Evan Rodrigues, and Ceci...
PensBurgh Oct 19, 2020
Report: Penguins to add a new retro jersey

Report: Penguins to add a new retro jersey

A “Snoop Dogg” inspired jersey from the 1990’s could be coming back for the Penguins From all places, a new jersey for the Pittsburgh Penguins apparently popped up on eBay recently. It has the Fanatics markings, meaning it could be a new offering from the NHL, though it hasn’t been officially announced. Here’s more from jersey gurus Icethetics on the apparent leak: [the] jerseys fit the description of the “reverse retro” alternate sweaters rumored to be coming to the NHL next season. Seen in the photos are Fanatics-branded Breakaway jerseys. They are the...
PensBurgh Oct 19, 2020
Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #25 - Radim Zohorna

Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: #25 - Radim Zohorna

Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP via A big free agency signing kicks off our fall listing of the best young players in the Penguins’ organization The 2020 version of the list starts with a hulking European forward. 2020 Pensburgh Top 25 Under 25: Graduates and Departed #25 Radim Zohorna, LW, RW 2019 Ranking: n/a Age: 24 (April 29, 1996) Acquired Via: undrafted free agent signing, April 2020 Height/Weight: 6’6, 234 pounds Elite Prospects resume: Scouting report via Dobber Hockey: A versatile forward who can play both wing and center. He has a big frame and...
PensBurgh Oct 18, 2020
The signing of Cody Ceci shows that Rutherford, Penguins, haven’t learned their lesson

The signing of Cody Ceci shows that Rutherford, Penguins, haven’t learned their lesson

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports One step forward, one step back for the Pittsburgh Penguins after signing Cody Ceci. And it will leave them exactly where they are now — not a serious contender. One of the great ironies of the NHL is that a mighty team can be brought down by a weak link. Hockey is indeed the ultimate team sport, and while fate is often fueled by luck, injuries and goaltending performances, players in a limited role can have a major impact in the result of games and series. There’s no better recent example of this than the Penguins’ most recent glory for...
PensBurgh Oct 17, 2020
Let’s talk about Cody Ceci and the Penguins’ defense

Let’s talk about Cody Ceci and the Penguins’ defense

Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via Even if you do not want to talk about it, we have to talk about it. So here we are. All offseason I kept reading jokes about how the Penguins were going to buy out Jack Johnson only to turn around and sign Cody Ceci, and now it has played out just as the prophecy has foretold. The Penguins used half of their remaining salary cap space on Saturday to sign Ceci to a one-year, $1.25 million contract that is already wildly unpopular. Let’s try to break this down in the most sensible, rational, and logical way possible. This will not be a JJ repeat. Not...
PensBurgh Oct 17, 2020
Penguins reportedly sign Cody Ceci to 1-year, $1.25M contract

Penguins reportedly sign Cody Ceci to 1-year, $1.25M contract

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via The team has reportedly come to the terms with the defenseman. When it comes to defensemen who are not very good and the Pittsburgh Penguins, there appears to be a match made in heaven between these two things on a repeated basis. The Pittsburgh Penguins have had Jack Johnson, Erik Gudbranson, and Cody Ceci on their team in the past calendar year— Dimitri Filipovic (@DimFilipovic) October 17, 2020 First it was Jack Johnson. Then it was Erik Gudbranson. And now it is Cody Ceci. According to Darren Dreger, the Penguins and Ceci have come to...
PensBurgh Oct 17, 2020
Projecting the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins roster

Projecting the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins roster

Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via What will the Baby Penguins look like in 2020-21? The NHL has no firm date set to begin its 2020-21 season, and because of that, the status of the AHL season is also in question. But if and when both leagues can return to a new normal, and in the AHL’s case, it needs in-person attendance for long-term survival, the Pittsburgh Penguins’ AHL affiliate down in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton will need to be ready to go. All eyes have been on what the Pittsburgh Penguins have been doing in the early parts of the off-season. Saying goodbye to Jack...
PensBurgh Oct 17, 2020
Pens Points: Crosby vs MacKinnon Rewind

Pens Points: Crosby vs MacKinnon Rewind

Photo by Joe Sargent/NHLI via The news stories slowed down some. Let’s revisit Crosby’s goal against the Avs from this time last year. Because why not? Good morning Pens fans. Since NHL hockey is in hibernation mode usually reserved for the dog days of summer, let’s take a rewind from October 16th last year when Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon squared off in Pittsburgh in one of the more memorable games from last season with a candidate for best goal of the year for the Penguins. [PensBurgh Recap] Penguins News: With the league getting a new club beginning next season with...
PensBurgh Oct 16, 2020
NHL Seattle Expansion: who are the Penguins going to lose to the Kraken?

NHL Seattle Expansion: who are the Penguins going to lose to the Kraken?

Photo by Jim Bennett/ It’s finally time to turn half an eye ahead to the NHL’s next expansion draft At Pensburgh we have resisted the urge and need to focus too much upon the 2021 expansion draft. It can be a fun storyline to track, but feels over-exposed to consider on every move or every day. It’s an event where smart NHL teams protect their best players, have to accept in many cases they’re going to lose one of their 8th best forward or 4th best defenseman or 2nd best goalie and move along. Because that’s what it boils down to, everyone is going to lose someone. Just have to...
PensBurgh Oct 16, 2020
Penguins prospects most likely to make an NHL impact this season

Penguins prospects most likely to make an NHL impact this season

Photo by Roy K. Miller/Icon Sportswire via Even with a shallow prospect pool to pick from, the Penguins have a few big names ready to be given the opportunity. Last season, players like Sam Lafferty and Anthony Angello played important roles as injury call-ups to help the ailing Penguins. With those guys ready to stake a more permanent role in the NHL, it will be up to others behind them on the depth chart to come through when called upon. While the Penguins don’t have the deepest prospect pool when compared to other teams around the league, there are a handful of guys waiting in the...
PensBurgh Oct 15, 2020
Will Jim Rutherford add another defenseman?

Will Jim Rutherford add another defenseman?

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Could it be the last piece to his puzzle? The initial buzz of free agent frenzy has come and gone. Teams may still be on the lookout for potential diamonds in the rough or players that can help round out an already-built roster. In the case of Jim Rutherford and the Penguins, the latter may be the route the team takes in order to put the final touches on a roster that has seen its fair share of transactions over the last several weeks. When projecting the Pens’ opening night squad, seemingly every position is locked in. With one minor exception: the...

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