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July 25, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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An attempt at math

If you visit capfriendly.com, you’ll see the Penguins are listed as being nearly $3 million over the salary cap. A story in the Boston Globe yesterday suggested the Penguins might have “more financial surgery ahead” due to salary cap reasons, citing …

July 22, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Unsung hero

At the end of the Penguins’ run to the Stanley Cup, we talked about unsung heroes. That’s what you do at the end of a Stanley Cup run. Andy Saucier. Jeff Zatkoff. Unheralded contributors who played important roles on a championship team. …

July 13, 2016
by Bill West


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Conversation with new Nailers coach Jeff Christian

The Wheeling Nailers on Tuesday named their new head coach: Jeff Christian, a former Penguin and a former Devils draft pick who grew close with Bill Guerin when both were rookies. Read all about his career and his connection with Guerin …

July 13, 2016
by Bill West


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Justin Schultz on signing with Penguins

He's baccckkk! @6Schultz6 #Pens #GoodDay — Eric Fehr (@EricFehr) July 13, 2016 After almost two weeks of testing the waters of NHL free agency, defenseman Justin Schultz signed a one-year deal worth $1.4 million with the Penguins on Wednesday. The …

July 7, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Cost of Doing Business

At first glance, it looks like the Penguins have been doing their free agent shopping at Big Lots this summer. They’ve signed seven players, all to two-way contracts that pay them the league minimum of $575,000 when in the NHL. But a …

July 2, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Prospect camp wrap-up

Here are some notes from from the Penguins’ annual development, which wrapped up with a three-on-three tournament this afternoon. Let’s start with three stars for the entire week: 1. JAKE GUENTZEL He’s quick, crafty, skilled and makes players around him better. That’s one …

July 1, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Where are the new boys?

I’m going to play 575 in the daily number on my way home from the rink today. While teams all over the league were spending millions of dollars on impact free agents, the Penguins were doing the grunt work. They …

June 30, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Right-hand turn

My dad, who is left-handed, always joked that he screwed up by not forcing me or my two younger brothers to be left-handed as well. That way, if one of us had become a major league relief pitcher, his retirement …

June 29, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Development camp roster

Nine of the 37 players who were on the Penguins’ development camp roster last year ended up playing at least one regular-season game for a team that won a Stanley Cup. It’s hard to imagine that same percentage holding up again …

June 24, 2016
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Draft blog

I’ll be updating this blog post periodically with observations from the draft floor: — After Calgary acquired Brian Elliott from St. Louis for a second and conditional third, I’m seriously having a hard time thinking of a team where Marc-Andre …

 
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