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August 13, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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New top 10 prospects

I saw that ESPN.com released its list of the top 100 prospects and its 1-30 ranking of NHL organizations the other day. It caught my attention because the Penguins were ranked dead last and the only prospect in the top 100 …

August 12, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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The youth movement

When the Penguins signed 38-year-old center Matt Cullen last week, it struck a bit of a blow to the team’s potential youth movement at forward next season. Instead of a handful of spots open to homegrown prospects, it looks like …

August 10, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Ciao, Luca

One-time Penguins prospect Luca Caputi announced his retirement from hockey today, accepting an assistant coaching job with the Ontario Hockey League’s Guelph Storm. After the Penguins took Caputi in the fourth round of the 2007 draft, he blew up for …

August 6, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Coming to Pittsburgh to win

When Matt Cullen signed with the Penguins today, he said he was looking forward to joining a championship-caliber team. That used to be a common sentiment among players coming to the Penguins, but it hasn’t been heard all that often …

August 6, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Three questions: The Cullen signing

The Penguins got the fourth-line center they’ve been talking about for more than a month now, signing 38-year-old Matt Cullen to a one-year, $800,000 deal. The details are covered in the story, but there were three questions about the fallout of …

August 6, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Bingo hopper line combinations

There’s an old saying in hockey about a coach pulling numbers out of a bingo hopper to choose his line combinations. I think Mike Johnston might actually be able to do that this season. Here’s why. The Penguins have 10 …

August 4, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Grove out; Penguins revamp role, online station

In a desire to turn pregame and postgame hosting duties into a full-time position, one that fits within the revamped structure of Penguins Radio 24/7, longtime Penguins radio host Bob Grove is out of a job. “We’re making a strategic …

August 4, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Close to the ceiling? Yeah, so what?

The Penguins are again bumping their heads on the salary-cap ceiling. It’s a directive from the top that general manager Jim Rutherford spend as much of the $71.4 million salary cap as he needs. He, of course, has shown no …

August 3, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Goalie depth

The Penguins have raided the University of New Hampshire alumni association to fill out their minor league goaltending depth chart. Famous Wildcats alumnus Ty Conklin is retired, so they signed Brian Foster to an AHL deal with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton today after …

July 31, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Breaking Down the World Juniors finalists

It might have been overshadowed by the other hockey news of the day – the Brandon Sutter trade – but Pittsburgh was named one of five finalists for the 2018 World Junior Championships on Tuesday. USA Hockey plans to narrow …

 
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