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June 25, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Mackey: NHL Awards voting

In case you’re curious, here’s how I voted for the categories in Wednesday’s NHL Awards that the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association handles. HART TROPHY 1. LW Alexander Ovechkin, Capitals 2. G Carey Price, Canadiens 3. G Devan Dubnyk, Wild 4. C Sidney …

June 24, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Podcast: Mackey on TribLive Radio

Earlier today I joined Ken Laird and Guy Junker on TribLive Radio to talk about the NHL’s Silly Season, some new rule changes and a Russian winger the Penguins intend to sign on July 1. You can listen to the podcast here. Be GRATEFUL …

June 24, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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What 3-on-3 overtime looks like

With the news that the NHL is moving toward 3-on-3 overtime next season, pending Board of Governors approval, it’s a good time to see what 3-on-3 overtime actually looks like. Take a peek at this clip from a game between …

June 24, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Letang expects to be ready for camp

Penguins defenseman Kris Letang hasn’t skated since suffering a season-ending concussion March 28, but he doesn’t foresee that being a problem. In fact, Letang, in speaking to reporters in Las Vegas for the NHL Awards, said there’s “no doubt” he’ll be …

June 23, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Who could the Penguins take?

Making predictions for the 46th pick is a fool’s game, but that seems like a stupid reason not to try anyway. I talked to a few draft analysts about what direction they see the Penguins going and compiled a list of …

June 23, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Men and their trends

“I just saw pie charts,” was what new beat guy Jonathan Bombulie kept saying as we talked over Tuesday’s draft page, a special one put together by designer Matt Rosenberg. So pie charts you got. Lots of them. Blame him. …

June 22, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Q&A Pens GM Jim Rutherford

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford has been a busy man. After a week in Carolina, Rutherford is in Las Vegas for various meetings and the NHL Awards. He’s also been fielding phone calls from local media. A lot of them, …

June 22, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Pre-Draft Penguins Prospect Rankings

First of all, please scroll down a bit to Jason Mackey’s post right below this one. You don’t want to miss it. It has some excellent analysis on whether it makes sense for the Penguins to trade Brandon Sutter. In the meantime, …

June 22, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Is Sutter too expensive of a luxury?

Whatever the Penguins do to acquire a top-six winger, the move is likely to center around their third-line center, Brandon Sutter, who’s entering the final year of a two-year, $6.6 million extension he signed last summer. Sutter is likely the …

June 19, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Friday Fun and Games

In recent years, the Penguins have really stepped up to the Mike. In Pittsburgh and Wilkes-Barre, both head coaches (Johnston and Sullivan), goalie coaches (Bales and Buckley) and radio play-by-play men (Lange and O’Brien) are named Mike. With that in …

 
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