TribLIVE
Blogs | Sports | News
Chipped Ice

July 5, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


One comment so far - add yours!

No arbitration for Penguins

The deadline for NHL restricted free agents to file for salary arbitration came and went at 5 p.m., and no Penguins players filed. Here’s a list of the 23 players league-wide who did, headlined by Arizona’s Michael Boedker, Washington’s Braden …

July 5, 2015
by Jason Mackey


3 comments so far - add yours!

What would you pay for Plotnikov?

Hope everyone had a Happy (and safe) Fourth of July. I’m going to be off for the next week, so make sure to follow my colleague, Jonathan Bombulie (Twitter: @BombulieTrib), for any news. I will likely only be tweeting about …

July 3, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


2 comments so far - add yours!

Friday Fun and Games

The Penguins had 10 players earn a total of 33 fighting majors last season. The five players who accounted for 25 of them are now gone. How many of the 10 can you name?

July 2, 2015
by Jason Mackey


3 comments so far - add yours!

Martin reflects on leaving Pens

Paul Martin didn’t have a good feeling about this one. He knew the Penguins sought a scoring winger either via trade or free agency, and he had a pretty good idea what that asking price would be. Enough, Martin anticipated, …

July 2, 2015
by Jason Mackey


5 comments so far - add yours!

Johnston excited for top-six options

Penguins coach Mike Johnston can’t wait to tinker. Can you blame him? I talked to him earlier today about integrating Phil Kessel into the Penguins’ lineup, and he didn’t exactly bristle at the idea. “I like the options of our …

July 2, 2015
by Jason Mackey


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Podcast: Mackey on TribLive Radio

Earlier today I joined Ken Laird and Guy Junker to talk a little Phil Kessel and what the Penguins did on Wednesday. Hope you can listen. Here’s a link to the podcast. Be GRATEFUL to each other, Mackey

July 2, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


6 comments so far - add yours!

Penguins’ cap situation

I wrote yesterday about the Penguins pulling off the Kessel trade without handcuffing themselves as far as the cap goes. What follows is a graphical depiction of that. Three notes about this chart. First, click on it and it gets …

July 2, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


2 comments so far - add yours!

Notes on the New Guys

Some notes on the players the Penguins added today. They’re ranked in order of how likely they are to make an impact on the NHL team this year. SERGEI PLOTNIKOV LW, 6-2, 205, 25 (1 year, $925,000) Aside from the obvious, …

July 1, 2015
by Jason Mackey


No comments yet - you should start the discussion!

Extras on Kessel trade

You’ll read more in Thursday’s Trib about the deal that landed Phil Kessel, but I thought I’d use this space to add some extras that didn’t make the print version, most notably the fact that Kessel was target No. 1 for …

July 1, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


2 comments so far - add yours!

Phil Kessel Live Blog

2:14: On the prospects the Penguins got back in return: Tim Erixon and Tyler Biggs are one-time first-round picks who haven’t exactly blossomed as pros. I would assume they were included in the deal largely so Toronto could stay under …

 
Other blogs
Sports: Rob Rossi | Steel Mill | Chipped Ice | Bucco Blog | iPreps | Pitt Locker Room | Penn State Sports
News: This Just In | Trib List | ICycle | Flow Back | Stories Behind Trib Stories  


» Top TribLIVE.com Sports
» Top TribLIVE.com News
» Top TribLIVE.com Breaking News