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July 1, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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July 1 Live Blog

1:09: The July 1 Live Blog will soon become the Phil Kessel Live Blog. 12:48: Comeau got $2.4 million per year for three years. 12:46: Comeau and Chorney were the two Penguins UFAs who I thought were most likely to re-sign. …

June 30, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Semin’s agent: ‘He plays all three zones with joy’

“Jim has seen him play as much as anybody,” Alex Semin’s agent, Todd Diamond, told me earlier today. “(Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford) can talk, if he chooses, to (Semin) about his defensive prowess,” Diamond added. “In the right environment, …

June 30, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Some thoughts on Saad, offer sheets

It will be fascinating to see how Pine-Richland product Brandon Saad’s situation plays out in Chicago. Surely you’ve seen this report by now, which says that the Blackhawks and Saad are fairly far apart in contract negotiations. No, the Penguins aren’t interested in …

June 30, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Agent: Ehrhoff impressed with medical care

Defenseman Christian Ehrhoff is leaving Pittsburgh, but it’s not because he’s upset about anything, his agent said Tuesday morning. Rick Curran, who represents Ehrhoff, was adamant that there were no hard feelings between his client and the club, no frustration …

June 29, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Three by the wayside

The deadline just passed for teams to make qualifying offers to retain the rights of their restricted free agents. The Penguins had nine to start the day, but that number dropped to eight when Ian Cole signed a three-year deal. …

June 27, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Three regional draft notes

– Winger Luke Stevens, son of former Penguins winger Kevin Stevens, went in the fifth round, 126th overall, to the Carolina Hurricanes. He’s got his dad’s size, checking in at 6-4, 192. He’s headed to Yale in the fall. —  Goalie …

June 27, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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Pens Draft Picks 2015

If you’re looking for the blow-by-blow from the two days of the draft, just scroll down a bit. Here’s more of a focused wrap-up. DANIEL SPRONG Picked: Second round, 46th overall Height: 6-0 Weight: 183 Position: RW Last year: 39 …

June 27, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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2015 NHL Draft Day 2 Live Blog

3:05: After the Penguins convened an hour-long meeting on the draft floor at the conclusion of the draft, the live portion of the live blog is now concluded. But make sure to check back in a few hours for a …

June 26, 2015
by Jonathan Bombulie


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NHL Draft Live Blog 2015

11:09: I tend to get a little fired up about prospects, so I’m looking forward to the Penguins making picks tomorrow, starting with No. 46. Make sure to stop by the blog tomorrow. I’ll blog up a storm about these …

June 25, 2015
by Jason Mackey


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Deepest draft since 2003? Very possibly.

Hope David Perron was worth it. Ask an NHL Draft expert, a scout or both and that’s your likely takeaway. That the Penguins mortgaging their top choice this year for Perron would always be considered a bold move but even …

 
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