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WATCH: Matt Niskanen upends Islanders’ Brock Nelson

Two days after losing to the New York Islanders 3-2 in overtime, the two teams are back at it at Verizon Center. Just minutes after putting the Caps up 1-0 and scoring his second goal of the season, Matt Niskanen laid down this huge hit on an unsuspecting Islanders forward Brock Nelson. While skating the puck into the Capitals’ defensive zone, Nelson was upended by Niskanen causing...
Via DC Sports-Kings
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Blues receive praise from Capitals after 4-1 win

The St. Louis Blues put on another impressive performance against the Washington Capitals on Saturday night, cruising to a 4-1 victory. The game featured long stretches of play where the Blues controlled the pace of the game and contained the Capitals within their own zone. The Capitals haven’t played like a Cup contender so far in 2014-15 and that was made immediately clear as...
Via Frozen Notes
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Newest Capital Niskanen is pleased with team’s new direction

Newest Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen is pleased with the direction that Barry Trotz is taking the team (Courtesy of CBS Sports)   When the smoke cleared on July 1st, the biggest name in the  NHL Free Agency Class of 2014 had made his decision to spend the next seven years of his life in a red uniform, a move that he has since stated was one that he hasn’t regretted. After...
Via DC Sports-Kings
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Trade Rumors: Matt Niskanen to Edmonton Oilers

Matt Niskanen of the Pittsburgh Penguins is the top UFA defenseman available for 2014 NHL Free Agency. With Kris Letang and Paul Martin injured for most of last season, the Penguins relied heavily on Niskanen to stabilize their D corps. Niskanen was a rock defensively and had a career year offensively with 10 goals and 46 points in 81 games. The Penguins cannot afford to sign Niskanen and
Via Hockey Trades | NHL Trade Rumors
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins: free-agency needs

What free-agents will GM Jim Rutherford sign this summer? While the Pittsburgh Penguins GM has ended, many have already started looking ahead towards the draft and free agency. This off-season comes at a critical junction for the Pens.  After another playoff meltdown, Pittsburgh is about to embark on a period  of serious re-construction, both on the ice and in the front office...
Via isportsweb.com
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Stay or Go: Matt Niskanen

The Pittsburgh Penguins will surely look a lot different going into next season. Moving forward, the Penguins have plenty of changes and challenges as an organization – not just in the front office. One decision they’ll have to make a call on is what to do they do with Matt Niskanen. Do they let Niskanen walk as an Unrestricted Free Agent and let him sign with whomever, or do...
Via The PensNation
May 24, 2014  |  1 Comment

Pittsburgh Penguins’ New Year’s Resolution

One of the best scoring unit’s right now in hockey. Pittsburgh is halfway through the 2013-2014 NHL season now. Tomorrow, Tuesday Dec. 31st is New Years Eve and Pittsburgh ends 2013 with divisional foe New Jersey Devils in New Jersey.  Pittsburgh hopes to end 2013 with a victory that would sure bring joy to the city of Pittsburgh and into the locker room. Pittsburgh is one of...
Via isportsweb.com
December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Penguins Update: Niskanen’s Dangerfield Days Are Over

Perform a quick scan of Pittsburgh Penguins statistics and you’ll notice a surprising number. Perched atop the list in plus/minus rating is Matt Niskanen. The same Matt Niskanen who most experts felt would be dealt over the past summer to clear salary cap space. If ever there was a player who epitomized the mantra of the late comedian Rodney Dangerfield, it’s Niskanen. Indeed...
Via PenguinPoop
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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