The St. Louis Blues were one of the most active teams on deadline day, completing three trades which addressed needs both at defense and in terms of their depth. The Blues acquired Zbynek Michalek, Robert Bortuzzo and Olli Jokinen over the course of the day and in doing so they gave Blues fans a lot to talk about.
Let’s break this down.
The Blues ended up receiving Michalek...
The Penguins have acquired Ian Cole (D) from St. Louis for Robert Bortuzzo. He's 6' 1", 219 lb Age 26 Drafted 2007: 1st Rnd, 18th by STL Experience: 4 years. He played for Asst Coach Agnew in St. Louis.Assets: Can play a quality shutdown role. Has good size and strength, the ability to play a physical brand of hockey from the back end and some puck-moving skills.Flaws: Doesn't...
PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Ian Cole from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.
The 26-year-old Cole has four goals and five assists in 54 games for the Blues this season. Cole's plus-16 plus/minus ratio ranked third on the team at the time of the trade. The Penguins have been...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired defenseman Ian Cole from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for defenseman Robert Bortuzzo and a seventh-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft.
The 26-year-old Cole has four goals and five assists in 54 games for the Blues this season. Cole's plus-16 plus/minus ratio ranked third on the team at the time of the trade. The Penguins have...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago
By: Ken Will
UPDATE — 1:34 PM
We have a trade to announce! Finally…
PITTSBURGH GETS — D Ian Cole
ST. LOUIS GETS — D Robert Bortuzzo and Pittsburgh 7th Round Draft Pick in 2016
Ian Cole (blues.nhl.com)
Cole is a 28 year-old 6’1 Left Shooting Defensemen. He is an RFA after this season and he’s currently making 900k.
He has played in parts of five NHL seasons...
This was an exciting week of hockey fights around the NHL. We had a ton of solid fights to choose from for this week’s list and it was tricky picking just five. Your opinion may vary, but we think this was one of the best group of fights we’ve seen all season long.
5. Michael Latta (WAS) vs Robert Bortuzzo (PIT) – Feb. 17th
Pretty solid fight for the fifth position, don’t...
I haven’t done a post in the first person on the Internet in literally eight years. Using “I” in any post is repulsive to me. Is this how DownGoesBrown feels?
Anyways, some things.
VP of being an asshole
Talked to someone with familiarity about the resignation of Penguins VP David Peart. This is an actual quote about Peart:
” …completely inhuman asshole.”
Robert Bortuzzo had to defend himself Monday night against Jordan Tootoo — twice.
Bortuzzo drew the ire of the New Jersey Devils earlier this month when he delivered a cheap shot on Devils winger Jaromir Jagr. The Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman, who said after that game that he was “OK” with his hit, was slapped with a two-game suspension, but Tootoo decided to add a bit of...
In one of the most boring games of all time, this play became the focal point:
Some things about this hit:
1. There is an alarming amount of people claiming this is a good hit. Because Bob Errey said it was.
2. Bob Errey is wrong.
3. The puck is in the middle of the slot when contact is initially made.
4. Where is the point of contact?
The correct answer...
Last Sunday, we revealed the rules for the Pens Initiative/Total Sports Enterprises Easter Egg Hunt. Simply put, all you had to do was look for all-capitalized words while reading Pens Initiative articles throughout the week. Today is the day that you can tell us what those Easter Eggs were and enter yourself to win an autographed Robert Bortuzzo jersey, courtesy of the folks at...