PENGUINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

The 'Golden Knights will begin with a Fleury of activity' quiz

On Wednesday night, a new era will begin in the NHL as the league will hold the expansion draft for the Vegas Golden Knights, giving the new franchise its first complete roster while also finally giving Reid Duke some friends to hang out with. But Wednesday's draft will also likely mark the end of a different era in the NHL: the Marc-Andre Fleury era in Pittsburgh.The Penguins made...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jake Guentzel has awesome proposition for beer-drinking fan at parade

Penguins rookie Jake Guentzel burst onto the Stanley Cup Playoffs scene and led all players in scoring.As such, he was a huge hit at the Stanley Cup parade in Pittsburgh on Wednesday.At one point, he was seen interacting with a group of Pens fans, one of which asked him to autograph a beer.“I sign it — you chug it,” Guentzel commanded.Sure enough, that’s exactly how it went...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Olli Maatta passed out on patio after Stanley Cup parade festivities

The Penguins’ Stanley Cup parade got the best of defenseman Olli Maata, it seems.After winning the Cup in back-to-back seasons, by defeating the Predators in six games, the parade was on in Pittsburgh Wednesday, and Maata may have had a bit too much to drink.Here he is taking a snooze on a patio. Goodnight, sweet prince.
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Petition asks Penguins to ‘decline any invitation from the White House’

A petition has been launched urging the Pittsburgh Penguins to decline a trip, if offered, to the White House to celebrate its second straight championship in protest of the presidency of Donald Trump.The petition, hosted on the Care2 Petitions website, cites Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord as the primary reason the Penguins shouldn’t honor an invitation...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sidney Crosby throws strike on first pitch at Pirates game

Sidney Crosby threw out the first pitch before Tuesday’s Pirates-Rockies game, and he proved that he has some talent in baseball too.The Penguins captain decided to make his ceremonial first pitch from the rubber and threw a strike: Crosby apparently proved his Penguins teammates wrong with his pitch: They must have missed the time a handful of years back when Crosby took batting...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pens president: Team ‘would never turn down’ White House invite

Pittsburgh Penguins president David Morehouse issued a statement this week saying the organization “would never turn down” an invite to the White House should one be extended.The Penguins, winners of back-to-back Stanley Cup titles, obviously are expected to be invited to the White House, as is the custom for championship teams. While the team accepted an invite from Barack Obama...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Penguins Win First Back-to-Back Championships Of The ‘Salary Cap’ Era

The Pittsburgh Penguins are once again Stanley Cup champions, with a twist. When I wrote my preview of the Final, I failed to realize that the current iteration of the NHL is known as the “Salary Cap Era”. So, not only did Sid and the gang hoist the Cup for the second consecutive year, they are the first team to do so since the league’s salary cap came into existence after...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

2017 Stanley Cup Final finishes up significantly from last year

The Nashville Predators-Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Final brought NBC Sports better numbers than last year’s Penguins-San Jose Sharks Final. Despite not having an Original Six team, the series averaged 4.7 million viewers on NBC/NBCSN and its digital platforms. That compares to the 3.9 million average for Pens-Sharks last year. That’s a 19% increase from 2016. The Game 6...
Via Awful Announcing
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Marc-Andre Fleury reportedly eligible to be picked in expansion draft

Marc-Andre Fleury has accepted a request from the Pittsburgh Penguins to waive his no-move clause, which will make him available for selection by the Vegas Golden Knights in the expansion draft, according to a report.TVA Sports’ Renaud Lavoie reports the news on Fleury and notes that the goaltender is open to a move only for the Las Vegas franchise Fleury has been a mainstay in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins fans eat raw catfish during Stanley Cup celebration

I’m still deciding if this is awesome or disgusting. After the Penguins beat the Predators on Sunday to win their second straight Stanley Cup, Pittsburgh fans at the street celebration started taking bites out of raw catfish.Now, this wasn’t just some drunken impulse. It all started with a Predators fan chucking a catfish onto the ice during Game 1 in Pittsburgh. His peers drew...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Murray’s girlfriend addresses face she made after kiss

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Matt Murray already has two Stanley Cup championships under his belt as a starter, and he just recently turned 23. His longtime girlfriend is understandably thrilled, but that doesn’t mean she is immune to funky playoff beard sweat.During the postgame celebration after Pittsburgh’s win over the Nashville Predators Sunday night, Murray’s girlfriend...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins set new gold standard in era of parity

Since the salary cap came to the NHL over a decade ago, the league’s competitive balance and parity have increased dramatically, but with that, the dynasties that came to define the sport throughout its history were seemingly lost. While there have been dominant teams, none until now were able to repeat as champions.Therefore, the term “dynasty” in hockey came to be defined...
Via The Comeback
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Box Score 6/8: Pens remind Preds why they're the defending champs

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while waiting on pulling the trigger on a new broom shipment for the Warriors' office.Happy birthday today to Tedy Bruschi, Dick Vitale and Peja Stojakovic. On today's date in 2002, Serena Williams beat Venus Williams (7-5...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers K ejected from Stanley Cup game for banging on glass?

Pittsburgh Steelers kicker Chris Boswell was among the very enthusiastic Penguins fans in attendance for Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final at PPG Paints Arena. In Boswell’s case, though, perhaps a bit too enthusiastic, apparently.Boswell took to Twitter Thursday night to announce he had been ejected from the Penguins’ 6-0 throttling of the Nashville Predators for … banging on...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

How did the Predators become a Stanley Cup ratings juggernaut?

The NHL just might have a new marquee franchise on their hands – the Nashville Predators.The Predators might not win the Stanley Cup this year, but they managed to crush the Pittsburgh Penguins in both Games 3 and 4 in Nashville, outscoring them by a combined 9-2 score. While the series is still just tied 2-2, the Predators seem to have all the momentum and everybody in the hockey...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Pittsburgh Penguins defense has to step up

At the end of last week, the Pittsburgh Penguins were in the driver’s seat; but that was then. Now, the series is even at two games a piece and Nashville is carrying the momentum. The Penguins road trip can be summed up here: “Smahsville” certainly lived up to the hype, the Penguins really miss Kris Letang and Pekka Rinne is hot again. The Penguins blue line is the key to...
Via isportsweb.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Doc Emrick calling play by play for constructing a Primanti Bros sandwich is pretty great

NHL on NBC's Doc Emrick is on the Mount Rushmore of play by play announcers working today. The venerable voice of hockey has been the longtime voice of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. An overtime hockey game called by Doc is some of the best theatre in sports. As our Ken Fang chronicled recently, Emrick’s play by play expertise isn’t just in hockey though as he’s called several other...
Via Awful Announcing
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Predators fan who tossed dead catfish facing criminal charges

A Nashville Predators fan, Jacob Waddell tossed a dead catfish onto the ice during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins. Now he’s facing criminal charges for his actions, per CBS 2 in Pittsburgh.After tossing the dead fish onto the ice, the fan, Jacob Waddell, was immediately ejected from the contest. Now he’s being charged with disorderly...
Via Sportsnaut
23 days ago  |  Discuss
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