Kessel Traded to Arizona

The much maligned and enagmatic Phil Kessel that existed in Toronto had seemingly evaporated when the star scorer exchanged the blue and white for black and yellow. The club made the deal in hopes of a spark in...

Metro Division in Free Agency Part I: The Quiet Ones

Not only did the St. Louis Blues title help end the franchise's 52-year Cup drought, it also returned the Stanley Cup to the Central division, regular keepers of it during Chicago's three in six modern day dyna...

With Top D Pair Out, Penguins Add Depth at Deadline

If the Penguins’ Stadium Series appearance Saturday in Philadelphia had turned out differently, perhaps GM Jim Rutherford would have taken a different approach to Monday’s NHL trade deadline. As it was, in t...

Rutherford Sends a Message to Slumping Penguins

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford is nothing if not transparent. So, when he went public with his disappointment in his team’s subpar start on the GMJR Show last week – and threatened changes if things didn’t improve ...

Going for It

Jim Rutherford got his third-line center. And he's just as surprised as anyone that he made it work. "I've been asked by different people are we in on Brassard, and the answer's always been no, because we r...

Penguins Look to Sprong for Offensive Spark

After laying another egg Friday night in Raleigh, the Penguins are turning to a spring chicken with the recall of Daniel Sprong. Friday marked the second time in as many pairs of games that Pittsburgh follow...

Fixing a ‘Flawed Hockey Team’

“I think right now, we’re a flawed hockey team. We’ve got to shore up a lot of areas.” Head coach Mike Sullivan didn’t mince words after his Penguins were on the wrong end of a 7-1 score in Tampa Bay on Satu...