Category Archives: Pittsburgh Penguins
The Penguins were stomped by the Detroit Redwings 5-1 this past Sunday, and while the defeat once again showed the lack of scoring depth the Penguins actually possess, it also was a game that shone a spotlight on Pittsburgh’s biggest issue, composure.
With the trade deadline now roughly 48 hours away I still believe the Penguins need to acquire a productive forward for the playoffs that would add depth and scoring in a long post season run. With that said I am going to propose a name that many will see controversial, but when you really look at it he may the guy the Penguins need to take them to the next level.
On 2/25/2015 Penguins GM Jim Rutherford acquired forward Daniel Winnik from the Toronto Maple Leafs for Forward Zach Sill, a fourth-round pick in the 2015 draft and a second-round pick in the 2016 draft. Toronto has retained 50% of Winniks salary.
Seemingly since acquiring David Perron at the beginning of January, Penguins fans have been clamoring at the bit to see what General Manager Jim Rutherford will do next. Because of this I decided to outline, as best I could, the names that have been rumored in connection with the Penguins over the past few months.
After another uninspired game by the Penguins where they lost, once again, to a Metro division opponent the Columbus Blue Jackets, something needs to be done.
On January 2nd Penguins General Manager Jim Rutherford pulled the trigger on a trade that brought David Perron to Pittsburgh from Edmonton in exchange for a 2015 first round pick and Forward Rob Klinkhammer. While this is absolutely the type of player this team, The Penguins, have needed since the start of the season, Mr. Rutherford cannot afford to rest just yet.
With just over 24 hours left until the beginning of the Penguins season, lets take a look at some of the stories from this week.