Avalanche: Colorado Acquires Derick Brassard in Trade with Florida

The Colorado Avalanche have acquired forward Derick Brassard and a conditional sixth-round draft pick from the Florida Panthers for a third-round draft pick in 2020. If Brassard signs with the Avalanche, that conditional sixth round pick is not granted. The 31-year-old had scarcely unpacked his suitcase in Florida, having spent just 10 games with theContinue reading “Avalanche: Colorado Acquires Derick Brassard in Trade with Florida”

Penguins: Rutherford Deals Brassard, Sheahan to Florida for Bjugstad, McCann

The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded Derick Brassard, Riley Sheahan and three 2019 draft picks to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Nick Bjugstad and Jared McCann. The Friday trade immediately makes the Penguins a younger hockey club. Bjugstad is 26 and McCann is 22. As we discussed just yesterday, it was looking more and moreContinue reading “Penguins: Rutherford Deals Brassard, Sheahan to Florida for Bjugstad, McCann”

Penguins: Rutherford Will Be Busy at the Deadline

The Pittsburgh Penguins are positioning themselves for another playoff run and they’ll probably be among the most active teams at the trade deadline. Those are, of course, two obvious statements for anyone who knows Jim Rutherford and Co. But just what do the Penguins have up their proverbial sleeves? First, the reality. Pittsburgh is 27-17-6Continue reading “Penguins: Rutherford Will Be Busy at the Deadline”

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Washington and Pittsburgh Renew Familiar Rivalry

The second round of the 2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs is very nearly upon us and that means the Washington Capitals will face off against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Again. Game One of this series will take place on Thursday. This is the third consecutive time these two clubs have met in the post-season and the fourthContinue reading “2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Washington and Pittsburgh Renew Familiar Rivalry”

UPDATED: Senators Swing Brassard to Penguins as Part of 3-way Swap

Okay, so this is a complicated, complicated trade. It’s so complicated, it took the NHL most of the day to sign off on it. The breakdown is best rendered as a who-got-who, so things are as follows: The Pittsburgh Penguins have received forward Derick Brassard, prospect Vincent Dunn, Vegas Golden Knights prospect Tobias Lindberg, andContinue reading “UPDATED: Senators Swing Brassard to Penguins as Part of 3-way Swap”