Penguins: Pittsburgh Trades Kessel to Arizona for Galchenyuk

The Pittsburgh Penguins have traded forward Phil Kessel to the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Alex Galchenyuk. The Penguins also receive Pierre-Oliver Joseph, while the Coyotes will receive a defenceman Dane Birks and a fourth-round pick for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. “We felt the ability to add a scorer was the primary need forContinue reading “Penguins: Pittsburgh Trades Kessel to Arizona for Galchenyuk”

Islanders: Defence First as New York Sweeps Pittsburgh

The New York Islanders have swept the Pittsburgh Penguins from the first round of the playoffs thanks to a 3-1 victory Tuesday night, signalling their intent as a playoff powerhouse. It may not have seemed that way at first and, indeed, the Islanders’ victory may have been stunning to those not in the know. ButContinue reading “Islanders: Defence First as New York Sweeps Pittsburgh”

Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

The New York Islanders are back in the post-season for the first time in three years and they’ve got home ice advantage for the first time since 1988, plus they’re going up against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round. If the Islanders have the inside track on anything, it’s through head coach Barry Trotz.Continue reading “Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins”

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”

Penguins: Malkin Needs to Score Some Goals, Please

Evgeni Malkin is struggling. By his standards, anyway. The Pittsburgh Penguins forward has not scored an even strength goal in 17 games and has “just” 10 goals this season. He’s still a point-per-game player with 33 thus far, which makes it kind of weird to talk about a player “struggling.” Yet here we are. TheContinue reading “Penguins: Malkin Needs to Score Some Goals, Please”