Penguins: Pittsburgh Acquires Jason Zucker in Wild Trade

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired forward Jason Zucker in a trade with the Minnesota Wild. They sent Alex Galchenyuk, Calen Addison and a conditional first-round pick for the 2020 NHL Entry Draft to Minnesota in the swap. If Pittsburgh doesn’t make the post-season, that draft pick becomes a 2021 selection. “Jason Zucker is a top-sixContinue reading “Penguins: Pittsburgh Acquires Jason Zucker in Wild Trade”

What Went Wrong: Pittsburgh Penguins

Everything was going more or less according to plan for the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2018-2019. They finished the regular season with a decent 44-26-12 record, good for third in the Metropolitan Division and sixth in the Eastern Conference. They made the playoffs and got set to face the New York Islanders in the first round.Continue reading “What Went Wrong: Pittsburgh Penguins”

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”