Penguins' Scott Harrington is one of the Pens' young defensemen who manager Jim Rutherford believes is capable of making the transition into the NHL.

Roster situation a tricky one for Rutherford, Penguins

Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford says it’s possible to upgrade the current roster without hurting its future, but it won’t be easy.

2 days ago

 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford weighed in on some hot offseason topics.

Penguins pursuing a first-round draft pick

General manager Jim Rutherford also spoke about the ongoing situation with former coach Dan Bylsma, who’s likely to land with another team.

3 days ago

 New Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol spent the last 11 seasons as coach of the University of North Dakota.

Philadelphia Flyers name Hakstol as head coach

Hakstol, 46, takes over from Craig Berube, who was fired after the Flyers failed to reach the Stanley Cup playoffs.

1 week ago

 Anaheim Ducks left wing Matt Beleskey and Ryan Kesler celebrate Hampus Lindholm's goal during the first period of Game 1 of the Western Conference finals Sunday in Anaheim, Calif.

Adam Bittner: NHL’s elite teams benefit from youth movement

The best teams in the NHL are a testament to building from within and acquiring talent in its formative stages.

1 week ago

 In this April 25, 2015, file photo, Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews, left, celebrates with right wing Patrick Kane after scoring a goal during the first period in Game 6 of an NHL Western Conference hockey playoff series against the Nashville Predators in Chicago.

2015 NHL Conference Finals Preview

Dave Molinari breaks down the matchups between the final four teams vying for Lord Stanley’s Cup.

1 week ago

 Egg on the face, with a side of crow to eat, please: Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals is the latest in a long line of athletes to make premature guarantees of victory.

Gene Collier: Make predictions at your own risk

Making predictions is a slippery slope as Washington’s Alex Ovechkin learned this week.

1 week ago

Lemieux's son drafted into United States Hockey League

Austin Lemieux, 19, was taken in the ninth round by the Omaha Lancers.

3 weeks ago

 A view of the Lower Hill and former site of the Civic Area near Consol Energy Center from the 60th floor of the U.S. Steel Tower.

Penguins seek minority-owned developer for housing at former Civic Arena site

The developer would be responsible for building at least 250 units on the 10 acres of land closest to Crawford Square in the Hill District.

3 weeks ago

 Ray Shero spent eight seasons as Penguins GM.

Devils hire former Penguins GM Shero

Ray Shero’s hiring in New Jersey could lead to the departure of some in the Penguins’ front office.

3 weeks ago

 The Penguins announced plans to participate in a prospects tournament in September.

Penguins notebook: Team plans to participate in prospects tournament

The September tournament will allow the Penguins to play young players with little or no professional experience.

3 weeks ago

Johnstown named first 'Kraft Hockeyville, USA'

Its payoff is $150,000 worth of upgrades to the Cambria County War Memorial Arena and a preseason game between the Penguins and Tampa Bay.

3 weeks ago

 Penguins defenseman Kris Letang.

Penguins defenseman Kris Letang a finalist for award

The Masterton Trophy is awarded to the player for  “sportsmanship, perseverance and dedication to hockey.”

3 weeks ago

2015 NHL playoff capsules: Second round

PG hockey writer Dave Molinari breaks down the two remaining playoff series.

3 weeks ago

 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford conducts his end of the year news conference at CONSOL Energy Center on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

Penguins notebook: GM content with staff as it stands

But general manager Jim Rutherford is considering making changes within the organization.

3 weeks ago

2015: NHL playoff capsules -- second round

The PG’s Dave Molinari previews the second round of the Stanley Cup playoff series that begin Thursday night.

3 weeks ago

 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford conducts his end of the year news conference at CONSOL Energy Center on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.

Rutherford: Penguins were serious Stanley Cup contenders before March injuries

Penguins GM Jim Rutherford thinks their bad run of injuries in late March sabotaged his team’s chances for a long playoff run.

4 weeks ago

 Derrick Pouliot battles Ottawa's Zack Smith in front of Marc-Andre Fleury during a game on April 7, 2015, in Ottawa, Ontario.

Penguins notebook: Prospects could see more action next year

General manager Jim Rutherford hopes to avoid blocking prospects’ futures by loading Penguins NHL roster with too many veterans.

4 weeks ago

 Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford speaks earlier today at Consol Energy Center.

Penguins GM says Malkin, Hornqvist played injured against Rangers

Jim Rutherford said the superstar center played on a sprained ankle, while the winger suited up with a broken rib against the Rangers.

4 weeks ago

 Maple Leafs forward Mikhail Grabovski battles for the puck with Penguins defenseman Kris Letang and forward Pascal Dupuis during a game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Cook: Penguins Letang, Dupuis hope to play again but understand risks

Kris Letang and Pascal Dupuis hope to play again next season, but they know that doctors might make final call on that decision.

4 weeks ago

 Sidney Crosby looks at the scoreboard after the New York Rangers scored in overtime to win Game 5 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Friday, April 24, 2015, in New York. The Rangers advanced to the second round after winning 2-1.

Seth Rorabaugh's Penguins chat transcript: 4.27.15

Seth takes your questions on the Penguins and what must happen in the offseason after a disappointing end to the 2014-15 campaign.

4 weeks ago

 The Penguins cleared out their locker room Sunday; some will be back, some won't.

Personnel changes inevitable for Penguins

Even if all the stars stay, there will certainly be some turnover for the Penguins after a season that “fell off a cliff,” so to speak.

1 month ago

 Penguins star Evgeni Malkin was missing in action against the Rangers, but what if he finds his game again with Russia in the World Championships?

Ron Cook: Playing for Russia would be a bad look for Malkin

Given how poorly Evgeni Malkin just played for the Penguins in their biggest games of the season, maybe he should rest up for next year.

1 month ago

 With stars like Sidney Crosby and Marc-Andre Fleury, Penguins coach Mike Johnston said he believes the team will be back in good shape next season.

Penguins notebook: Johnston confident he has 'the core pieces'

Coach Mike Johnston knows the Penguins limped to the end of the regular season, but he said he believes they can contend again next year.

1 month ago

 Is it time for the Penguins to part ways with Kris Letang?

Adam Bittner: Trading Penguins' Kris Letang might be a move all sides can support

Should the right opportunity to deal Letang arises, the front office should seriously consider making the move.

4 weeks ago


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