The Pittsburgh Penguins only have around $800,000 in cap space but as Jim Rutherford always says, when two sides want to make a deal, there’s always a way to get it done and that’s how the Penguins are operating ahead of the deadline.
As the trade deadline is 11 days away, the Penguins are currently involved in so many conversations the organization is confident of adding at least one impact forward by February 26th.
Even with his team surging, sitting back doesn’t appear to be an option the Penguins GM wants to take. And what appears to be happening here in how active the Penguins are in talks is that Jim Rutherford doesn’t want to be in a situation where he looks back this summer and feels he didn’t do enough.
The Penguins have signaled to rival General Managers that draft picks and top prospects are the currency the Penguins are willing to move to bolster this group for a three peat and the next couple years.
League sources say the Penguins have put their To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”! top prospects like To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”!
As there’s increasing chatter in league circles the Penguins are pushing hard to acquire To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”! Jim Rutherford appearing on Sportsnet 590 Wednesday evening confirmed the team is willing to mortgage to future.
Host John Shannon to Jim Rutherford: Are you prepared in your offerings to perhaps mortgage the future to win a third Stanley Cup?
Jim Rutherford’s Answer: “Yeah. Based on what we’re trying to do here and the window we have, we’re certainly willing To read this insider news, subscribe to get “Inside Access”! there’s going to have to be a rebuild of some kind in Pittsburgh. But with the players we have and opportunity that we feel we have to win here over the next few years, we’re going to do what we have to do to [hide] makes the deals to add the pieces that give us the best chance.”
Earlier in the interview Rutherford expressed confidence of adding at least one player.
“I do feel confident we’re going to add a player, based on the number of players I’m talking about and teams I’m talking to now,” said Rutherford.
Prior to the Senators game the Penguins were said to feel potential traction on a deal for one of their top targets would not happen until closer to the deadline but things always change on a day-by-day basis.
He sammich… I need you to help me out with something! Last night the Penguins played a team that was ahead of them in the standings, sit 3rd overall in goals for and had won 9 of 10. Despite this Murray back stopped the Penguins stopping 29 of 32 vs one of the top offences in hockey while Malkin gets in on not one, not two, but three even strength points and hits a major milestone. #fleurytradedyet #powerplayspecilist #lazyrussian Oh and it was awesome to watch Hunwick look better than Hainsey (bars low, I know) only a few hours after… Read more »
So does Depaoli not even bother with actually game coverage anymore? I get it, it has to be tough keeping up with the actual hockey this time of year when there’s so many fake rumors to write about.
He usually has an article up right away if they lose. I think he’s actually a Cryers fan.
Seriously, it’s utterly ridiculous that he hasn’t posted an article in 72 hours! If this is the norm I sure won’t be renewing or recommending this site. He hasn’t even posted last nights score for the love of Peter, Paul, & Mary
5000 Habs fans saw their team get destroyed and drop to 15th place in the East live last night.
Somewhere out there Stanchion think Hainsey ‘looked good tonight”.
Chubster was just talking him up. He loves Hainsey.
Keep .making fake news. Typical American creates lies and convince others to jump on. Board with it.
“Babcock got last last with Ron” – chubster. Just from last article. Incredible how bad you are at things as simple as online message boards. Can’t imagine how bad you struggle in real life.
It’s crazy to think that Malkin has put up this many points after her was destined for Russia 6 years ago. With superstars like him I Pittsburgh and McDavid in Vancouver, the league should be in good hands for a long time. With each of them passing puberty and being able to relieve their bowels, the future is looking very bright for them.
It’s official pens need another 4 goal night in order to win for Murray
Hey Zerotool I know you were jumping around with Murray’s first 100 games results can you tell me now many games pens won 4 goals or more in order to give him the w for him
Well he set a high, stopped 29 of 30 against a team that won like 9 of 10… wow youre a moron hahahahaha
You suck, chubster.
Make sure you dont choke on your own drool you fat fuckk
Drooling means it exited the mouth, so itd be pretty hard to choke on it.
Vegas game. 5000 habs fans at the game.
Not quite, chubster.
Pretty sad when more Habs fans show up in Vegas than at Least Musee de Bell.
I bet Don Cherry shlts his pants
Get lost fatso along with your new bf fake Canadian, wannabe American
If they are trying to shop Hunwick they should show what ever highlights he had with the Redwings. OMG he sucks. Makes you miss the hanging Chad.
At least it feels like they are keeping a warrior like Cole… who Sam hates because penalties
I hope so.
Amazing rebound by Murray now clowns here will blame letang since he was on the ice and since they have a personal agenda on him
Amazing… Malkin has two points and Crosby has zero!!!
Now you can drool on malkins 900th point of his career
-1 Letang and that stupid as fuck pass for an icing… hope the Leafs don’t score on Letangs fuck up again
Reaves bailed out Letang… you should be so embarrassed
Zerotool why is Schultz not playing tonight
I’d guess that Letangs fragile ego was tired of watching a guy making 2 million less making him look bad
Sounds like Schultz is sick… probably cuz hunwick is unvaccinated
Remember when Sam thought Eric Staal once played for the Penguins, then shlt his pants like an adult?
Full Samthechubster! His idiocy is rare.
Dreger reporting Hunwick could be on the trading block
He never brought any value to this team since day one as I said this summer Babcock had the last laugh when he got Ron and got rid of hunwick
What did you say on day one of Eric Staal’s tenure with the Pens?
I remember that….NOT! I remember a racist post from you.
Lol he definitely never said that.
Seen that, made me smile
Thank God! No way he should get a jersey over Cole on a nightly basis.
Sid has had a rookie from the AHL on his line (again) for the majority of the year. His performance is so underappreciated. I’m not saying this needs to change, if anything I think Sid elevates his play when he’s trying to build up confidence of the rookies.
More like majority of his career he plays with bunch of no names. Yet Russian and chubby scores people here jizz in their pants except for npl since he still hasn’t passed his puberty at age of 20. .and throw sid under the bus
Shltting your pants isnt something adults do. Whoever told you that was just trying to protect you.
Does starting count?
LOL Crosby has more PP points than Malkin does this year you gaping, drooling asshoIe
Only fuckhead sammich would be more concerned about Crosbys numbers than the teams success
I’ll make whatever absolutely valid point I want you miserable jag.
Welcome to this toxic website Mkrisnosky. In time you will discover that there are people with agendas. That will always have a negative comment to say. Ron klatt aka Zerotool ,tbj that owns multiple accounts and Sam that is married to Micheal Sam and organaizer of #BlackCockMatters movement those 3 musketeers are well prepared for that. Ohh and watch out they also attend to give thumbs down to everyone. Some even have 2 accounts just to do that .
Now you may enjoy your stay
Says the racist dick bag that cheers for two guys on the team and has been bitching about how bad everyone else on the team is even through back to back cups…. you festering, gaping, drooling prolapsed asshoIe (Habs fan for short)
You do realize I was speaking to the fucken moron that responded to your initial comment right? I actually agreed with your comment
And it says right in my post I was addressing Sammich… which is what I call the tard
I didn’t know you needed to hit puberty to have the ability to take a $hit. Phenomenal.
There is only one Canadian-born player inside the top 10 for even strength goals. (Sean Monahan). Thats the same as Austria. (Grabner) Russia and the US has 3 each.
Aston-Reese has been good, fyi.
Start drooling assholee the way you and your bandwagon buddies did for #59,#43 the way drooled about the hbk line
So should I expect 25 goals from #46 like #59 is on pace for this year?
46 is a good player-8-10 is more realistic. His impact will be more playoff related.
2 cups… the players from the HBK line were big… 43 was big… 59 was big! Your asshoIe drools over dinosaurs like Nash who hasnt been worth shit for 3 years but makes 7.8 Million lol Nash: 58GP 17G 10A pacing for 24G 14A Sheary: 56GP 12G 9A pacing for 18G 13A – Not bad considering how bad they were early Guentzel: 59GP 18G 12A pacing for 25G 17A Combined the Pens pay about 4.5 for those two, two guys that came up big when it mattered for the Penguins in back to back wins but your asshoIe drools for… Read more »
Murray with the most wins in his first 100 starts by any goalie who has come into the league since 2005.
Fleury traded yet?
Eric Staal traded yet?
Unless Letang turns it around down the stretch and into the playoffs they need to seriously look into trading him to free up cap space in the off season. I do not like the idea of trading Sprong especially since he was never really given a chance to stay in the NHL and get acclimated to playing with the same players each night. They seem to keep misusing him. When he is a UFA he will probably walk if things stay this way.
I’m for trading him, but would want a legit return. He eats up a lot of minutes and although we won last year without him, losing him would put a huge strain on our defense, especially if Shultz or Maatta get hurt. That cap space would be huge though and if you can get Pacioretty for him, pull the trigger in a heart beat. I’m sure we’d need to add, though.
This^ I love Letang but my fear has been that while he has figured out how to protect himself it seems it causes him to make poor decisions moving the puck. While his numbers are decent they are somewhat low for him; His possession numbers are strong, as good as he ever has been but here is a stat line that really bothers me… 80 hits, pacing for 114 which is nicely below his normal 80 game pace 76 blocked shots pacing for 109, he has had this exact number over 80 before but it ties him for his lowest… Read more »
Strange question: does dipauli have the expressed written consent of the nhl to post his gifs?
Probably not. Better question, did he skip sentence structure and grammar in high school?
Letang, 2 power play points. One with each team. Now that’s a power play specialist.
NHL: “Hockey is for everyone”
French Canadians: “Hold my beer…”
Nice tip in Letang
Reaves is a western player period!!!! Nice shot
Been telling y’all!
Literally 2 points not vs the West and those 2 vs Philly lol
Well good we will have him for the finals for the cup.
You’re a special kind of gullible if you believe he gets playoff icetime with a healthy roster. When Hornqvist is back he’ll barely play down the stretch
Been watching the show Waco about the events that occurred in 1993. It seems so long ago when it happened and yet the Montreal Canadiens havent been to a Stanley Cup final in that entire time.
Nice to see Reaves making the most of his ice time.
What a pass by Kessel… can you imagine if it was Malkin or Kessel that fucked up a 2 on 0 the way Crosby just did with that fuxk awful pass?
Tampa is currently #1 in the Eastern Conference. Montreal is 14th.
Their playoff chances are at 0.5% though, so there’s still a chance…
Once your crosby era ends well see how pens playoff chances will be . . Oh yeah true you won’t even be watching by then you would probably hop to another sport. Typical American.
Glad you’re finally distancing yourself from the team by saying “your”. Pensnation is far better with you fully supporting Vegas, another successful American franchise.
So a bunch of small deals seem to be popping up
DiDomenico from OTT to CHI for Ville Pokka
Soshnikov from TO to StL for a 2019 4th rounder
Small yes but activity none the less…
Look for sam to talk about them Monday
Fun fact: The sammcih has been known to fuckk ketchup bottles… even full ones, just opened, at the grocer
I know it’s kind of old now but does anyone have the iPhone X?
Fun fact… Phil Kessel has 33 even strength points this year!
That’s three less than Toews has in all situations lol
It’s 33 more than Martin St Louis has had in the last 3 years combined
Funner fact: Sam thinks Eric Staal played for the Penguins
Is that really any worse than McDavid in Vancouver or the fictional Ladd Hudler in Florida?
Can’t forget the round picks either.
Hey sammich, because I enjoy making you look dumb all the time… on top of what you do anyway Well, 1st off I flat out said not for 4 million… second he has missed more than a dozen games this year lol. Now I really like what Sheahan has brought but lets look at them just because you’re a stupid fuckk Sheahan 57GP 6G 15A for 21PTS – 9G 22A 30 points over 82 Bones 44GP 7G 9A for 16PTS – 13G 17A 30 Points over 82 Account for him being injured and it plausible he had slowed due to… Read more »
Just like Trump said people in Florida have mental issues
Clearly, he won the popular vote there and seems to hang out there instead of you know… doing his job haha
Er, um, just sayin’..the Orange Man did not win the popular vote (she had about two million more votes than DJT; the latter did win in the Electoral College).
But, he still is an embarrassing, trouble producing, thoughtless egomaniac, but that’s just on days with a “y” in it.
DONALD FAT ASS Trump is a douche bag, a joke, and waste of human tissue…
Really with the trade deadline coming and playoffs looming do we need to comment on this political crap. It only brings out the retards like the comment from HockeyIQ11.
What impact would landing Brassard have on resigning Hornqvist?
I’m on board with both maximizing the window and doing a full rebuild once Sid and Geno hang up their skates. Thank god for one organization in town doing things the right way.
If the Sens can take at least a million off Brassard’s contract, I’m all for it. Very good 2-way game and a 50-60 point guy in a non-Guy Boucher system. The depth at center would be the best in the Sid/Geno era. (Unless youre into overrated players like Staal)
Overrated staal carrying the team while your underrated and underpaid parise is on vacation mode since he joined the wild
Smh… who wants to tell him that Eric Staal has a brother named Jordan who used to play for the Pens?
HAHA, sam thinks Eric played for Pittsburgh… duh we all know he is in Vancouver with McDavid and St Louis