Are the Penguins and Senators a match to address organizational needs for both teams?
“If you have a pulse and you’re a defenseman, teams are interested in you,” an NHL scout joked to me this week. Several teams are keeping an eye on the market for depth defensemen, among them include Islanders, Oilers, Red Wings, Senators, Bruins, Canadiens, Panthers, Maple Leafs, Wild and Kings. With NHL rosters needing to
Morning Pens Buzz on Scouting Meetings, Open competition in goal, Bortuzzo/Strait & Knuble interest?
MORNING PENS BUZZ The Penguins pro scouting meetings are underway this week beginning yesterday and here’s some rumblings coming out of Penguin circles: — As the dust has settled a bit since the signing of TomasÂ Vokoun on Monday to a two year, $4 million deal, strong indications now out of the organization is that this
Rookie Tournament Buzz: Jeffrey getting rave reviews
Rookie Tournament Buzz Word out of Penguins circles is that Dustin Jeffrey and Geoff Walker have been the two best players on the ice in the Penguins 2010 Rookie tournament. Zach Sill has also been a standout. Jeffrey who has three goals in the tournament, is doing what he has to do as some of the
Farm Report: Penguins interested in grooming Dustin Jeffrey into a left winger
Johnson back at full health Right winger Nick Johnson (6ft2, 200lbs), is regarded by many NHL scouts as the Penguins most under-rated prospect. Johnson plays a strong two-way game and caught the eye of many members in the organization this past September, when Johnson pushed for a roster spot out of camp. Johnson likely would
Day 5: Tryout invite Konstantin Pushkarev has good first day
Forward Konstantin Pushkarev, 24, arrived to Penguins camp on Wednesday via tryout invite. The 24 year old winger was a former second round pick of the LA Kings in 2003. He has failed to reach his potential and spent last season with Metallurg Magnitogorsk of the KHL. At 6-0, 182 lbs, Pushkarev possess good speed
Scouting Reports Day 1: Defensemen
Brian Strait, Age 21 Height: 6-1 Weight: 200 lbs 2006, 3rd round pick *Notes from today’s Skate – Among the most disappointing players on day 1 – Has below average speed – Struggled during the 1-on-1 drills; Was beat by Eric Tangradi and Nick Petersen consecutively – Relied too much on his upper body strength
Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo has strong first day
Robert Bortuzzo, Age 20 Height: 6-4, Weight: 207 lbs 2007, 3rd round selection 08-09 stats: Kitchener (OHL) – 23GP – 1G – 16A – 17 pts – 24 PIM Scouting Report from Day 1
NCAA: Prospect Brian Strait leaning towards returning for his senior season?
Strait expected to make a decision soon The Pittsburgh Penguins have made a strong pitch to prospect Brian Strait (2006 3rd round pick) in the hopes of luring Strait to forgo his senior season at Boston University but indications are Strait is leaning towards returning to school for his senior season. Strait who is regarded
The Latest Penguins Buzz
Updated: 12:00 p.m. – Miroslav Satan was not claimed on re-entry waivers and has joined the team. Satan is traveling with the team to Montreal. Organization eyes Kennedy as a top 6 forward in 09? The Penguins are encouraged by the how right winger Tyler Kennedy has progressed from year 1 to year 2. Kennedy
Prospect Report: Penguins sign goaltender Brad Thiessen
Photo courtesy of Northeastern University The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed goaltender Brad Thiessen to a two-year entry-level contract. Thiessen, 23, appeared in 41 games with the Northeastern Huskies this season, finishing with a record of 25-12-4. He recorded a 2.12 goals-against average and a .931 save percentage Thiessen will report to