Today is close out day for the Penguins and of course it’s going as expected with a lot of ‘we’re a great team, Tristan Jarry is a great goalie, bad puck luck, Evgeni Malkin and Kris Letang deserve to finish their careers together and so on’…..
Among the Talking Points out of the zoom sessions:
Kris Letang took the expected route in touting that he wants to finish his career in Pittsburgh.
“Me, Geno and Sid want to finish as Penguins,” said Kris Letang. “We truly believe in ourselves. We think we have a lot to offer.”
Letang’s long-time No. 1 d-partner Brian Dumoulin echoed similar sentiments:
“They [Crosby/Malkin/Letang] are the ones that established the winning culture we have here,” said Dumoulin.
A third straight first round exit, Letang claimed the Penguins had a ‘great year’
“I don’t think you can say we didn’t have a great year,” said Letang. “We faced a great opponent and we carried the play most of the series. “I strongly believe in this core of players.”
Added Brandon Tanev:
“We have a great team and all thought we were going on a deep run here,” said Tanev…..We all felt we had a great chance to make a long run, the puck just wasn’t bouncing our way.”
— Is Todd Reirden’s stock rising as a head coaching candidate?
“It was great to have Todd back behind the bench,” said Letang. “I thought it really helped my game. The defensive corps did a lot of great things.”
–Tristan Jarry is “Unbelievable”–
On Tristan Jarry, Letang and others toed the company line….
“I truly believe he’s a No. 1 goaltender that did the job for us all year long. I truly believe we have a great goaltender,” said Letang.
“Tristan is an unbelievable goalie,” Bryan Rust added.
Mike Matheson also doubled down on Jarry.
“I think he’s one of the best goalies in the league,” said Matheson.
Players praise Mike Sullivan
— Multiple Players were asked about Mike Sullivan and the responses were also as expected:
“I think Sully is a great coach,” said Brandon Tanev. He does a great job with this group. We are lucky to have him in Pittsburgh.”
Kasperi Kapanen who didn’t get off to great start with Mike Sullivan was also singing the praises of Sullivan.
“He’s a great coach,” said Kapanen. He’s done a tremendous job with everyone here.”
Will New Regime be all-in on Bryan Rust?
A key decision for the new brass will be whether to sign Bryan Rust to a long-term extension or not. Rust has established himself as a 5+ million a year player and is held in high regard by the new regime, sources say. But, Brian Burke is not a believer in dishing out significant term on contracts.
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— Two Players with eye catching quotes —
Two players who talked in reality were two specific players whose names will be out in trade rumors this summer:
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McDavid, Mathews and Crosby were nominated for the Lindsay award.
Toronto added grit Foligno, Simmons, Bogosian guess it wasn’t enough…..losing Muzzin didn’t help !
Grit, but no speed with that grit.
That’s true…..thought they had enough speed elsewhere in the line-up…
Does not matter if it’s all on one line.
Happy pride month npl
I really believe this will finally be the summer that either Letang or Malkin is moved.. New management will look to make changes should be interesting…
Damn already rumors…..Prosportsdaily Is Mitch Marners time in Toronto done?
Columbus Jones for Marner talk already bubbling…makes sense for both teams1
I like Mitch terrific p[layer but $10.9 million eekkksss
Toronto would love to scoop up Seth Jones…Columbus could really use Marner !
We will see…..
Mathews won’t be the same player without marner
The Leafs have too many huge contracts Mathhews, Marner, Nylander, Tavares..
someone is going to have to move on…
If they do decide to unload Malkin, I’d happily take Marner. He’s a wizard with the puck. I personally view him as a cornerstone. If Marner went to CBJ, his prime would probably be wasted. He’ll put up points, but that’ll be it.
And since chubby is “racist” against Americans, he probably doesn’t understand that playing with one of the best goal in the world inflates numbers of playmakers. They benefit from each other.
Yes and toronto is dying to get a washed up lazy overpaid Russian dude malkin house would get rioted in the first week this aint bandwagon city jack
First, I never said trade Malkin to Toronto. Second, I know it isn’t. Montreal is which is why you jumped on the Pens bandwagon once Sid came and they won.
If Malkin goes anywhere and that’s a big if it might be Florida.. The Russians seem to gather there, they have a good team, and Hornqvist…
They like Malkin, he has a house in Miami, could be some place he might waive his no movement…
what the Penguins get in return who knows..
I would take C/w Sam Bennett, d-man Radko Gudas and a high draft pick (1st or a 2nd)
Yes the Russians like there
Less tax to pay and. No one cares if they steal paychecks.
How many Russians canadian teams have.
There is your answer. They don’t like pressure these bums
Malkin would never go to Toronto. He can barely speak proper English let alone French. No way he goes to Canada.
Toronto’s problem is they are to top heavy. They do not have that “identity” line. That fourth line that gets the team going and gets the greasy goals in the playoffs when the big guns are shut down.
I tought Simmonds was their answer remember half of you here drooled over him at some point
If you guys think penguins should blow it up their team.
Wonder how leafs fans think now when they had a Stanley Cup contender team on paper
Penguins were super competitive ! Had they had any goaltending they would hqve won…simple as that.
Since Leafs Last Cup
19,754 days since a Cup.
0 days since blowing a 3-1 series lead.
6,251 days since winning a Playoff series.
464 days since losing to an AHL Zamboni driver.
33 days until setting the record for the longest Stanley Cup drought in NHL history.
Last time leafs won a series was 2004 vs senators and spezza was playing for them
That fraud Patrick Lalime.
Leafs love blowing up 3-1 series leads.
Best one was vs the Bruins not only they blew up the series lead. They also blew up a huge lead that they had in game 7
Chubby was there at that time
Not as much as Fleury. He’s done it three times. That Sharks game was one for the ages!
Yea thanks for faking injury by pavelski
Your goalie is your best penalty killer. They choked!
That doesn’t mean Fleury isn’t allowed to stop a shot…
I have to say Speeza was one of the best Leafs ! He was very visible on most shifts…and he is like 86 ?
Price was good. Real good in games 5-7.
Honestly the series changer was Perry hit on Tavares
Thank God Toronto is still under lockdown. Or else their city would be burning now
For the first time, I agree with you. Lol.
Wow, the leafs really do suck. This will be a very interesting off season for them. Another first round exit.
Habs did the same comeback to the favorite penguins
When did they win the Cup last oh yeah 1994….
Dude the cup came to mtl way more times that came to Pittsburgh since ,93
Every year we have a few players bring the cup here
While how many times does the cup come to Pittsburgh if they don’t win the cup.
My guess is 5-7 times the cup went to Pittsburgh since 93
The TEAM wins the cup, not a players home town. Keep making up excuses… 30 years is coming up soon!
Montreal 1993 a once proud franchise….those were the days..
94 was the Rangers
ooopppps sorry even longer Sam 1993…
I think Toronto moves Nylander or Marner….
I say Nylander.
Marner is going nowhere
Nylander yes he can be gone
But also Mathews once his contract is up he won’t want to come back to a high pressure city like toronto
He is like Malkin likes to hide behind captain taking all the heat when team does bad
That could be true with Matthews but he doesn’t seem to be bothered by the pressure..
Nylander for sure and possibly Marner he is good but not worth $10.9 million..
What goalies do you think the Penguins should sign, bring in, or trade for in the off season?
1. Chris Dreiger 27. 14-6-3 2.87 GAA 917 % save percentage
2. Linus Ullmark 27, 9-6-0 2.09 GAA 927 % save percentage (terrific on a shitty Sabres team)
3. Trade for one of the two Columbus goalies Merzlikins or Korpisalo ??
Dude enough with drooling every off season
Just enjoy with Murray and jarry watching MAF playing another round while their young asss sits home
Can we get a translator over here?!
Thats just it dont want to watch Jarry and Murray anymore..
MAF will be next Colorado willlight him up too..
Montreal 4 minutes from beating Toronto…
Last time leafs won a series was 2004 when spezza was playing for the senators
Assuming your a Vegas or Montreal fan…
He is a Montreal fan, A MAF fanboy and a bandwagon Pens fan.
I knew Malkin got injured a lot and as someone on here says his annual vacation?
Since 2013 he has missed 150 games…wow
That is 20 + per year…yikes
Tis the season…..The Malkin Rumors have begun…
PGH Hockey Now reports that Florida is sniffing on Malkin and monitoring the situation. They have a good team, they want to add Malkin to fellow Russains Brobosky & Barkov, and former teammate Hornqvist.
Lets say this might be true (Malkin waives his no trade) what would you want in exchange back from Florida….. ?
I saw Sam Bennett 25, C/W, 1st round pick, and tough guy defenseman Radko Gudas ???
Would that enough for an aging, oft injured, inconsistent, but talented star?
So far no show tonight
As usual scores all kinds in the season come playoffs he is a ghost
What a choke artist
What about fraud Marner? And fraud Nylander? And fraud Rielly and all the other fraud Canadian born players on the Leafs that are not getting the job done. Come on Sam(e), stop being a “racist.”
Mathews leads goal scoring every time or is top 3 scored in the league and yet cant score in playoffs so yea he is the biggest fraud
Toronto allowed 550 fully vaccinated frontline health care workers at Scotiabank Arena for their Game 7 for free… Montreal fans had to pay $1,200.00 for a ticket. Stay classy Montreal!
This shows Montreal doesn’t have bandwagons and people to be bribed
Meanwhile in US. You got vaccinated in order to get a free donut from crispy cream
Dude you have a weird obsession with donuts…WTF is that all about ?
Stan works at buckeye donuts.
It shows you are money grubbing assholes who can not support the very people who put their own lives on the line to save illiterate trolls like you who failed basic skills in school.
PS… your schtick is beyond old. Get some new material.
Ahahaha poor bandwagon fans
Need money we can send you maybe you can buy some class with the leftover and be less arrogant
More like 14k chubster
You guys think fraud Mathews will show up tonight?
Let me guess donut boy Stan will throw a comment about price.
Stay classy Ryan Reaves.
DeBoor is an idiot.
Avalanche kicking the piss out of Vegas… 6 – 1 they started Robin Lehner in goal????
Old man needed a day off. 7 games in 13 days.
Sad day for you
Hey stan how is lehner doing tonight.
Why did Vegas go with a different goalie
No one seems to want to resign in Columbus….wow
Duchense, Brobosky, Laine, Foligno, and a bunch of others…
Torts is gone too…
Now start drooling
Sam(e) is waiting for Roy to come out of retirement so Montreal can misuses him and trade him away again for more garbage.
Come on droolers start drooling
Seth Jones won’t sign with the jackets
Anyone who isn’t racist would happily take him on their team. I can see why you wouldn’t.
When he retires Sam(e) will want him.
Damn habs museum center made more money in one night with 2500 fans then bandwagon penguins place
There was tickets going for 12k tonight
I Wonder how many shifts Stan would pull at his donut place in order to afford a ticket like that
Well, when you only let in 2,500 fans after there haven’t been any fans there for over a year, you’ll get that. They also know that they have no chance at winning anything, so watching them in the first round is like their Stanley Cup.
Then again, I’m talking to a Habs fan that jumped on the Penguins bandwagon in 2008 because he knew his favorite team had no chance at winning….
Crosby only had 3 points (credit to the Islanders) but guess what Austin Matthews NHL’s best goal scorer 1 goal and game 6 is almost over (between Montreal/Toronto) Mitch Mariner only 4 points as well vs Montreal.
Everybody says oh Sid got shutdown many great players due come playoff times.. Barzal was fairly quiet vs Penguins.
Mcdavid was shut down the first two games of their series he got swept……
Montreal just scored 1-0 over Leafs Game 6 16 mutes left..
You want to talk about a tam that chokes Toronto….
Pens would be in round two if Murray were still here.
Murray magic number was 4
Try again, chubby. You must not remember the two shutouts to clinch the Cup.
The Pens averaged two goals a game in the last 14 playoff games, I don’t care who your goalie is, you are not winning games with a horrible offense.
Usually Stan sleeps on this website.
Incase you guys wondering where he is
He is glued to the TV watching Vegas game hoping fleury to fail
I heard npl is in Tampa tonight giving Florida Panthers fans free blow jobs for sportsmanship gesture
I guess your flight to Florida is already booked.
Reading and article in the Pittsburgh tribune saying Malkin wasn’t 100%…what else is new !!
Even when he is 100% he isn’t a 100% LOL
Remember few years back this con man was injured and people like tbj and Stan were giving him the pass and next day when penguins were eliminated this fraud was on plane going to play for team Russia. His injured probably healed on his way to Russia. I’ve said it before I say it again He is way more talented then crosby But he is lazy and a con man Shows up 50% and has annual vacations and gets paid 100% Fuckkk him. He should’ve have been gone long time ago. Bud bandwagons here were drooling over his cockk on… Read more »
Outscored Sid in less games…
Sid playing vs top lines
Imagine Malkin Did that
Same with chubby 10m playing on 3rd line making box score droolers like you happy
Goals win games. You don’t seem to understand that, or much of anything.
It’s called strategy you jackass.
Letang needs to shut up already and if everyone is so great why are we eliminated in first round 3 straight years. I think to get something you need to give something and I think Zucker, Rust, Petterson, and Jarry need to go for starters. I think Sullivan needs to adapt or he needs to go ASAP, Hello Rick Tocchett
Can’t say I disagree with most of what you said…..pretty correct
I would hang on to Rust though..
Sullivan did a terrific job this season with all the injuries, changes, and disruptions…Players like Letang can’t pinch with less than a minute to go in the first period of game 6 when we have a 1-0 lead.. gave them life
I Elike Tocchett maybe as a head coach he could get more out of that slug Malkin and the dumb Letang…LOL
Sullivan still better..
Gallant I’ve been saying since he left the habs. This guy is good love is system and also I always wanted julien brisbois penguins missed out on him when they gave and extension to that clown Shero and DB
I just heard this stat and it’s really bad… In the Pens last 14 playoff games they have scored a total of 30 goals!! Seems like the blame should be dispersed all around. This entire team needs to be held accountable, Crosby included.
Wow! That is an interesting stat would have never thunk it…LOL
Playoff games are always lower scoring! But thats an incredible stat…yikes
@Hockey11 shut the hell up
ok clown nose grow up loser… what are you 5!
This is a hockey site you don’t like fuck off loser…
Isn’t your circus leaving time CLOWN BOY /
Who should the Penguins number one free agent or priority be?
UFA Defenseman Dougie Hamilton
Trade for Pittsburgh native goalie John Gibson
UFA defenseman Savard UFA Foligno just some examples
Just googled top 30 UFAS this off season some terrific names…. wow
Pens have reached steeler levels. Great regular seasons with big numbers and then an early playoff exit. Good luck moving letang or malkin. They’ll be back and next year will be groundhogs day
don’t watch angry
Jarry was disappointing for sure we need to at least bring in a goalie to push him for number one.
Columbus has two really good goalies…they need scoring
Jason Zucker for Korpisalo or Merzlikins???
What would it take to get John Gibson ? Jason Zucker plus???
Id start with maybe Poulin, Jarry and a pick. That’s be great to add Zucker in the package. IMO, Gibson is the most underrated goalie in the league. He’s also still young on goalie standards with a really good cap hit.
That sounds good…. I think if we had John Gibson in goal this season we would be moving on to the next round…
I think we should make a hard push for UFA d-man Dougie Hamilton…He is 6ft 6, 230 lbs, 27, and is the total package and can replace Kris Letang..
I would like to get Rasmus Ristolanan he clears the crease
Big tough physical player for sure might be a good add. I would rather trade for Nikita Zadorov 6ft 6, 235, a beast, can skate, shoot and pass. He is Ulf Samuelson 2.0 except bigger, stronger, and way more skilled.
Depends on the Ducks and the Pens longterm plans. He has 6 yrs left at $6,400,000 per plus his M NTC kicks in this up coming season. He is a Pitt. native. That is a massive commitment and one the Pens can not screw up.
oh shoot I didn’t realize he had 6 years left $6.4 and he is 27 mmmhhhhh !!!!
Jarry is 26 years old, he is a a back up at best or a career AHL stater. Not a bad thing to be but those are the facts. His glove hand is horrendous, he makes poor choices with the puck, his rebound control makes everyone player in front of him work twice as hard on defense, he moves around way to much and his mechanics look like a train wreck. He looks like MAF when he was really off his game in Pitts. This may be more then a goalie issue, this may be a training / practicing issue… Read more »
I posted this about a month ago and didn’t remember what people said.. rank these three goalies in order?
Fluery / Barrasso /Murray
1 .Barrasso 2 cups and the most consistent of the three
2. Fluery 3 cups climbing so high on the all time wins list props for that
3. Murray 2 cups such an amazing start so young.
Michell Dion, Less Binkley, Ken Wregett, Frank Pietrangelo, the Moose Hedberg honorable mentions
Get rid of Malkin and get a better goalie
Dude get a life they aren’t moving Malkin, understand that, accept that, and figure it out. I can’t stand that he takes up so much cap space and is now so average….but we are stuck with him for one more year.
If they sign him to an extension…..then that is time to be pissed off.
As npl said must be puck luck
Well, at least Jake is honest. The rest all just said what they “had” to say to be good teammates. If Letang, Rust and Matheson were hooked up to a lie detector, they would all fail.
Jake is a good young player. He was honest, I believe he will learn from this, and he will make adjustments. Letang does have a no movement clause and a list of teams but he can be moved.. He is a Canadian boy and Montreal would be a good destination for him…it is time for him to go. We can’t move Malkin so if we are going to move one it has to be Letang…he did have a better year but still !! I would move him to Montreal take what we can get use that money to make a… Read more »