Latest Penguins Buzz
The calendar has hit August and the Matt Cullen situation is pretty much the same as it was on July 4th.
Cullen is waiting for an answer from the Minnesota Wild before deciding whether to resign with the Penguins or not. He also isn’t too keen of the Penguins offer in the low $1 million range that’s been on the table for a month.
Training camp isn’t around the corner just yet but something has to give in the next couple weeks.
The Penguins have not given Cullen a firm date on when they need a decision because GM Jim Rutherford has been content not to make any other additions.
However, that could change in the coming weeks as the Penguins are starting [hide] to kick some tires on the free agent group and league sources say the organization has had exploratory talks with at least one potential target.
One of them is soon to be 36 year old center Dominic Moore.
Pittsburgh has had talks with the Moore camp in the past week and the Penguins coaching staff are fans of Moore and confident of him being able to come in and fill the void they’d be losing if Cullen signs elsewhere.
Not 16 goals but in a lot of other areas.
Moore had 6 goals and 15 points last season and was 56% in the faceoff circle. He’s a strong penalty killer who logs heavy minutes on the PK and would be an ideal fit in the room.
Mike Sullivan likes centers who can skate well, another reason Moore has also emerged on the Penguins radar with the Cullen situation up in the air.
The organization has been open to Oskar Sundqvist going into camp and trying to win a spot if the Penguins don’t sign Cullen or don’t sign a replacement, but the consensus among key members of the development staff who Jim Rutherford leans on heavily, Bill Guerin among them, is that it will benefit Sundqvist to get at least another half season in the American Hockey League.
Free Agency Buzz
— 34 year old Antoine Vermette suddenly became a free agent this week when the Coyotes bought him out. As many as five teams reached out to Vermette’s agent. Pittsburgh was not one of them. At least not as of this afternoon. Pittsburgh liked Vermette at the 2015 trade deadline but don’t see them looking into him this time around.
— The mystery around the league is why Jiri Hudler remains unsigned. Down year in 15-16 but led the NHL in even strength points in 2014-2015 and had a 76 point season. Somebody is going to get a bargain. Pittsburgh has had interest in the past but doesn’t sound like anything’s going on there. Prior to the Devils acquiring Taylor Hall, most in the know during the negotiating period thought Hudler was headed to the Devils on a three year deal.
— A 25 year old with the type of talent and goal scoring ability that Brandon Pirri has shouldn’t still be available but there’s a lot of talk around the league about him being a tough player to coach from a work ethic standpoint and past coaches view him as a ‘me first player’ that’s had many teams not considering him. Whether it’s legit is truly unknown but when that type of cloud starts following players, it’s hard to get rid of.
No indication Pittsburgh is interested. Pirri, though, would be an interesting buy-low signing and let Mike Sullivan handle him. [/hide]
by the way, the pirates stink
I have no idea what this means/represents, but I dig it.
your avatar rules. the new season of ancient aliens is the best one yet.
Ancient aliens is appealing to two types of people-kids and morons.
you are a slave who loves his master and you get your perception of reality from what the newspapers tell you. have some imagination.
I’m just not completely naive and gullible is all.
so you are saying, with 100% certainty, that no extraterrestrial being is aware of the earth? $hit just can’t be that boring. However I don’t know. By claiming that I’m gullible for believing that it’s real makes you look like a brainwashed minion of society because you don’t know either. Speaking in absolutes is for slaves.
He has plenty to go on to claim your gullible.
That’s what you’re doing, you’re just speaking on the side of aliens. Jesus you’re a dumb $hit. It’s like having one of those never ending arguments with a kid. I shouldn’t be surprised. You have to take what your union reps and fictional television shows say as gold, since your mind can’t create anything original. Oh, and one day you’re going to realize you can’t blame the aliens for Fleury knocking up your wife, and I loooove it!
What is really outstanding here is that as he is trying to make his point he is fucking up basic truths that we know as fact which means he has zero knowledge related to the greater subject as a whole. He has minimal understanding of astronomy, physics, and possibly biology lol. Yet he speaks like he has answers for ideas that have no support outside of the minds of conspiracy theorists. Real scientists all generally agree the Ancient Astronaut hypothesis is utter hogwash and for good reason, lack of evidence.
Being aware of earth and visiting are two entirely different concepts, this is another problem you have. Personally I argue the odds of life on other planets has to exist, the probability alone is too great. That said it doesnt necessarily mean intelligent or even complex for that matter. There is tons of discussion around this idea… it is known as the Fermi-paradox and it comes with many hypothesis as to why we are not aware of or have not been made aware of extraterrestrial civilizations. The simple fact that you will sit here and beg others to “use their… Read more »
“$hit just can’t be that boring.” – #sciencebitches lol
I love the fact that you defend that bullshit show so vehemently… You’re such a fucking idiot in all walks of life lol.
And before you even try… There is a significant difference in extra-terrestrial life and alien visitors that helped ancient man build monoliths!
take the stick out of your ass and have some imagination. how the F do we know that a star trek reality isn’t going on around us. in 1000 years when us earthlings are flying around from solar system to solar system, and say we encounter some cave dudes, i think showing them some agriculture would be kind on nice. i don’t know for sure and you don’t know either. my statement is pure speculation just like yours is. don’t talk in absolutes. as socrates said, the only true knowledge is knowing that you know nothing…..except when it comes to… Read more »
I never gave my opinion on any of that stuff, which makes your elementary tirade all the better. I’m just saying that when you see an old picture and immediately jump to the conclusion that it HAS to be aliens, it’s solely for entertainment purposes and shouldn’t be taken seriously. I guess with your level of intellect though, I shouldn’t be surprised. Fantastic stuff yoda! Send me a post card from Candyland the next time you visit.
Even with all that, I think you’re short-sighted to think we are the only ones out there. I just don’t think that an oddly shaped skull is the work of an alien, as ancient aliens would have you believe. You’re a special kind of stupid.
When the Egyptians write on their wall that their gods with odd shaped skulls come from the planet Sirius, I’ll take their word for it. why is it so hard to believe in interstellar space travel? There are billions of planets with trillions of people we would assume. The notion of people traveling around out there really doesn’t even seem like a big deal or even a radical concept.
The planet Sirius… this right here shows how fucking little you know. Even the most amature astronomer knows… Sirius is a star system genius!!! IF, there are planets they have eluded us so far which is fucking amazing when you consider how relatively close the system is.
Didn’t django blow up candy land? Plus I’m not interested in no Mandingos so Why the F would I want to go to candy land?
Going by Socrates’ teachings there’s some pretty intelligent people on this site because we all know that you know nothing.
I’m talking about thinking you know how the universe operates and what it’s purpose is for. None of us have the slightest clue. Only ideas.
Yes, “have imagination”, go along with a ******** show that tries to take away the accomplishments of ancient man and hand them to some form of life that we have never seen before. You’re such a ******* idiot. I am sure you’re ability to grasp the realities of travelling the distances required to go star to star and all the danger and massive obstacles that come with it are way beyond your ability to comprehend which is why this is even a conversation. “I don’t talk in absolutes” because you’re a dumbfuck… There is ZERO evidence aliens helped man which… Read more »
Try Bertrand Russell mr philosopher… Russell’s teapot is applicable here retard! It basically means that if you are gonna make a significant claim you had better some with some good hard evidence on the subject. Ancient aliens has none. They fabricate and twist, it’s a conspiracy theory. People can “use their imagination” and make all the fantastical claims they want but it doesnt make them remotely true. Filling a gap in our knowledge with fantasy is one of the dumbest things a person can do. It is literally the lazy, intellectually dishonest approach to anything which is why it’s no… Read more »
Don’t use the word slave it will turn npl on. Thinking how he is tied up with a ball in his mouth and getting whipped by Stan
Someone must have a lot of fake trades to post today.
Enrico Pallazzo to sing the national anthem tonight.
Get rid of Jaso. He sucks and looks like a damn fool!
does he post made up fake trades and talk about sandwiches when there are no sandwiches?
Isn’t he like 8th in the league in OBP among leadoff hitters? I mean isn’t getting on base the goal of a leadoff hitter?
Not sure, he is tied for 91st in the league with a .332 OB%.
Has 0 SBs, excellent for a leadoff hitter that gets on base so much. Hitting .254 with 4 HRs.
Mercer tied for 54th in league in OB% at .355.
What does SB have to do with getting on base? The idea is that he get on so that the 2-3-4 hitters can bring him home. Getting thrown out at 2nd would really be counter-productive.
Most scouts would agree he’s not a typical leadoff hitter. Most leadoff hitters should have adequate speed/base stealing abilities.
Is there money available to sign this guy and carry a buffer for dead line moves at this point?
your hero is st.backup
You’re a fraud.
No yoda, you are my hero! your ability to be so bold faced as you fuck up every single thing you say is admirable.
Have to agree, The total dedication to being the biggest fraud in the world is admirable.
They have about $2M in cap space right now.
hockey article in august – gtfo
Mr Irrelevant just showed up.
That could be so many people….
Good call. Mr Irrelevant Fraud just showed up. That should distinguish that idiot.
Who cares about the 4th line center. I super pumped that the pens have a 5.75 million dollar backup goalie! All hail st bleury!
Meanwhile red wings have 9.5m tied up in their 2 goalies
I would be ok with Moore.
Agree. He’s a fourth line center. I’d rather have him than Sundqvist to start the season.
Yoda is a fraud!