Morning Pens Buzz: On missed opportunity of 2011 draft; Area new GM will need to be different & more buzz
MORNING PENS BUZZ Watching Brandon Saad just dominate vs the Kings in Game 5 on Wednesday night, it had to make Penguins fans sick to their stomachs. Three years later, the 2011 draft has ended up being a draft that set the Penguins back. In selecting defenseman Joe Morrow, Shero and his scouting staff not
With five games in seven days and just 10 games left before the Olympic break, the Penguins are getting a number of key players back into the lineup, including a few tonight vs the Florida Panthers.
Morning Pens Buzz: There’s certainly disappointment inside the organization that Neal didn’t take responsibility for his actions on Saturday
MORNING PENS BUZZ The Pittsburgh Penguins have been among the teams at the forefront over the past couple years in pushing for a ban on head shots. Penguins GM Ray Shero proposed a zero tolerance rule on banning head shots at the 2011 General Manager Meetings, a proposal that didn’t get much traction, but nonetheless,
MORNING PENS BUZZ — My biggest takeaway from the Penguins 2-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues Saturday night is how the Blues look like a serious Stanley Cup contender. Top to bottom a very deep team, play a great team structure and they have great size. I was also really impressed with the effectiveness
Morning Pens Buzz: Inconsistency on PK is one alarming sign for Penguins; On D-pairings, Iginla at LW & third line
MORNING PENS BUZZ Even in a meaningless game a head coach doesn’t like surrendering a 2-0 goal lead with the playoffs just around the corner. “Certainly don’t like the situation of giving up a lead,” Bylsma said on the Penguins giving up a 2-0 lead in Thursday’s 3-2 loss to the Devils. “Those we’re situations
MORNING PENS BUZZ In five games, Robert Bortuzzo is showing why the organization opted to keep him over the likes of Brian Strait and Ben Lovejoy. He brings elements the Penguins have lacked on their blueline and he’s a unique defenseman at 6-foot-4 who plays physical and can skate well. Bortuzzo made his mark Thursday
Morning Pens Buzz: Adjustments on the fly that weren’t there last spring, have been promising to see from coaching staff
MORNING PENGUINS BUZZ In last years playoff debacle vs the Philadelphia Flyers where the Penguins were badly out coached throughout the series with no adjustments made as the series progressed from the coaching staff and little things missed from a coaching standpoint like the Penguins not attacking the Flyers six left handed defensemen the right way
Morning Pens Buzz: Michalek’s prowess as a shot blocker was overlooked; Eligible for waivers, Jeffrey motivated to showcase himself to Pens, rest of league in camp, source says
MORNING PENS BUZZ — The NHL is reviewing details of Greg Jamison’s latest attempt to finalize the Phoenix Coyotes sale and if everything checks out and Jamison officially closes the sale like the Coyotes and Jamison now believe is just a formality, Jamison’s first big move as owner will be overpaying captain Shane Doan. While
Morning Pens Buzz on Doan; Yandle; Huselius a potential camp invite?; Tangradi-Malkin-Neal together?
MORNING PENS BUZZ — As Shane Doan has intensified talks with interested teams, there is said to be frustrations among some interested teams who feel agent Terry Bross who’s majority of clients are baseball players, has used the media to drive up Doan’s price, and don’t like how he’s negotiated through the media. In some sense
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