Latest Pens Buzz: Sullivan perfect coach for a likely transition period? + More Rumblings


Sullivan the perfect coach In Place for the Penguins Transition Period? As noted before, Ron Hextall was hired for the fact that Penguin ownership desired a change in philosophy in the style of a General Manager in how to toe the line of remining a contender in the present, while planning and transitioning to maintain a competitive team on a year by year basis as the likes of Sidney Crosby and others age. Hence, avoid a Los Angeles, Detroit and Chicago type rebuild. Mike Sullivan sure showed last season and is again this season five games in that he might be the perfect coach of playing the game of trying to win now, while having the coach and system in place to remain competitive in the years to come when the Penguins won’t be a realistic Cup contender. Pittsburgh’s 3-0-2 start has been a coaching master piece and going backRead More »

NHL: Pierre McGuire makes the jump back into a front office role


Pierre McGuire is going from the TV booth to a prominent front office role. McGuire, 59, has been named Vice President of Player Management with the Ottawa Senators, agreeing to a three year contract. The Senators made the announcement this morning. News Release: The #Sens have announced the appointment of Pierre McGuire as senior vice president of player development: — Ottawa Senators (@Senators) July 12, 2021

Marc Andre Fleury wins Vezina Trophy


Marc Andre Fleury at age 36 won the Vezina Trophy 🏆 Tuesday as voted on as the best goalie in the NHL. Winning the award for the first time in his career, Fleury was 26-10-0 and third in the NHL in wins and and third in goals-against average, 1.98 and save percentage, .928, while also posting six shutouts on the season.

Latest NHL Buzz: Marc Andre Fleury, Kraken Coaching Buzz & More


Latest NHL Buzz The Tampa Bay Lightning are one win away from the Stanley Cup Final with an 8-0 thrashing of the New York Islanders Monday night as the Lightning look primed to repeat as Cup champions. Maybe the resilient Islanders force a game 7 but what a daunting challenge it is for anyone to beat that Lightning team four out of seven times and as expected that’s playing out again this postseason. In a salary cap era, it is something that since the 2008-2009 season, we could now have four multiple Cup Winners during that span with Chicago (3X), Pittsburgh (3X), Los Angeles (2X) and possibly Tampa Bay twice. Not to mention the possibility of two separate back-to-back winners in five seasons if Tampa Bay does repeat. The most fascinating storyline in the conference finals, though, is on the other side with the Vegas Golden Knights and now theRead More »