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Penguins dip into the analytics pool

The Penguins hired War-on-Ice mastermind Sam Ventura today. In vintage Penguins fashion – an article praising Ventura appeared about two weeks ago in the trib. Jason Karmanos – who someone once described to us as a ” total dipshit when talking about analytics “- had this to say: “To have someone who grew up here […]

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NHL draft weekend leaves the Penguins with more questions than answers

Told you this was going to happen. Grandpa Jim Rutherford didn’t bring the putter out during the NHL draft weekend. Some think that it isn’t a bad thing – and it is true – it is better to not force something. However, the Penguins did try. And they tried hard: First – that is an awful […]

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2015 NHL Draft Live Blog

Pens in on Kessel? Sharp? Will Jim Rutherford stay awake? Welcome to the 2015 Draft liveblog -which probably won’t be that long.

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Draft day rumor round up: Sharp, Kessel, St.Louis?

It is that special time again. The night we hear a bunch of rumors – then we are let down as nothing happens. But is there hope? Maybe someone will spot Jim Rutherford roaming Ft. Lauderdale streets with a putter headed towards PF changs – because you know he loves that. But really – we […]

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” Trade Evgeni Malkin for David Backes and T.J. Oshie.” T.J Oshie: David Backes:     Malkin:  

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Flyer fans were so goddamn pathetic when Kimmo Timonen won the Cup

You almost have to give it to Flyer fans. They went down to the very end thinking Kimmo Timonen was good.  Instead – here in reality – most people know Timonen probably should have retired. Remember that one playoff series where people pretended Timonen was the most important defensman on earth? For some reason Timonen […]

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Breakdown: The Jim Rutherford puff piece that can only leave you shaking your head

Disclaimer: Because you can’t say anything bad about the Penguins anymore without thousands of irrational Penguin fans and journalists accusing you of “hating” the Penguins… 1. Yes, in a rare attempt to beat people to a story, we said we heard that Jim Rutherford would be fired after this past season. Of course that didn’t […]

ANAHEIM, CA - MAY 25:  Cam Fowler #4 of the Anaheim Ducks celebrates his first period goal against the Chicago Blackhawks with teammates Sami Vatanen #45 and Simon Despres #24 in Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 25, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Jim Rutherford is so annoying

Via the [ PG ] Jim Rutherford wants a first round pick. “I’ll certainly pursue it,” general manager Jim Rutherford said, But wait, Jim Rutherford, how will you do that? “I don’t know if we’ll be able to pick up one or not.” Great stuff, Jim. But wait, there is more. From another piece this […]

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