Nick Spaling Signs

The Pittsburgh Penguins have avoided salary arbitration with Nick Spaling. Via the Pens: “The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Nick Spaling, it was announced by executive vice president and general manager Jim Rutherford. The deal runs through the 2015-16 campaign and has an average annual value of $2.2 […]


Nick Spaling Negotiations

Nick Spaling is apparently looking for a $2.85 million salary for next season. Now, we admittedly don’t know very much about Nick Spaling, but we just can’t see the Penguins giving him that kind of money. Ken Campbell of the Hockey News says that



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Pensblog Podcast

Pensblog Podcast – June 25

Reaction to Mike Johnston, the “Playing to Lose” documentary and more. Adam, Derek and Rick are joined by several guests including Mike Colligan and 


Reminder: The NHL Awards are Tonight

The NHL Awards are on tonight at 7pm/et on NBCSN and CBC. has info on the presentation of the awards and info on the finalists for each award. The show is typically a cringe-worthy affair, but at least you’ll probably get to see Sidney Crosby win something if you watch.

Well… Never Mind on the Bill Peters Thing

So yeah, despite the rumors, Bill Peters won’t be the Penguins’ next head coach. Peters has been hired to be the coach of the Carolina Hurricanes. So that’s the end of that.