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 […]


2015 Penguins Draft Endorsement List

This will be my tenth year writing about the NHL draft and putting together a list of detailed profiles of players  I hope the Penguins can steal with their first selection in the draft. I’m very excited to officially bring this list to the Pensblog for the first time. If you’ve not read my pre-draft […]


Pens and Erreything Else: June 24th, 2015

        Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun that trading Geno for Oshie and Backes. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – So do we want to do actual news, wild trade speculation, or expert analysis???  Trades, huh….alright… – The ruiners of fun over […]

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Revisiting The Penguins 2014 Draft Class

Drafting is about as inexact of a science as you’ll find. Year after year, NHL clubs labor over in-person viewings, video, and player interviews to determine the best fit for their hockey club. With curves like development, injuries, and mental stability waiting in the wings to throw wrenches into the best laid plans, we take […]

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tPB Community Draft 2015: Detroit Red Wings

Third draft pick of the day and we almost break into the twenties Selecting for the Detroit Red Wings is jasch155 Usually drafting at the end of the first round, Ken Holland’s philosophy is to avoid drafting for “need” and take the best player available. This year, the Red Wings accomplish both by selecting defenseman […]


Pens and Erreything Else: June 22nd, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, The NHL, and Erreything Else.  It’s more fun than trolling Flyers fans for no particular reason. Vinny Lecavalier really looks different in a Flyers uniform. THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Trade Rumors Abound!!!!  With the end of the season on Wednesday with the awards show […]

Sens draft

tPB Community Draft 2015: Ottawa Senators

Selecting for the Sens is Bobby Kimberly. With the 18th pick, the Ottawa Senators select two-way defenceman Thomas Chabot from the Saint Johns Sea Dogs.   Chabot began the season as a mid round-ranked choice, but has blossomed since, and impressed with his strong two-way play. He doubled his points total over 2013-14, […]

Jets draft

tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: Winnipeg Jets

Five days till draft day, and we are through pick #17,  Gonna pick up the pace this week. Here is where we stand: Selecting for the Winnipeg Jets is cblack66 With the 17th pick in the 2015 tPB Community Mock draft, the Winnipeg Jets select Evgeny Svechnikov, Left Wing, Cape Breton Screaming Eagles (QMJHL) 6’3”, 205 pounds, […]


tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: St. Louis Blues

This pick was traded for from Edmonton which you can read here. Selecting for the St. Louis Blues are the three smartest guys in the draft (not really): Me, myself, and I. With the 16th pick in the 2015 tPB Community Mock draft, the St Louis Blues (via Edmonton via Pittsburgh) select     Travis […]