Madden: Malkin not impressed by Johnston

This was tucked away inside of Mark Madden’s latest piece Evgeni Malkin met with new Penguins coach Mike Johnston in Russia, and Malkin was reportedly not impressed. Hmm. If this is true, this sounds awkward.


Ron Newcomer photos live on

Seven years ago, we randomly stumbled across Ron Newcomer, and his endless collection of photos. We even did a Q&A with him because we were in awe. We thought Ron had faded into the Internet,


A great read on analytics

A really great read on analytics from the New Jersey Devils blog Fire and Ice. This quote by Lou Lammoriello really says it all: “It’s an evolution, but statistics only go so far in the game: character, sense, who you play with, when you play, when you do what you do at what time,” Lamoriello […]

Reirden led Niskanen and Orpik to Washington

From DKOnPittsburghSports: Anyone who thought the Capitals overpaid for Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik or both, know this: Both were offered more money by other teams, Niskanen by the Red Wings, Orpik by the Avalanche. The common denominator in bringing them together in Washington was Todd Reirden, their defensive coach in Pittsburgh. Really popular figure with all those guys. […]


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