Marek Semin

Pens and Erreything Else: July 7th, 2015

  Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than this dog is having. This guy is my spirit animal.   THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Cody Franson is still available, and the Pens are in need of a solid defender.  His game is similar […]

Joe Dirt

Pens and Erreything Else: July 6th, 2015

  Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than blowing your finger(s) off this weekend. ‘Murica   THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – So apparently the Pens were involved in some kind of trade over the free agent frenzy???? Here is a quick Kessel run…made in […]


Hurricanes Owner Makes Bizarre Comments About Penguins, Rutherford

So, this is strange. Carolina Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the first day of free agency. Instead of focusing on his own team – the one that went 30-41-11 last season and missed the playoffs by 27 points – Karmanos spent a large portion of the time covering the current state of the […]


Thoughts: Pens Free Agency Part 1 – Band-Aids DO Fix Bullet Holes

Can’t develop a goal scorer? Can’t sign a goal scorer? Don’t even have the picks to draft a goal scorer?!? Eff it, trade for a goal scorer. And so continues Jim Rutherford’s tenure as Penguins GM… Forget free agency, this is the part that matters. The Kessel Trade Acquire Give Away Phil Kessel (7 yrs, […]


tPB Free Agency Live Blog

Welcome to the 2015 tPB Free Agency Live Blog.  Check back throughout the day for free agent signings, rumors, innuendo, bitching and moaning. Read anything that might draw our attention…follow me and send me the link over 

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Pens and Erreything Else: July 1st, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, The NHL, and Erreything else.  In honor of the first day of free agency, It’s more fun than taking Steve Martin’s advice on becoming a millionaire: Step One- Get a million dollars Step Two- Never pay taxes THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS The Penguins have a […]


Pens re-sign Ian Cole

He’ll get a three-year deal with an annual cap hit of $2.1 million. Cole was set to be a restricted free agent Wednesday had a deal not been made. He had one goal to go along with eight points in 20 games with the Pens last season after coming over from St. Louis for the player […]


Pens and Erreything Else: June 29th, 2015

Here is what you might have missed with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL, and Erreything else.  It’s more fun than drafting players from North America, something the Pens know nothing about this year. IT’S A DAMNED CONSPIRACY I TELL YAS FOR THOSE EURO PLAYERSS TO INVADE OUR PURE CANADIAN SPORT.  DEY ALREADY GOT DAT EVNERGENI MALKIN […]


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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Prospect Report: Daniel Sprong

In a list of surprising fallers on day two of the 2015 NHL draft, the Penguins were able to get a steal by selecting Daniel Sprong from the Charlottetown Islanders of the QMJHL. Most of the major draft outlets had Sprong ranked somewhere around the 20-28 range. Personally, I had him at 24. So let’s […]


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.


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 […]

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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, […]

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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, […]