The Pittsburgh Penguins look to rebound after a longer summer than they all wanted. After watching their rival Washington Capitals lift the Stanley Cup, the Penguins are motivated to get back to the top and win their third Cup in … Continue reading 2018-19 Penguins Center Preview
In winning the Stanley Cup in 2015, the Penguins found a recipe for success: depth on all four lines. They took that advice into 2016 and did it again. In 2017, the Penguins again bolstered this with the mid-season Derick Brassard … Continue reading Flavell: Pens’ bottom-six as lethal as it’s been
Finally, it is almost time for hockey season. As we get closer to training camp and the preseason, you have to wonder “who will by far exceed their individual expectations” or “who is most likely to fail at meeting their … Continue reading Boom or Bust?
1. Daniel Sprong’s first full season? Jim Rutherford stated that this year, Sprong should be a “regular” on the roster. Sprong put up 65 points in 65 games (32 goals) last season in Wilkes-Barre. In his call up, he showed flashes … Continue reading 5 story lines for the 2018/2019 season
Regular Season (OTT): 58 GP, 18 G, 20 A, 38 PTS Regular Season (PIT): 14 GP, 3 G, 5 A, 8 PTS Playoffs (PIT): 12 GP, 1 G, 3 A, 4 PTS Defining Moment: Feb 23rd, 2018 The defining moment for Derick Brassard … Continue reading Player grades: Derick Brassard
In this era of Penguins history, it is common to lean on Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin to lead the team to glory. The strategy has worked perfectly in the championship runs of 2009 and 2017 where the superstars combined … Continue reading Depth scoring the key to making another deep run
The Penguins caught one of the bigger fish at this year’s trade deadline in acquiring Derick Brassard from Ottawa. He has walked into a stacked, experienced, yet still young Penguins team as the third line center, almost immediately cementing himself … Continue reading Don’t look now: Brassard is going streaking
Clearly, Derick Brassard‘s transition from defensive trap to all-out offense and go score hockey hasn’t gone as he;d like it to thus far. In his first six games, Brassard has two points (1 G, 1 A) and has looked a bit … Continue reading The Penguins have options with Derick Brassard
A three-team trade has been initiated. The Penguins acquired Derick Brassard, Vincent Dunn, and a third round pick from the Ottawa Senators for a 2018 first-round draft choice, goaltending prospect Filip Gustavsson, and Ian Cole Friday evening. They have also sent Ryan Reaves … Continue reading Penguins acquire Derick Brassard
Derick Brassard has been the subject of a number of rumors that have linked him to the Penguins, the Blue Jackets and several other teams, and those rumors were reignited when Brassard missed practice today with a ‘maintenance day’: Official … Continue reading Who is Derick Brassard?