Around the Boards 5-01-11

May, 1, 2011

And the wheels continue to spin on the goalie train in Philadelphia after the Flyers were rocked by the Bruins yesterday 7-3. You know things aren't going well for the Capitals when they are already making changes going into Game 2 against the Lightning. Nothing like 2 ove... More.

The 2011 UFA List - Mike Rupp

May, 1, 2011

Two years ago following the Penguins Stanley Cup run a fellow by the name of Mike Rupp signed with the Penguins as a free agent fresh out of New Jersey. Mike Rupp has been a solid guy for the Penguins in the two seasons he has been here he may not be your perennial 20 goal scorer or anyt... More.

Around the Boards 5-02-11

May, 2, 2011

If there is to be one Flyers game you choose to watch in your life in which the Penguins are not involved tonight would be the night as there is expected to be a overwhelming national anthem to start tonight's game . Team USA rallied from 2 goals down in the third period to bea... More.

The 2011 UFA List: Pascal Dupuis

May, 2, 2011

On February 27th, 2008 Ray Shero swung a deal sending Colby Armstrong, Erik Christensen, Angelo Esposito, and the first-round pick that year to Atlanta for wingers Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis. Now everyone has moved on except Pascal Dupuis who signed a 3-year deal following the 2008 s... More.

The 2011 UFA List: Chris Connor

May, 3, 2011

I'm not really sure how Chris Connor got here, but we are going to assume he was a low risk free agent signing by Ray Shero 2 years ago out of Dallas, I couldn't find anything about this transaction on the Penguins website and that was as far as we were willing to go to find out.... More.

The 2011 UFA List: Max Talbot

May, 4, 2011

Max Talbot is and forever will be a folk hero here in Pittsburgh, but 2 years removed from his playoffs heroics, the question is now do the Penguins resign him or let him move on to greener pastures. Even with his hero status Talbot is on the what have you done for me lately train as his... More.

The 2011 UFA List: Arron Asham

May, 5, 2011

Arron Asham, for two years he was the enemy playing in Philadelphia, then came August 20th 2010 when GM Ray Shero pulled the trigger and signed Asham to a low-risk 1-year deal. Although he missed a bunch of games in the regular season and didn't put up the numbers one might have expe... More.

The 2011 UFA List: Craig Adams

May, 7, 2011

Not Marian Hossa and not Bill Guerin but Craig Adams may have been the best trade deadline day pickup by Ray Shero and the Penguins in recent history. Not only is he a great team guy whom is always looking out for the best interest of his teammates but he is one of the best if not the be... More.

The 2011 UFA List: Eric Godard

May, 8, 2011

I don't even know why I am sitting here writing this we all already know the answer here, especially since coming to the Penguins his games dressed each year has declined dramatically each year from 71 in his first season to 19 this past year. Granted he was suspended for some games ... More.

The 2011 UFA List: Mike Comrie

May, 9, 2011

Mike Comrie, what can you say besides that everyone thought he was the steal of the summer for Ray Shero when he was signed to a low-risk 1-year deal. Everything seemed to be going great the first couple games he was building a little bit of a rapport with Geno, then the injury bug bit f... More.

The 2011 UFA List: Alexei Kovalev

May, 10, 2011

In February when Ray Shero swung te deal that sent a 7th round pick to Ottawa for right winger Alexei Kovalev it was thought to be a steal by Shero. But things didn't work out so well for Kovy during his second stint with the team, his scoring touch just wasn't there he was playi... More.

Around the Boards 5-11-11

May, 11, 2011

We would like to offer our condolences to the family Ken Geidel who passed away yesterday, you may know him as the Cotton Candy Man or the Lemonade Man. The Jarmoir Jagr to Pittsburgh rumor train is back in motion , and Mike knows all to well that  I'm going to keep this t... More.

Around the Boards 5-16-11

May, 16, 2011

The Penguins have signed forward Zach Sill to a 2-year contract today. Simon Depres's QMJHL team the Saint John Sea Dog's captured the league championship  by winning 3-2 in double overtime in game six of the championship round. Penguins defenseman Zbynek Michalek... More.

Around the Boards 5-21-11

May, 21, 2011

With the deal all but signed for the Atlanta Thrashers to move to Winnipeg, the fans in the ATL decided that now was a good time to hold a rally . The medical examiner released the cause of death for 28-year old New York Ranger Derek Boogaard as accidental due to drugs and alcohol.... More.

Around the Boards 5-28-11

May, 28, 2011

There have been very few grumblings coming out of the Penguins organization since they were ousted in 7 games by the Tampa Bay Lightining, but things have started to pick up with the start of free agency only a month away. There was word that talks had opened up with Adams, Rupp, and Du... More.