Veteran Matt Cullen Retires

report this ad PITTSBURGH — Veteran centre Matt Cullen is retiring after a 21-season career that includes three Stanley Cup titles. Cullen, 42, was part of Carolina’s Cup-winning team in 2006, and later won back-to-back NHL titles with Pittsburgh in 2016 and 2017. Cullen had 731 points (266 goals, 465 assists) and 502 penalty minutes over 1,516 […]

Penguins Trade Phil Kessel to Arizona Coyotes

report this ad Phil Kessel has been traded by the Pittsburgh Penguins to the Arizona Coyotes. Details of the trade are that the Penguins will receive forward Alex Galchenyuk, and defenseman Pierre-Olivier Joseph in exchange for Kessel, defenseman Dane Birks and a fourth-round pick. No salary was retained in the deal. As was noted in […]

NHL Rumors: Flames, Penguins, Golden Knights, More

report this ad In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there are updates on the Calgary Flames’ Sam Bennett, the Dallas Stars considering buying out a forward with some potentially strong upside, what’s happening with Pittsburgh and Phil Kessel and the Vegas Golden Knights trying to move salary. Offer Sheet for Bennett Eric Francis of Sportsnet suggested […]

NHL Rumors: Kessel, Tippett, Oilers Signing, More

report this ad In today’s NHL rumor rundown, there is talk of Phil Kessel being connected to the Minnesota Wild, but not wanting to go there. There is also news surrounding the Edmonton Oilers who appear on the verge of a deal with head coach Dave Tippett and Swedish forward Joakim Nygard. Phil Kessel to […]

NHL News & Notes: Krueger, Heponiemi & More

report this ad In today’s News & Notes, the Buffalo Sabres have hired Ralph Krueger as their new head coach, the Florida Panthers have signed Aleksi Hopniemi to a three-year entry-level contract and the Pittsburgh Penguins have signed Kasper Bjorkqvist to an entry-level contract. Sabres Hire Krueger as Coach The Sabres would make arguably the […]

NHL Rumors: Sabres, Penguins, KHL, More

In today’s NHL rumor rundown there are updates out of Buffalo where the Sabres have a couple of interesting free agents, Jim Rutherford is slowing down any action in Pittsburgh and there are a few updates on KHL players playing in the NHL. Pominville’s and Skinner’s Future Uncertain Buffalo Sabres beat writer for The Buffalo […]

THW Podcast – Ep. 19 – NHL Playoffs: Leafs & Lightning Down in Four

On this edition of the Hockey Writers Podcast, we’re bringing Euegene Helfrick to talk the shocking Tampa Bay Lightning loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets in four games and Conner McTague to talk the Penguins getting swept by the New York Islanders.  How did two teams manage to perform so badly, especially the Lightning who […]

Penguins Survive Rocky Path to the NHL Playoffs

PITTSBURGH — Erik Gudbranson didn’t want to be “that guy,” the one who whooped it up after the Pittsburgh Penguins locked down a playoff spot for the 13th straight year with a win over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night. The veteran defenceman knows seasons in Pittsburgh are judged solely on whether they end […]