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Fire Haley 07-19-2013 10:58 AM

NHL offseason talk

PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed restricted free agent Dustin Jeffrey to a one-year contract.

The deal, worth $625,000, gives the Penguins added depth after losing veterans Brenden Morrow, Jarome Iginla and Matt Cooke in free agency


to review:

Penguins sign forward D'Agostini to one-year contract
Numbers Game: Bruins bring in Iginla
Scuderi returns to Penguins; signs four-year, $13.5M deal
Penguins agree to terms with Letang on eight-year, $58M deal
Penguins re-sign Dupuis to four-year, $15M deal
Penguins trade Kennedy to Sharks for second-round pick

new divisions

Fire Haley 07-20-2013 07:03 AM

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The 4 division names are Pacific, Central, Metropolitan and Atlantic. Penguins are in the worst named one, the Metropolitan Division

NHL announces 2013-14 season schedule

Outdoor games, new Conference and Division Alignment highlight 2013-14

NEW YORK -- The Chicago Blackhawks will raise their second Stanley Cup® championship banner in four years and the NHL will feature a new conference and division alignment when the 2013-14 NHL regular season opens on Tuesday, Oct., 1. The 1,230-game regular season, 82 games per team, concludes on Sunday, April 13, with the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs beginning Wednesday, April 16.

National television partners NBC, NBC Sports Network, CBC, TSN, TSN2, RDS and NHL Network once again will bring live NHL action to fans during the 2013-14 regular season.

In the U.S., NBC and NBC Sports Network enter the third season of their 10-year agreement with the NHL, the largest media rights deal in League history. It also marks the ninth consecutive season both networks have served as a national television partner of the NHL in the U.S.

In Canada, CBC's "Hockey Night in Canada begins" its 61st regular season of NHL® broadcasts. TSN, whose relationship with the NHL dates to 1987, continues as the League's national English-language cable partner. French-language telecast partner RDS has been televising NHL games since its inception in 1989 and enters its 11th consecutive season presenting every Montreal Canadiens game.

Pens schedule:

Fire Haley 07-22-2013 06:06 PM

Re: NHL offseason talk
surely we must have one Devils fan around here


NSMaster56 07-22-2013 06:32 PM

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If the Devils don't have the oldest team this year then... wow.

Fire Haley 07-24-2013 05:40 PM

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Penguins Agree to Terms with Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo

The Pittsburgh Penguins have agreed to terms with defenseman Robert Bortuzzo on a two-year contract, it was announced today by executive vice president and general manager Ray Shero.

The deal runs through the 2014-15 campaign, and has an average annual value of $600,000

sluggermatt15 07-27-2013 11:32 AM

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Originally Posted by NSMaster56 (Post 1146234)
If the Devils don't have the oldest team this year then... wow.

Hopefully they will find a way to stink up the division again this fall. Would love to see them fail. Can't stand that franchise and organization. Not a fan at all of Marty Brodeur or Jagr.

Lokki 08-09-2013 01:10 PM

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Penguins hire Jacques Martin as assistant coach.


The Pittsburgh Penguins have hired Jacques Martin as an assistant coach, it was announced today by General Manager Ray Shero and Head Coach Dan Bylsma.

Martin, 60, a former NHL head coach with St. Louis, Ottawa, Florida and Montreal, joins Tony Granato and Todd Reirden as assistants on Bylsma’s staff.

Jacques Martin (Getty Images)

The native of St-Pascal, Ontario has spent a lifetime in coaching, including stints as an assistant with Chicago, Quebec and Colorado in the NHL. He was an associate coach for the 2002 Canadian Olympic team that won a gold medal in St. Lake City and served in the same capacity for Canada at the 2006 Olympics in Turin, Italy. In addition to his coaching experience, he served in the dual role of General Manager and head coach with the Florida Panthers from 2006-08.

“Jacques is a highly-respected and accomplished coach who will be a tremendous addition to our staff,” Shero said. “He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our organization because of his extensive background as a head coach and an assistant.”

“I know we’re all going to benefit from having Jacques Martin on our staff,” Bylsma said. “Jacques and I have spent a great deal of time over the last few weeks discussing this possibility. It will be great to have another voice, another perspective – especially from a man of Jacque’s experience. We’re all looking forward for getting together as a staff and preparing for the coming season.”
Read the rest here:|PIT|home

sluggermatt15 08-09-2013 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Lokki (Post 1153605)
Penguins hire Jacques Martin as assistant coach.

Read the rest here:|PIT|home

Interesting hire by Pittsburgh, IMO. Martin adds a wealth of knowledge and experience behind the Pens bench. Hopefully the team and coaches can benefit from that. Maybe he knows how to not choke in the playoffs. :chuckle:

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