Published on Sunday, 26 June 2016 1:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
shero-on-bennett-i-just-drafted-him-again-i-guess-06-26-16 Right winger Beau Bennett was something of a rarity with the Penguins in that he was a forward the team acquired through a first-round pick. Throughout most of Ray Shero's tenure as general manager of the Penguins, the team had a reputation of using their first-round picks to select defensemen such as Olli Maatta, Derrick Pouliot, Simon Despres ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 26 June 2016 10:00 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-06-26-16Penguins -The Penguins drafted goaltender Filip Gustavsson (above) in the second round (No. 55).  -The Penguins drafted left winger Kasper Björkqvist in the second round (No. 61). -The Penguins drafted defenseman Connor Hall in the third round (No. 77).  The Penguins drafted defenseman Ryan Jones in the fourth round (No. ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 25 June 2016 2:56 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-draft-defensmenan-joe-masonius-in-seventh-round-no-181-overall-06-25-16The Penguins used their final pick in the draft and selected defenseman Joe Masonius in the sixth round, No. 181 overall.  Masonius, 19, appeared in 34 games last season with Connecticut of the NCAA and scored 21 points (six goals, 15 assists). He is listed at 6-foot-0 and 181 pounds. “Extremely mobile," said Randy Sexton, the Penguins' ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 25 June 2016 2:38 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-draft-defenseman-niclas-almari-in-the-fifth-round-no-151-overall-06-25-16The Penguins drafted defenseman Niclas Almari in the fifth round, No. 151 overall. The Finnish-born Almari, 18, appeared in 39 games last season split between the under-20 teams for Blues and Jokerit in Finland. He scored seven points (two goals, five assists). Listed at 6-foot-2, 187 pounds, he is expected to play for HPK in the Liiga next ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 25 June 2016 2:45 pm by Edgar Ramirez
forever-inked-penguins-stanley-cup-champions (Photo by Gretchen Gross/Instagram) So your team just won a championship. More specifically, the Penguins just won the Stanley Cup. You can mark the occasion by buying a DVD package of the series, or shirts, hats, or by ordering a commemorative edition from the Post-Gazette to hang it on your wall....or you could make it part of your ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 25 June 2016 12:58 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-draft-defenseman-ryan-jones-in-fourth-round-no-121-06-26-16The Penguins drafted defenseman Ryan Jones in the fourth round, No. 161 overall.  Jones, 20, appeared in 60 games last season with Lincoln of the USHL and scored 30 points (three goals, 27 assists) while recording 121 penalty minutes. Listed at 6-foot-3, 201 pounds, Jones is scheduled to play for Nebraska-Omaha of the NCAA next season. Penguins ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 25 June 2016 12:42 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-deal-bennett-for-no-77-pick-draft-kitchener-s-hall-06-25-16The Beau Bennett era has come to an end. The Penguins traded the oft-injured right winger to the Devils in exchange for a third-round pick, No. 77 overall. With that pick, the Penguins drafted Kitchener Rangers (OHL) defenseman Connor Hall. A pending restricted free agent, Bennett, 24, appeared in 33 games this past season and scored 12 points (six ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 25 June 2016 12:24 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-draft-lw-kasper-bjoerkqvist-in-the-second-round-no-61-overall-06-25-16 The Penguins drafted left winger Kasper Björkqvist (above, with Russian forward Alexander Dergachyov) of Blues in Finland's Liiga in the second round with the 61st overall pick. Bjorkqvist, 18, appeared in 45  games last season and scored 66 points (28 goals, 38 assists). He is listed at 6-foot-1 and 198 pounds and is expected to play ... Read More and Comment
Published on Saturday, 25 June 2016 11:54 am by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-draft-goaltender-filip-gustavsson-no-55-overall-06-25-16 With their first pick in the draft, the Penguins selected goaltender Filip Gustavsson of Lulea in Sweden's SHL. Gustavsson, 18, is listed at 6-foot-2, 185 pounds. In 20 games last season he had an .893 save percentage, 3.22 GAA. According to the Buffalo News: "The goaltender spent most of the year with Lulea’s junior team, but he was called up to ... Read More and Comment
Published on Sunday, 26 June 2016 7:10 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-06-25-16Penguins -The Penguins still have goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury. -Rutherford offered some updates on Fleury, his free agents and assistant coach Jacques Martin. -The Penguins will hold their prospect camp next week at their practice facility in Cranberry. -The Penguins are going back to black and yellow jerseys full time. -Former Penguins right ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 June 2016 10:08 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
rutherford-going-to-stick-to-fleury-and-murray-06-24-16Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford (right) has had a quiet night to this point in the first round of the NHL draft. Having dealt away their first-round pick in this year's draft last offseason as part of the deal which brought Phil Kessel to the Penguins, Rutherford and his lieutenants have sat idly at their table on the floor of First Niagara ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 June 2016 4:30 pm by
trump-in-scotland-calls-brexit-result-a-great-thingAYRSHIRE, Scotland — Donald Trump arrived in Scotland just as Britain was deciding to leave the European Union, and proclaimed the momentous departure “a great thing” and the subsequent decline of the British pound good for local companies — including his own Turnberry golf course....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 June 2016 1:26 pm by
cleveland-aclu-settle-lawsuit-for-gop-convention-demonstrationsThe ACLU of Ohio and the city of Cleveland have negotiated a settlement to a federal court case in which the city’s plans for regulations governing demonstrations and parades during the Republican National Convention next month had been ruled unconstitutional....Read ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 June 2016 1:00 pm by Seth Rorabaugh
nhl-draft-chat-06-24-16 We will be holding a chat for the first round of the NHL draft onight, direct from Buffalo. The draft and the chat each begin at approximately 7 p.m. Please tune in. Live Blog NHL Draft chat   window.cilAsyncInit = function() ;(function() var e = document.createElement('script');e.async = true;var domain = (document.location.protocol == ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 June 2016 10:28 am by Seth Rorabaugh
penguins-returning-to-black-and-yellow-jerseys-06-24-16 They're back. After nearly a quarter of a century of pigeons, diagonal spelling, faded striping across the midsection, Vegas gold, armpit stains, powder blue and dark blue, the Penguins are going back to their classic and arguably best look. Today, the team announced it will wear black and yellow - or "Pittsburgh Gold" if you're into colorblind ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 June 2016 7:58 am by
reports-bernie-sanders-says-he-will-vote-for-hillary-clintonBernie Sanders says he will vote for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in November's presidential election, according to various media reports....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/ernational/2016/06/24/Reports-Bernie-Sanders-says-he-will-vote-for-Hillary-Clinton-president-elections/stories/201606240160 Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 June 2016 7:58 am by
reports-bernie-sanders-says-he-will-vote-for-hillary-clintonBernie Sanders says he will vote for Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in November's presidential election, according to various media reports....Read more http://www.post-gazette.com/early-returns/ernational/2016/06/24/Reports-Bernie-Sanders-says-he-will-vote-for-Hillary-Clinton-president-elections/stories/201606240160 Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 June 2016 7:01 am by Seth Rorabaugh
empty-netter-assists-draft-day-06-24-16Penguins -Center Evgeni Malkin (right) will not need surgery for his left elbow. -General manager Jim Rutherford is usually pretty aggressive on the first day of the draft. He might not have that opportunity tonight. -Hockey Night in Canada's Punjabi broadcast team wrote a public letter to the city of Pittsburgh expressing gratitude over the ... Read More and Comment
Published on Friday, 24 June 2016 12:00 am by Rob Rogers
gop-sit-inThe tragic mass shooting in Orlando and the inaction by the GOP-led Congress left me feeling hopeless. Congressman John Lewis and his fellow sitters who staged a 60s-style sit-in on the floor of the House on Wednesday to protest the inaction on guns gave me hope.  Read More and Comment
Published on Thursday, 23 June 2016 2:58 pm by Sharon Eberson
nonstop-treats-for-the-senses-take-flight-with-cirque-du-soleil-s-toruk There was so much eye candy at Cirque du Soleil's "Toruk: The First Flight," it was hard to know where to look first -- especially when I had a role to play. The new show at Consol Energy Center is subtitled "Inspired by James Cameron's 'Avatar,' " including the land-sky-sea environments and blue humanoid Na'vi denizens of the planet Pandora -- the ... Read More and Comment