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Penguins GM Rutherford ‘wouldn’t make’ Despres trade today

By Jason Mackey
Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford admitted he has enjoyed the Western Conference final between Anaheim and Chicago, even when defenseman Simon Despres does something positive. But observing Despres in high-leverage situations — a concern management had when it exchanged the 23-year-old former first-round pick for Ben Lovejoy at the trade ...

AHL goaltender Murray strumming favor with Penguins

By Jason Mackey
Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go ...

Analysis: Where do the Penguins, Wilkes-Barre club go from here?

By Jason Mackey
WILKES-BARRE — Back-to-back games and three in four nights during the American Hockey League Eastern Conference semifinals provided an opportunity for a contingent from the ...

AHL wing prospect Sheary an intriguing option for Penguins

By Jason Mackey
WILKES-BARRE — Conor Sheary has been watching the Stanley Cup playoffs, probably a bit closer than most. He has seen Tampa Bay’s Tyler Johnson, who’s 5-foot-8, ...

Penguins GM Rutherford: Medical updates upcoming

By Jason Mackey
General manager Jim Rutherford said the Penguins hope to learn more about the conditions of Pascal Dupuis (blood clot) and Kris Letang (concussion) “within the next two weeks.” Speaking before the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Baby Penguins played the Manchester Monarchs in Game ...

Starkey: Pens made right call on Babcock

By Joe Starkey
If Joel Quenneville or Darryl Sutter miraculously became available, we’d have a different conversation. They’ve each won multiple Stanley Cups in the past five years. ...

GM Rutherford says Penguins aren’t interested in Babcock

By Jason Mackey
Cross the Penguins off the list of teams that will pursue high-profile coach Mike Babcock. General manager Jim Rutherford said Saturday the Penguins have not reached ...

NHL notebook: Babcock gets permission to talk to other teams

Wire Reports
Mike Babcock can start testing the open market. The Red Wings granted a request from the coach for permission to speak with other teams. Babcock’s contract is expiring this offseason, and his status is the main question facing the Red Wings ...

Federal funding helps Pittsburgh’s pro sports teams salute military

By Tom Fontaine
The Defense Department paid Pittsburgh’s three professional sports teams nearly $100,000 over the past two years for help in promoting the Army and Air Force, ...

Penguins notebook: Team hires director for Lemieux Complex

By Jason Mackey
The Penguins announced Tuesday that they hired Matt Herr as executive director and general manager of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry. Herr, 38, most recently served as a regional manager for USA Hockey’s American Development Model. Previously, he was ...

Johnstown rink wins $150K for upgrades, will host Penguins preseason game

By Jason Mackey
The Penguins will play a 2015-16 preseason game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Sept. 29 at Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown. The game ...

Penguins’ Adams not returning to team

By Jason Mackey
Craig Adams will not be part of the Penguins’ 2015-16 plans. Whether he retires or pursues a contract with another team will be determined “over the ...

Penguins’ Letang nominated for Masterton Trophy

By Jason Mackey
Penguins defenseman Kris Letang is one of three finalists for the Masterton Trophy, which is awarded “to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.” Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk and Ottawa Senators goaltender Andrew ...

Penguins GM: Team not disciplined enough, buyouts possible, Bennett handled incorrectly

By Jason Mackey
The Penguins were undisciplined. They didn’t shoot frequently enough on the power play and whiffed on the development of Beau Bennett. Those were the words of ...

Penguins GM Rutherford happy in Pittsburgh

By Josh Yohe 11:19 p.m.
Jim Rutherford isn’t going anywhere. The Penguins’ general manager said last summer he intended to be in Pittsburgh for “two or three years,” and Rutherford, 66, ...

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NHL notebook: Bylsma interviews for Sabres’ job

By The Associated Press
Former Penguins coach Dan Bylsma interviewed for the Sabres’ vacancy Wednesday. A person familiar with the discussions told the Associated Press the talks took place in Buffalo and included Sabres owners Terry and Kim Pegula and general manager Tim Murray. …