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Reliving the moment a decade ago that shifted the Penguins' history

By Jonathan Bombulie 3:21 p.m.
On a Saturday afternoon in Ottawa, 10 years ago today, the Penguins chose 17-year-old superstar Sidney Crosby with the first overall pick in the 2005 NHL Draft. And the crowd applauded politely, as if a PGA Tour player just tapped ...

Penguins trade Sutter to Canucks, sign free agent center Fehr

By Jonathan Bombulie 3:40 p.m.
When the Penguins hired Jim Rutherford last year, he had a roster full of forwards and a reputation as a general manager with an itchy ...

Rossi: ‘Hockey guy’ Sutter will be missed

By Rob Rossi 3:36 p.m.
As we might expect from the son of a hockey coach, Brandon Sutter read the play perfectly. Didn’t make the result any easier to digest, ...

Sutter: Staal effect felt on 3rd line with Penguins

By Jason Mackey
Playing in Pittsburgh was a unique experience, Brandon Sutter admitted. One that was made that way, at least in part by his job description: filling the third-line center role that Jordan Staal played so well. “There’s an expectation in Pittsburgh of ...

New Pens winger Fehr ready for defense-first role

By Jonathan Bombulie 3:40 p.m.
On the surface, the Penguins signed Eric Fehr to a three-year, $6 million contract Tuesday to fill a very specific role. He’ll be asked to win faceoffs, kill penalties and play against an opponent’s top line, much like he did last ...

Penguins to appear on national TV 18 times in 2015-16

By Jonathan Bombulie
The Penguins remain one of the top national-television attractions in the NHL, appearing on NBC and NBC Sports Network 18 times next season, according to ...

Pens assistant GM Fitzgerald leaves for Devils

By Jonathan Bombulie
When Jim Rutherford was hired as Penguins general manager last summer, he knew Tom Fitzgerald and his reputation as a top-notch hockey executive but didn’t ...

‘Warning track’ makes Pittsburgh debut at Southpointe’s Iceoplex

By Jonathan Bombulie
Massachusetts native Thomas Smith is trying to eliminate head and neck injuries in hockey one bucket of bright orange paint at a time, and the ...

Penguins bring in analytics expert from Carnegie Mellon

By Jason Mackey
Hiring Sam Ventura as a consultant responsible for analytics only is the start, Penguins vice president of hockey operations Jason Karmanos insisted. With hockey becoming more ...

Penguins winger prospect Rust isn’t afraid of working hard

By Jonathan Bombulie
When Penguins prospect Bryan Rust was growing up in Michigan, his older brother was seeing a speech therapist for help with a stutter. Rust tagged along ...

Penguins notebook: Team to have plenty of forward options in camp

By Jonathan Bombulie
As the Penguins wrap up development camp and prepare to reconvene for the start of training camp in about two months, they have nine players ...

Second-generation Loney sparkles in Penguins’ development camp scrimmage

By Jason Mackey
Troy Loney won a pair of Stanley Cups with the Penguins, but his son, Ty, did something dad never did while wearing black and gold: ...

Penguins notebook: Defenseman Pouliot sets tone in scrimmage

By Jonathan Bombulie
With strong amateur credentials and 34 NHL games to his credit, defenseman Derrick Pouliot had nothing to prove in the scrimmage that ended the Penguins’ annual development camp Saturday afternoon at Consol Energy Center. He would have been well within his ...

Pens prospect Zlobin happy being back on ice

By Jonathan Bombulie
Anton Zlobin dropped to his knees in front of the home team’s bench at Consol Energy Center, braced his skates on the yellow kick board ...

Development camp for new coach Sullivan, too

By Jason Mackey
Mike Sullivan hasn’t been sporting khaki shorts, polo shirts and brown flip-flops around Consol Energy Center like the players attending Penguins development camp this week. He sticks to the normal coaching attire of a tracksuit and a baseball cap. But the process ...

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Gibonia’s Saad shows off Stanley Cup at 911th Airlift Wing

By Jonathan Bombulie 3:56 p.m.
When Cmdr. Stephanie Welhouse and the members of the 911th Airlift Wing’s force support squadron heard Gibsonia native Brandon Saad was bringing the Stanley Cup to their base Wednesday, the …